A List of To-Dos Before You Die

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/14000100/14000092" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

Mountain climber high on snowy peak.

Life lists are becoming more popular as Americans seek meaningful ways to spend their time, energy and money. Aspiring artists, sky-divers and travelers are increasingly putting their life goals down on paper — and on the Internet. List-makers say that "To do before you die" lists have changed their lives.

Alex Williams, author of "Ten Things to Do Before This Article Is Finished," published in The New York Times

Justin Zackham, filmmaker; writer and executive producer of The Bucket List, a film about two terminally ill patients who embark on a road trip with a list of things to do before they die.

Caroline Adams Miller, life coach; runs the Your100Things Web site.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from