Rethinking Death : TED Radio Hour It's hard to accept that everyone eventually dies. How can we better understand death as a part of life? In this episode, TED speakers contemplate the end of life with wisdom and humor.

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Rethinking Death

It's hard to accept that everyone eventually dies. How can we better understand death as a part of life? In this episode, TED speakers contemplate the end of life with wisdom and humor.

"Dying is seen as failing, and we had a heroic narrative for fighting together, but we didn't have a heroic narrative for letting go." - Amanda Bennett TEDMED hide caption

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Amanda Bennett: Do We Need A New Narrative For Death?

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Jae Rhim Lee: Is There A Better Way To Be Buried?

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Matthew O'Reilly: Is Honesty The Best Policy When Someone Is Dying?

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Life's biggest questions, explored.