December 6, 2019

Digging Up the Bones

There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.

Ping Zhu



Host Ira talks with producer Emanuele Berry about the man who tried to find one of history’s — and literature’s — most storied cities. (8 minutes)

Act One

Family Plot

Producer Lina Misitzis travels to Greece with her family to exhume the bones of her dead grandmother. (20 minutes)

Act Three

A Curious Bone

David Kestenbaum tells the story of a man on the verge of one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time … right on the verge. (4 minutes)


Act Four

Revision Quest

In her forties, Jill Ciment wrote about the love of her life. Twenty years later, she’s writing something new about the exact same thing. (15 minutes)


“Diggin Up Bones” by Tony Jackson