646 May 18, 2018 The Secret of My Death Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death. Download Share a clip Transcript Adam Maida Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Host Ira Glass talks to a guy about a crazy experiment he devised when he was a kid. It almost killed him. (5 minutes) Act Extra A Brick and a Seesaw Act One Dear Dealer ByNadia Bowers We begin with a woman whose sister has died. She has questions. Her name is Nadia Bowers, and she wrote this to someone she thinks might be of help. (17 1/2 minutes) You can read a shorter print version of Nadia Bowers's story on time.com. Act Two Commento Mori ByStephanie Foo There’s a problem with having a Facebook account after you’re dead that you’ve never, ever, ever thought about. Producer Stephanie Foo tells this story, about Dave Maher. (14 minutes) Song:“Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, featuring Caron Wheeler Act Three Funeral for a Stranger ByDana Chivvis A guy goes to a funeral for someone he doesn’t know at all, and has to piece together everything about him. Producer Dana Chivvis reports. (16 minutes) Song:“In my Time of Dying” by The Be Good Tanyas Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 523: Death and Taxes Apr. 25, 2014 Act One: Death This American Life producer Nancy Updike takes some personal questions about death and dying to a place where they're happening all the time. 143: Sentencing Oct. 22, 1999 Act Two: How We Got Here We hear the history of why these drug laws were enacted from a firsthand witness. 620: To Be Real July 14, 2017 Act Three: Fly Girl Jon Ronson has been working on a podcast for over a year that traces how one man changed the porn business, when he applied modern internet technology — keywords, search-term optimization — to porn. Staff RecommendationsView all 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? 387 Aug. 7, 2009 Arms Trader (2009) The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man suspected of being an illegal arms dealer.