To The Best Of Our Knowledge: Death (A Five-Part Series): After Life

We will present a rich, cross-cultural perspective on death and dying, speaking with a wide range of guests - from medical professionals and morticians to historians, anthropologists, religious thinkers and writers. Our series will also feature highly-produced personal segments, including one story that follows a terminally-ill man over the course of a year - from the months leading up to his death, to his “green” burial.

Dreams of immortality are as old as humanity, and today they are inspiring a new breed of scientists and transhumanists. We’ll talk about this deep desire to extend life, and reflect on religious and philosophical traditions about the afterlife. We’ll also look at how someone‘s online persona can live on indefinitely.

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