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19| Joseph Margulies
Dec 9, 2019 • 53 min
Season 3, Episode 2: Joseph Margulies – On The People We Torture The WeCroak Podcast is the place we talk about all the things we don’t talk about enough and this week that means discussing torture. Our guest Joseph Margulies is an attorney with the…
18| Jennie Dear
Dec 3, 2019 • 49 min
Season 3, Episode 1: Jennie Dear – What Does It Feel Like To Die? Journalist and Writer Jennie Dear is the author of the new book, “What Does it Feel Like to Die?” We talk in this episode about that essential question we’ve all wondered about but most of…
17| Rachel Menzies
Jul 1, 2019 • 46 min
Season 2, Episode 8: Rachel Menzies – Death Anxiety and Mental Health What does death anxiety have to do with mental health? According to some new studies by Rachel Menzies of The University of Sydney, death anxiety may be the “worm at the core” of…
16| The WeCroak Guys
May 15, 2019 • 25 min
Season 2, Episode 7: The WeCroak Guys WeCroak Co-Founder Ian Thomas joins your host Hansa Bergwall to discuss all the death news that’s fit to croak about. We talk Kara Swisher, problems in tech, changes coming to the app, Hansa’s overwhelm finishing a…
15| Jules Evans
Apr 18, 2019 • 73 min
Season 2, Episode 6: Jules Evans – The Art of Losing Control After a spontaneous Near Death Experience, Jules Evans finds philosophy and puts his life back together in his hit book “Philosophy for Life.” But the ecstasy he experienced in his NDE always…
14| Elizabeth Minnich
Apr 4, 2019 • 61 min
Season 2, Episode 5: Elizabeth Minnich – The Evil Of Banality Elizabeth Minnich has spent the last few decades studying how genocides happen and her findings may surprise you. It turns out to pull off the biggest evils, you need a very particular kind of…
13| Katy Butler
Mar 27, 2019 • 54 min
Season 2, Episode 4: Katy Butler – The Art of Dying Well Our society doesn’t talk enough about death enough and as a result, few are prepared for a thing we should all know to expect for ourselves and everyone we care about. Katy Butler is a refreshingly…
12| Todd May
Mar 20, 2019 • 53 min
Season 2, Episode 3: Todd May – A Fragile Life Todd May is a philosopher at Clemson University who consulted on the hit show The Good Place. We talk about death in philosophy and in living today. We also talk about all the practical philosophies like…
11| Ann Neumann
Mar 12, 2019 • 43 min
Season 2, Episode 2: Ann Neumann – The Good Death Ann Neumann takes us on an exploration of dying in America in this episode of The WeCroak Podcast. We talk about how death in America today is a system fraught with contradictions and failures that don’t…
10| Hugh Ryan
Mar 5, 2019 • 58 min
Season 2, Episode 1: Hugh Ryan – When Brooklyn Was Queer Hugh Ryan is a writer and historian who works on issues of queers politics and culture. In his book we talk about a queer subculture that thrived along the waterfront in Brooklyn for over a hundred…
9| Heather Havrilesky
Feb 5, 2019 • 76 min
Heather Havrilesky writes the advice column Ask Polly for New York magazine’s The Cut. Her writing is about looking closely at the culture we are living in and taking apart the delusions we are so close to we don’t see them. It’s why she makes a great…
8| Hansa & Ian Regroup on Death, Technology and Podcasting
Nov 28, 2018 • 22 min
We’ve spoken with meditation teachers, palliative care nurses who work with the dying, physicists and technologists. But have we learned anything about death? In this episode we discuss the WeCroak Podcast thus far and talk about the questions we want to…
7| Sharon Salzberg
Oct 23, 2018 • 57 min
Sharon Salzberg is as influential a meditation teacher as you are likely to find. She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and has written nine books on mindfulness and meditation including The New York Times best-seller Real Happiness. In…
6| Jaron Lanier
Oct 17, 2018 • 53 min
Jaron Lanier’s new book Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now is opening the world’s eyes to the real world consequences of social media’s business model based on maximum addiction and distraction. And it goes way beyond wasting…
5| Frank Ostaseski
Oct 10, 2018 • 52 min
Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. In this episode we talk about his new book The Five Invitations: Discovering what Death Can Teach Us…
4| Adam Cayton-Holland
Oct 2, 2018 • 43 min
Adam Cayton-Holland was named a top 25 comic to watch by Esquire and creates, writes and stars in the hit show “Those Who Can’t.” He also just came out with his first book, “Tragedy + Time: A Tragic Comic Memoir” about his sister’s life and suicide. Our…
3| Alan Lightman
Sep 26, 2018 • 53 min
Alan Lightman is a theoretical physicist, author of six novels, meditator and professor who has served at both Harvard and MIT. His latest memoir Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine is as much about finding beauty in the natural world as…
2| Sallie Tisdale
Sep 19, 2018 • 53 min
Sallie Tisdale is the author of nine books and today we are talking about her most recent Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them). Tisdales writing has also appeared in Harper’s, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, Threepenny Review, The New Yorker,…
1| Massimo Pigliucci
Sep 18, 2018 • 48 min
Massimo Pigliucci is the professor of philosophy at City University of New York who wrote the book How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life. It’s about the author’s own journey finding the right practical philosophy for living in…
Teaser – Season One
Sep 12, 2018 • 1 min
First episodes available on Sept 19, 2018. On the WeCroak Podcast we talk about the things we don’t talked about enough. Starting with death. But not ending there. On our first season we talk to a palliative care nurse, a stoic philosopher, a theoretical…