death

Spacetime, Consciousness and Death

Robert blogs a little about the nature of spacetime and the experience of mortality.

Seven Hells: An Incomplete Survey of the Afterlife

An afterlife of endless suffering? Let's discuss.

Finally, an Afterlife Validated by Science

Life after death, anyone? Here's a faith-free means of getting there.

Nude Space Walk

Nude Space Walk: In order to travel in space, humans have to bring a fragment of their native environment with them in the form of a compressed capsule or EV suit. But what would happen if you took off your helmet or simply launched yourself out the airlock in the buff? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie look for the answers.

Touching the Void: Psychedelics and Death

Can psychedelic drugs help prepare terminal patients for death? Can substances like MDMA ease the dying through the ultimate transcendent experience? While the scientific study of psychedelic experience has been somewhat of a touchy subject since the 1960s, some researchers continue to seek out the beneficial aspects of these powerful, mind-altering substances. What actually goes on inside the mind during a "trip" and how might we use that to ease our passage through death?

Touching the Void: Psychedelics and Death

Can psychedelic drugs help prepare terminal patients for death? Can MDMA ease the pain of dying through the ultimate transcendent experience? In this episode, Julie and Robert discuss what some researchers believe may be the future of end-of-life care.

Blow Your Mind: The Quest for Cyberimmortality

Death is always strange, but modern technology has a way of making it stranger still. My father died last month and, as I relate in this podcast, one of the first things I did after I heard the news was to call his cell phone. I'm not entirely sure why. But call I did, and I interacted with the digital remnants of the man that was. In the weeks that have followed, I've e-mailed his account a couple of times as well, an act that feels equal parts weird and therapeutic. What does it all mean?