We talk about the things we don’t talked about enough. Starting with death. But not ending there.
We’ve some amazing guests in our first season with practicing stoic philosophers, founders of zen hospice programs, comedians, tech visionaries and more.
36| Katie Engelhart
Season 5, Episode 6: Katie Engelhart’s Dispatches on the Right to Die I’ve never been so uncomfortable reading a book about death or having a discussion. Katie Englehart’s book The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die is a master work of journalism about people who say they are not suicidal and believe they have […]
35| Massimo Pigliucci
Season 5, Episode 5: Massimo Pigliucci on Choosing a Good Life Massimo Pigliucci was the first guest we ever had on the WeCroak Podcast. In that episode we talked about his adult decision to commit to Stoicism as a life philosophy. Today, we talk about his new book, “How to Live a Good Life,” about […]
34| Clay Risen
Season 5, Episode 4: Clay Risen from the NYT Obit Pages This is a conversation about death, who gets remembered and how we write stories about the departed. We are joined by Clay Risen who writes for The New York Times Obituaries page so expect a lot of your host nerding out about obits and […]
33| Dr. Emily Nagoski
Season 5, Episode 3: Emily Nagoski PHD on Burnout This is a conversation about how everything is connected. We speak with Emily Nagoski about burnout, that feeling of overwork and overwhelm and how it connects to things far outside of stressful jobs and schedules. It comes down to, she argues, how we buy into major […]
32| Dr. René Najera
Season 5, Episode 2: Dr. René Najera on the History of Vaccines When we forget our history, we lose our context for the present and the future. The past year has been a return to humankind’s historic relationship with mass death caused by disease. Early vaccines were a breakthrough that picked winners in fights for […]
31| Dr. Nikki Mirghafori
Season 5, Episode 1: Dr. Nikki Mirghafori on Death & Mindfulness Retreats Today we talk about Buddhism, Technology and why you might want to go to a seven day death and mindfulness retreat with meditation teacher Dr. Nikki Mirghafori. Guest Website: NikkiMirghafori.com Guest Website: One Day Retreat: Jan 30, 2021 Guest Website: Five Day Retreat: […]
I’m biased, but still.
I’m the editor of this podcast, so I am very biased about its rating. Over the course of editing these episodes I get to listen to them many times and each guest is so great that each pass-through adds something new to my experience. This podcast brings you such a diversity of perspectives, to talk about the things we don’t talk about enough.
I'm ahuge fan and heavy user of the We Croak app, and when an episode of the podcast arrives I'm eager to listen and learn more. The host asks good questions, and the guests are interesting. There are many podcasts about death and dying, this one is worth trying. Highly recommended.
Changed the way I think about life
Although this podcast is talking about death, it’s really about living your life with more purpose and intention. From the very first episode, this podcast (and its companion app) have helped me think differently about living in the now right up until the very end. I’ll keep listening thinking about death because the awareness that time is precious is making my life better today.