646 May 18, 2018 The Secret of My Death Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Adam Maida Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Host Ira Glass talks to a guy about a crazy experiment he devised when he was a kid. It almost killed him. (5 minutes) Act Extra A Brick and a Seesaw Act One Dear Dealer ByNadia Bowers We begin with a woman whose sister has died. She has questions. Her name is Nadia Bowers, and she wrote this to someone she thinks might be of help. (17 1/2 minutes) Read the print version of Nadia Bowers's story on time.com. Act Two Commento Mori ByStephanie Foo There’s a problem with having a Facebook account after you’re dead that you’ve never, ever, ever thought about. Producer Stephanie Foo tells this story, about Dave Maher. (14 minutes) Song:“Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, featuring Caron Wheeler Act Three Funeral for a Stranger ByDana Chivvis A guy goes to a funeral for someone he doesn’t know at all, and has to piece together everything about him. Producer Dana Chivvis reports. (16 minutes) Song:“In my Time of Dying” by The Be Good Tanyas Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 149: Bedside Diplomacy Jan. 14, 2000 Act Four: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places Wendy Dorr, an assistant producer at Radio Diaries, has this story of what happens to you if you break one of the cardinal rules of a hospital, over and over, for years. 333: The Center for Lessons Learned May 25, 2007 Act One: Cassandra This American Life producer Nancy Updike tells the story of Conrad Crane, the head of the U.S. 143: Sentencing Oct. 22, 1999 Act Four: A Night In Drug Court Before this show ended we wanted to know—how typical are the horror stories? What happens in a typical drug case? To find out, reporter Nancy Updike spent nine hours in Night Narcotics Court in Chicago. Staff RecommendationsView all 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone. 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be.