Full episode 523: Death and Taxes Act One Death Share a clip ByNancy Updike This American Life producer Nancy Updike takes some personal questions about death and dying to a place where they're happening all the time. (36 minutes) More in DeathView all 646: The Secret of My Death May 18, 2018 Act Two: Commento Mori There’s a problem with having a Facebook account after you’re dead that you’ve never, ever, ever thought about. 646: The Secret of My Death May 18, 2018 Act Three: Funeral for a Stranger A guy goes to a funeral for someone he doesn’t know at all, and has to piece together everything about him. 646: The Secret of My Death May 18, 2018 Act One: Dear Dealer We begin with a woman whose sister has died. More by Nancy UpdikeView all 660: Hoaxing Yourself Nov. 2, 2018 Act Two: Conning The Con Men The story of a con man, one of the most successful salesmen in a long-running multimillion-dollar telemarketing scam, who finally got caught when he was conned himself. 653: Crime Scene Aug. 3, 2018 Act One: Grime Scene Reporter Nancy Updike spends two days with Neal Smither, who cleans up crime scenes for a living, and comes away wanting to open his Los Angeles franchise, despite the gore — or maybe because of it. 609: It’s Working Out Very Nicely Feb. 3, 2017 Act Three: Statement of Purpose There is one line in the executive order that justifies its existence.