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 11: Enemies Jan. 24, 1996 Act Four: Another Dave Sarah Thyre reads author David Sedaris' "The Last Time You'll Ever Hear from Me," a story of the ultimate Machiavellian scheming. 587: The Perils of Intimacy May 27, 2016 Act Three: Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow Comedian Kyle Mizono, in a live performance, tells about the time she met her hero, spent a week working with him every day, and it went really well. 195: War Stories Sept. 28, 2001 Act Two: Letters To Home One way to understand what war will be like is to understand what past wars were like. Staff RecommendationsView all 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected. 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.