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January 23 2014

20:26

Ideas from the Trenches - The Living Dead

Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of PhD student Myriam Nafte, who studies the circulation and use of human remains in Western society. And they find unexpected connections between the living and the dead.

June 28 2013

16:59

What Do Atheists Experience in the Afterlife?

April 02 2011

06:54

All In The Mind - David Eagleman: The afterlife, synesthesia and other tales of the senses

Neuroscientist by day, novelist by night - David Eagleman has just written an extraordinary little novel about the afterlife. He's also a leading researcher in synesthesia, studying people who taste sounds, hear colours, and live in a remarkable world of sensory cross-talk. He joins Natasha Mitchell in conversation about life, death and the in-between. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2010/2745028.htm

December 09 2010

15:09

Stephen Fry reads from David Eagleman's Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlife

Author and broadcaster Stephen Fry reads from Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlife, neuroscientist David Eagleman's first work of fiction

October 28 2010

13:19

American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural

Halloween – despite its solemn Celtic roots – has become a safe way for Americans to transgress social norms and toy with the idea of ghosts in a family-friendly fashion. But for some, spirits from another plane have always been a very real part of life on this plane. On this Halloween special, the History Guys explore Americans’ relationship with ghosts, spirits, and witches throughout our nation’s history. Why were colonists so fearful of New England “witches”? How is it that progressive social reformers found a home in the Spiritualist movement of the 19th century? Why do new media technologies always conjure talk of the undead? Can social upheaval help explain our history with the ineffable?
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