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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Life at the Death Café

2/24/2016
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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?

An Object Lesson

2/17/2016
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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?

Building Eternity

2/10/2016
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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.

Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

2/3/2016
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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.

The Power of Fear

1/27/2016
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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.

Duration:00:30:02

The Stuff of Life: Episode Zero

1/25/2016
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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 The Stuff of Life, a new immersive podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Duration:00:13:46

The Stuff of Life: Trailer

1/14/2016
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The Stuff of Life, a podcast produced by HowStuffWorks, 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. Join host Julie Douglas for the very first episode of The Stuff of Life on January 27th.

Duration:00:05:05