In this excerpt from the brand-new podcast The TED Interview, the beloved writer tells us how she is learning to live with loss.

It’s only human to avoid discussing death. But when we do, we run the risk of not knowing how our loved ones want to live — and die. Advocate and journalist Ellen Goodman tells us how to kick off this critical conversation.

Think newspapers’ obituary sections are just about dying? Think again. They’re celebrations of humanity — with lessons for us all, according to data analyst Lux Narayan.

Forget memorial plaques, tombstones, and traditional funerals. New, high-tech ways to celebrate life and death are emerging, and they’re using your digital data.

As the head of a non-profit that focuses on “end-of-life” care, BJ Miller thinks about death more than most. He shares his answers to commonly-asked questions.

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Dying and death confront every new doctor and nurse. Are they trained to cope with mortality? A surgeon weighs in

What happens when first responders honestly answer the question: “Am I going to die?”