Episode 60: Poems and Stories of Illness and Mortality

tcpodcastlogoIn this episode, we’re thinking about what it means to live in a human body, and how stories and poems can confront and make meaning out of illness and death. We read and discuss Two Cities author Charlene Langfur’s poem “All of it Returns”.

Then we discuss some of our favorite recent reads that tackle the difficult subjects of illness and the inevitable passage of time. Books discussed include My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, and Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.

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