3 episodes

Could death be a quality?
A place?
Not an ending, but an occurrence that changes those it happens to?

In Kurt Vonnegut: Reporter on the Afterlife, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In light hearted interviews with Sir Issac Newton, Adolf Hitler, Isaac Asimov, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Shakespeare, Joan of Arc, and Kilgore Trout, among others - Vonnegut trips down “the blue tunnel to the pearly gates” in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, all the while dodging the crotchety bureaucrat, Saint Peter.

Kurt Vonnegut: Reporter on the Afterlife, began in 1999 as a series of 90 Second interludes for WNYC, New York City’s public radio station. It has evolved over the past 25 years through writing and rewriting, into a fiction podcast adventure series - available everywhere you listen to pods.

This provocative exploration about who and what we live for shines a light on the uplifting truth Vonnegut embraced in life,
“Everything was beautiful. Nothing hurt.”

Kurt Vonnegut: Reporter on the Afterlife Fountainhead Transmedia, Inc.

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Could death be a quality?
A place?
Not an ending, but an occurrence that changes those it happens to?

In Kurt Vonnegut: Reporter on the Afterlife, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In light hearted interviews with Sir Issac Newton, Adolf Hitler, Isaac Asimov, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Shakespeare, Joan of Arc, and Kilgore Trout, among others - Vonnegut trips down “the blue tunnel to the pearly gates” in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, all the while dodging the crotchety bureaucrat, Saint Peter.

Kurt Vonnegut: Reporter on the Afterlife, began in 1999 as a series of 90 Second interludes for WNYC, New York City’s public radio station. It has evolved over the past 25 years through writing and rewriting, into a fiction podcast adventure series - available everywhere you listen to pods.

This provocative exploration about who and what we live for shines a light on the uplifting truth Vonnegut embraced in life,
“Everything was beautiful. Nothing hurt.”

    Vonnegut: Reporter, S1-E3 - Revolutionary Women

    Vonnegut: Reporter, S1-E3 - Revolutionary Women

    Kurt Vonnegut interviews Joan of Arc and Mary Quant. Living 600 years apart, they were both in their own way instrumental in defining how women are perceived today. Not just equals, but leaders on the battlefield and in the business world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 26 min
    Vonnegut: Reporter, S1-E2 - Romantics Writers

    Vonnegut: Reporter, S1-E2 - Romantics Writers

    Kurt Vonnegut interviews historical romantic writers, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron, William Shakespeare, along with some surprising new characters. This provocative exploration about who and what we live for shines a light on the uplifting truth Vonnegut embraced in life. “Everything was beautiful. Nothing hurt.”

    • 25 min
    Vonnegut: Reporter, S1-E1 - The Afterlife

    Vonnegut: Reporter, S1-E1 - The Afterlife

    Kurt Vonnegut interviews roster of (dearly and not-so-dearly) departed historical figures, Sir Isaac Newton, Hitler, Uncle Alex, Isaac Asimov, Vivian Hallinan, and Kilgore Trout while being kept back from returning to his Earthly body by the crotchety bureaucrat St. Peter. This provocative exploration about who and what we live for shines a light on the uplifting truth Vonnegut embraced in life. “Everything was beautiful. Nothing hurt.”

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

bassgyyge ,

Mary Quant and Joan of Arc are fabulous

A wonderful Kurt Vonnegut adaptation that does what we all want to do - go back and talk to some awesome people we lost to the next world. This series is full of humor and good will.
I am looking forward to taking the next trip to the afterlife.

Sharon workout ,

Creative and Unique

Hearing histories greats interact is so fun and imaginative, it is a great podcast and the stories get people thinking about all the impossibly funny conversations that might be had at the local bar.

Kipperdog3420 ,

Loved episode 3!

Fantastic! The Joan of Arc podcast was hilarious. More please..

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