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.

Adam Maida

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


Host Ira Glass talks to a guy about a crazy experiment he devised when he was a kid. It almost killed him. (5 minutes)

Dear Dealer

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.

Commento Mori

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)


“Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, featuring Caron Wheeler