Episode 25: Summer Movies, On Death and Dying, Ask OTC, Unchained Melodies: Funeral Music, and Preparing for Death

On this week’s episode, Steel and Dave are joined by Katie, Dave’s friend and fellow nurse. Together, the trio discusses favorite summer blockbusters from their adolescence, discuss their views on death, modern medicine, and what constitutes a good death, answer listener questions (in which Dave confesses his most embarrassing medical secret) and endure another of Katie’s lightning round of questions. They end the episode with great music from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Silver Jews, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Neil Diamond, The Weather Girls, and Lisa Hannigan, and some deep wisdom from the Renaissance humanist Desiderius Erasmus’ treatise “Preparing for Death”.

Links

Summer Movies

  • In God’s Hands [Steel]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzenjcClUBU
  • The Goonies [Katie]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFEfHCJG4G4
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace [Dave]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD7bpG-zDJQ

 On Death and Dying

Unchained Melodies

Bonnie “Prince” Billy — I See A Darkness

Version Two:

Silver Jews — Random Rules

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole — Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Neil Diamond — Hell Yeah

The Weather Girls — It’s Raining Men

Lisa Hannigan — Safe Travels, Don’t Die

Book Wisdom

Today’s passage came from Desiderius Erasmus’ classic treatise De Praeparatione ad Mortem [Preparing for Death].

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