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I am... Before I die, I want... When I die, I want... After I die, I want... Four simple prompts, many different answers-- in this podcast, doctor-in-training Eugene Kim interviews noteworthy people of different ages, gender and racial identities, cultures, faiths, and backgrounds to highlight the common threads between us all, by talking about an inevitable aspect of our life-cycle: Death.

Four Prompts On Death Eugene Kim

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

I am... Before I die, I want... When I die, I want... After I die, I want... Four simple prompts, many different answers-- in this podcast, doctor-in-training Eugene Kim interviews noteworthy people of different ages, gender and racial identities, cultures, faiths, and backgrounds to highlight the common threads between us all, by talking about an inevitable aspect of our life-cycle: Death.

    Bansi Savla Once Again - 2021JAN

    Bansi Savla Once Again - 2021JAN

    Bansi Savla Once Again! Bansi is a 26yo wife, radiation oncology resident, and mother of three ferrets. In the four years since our first interview in May 2016, Bansi has graduated medical school, finished her transitional year of residency, and begun the road to mastery in the field of radiation oncology. In this conversation, we discuss how and why she changed in those four years, the story of her courtship and marriage, and how it is difficult to choose a death when you know how people die these days.

    • 2 hr 41 min
    Lobynn Cha - 2020DEC

    Lobynn Cha - 2020DEC

    Lobynn Cha! Lobynn is a 25yo daughter, entrepreneur, small business owner, and chef. I met Lobynn at her wonderful restaurant Little Miss Korea in Allentown, PA. During this conversation, we discuss her vagabond upbringing by missionary parents, how Koreans and Italians have more in common than you’d think, and how she navigates running a small business with her family. I hope you enjoy!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Stephen Jenkinson - 2020NOV

    Stephen Jenkinson - 2020NOV

    Stephen Jenkinson! Stephen is a 66yo teacher, author, story-teller, and musician. I met Stephen first through his incredible book, Die Wise, and truly enjoyed this conversation with a man who has spent time in the trenches and has already forgotten more about death than I will likely learn in my remaining life. During this conversation, he appropriately eviscerates the premise of the four prompts, we discuss how right/wrong is meaningless in the context of fulfilling the wolf’s role, and how advanced directives are a final grasp at control and autonomy.

    I hope you enjoy! :)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Matt Michaud - 2020OCT

    Matt Michaud - 2020OCT

    Matt Michaud! Matt is a 35yo firefighter, paramedic, CrossFit affiliate owner, father, and husband. I met Matt when I lived in NH and I had the great privilege of coaching at his CrossFit gym. In this conversation, we discuss how he processed the recent news of his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis, the unexpected dangers associated with firefighting, and how his children help him leave those dangers at work.

    I hope you enjoy! :)

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Alexander Minot - 2020SEP

    Alexander Minot - 2020SEP

    Alexander Minot! Alexander is a 30yo son, partner, and dog father. I met Alexander in the years after college, through previous guest Adam Arazi. During this conversation, we discuss his Jewish upbringing, the death of his father two years ago, and the challenges of bringing his family together in the wake of that death.

    I hope you enjoy! :)

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Alana Karma Twice Again

    Alana Karma Twice Again

    Alana Karma! Alana is a 24yo survivor, growing human, not a phoenix. This marks the third time Alana has joined us on the podcast, effectively ending the trilogy which began in 2017. Between that first interview and the second, she suffered a severe car accident which left her with brain damage and difficulty adjusting to her new life, as evidence in that 2018 interview. Now, almost three years after the initial interview and two years after the accident, we discuss life on the other side of forgiveness for someone that hurt you, how the coronavirus pandemic felt like everyone joining Alana in the “weird”, and how she identified with a caterpillar more than a phoenix these days.

    I hope you enjoy! :)

    • 4 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

RaMalik Illustrations ,

Incredible stories, Even Better Interviewer

I've been listening to ON DEATH for some time, and I'm consistently impressed by this podcast. We are always treated with incredible stories and narratives, and in a time where we are so divided at times it's important to have these stories.

More impressive at times than the stories is Eugene's innate ability to pull these things out of people. He's an incredible interviewer and delivers information, inspiration, and entertainment consistently. Excellent show!

Joegross ,

thought provoking and unique

The beauty of this podcast is that it asks the questions that many are afraid of. Eugene has a knack for bringing awareness to the unique and different perspectives in life and it is wonderful that this can now be shared with the world.

mkat121 ,

Fascinating.

These podcasts give you a glimpse into what we’re all dealing with: the reality, physicality, and truth of death. These are conversations that we’re uncomfortable discussing in everyday conversation, but Eugene presents them in an easily digestible format. His work is raw, real, and relevant.

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