The Adventures of Memento Mori

The Adventures of Memento Mori
A Skeptics Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die

2.17 The Good Place
Jun 30 • 36 min
Holy Mother Forking Shirtballs! Please join D.S. Moss in a fanboy conversation with Michael Schur, creator of the NBC sitcom The Good Place, about death, the afterlife, existentialism, deontology, utilitarianism, trolley problems, even bigger pandemic…
2.16 Spirit Guide
Jun 19 • 40 min
This spiritual road trip began with a near-death vision at a compound in rural Virginia, intersected with a death-themed Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans, and was steered along by a canoeing Canadian commemorating his uncle. All leading D.S. Moss to…
2.15 Ashes on the Great Water
Apr 27 • 27 min
D.S. Moss joins an intrepid Canadian for a canoe adventure of over 6.5 million paddle strokes and over 3,300 miles to honor the life of a loved one who has died. This is a story of love. It’s a tale of the courage, devotion, and resilience of the human…
C19.2 In the Twilight Up Rise Monsters
Apr 6 • 26 min
It’s March 23, 2020, in New York, New York. The world is confronting a novel coronavirus pandemic and the world will be forever changed because of it. To what extreme that change will be we don’t know yet. But that is what we’re going to talk about.…
C19.1 Are We F*cked?
Mar 31 • 31 min
D.S. Moss welcomes Mark Manson to the COVID 19 edition of The Adventures of Memento Mori to talk about death and hope in these strange days. Mark is a New York Times best-selling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck, Everything Is Fucked: A Book…
2.14 New Orleans
Feb 25 • 32 min
D.S. Moss heads down south for Mardi Gras to see why the city of New Orleans so overtly accepts death as a part of life.
2.13 Near Death Experience
Feb 7 • 34 min
D.S. Moss “sequesters” himself for a week in order to induce a near-death experience. Hopefully without nearing death.
2.12 Semper Fi - Do or Die
Jan 6 • 30 min
Does an 18-year-old really know what they are signing up for when joining the military? DS Moss confronts what it means to pay the ultimate price.
2.11 Eating Eyes Open - Part 2
Dec 9, 2019 • 36 min
In the conclusion of this adventure, D.S. Moss confronts his food consciously and directly. But, is hunting the most ecologically benign way to feed himself? And even if it is, could I pull the trigger?
2.10 Eating Eyes Open - Part 1
Nov 28, 2019 • 31 min
DS comes to terms with death in the food system; he goes vegan and then he goes on a hunting trip. Do you know how much death is in your diet? Neither did D.S. Moss. Wanting to face his food consciously and directly, Moss leaves no stone unturned to…
2.9 Suicide USA
Nov 16, 2019 • 28 min
Believe it or not, suicide has been the most requested podcast topics for The Adventures of Memento Mori. However, D.S. Moss has been purposefully avoiding it. He likes to have a natural way into an issue, and he just never had the first-hand experience…
2.8 Be Happy or Die Trying
Feb 14, 2019 • 32 min
Are you the happiest version of you you can be? In this episode D.S. Moss gives you the secret of how the practice of Memento Mori will help you achieve happiness beyond your wildest dreams.
2.7 Making the Call
Jan 28, 2019 • 26 min
How do you know it’s time to say goodbye to a pet? Faced with the hardest decision of his life, D.S. Moss gets some much needed guidance.
2.6 {300 Words or Less}
Dec 28, 2018 • 25 min
Tasked with writing an obit for his living grandfather, D.S. Moss enlists the help of the New York Times.
2.5 Myths of Immortality: Part 3
Nov 20, 2018 • 26 min
Islamic and Jewish belief systems and the afterlife. Plus, in this surprising ending D.S. Moss takes a big big leap of faith.
2.4 Myths of Immortality: Part 2
Nov 9, 2018 • 26 min
Hindu and Vodou (Voodoo) belief-systems and views of the afterlife. D.S. Moss discovers things are rarely as they seem.
2.3 Myths of Immortality: Part 1
Oct 16, 2018 • 33 min
Buddhist and Christian belief-systems and views of the afterlife. D.S. Moss is called to chaplaincy.
2.2 The Act of Dying
Sep 24, 2018 • 26 min
After discovering that the fear of death is the worm at the core of the human condition, D.S. Moss stands quivering on the threshold of psychological oblivion. He figures the best way out of this state of anxiety is to actually experience his own passing…
2.1 Worm @ the Core
Jun 8, 2018 • 37 min
Humanity’s fear of death is the reason Trump was elected. D.S. Moss comes back from the jungle with new insight.
1.14 Psychedelic Ego Death: Part 2
Mar 16, 2017 • 46 min
Listen to trip. The closet thing to doing ayahuasca yourself.
1.13 Psychedelic Ego Death: Part 1
Feb 14, 2017 • 33 min
D.S. Moss does ayahuasca. Part 1
1.12 Deadly News
Jan 17, 2017 • 32 min
Has the world become more violent? What effect does seeing death in news have on our behavior? And, D.S. Moss wonders, is it his responsibility as a global citizen to bear witness to images of death across the world even if its at the expense of his own…
1.11 Death Positive
Dec 19, 2016 • 33 min
(。◕‿◕。) Yeah, some positivity! D.S. Moss puts on a happy face and explores the Death Positive movement.
1.10 Mass Extinction: Part 2
Nov 29, 2016 • 35 min
Humanity is fucked! D.S. Moss continues his scientific quest, this time exploring the possible man made risks that could cause the extinction of the human race.
1.9 Mass Extinction: Part 1
Nov 11, 2016 • 32 min
Yippie! We’re all going to die! In part 1, D.S. Moss explores the odds on asteroids, super volcanos, alien attack and the wrath of God being the cause of the next mass extinction.
1.8 Digital Afterlife
Sep 12, 2016 • 30 min
As D.S. Moss seeks to distance himself from his digital doppelgänger—a porn star who chose “Devin Moss” as his nom de plume—he is led down the digital rabbit hole of what happens to our internet identities after we die.
1.7 Thoughts in Passing: Part 2
May 27, 2016 • 23 min
In part 2, we hear the interviews of the remaining four subjects and the continuation of D.S. Moss chatting with Claudia Biçen’s insights on death, or life rather.
1.6 Thoughts in Passing: Part 1
Apr 26, 2016 • 29 min
In part 1, we hear the interviews of five subjects and D.S. Moss talks with Thoughts in Passing artist, Claudia Biçen’s motivation for the project in episode six of The Adventures of Memento Mori.
1.5 Escaping Death
Apr 4, 2016 • 30 min
It’s Iraq, 2004 and photojournalist/documentarian Micah Garen has been kidnapped. D.S. Moss sits down with Micah to discuss how he managed to survive and how it affects how he lives his life now.
1.4 Past Life Regression
Mar 12, 2016 • 31 min
D.S. Moss gets hypnotized and goes on an adventure into the mind where portals (may or may not) open to past lives. No matter what you believe it’s certainly a trip.
1.3 The Science of Immortality
Dec 30, 2015 • 28 min
Fear of Dying on the Campaign Trail. D.S. Moss climbs aboard the Immortality Bus to chat with transhumanist and Presidential hopeful Zoltan Istvan to see if living longer, if not forever, is actually possible.
1.2 Communicating with the Dead
Dec 9, 2015 • 30 min
Grandma, is that you? Moss enlists the help of psychic medium to conduct a seance in hopes of summoning a particular spirit to reconcile a mysterious twenty-year-old question.
1.1 Plan on Dying
Nov 20, 2015 • 31 min
Are you ready to die? In the first episode D.S. Moss administratively makes his death preparations. Who keeps the dog, when to pull the plug and what will happen to his body?