Apr 16, 2020
Episode 9: Confronting Mortality
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Today’s episode: Confronting Mortality. This is not something a lot of us are used to thinking much about. Dreading, sure. Avoiding, you bet. But thinking hard about it, and what it means during a time like this — not easy. In this episode, we connect with people who have gotten intimate with mortality. Robb Miller is the former executive director of End of Life Washington , and he’s also lived with HIV for more than two decades. He talks through what it means to have a good death, and how the pandemic does and does not compare with the AIDS pandemic. We meet a family reckoning with grief in the time of social distancing. A Seattle writer has spent years urging people to “get their (bleep) together” by preparing for unexpected tragedy. And we get a glimpse at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting ancient Native American mourning traditions. Please consider giving Transmission a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Listen on Apple , Spotify , Google , Stitcher and NPR One .
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