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. DownloadiTunes 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) Read the 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 114: Last Words Oct. 23, 1998 Act Five: Black Box We go through transcripts from those black box flight recorders recovered from airplane crashes to see what people say. 139: Ghosts of Elections Past Sept. 3, 1999 Act One: Upside Down World A campaign diary from writer Michael Lewis from four years ago, about a politician you've heard a lot about: John McCain...and the story of a moment when the opposite of normal politics became normal politics. 469: Hiding in Plain Sight July 13, 2012 Act Three: Seven Year Snitch For years, Jorge Salcedo was chief of security for the Cali drug cartel inColombia. Staff RecommendationsView all 218 Aug. 9, 2002 Act V A group of inmates at a high-security prison stage a production of the last act of Hamlet. 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America.