Among the many great TED Talks online, there is a playlist devoted to New Ways to Think About Death. Several of those talks were featured over the weekend on NPR’s most recent episode of The TED Radio Hour, titled, “Rethinking Death.”
The talks included interviews with artist Candy Chang, who created a public art project in New Orleans related to her talk “Before I die I want to…,” Amanda Bennett, who spoke on “We need a heroic narrative for death,” about her family’s experience of her husband’s interaction with terminal cancer, Jae Rhim Lee, creator of “My mushroom burial suit,” Matthew O’Reilly, a critical care EMT in Suffolk, NY, who spoke on “‘Am I dying?’ The honest answer,” and Dr. B.J. Miller, a palliative care physician and executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, on “What really matters at the end of life.”
You can listen to all the New Ways to Think About Death talks at the TED website. Do you think my TEDxABQ talk, “A Good Goodbye,” should be on the list? View it below and post a comment on the TEDxABQ YouTube post that “A Good Goodbye” needs to be added to this TED Death playlist!