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The Stuff of Life

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The Stuff of Life
The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life

HowStuffWorks

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Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Latest Episodes

The Stuff of Life: Trailer

The Stuff of Life podcast teases apart the tales we tell — because when we crack open a story and look inside, we see the seeds of what make our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

2 MIN2016 JAN 15
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The Stuff of Life: Trailer

The Stuff of Life: Episode Zero

Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for The Stuff of Life, a new immersive podcast by HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

3 MIN2016 JAN 26
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The Stuff of Life: Episode Zero

The Power of Fear

Cat’s out the bag: We’re not making it out alive. So how do we deal with the ultimate fear – that death is right around the corner? And when the survival chips are down, how can we increase our chances? Join Julie Douglas and colleagues from HowStuffWorks for the pilot episode of The Stuff of Life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

30 MIN2016 JAN 28
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The Power of Fear

Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

One of the top American fears, alongside walking alone at night and personal injury, is public speaking. Find out why it can be so terrifying to step into the spotlight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

16 MIN2016 FEB 4
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Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

Building Eternity

In one way or another we’re all trying to transcend death, whether it’s through an “I was here” graffiti scrawl or an e-epic-length autobiography. In this episode we look at our attempts to achieve immortality – through objects that we store in time capsules, and through the information we store in the avatars we build of ourselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

30 MIN2016 FEB 11
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Building Eternity

An Object Lesson

In some ways our stuff is ourselves – it tells a story about who we are. But why do some of us develop pathological attachments to objects? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

18 MIN2016 FEB 18
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An Object Lesson

Life at the Death Café

In this episode we put out a pot of tea, a plate of cucumber sandwiches, and we take a seat with death. What is a “good death,” how do we achieve it and how might our dreams help? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MIN2016 FEB 25
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Life at the Death Café

Mourner for Hire

In this episode we’ll look at how, as the bereaved, we find solace in ritual – everything from providing comfort food to hiring professional mourners. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

20 MIN2016 MAR 3
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Mourner for Hire

Map of Self

Finding our way in the world is one of the most fundamental things we humans do, and maps map it possible. But on some level, these maps are a thing of fiction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2016 MAR 10
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Map of Self

Under the Weather

The Earth is wrapped in an atmosphere that weighs 5.5 quadrillion tons. And inside this atmosphere the weather creates a crazy quilt of conditions. To say that the weather is unpredictable is to sum up our entire existence. And to personify weather is deeply human. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

26 MIN2016 MAR 16
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Under the Weather

Latest Episodes

The Stuff of Life: Trailer

The Stuff of Life podcast teases apart the tales we tell — because when we crack open a story and look inside, we see the seeds of what make our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

2 MIN2016 JAN 15
Comments
The Stuff of Life: Trailer

The Stuff of Life: Episode Zero

Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for The Stuff of Life, a new immersive podcast by HowStuffWorks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

3 MIN2016 JAN 26
Comments
The Stuff of Life: Episode Zero

The Power of Fear

Cat’s out the bag: We’re not making it out alive. So how do we deal with the ultimate fear – that death is right around the corner? And when the survival chips are down, how can we increase our chances? Join Julie Douglas and colleagues from HowStuffWorks for the pilot episode of The Stuff of Life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

30 MIN2016 JAN 28
Comments
The Power of Fear

Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

One of the top American fears, alongside walking alone at night and personal injury, is public speaking. Find out why it can be so terrifying to step into the spotlight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

16 MIN2016 FEB 4
Comments
Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

Building Eternity

In one way or another we’re all trying to transcend death, whether it’s through an “I was here” graffiti scrawl or an e-epic-length autobiography. In this episode we look at our attempts to achieve immortality – through objects that we store in time capsules, and through the information we store in the avatars we build of ourselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

30 MIN2016 FEB 11
Comments
Building Eternity

An Object Lesson

In some ways our stuff is ourselves – it tells a story about who we are. But why do some of us develop pathological attachments to objects? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

18 MIN2016 FEB 18
Comments
An Object Lesson

Life at the Death Café

In this episode we put out a pot of tea, a plate of cucumber sandwiches, and we take a seat with death. What is a “good death,” how do we achieve it and how might our dreams help? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MIN2016 FEB 25
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Life at the Death Café

Mourner for Hire

In this episode we’ll look at how, as the bereaved, we find solace in ritual – everything from providing comfort food to hiring professional mourners. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

20 MIN2016 MAR 3
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Mourner for Hire

Map of Self

Finding our way in the world is one of the most fundamental things we humans do, and maps map it possible. But on some level, these maps are a thing of fiction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2016 MAR 10
Comments
Map of Self

Under the Weather

The Earth is wrapped in an atmosphere that weighs 5.5 quadrillion tons. And inside this atmosphere the weather creates a crazy quilt of conditions. To say that the weather is unpredictable is to sum up our entire existence. And to personify weather is deeply human. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

26 MIN2016 MAR 16
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Under the Weather
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