It's our Halloween show, and we talk to the most fun mortician on the planet, Caitlin Doughty. You may know her from her popular webcast "Ask a Mortician," hosted on her website "Order of the Good Death." We talk about morbid kids (it gets better), "secondary flaccidity," the greatest death movie ever, and her new book, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Other Lessons from the Crematory."

Direct download: Ep17_GoodDeath_Final.mp3
Category:death and dying -- posted at: 9:18am PDT

What do animated political cartoons, mass non-violent direct actions, and a global search for humor have in common? Is that the start of a joke? No, it’s today’s episode on creativity in activism! We talk to Peter McGraw, author of The Humor Code; Pulitzer Prize winning animator Mark Fiore and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch; and activist John Sellers of Agit-Pop Communications.

Direct download: Ep16_YrBrainPt2_Final.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:16am PDT