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Video/Mental Health

An elderly man dedicates himself to saving lives at Japan’s ‘suicide cliffs’

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Idea/Death

Ghosts and ghouls haunt the living with a message about life

Thomas W Laqueur

Video/Social Psychology

‘The order could come at any moment’: two kamikaze pilots tell their story

8 minutes

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Essay/Bioethics

Visiting your leg

From morbid anatomy museums to modern consent forms, medicine wants ever more control over your body – and its parts

Alice Dreger

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Idea/Future of Technology

How the dearly departed could come back to life – digitally

Muhammad A Ahmad

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Essay/Death

The be all and end all

Being with someone in death entails more than just physical wellbeing. Can end-of-life care make space for spirituality?

Christopher Harding

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Video/Architecture & Landscape

Rethinking architecture for the dead: views from the world’s tallest cemetery

7 minutes

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Video/Death

Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance?

10 minutes

Idea/Death

What makes zombies so scary? Hint: it’s not the brain-eating

David Andrew Stoler

Essay/Death

Nadia’s story

It is a decision that no parent should have to make: should we let our very sick baby die before she was born?

Ana Todorović

Video/War & Conflict

When Barack Obama speaks after mass shootings, the moments of silence say the most

3 minutes

Idea/Old Age & Death

How ‘Dr Death’ single-handedly fought for the right to die

Michael DeCesare

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Video/Medical Ethics

What it’s like to stand by your daughter in her choice to die

18 minutes

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Idea/Death

There is no death, only a series of eternal ‘nows’

Robert Lanza & Bob Berman

Essay/Death

Why is death bad?

Even without a hereafter, dying gets a bad rap. But why exactly is it no good – because of what happens, or what doesn’t?

Eric Olson

Video/Medical Research

At the Cryonics Institute, hope for the future is high, and death is put on ice

12 minutes

Essay/Death

The rise of the creepynet

With the rise of the internet has come a popular surge in people looking to be freaked out. Why?

Rhian Sasseen

Essay/Film & Television

Dispatches from the ruins

The human world has become bafflingly complex and strangely fragile making apocalypse the easiest thing to imagine

Frank Bures

Video/Cultures & Languages

How ‘hearse’ – rooted in an ancient word for ‘wolf’ – rolled into the lexicon

2 minutes

Video/Death

The intellectual history of the debate around assisted suicide

7 minutes

Essay/Death

Final words

Writing my father’s epitaph, I realised love of food trumped love of grandchildren – should his headstone reflect that?

Todd Pitock

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Video/Meaning & the Good Life

Can negativism sweeten life’s small joys in the face of illness and death?

5 minutes

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Video/Meaning & the Good Life

How the Stoic embrace of death can help us get a grip on life

5 minutes

Essay/Bioethics

Dead enough

To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death

Walter Glannon

Video/Death

A moving argument for one woman’s right to choose when and how she dies

3 minutes

Essay/Death

To heaven and back

Is the heaven tourism memoir spiritual kitsch for the superficial seeker, or an earnest attempt to wrestle with death?

Mya Frazier

Video/Death

What separates life from death? The line is fuzzier than we might expect

6 minutes

Video/Death

Can philosophy and morals be transmitted through a painting?

8 minutes

Video/Meaning & the Good Life

A 70-year-old Danish mariner and yogi shares his plans for dying well

7 minutes

Essay/Death

Everlasting glory

There are few fantasies so absurd as the idea of living on through fame. So why does immortality still beckon?

Stephen Cave