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The Adventures of Memento Mori

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The Adventures of Memento Mori: A Skeptic's Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die, is a podcast exploring the science, mysticism, culture, and mystery of death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful life. Problem is, life keeps getting in the way.

The Adventures of Memento Mori: A Skeptic's Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die, is a podcast exploring the science, mysticism, culture, and mystery of death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful life. Problem is, life keeps getting in the way.

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The Adventures of Memento Mori: A Skeptic's Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die, is a podcast exploring the science, mysticism, culture, and mystery of death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful life. Problem is, life keeps getting in the way.

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English

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Episodes

Trailer - The Adventures of Memento Mori

6/21/2021
The Adventures of Memento Mori: A Skeptic's Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die is a podcast exploring the science, mysticism, culture, and mystery of death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, nontheist Chaplain D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful life. Problem is, life keeps getting in the way.

Duration:00:00:53

2.20 Remember To Die

2/17/2021
In the podcast finale of The Adventures of Memento Mori, host D.S. Moss travels to the Catskills of New York, Chicago, Harvard, and Hawaii following a calling six years in the making - becoming a nontheist chaplain. Is the understanding that we're not entitled to tomorrow enough to truly put his money where he mic is and take a leap of faith? And is it possible to be both rational and spiritual at the same time? Please join me for one last adventure in the podcast finale - Remember to die.

Duration:00:40:57

2:19 Death Over Dinner

12/2/2020
Can a dinner party help Americans to die better? According to Michael Hebb, creator of Death Over Dinner, it certainly can. D.S. Moss didn't win the "he'll try anything once trophy" for nothin', because that's exactly what he wants to find out. Besides, what's the worst that can happen when you give 8 strangers steak knives, pickle them with wine, and push the boundaries of death dialogue in between politely passing the polenta. Please join Moss as he combines three of his most favorite...

Duration:00:31:44

2.18 Medical Aid in Dying

10/30/2020
As part of the ReImagine virtual festival celebrating Life, Loss, and Love, and in collaboration with Keeper Memorials, Death Doula LA, and Compassion and Choices, The Adventures of Memento Mori hosted a conversation about Medical Aid In Dying. Joining me were two family members whose terminally ill loved ones decided to peacefully end their own lives: Myra Shulman, daughter of Beverly, and Dan Diaz, husband of Brittany Maynard.

Duration:00:34:21

2.17 The Good Place w/ Michael Schur

6/30/2020
Holy Mother Forking Shirtballs! Please join D.S. Moss in a fanboy conversation with Michael Schur, creator of the NBC sitcom The Good Place, about death, the afterlife, existentialism, deontology, utilitarianism, trolley problems, even bigger pandemic problems, and how to keep your sense of humor through it all.

Duration:00:36:28

2.16 Spirit Guide

6/19/2020
It’s amazing the way things come together sometimes. What seems to be a series of random encounters string together over time culminating into a predetermined life-affirming - or in this case, afterlife affirming moment. Fate, as some people call it. This spiritual road trip began with a near-death vision at a compound in rural Virginia, intersected with a death-themed Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans, and was steered along by a canoeing Canadian commemorating his uncle. All leading D.S. Moss...

Duration:00:40:15

2.15 Ashes on the Great Water

4/27/2020
How far would you go to honor a loved one who has died? Would you negotiate the distance of four rivers, through the wilderness of 2 countries, 1 province, and 13 states? Would you dedicate your life to a cause? D.S. Moss is joined by Dominique Leboiron, a Canadian who canoed from Saskatchewan to the Gulf of Mexico to honor the life of his Uncle Mitch. This is a story of love. It's a tale of the courage, devotion, and resilience of the human spirit in the dance with our mortality. It's about...

Duration:00:27:15

C19.2 In the Twilight Up Rise Monsters w/ Jamie Metzl

4/6/2020
It's March 23, 2020, in New York, New York. The world is confronting a novel coronavirus pandemic and the world will be forever changed because of it. To what extreme that change will be we don't know yet. But that is what we're going to talk about. Joining the show is technology and healthcare futurist, geopolitical expert, and novelist, Jamie Metzl.

Duration:00:26:20

C19.1 Are We F*cked? w/ Mark Manson

3/31/2020
D.S. Moss welcomes Mark Manson to the COVID 19 edition of The Adventures of Memento Mori to talk about death and hope in these strange days. Mark is a New York Times best-selling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck, Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, and Love is Not Enough. Visit markmanson.net to read more of his work.

Duration:00:31:52

2.14 New Orleans

2/25/2020
As a culture, America does not live well with death. By the very nature of our colonial Protestant roots, this country has an inherent denial of death ingrained in our collective psyche. Throw in the social and psychological effects of the country's expansive size. Mix that with our compulsion to minimize, sanitize, romanticize, homogenize and capitalize – oh, yes – we don’t live well with death. There is, of course, an exception - New Orleans, Louisiana.

Duration:00:32:41

2.13 Near Death Experience

2/7/2020
Have you ever wanted to experience a “near-death experience” without having to experience nearly dying? The Monroe Institute offers a six-day course that claims to generate the same profound insights of an NDE. Participants will discover how to enter into the various states of consciousness associated with the near-death experience, come back safely, and then return to that non-physical world at will. D.S. Moss is skeptical, but communicating with the dead is a superpower he’d like to have...

Duration:00:34:16

2.12 Semper Fi - Do or Die

1/6/2020
D.S. Moss confronts what it means to pay the ultimate price. In this episode, Moss has been asked by a friend to “talk to” their nephew, who is contemplating enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, which implies talking him out of it. But Moss will not be trying to talk Thomas in or out of anything. His objective is to listen, answer questions, and share his experience honestly. Oh, and he’s going to drill into the philosophical and psychological question...does a person who joins the...

Duration:00:30:53

2.11 Eating Eyes Open - Part 2 w/ Steven Rinella

12/9/2019
In the conclusion of this adventure, D.S. Moss confronts his food consciously and directly. But, is hunting the most ecologically benign way to feed himself? And even if it is, could I pull the trigger? Should he just say the hell with it and go find a local symbiotic farm? So. Many. Questions. Join him as he tries to answer them all beginning in Vermont with a conversation about hunting mindfulness with Tovar Cerulli. Then off to Seattle for more education with hunting celebrity Steven...

Duration:00:36:42

2.10 Eating Eyes Open - Part 1 w/ Steven Rinella

11/28/2019
Do you know how much death is in your diet? Neither did D.S. Moss. Wanting to face his food consciously and directly, Moss leaves no stone unturned to discover how much death is on his plate. He goes from Vegetarian to Vegan to Mindful Hunter to Conscientious Carnivore. This episode comes with a warning: If you’re a human being who eats food it may make you uncomfortable because as D.S. Moss would quickly discover - food - particularly as it relates to death - is an incredibly emotional and...

Duration:00:31:43

2.9 Suicide USA

11/16/2019
Believe it or not, suicide has been the most requested podcast topics for The Adventures of Memento Mori. However, D.S. Moss has been purposefully avoiding it. He likes to have a natural way into an issue, and he just never had the first-hand experience with suicide. Plus, it’s a hard topic. But, after learning that suicide has been steadily on the rise in the United States for the last twenty years, trying to understand why is worth the awkward conversation. And think how dull life would be...

Duration:00:28:12

2.8 Be Happy or Die Trying w/ Ryan Holiday

2/14/2019
Are you the happiest version of you you can be? Are negative thoughts and feelings keeping you from this? What if I were to tell you the only thing keeping you from living your true bliss is you! In this episode D.S. Moss gives you the secret of how the practice of Memento Mori will help you achieve happiness beyond your wildest dreams. The happiness you can feel with every single breath you take. The happiness, my friends, that you deserve. Guests include Ryan Holiday, author of The...

Duration:00:32:52

2.7 Making the Call

1/28/2019
This episode is about Texas, a boy and his dog and the unthinkable and inevitable decision that comes to almost all pet owners. D.S. Moss confronts “How do you know when it’s time to make the decision to say goodbye?” to a four-legged family member. If you're a person with a pet, know a person with a pet, or just like a sad ‘ol country song - this episode confronts the toughest conversation yet and provides insights for those that must eventually face that same decision.

Duration:00:26:29

2.6 {300 Words or Less}

12/28/2018
Ever written an obituary? Yeah, neither had D.S. Moss. In this episode, Moss is asked to write a memorial to his grandfather with the challenge of a limited word count. How do you capture a person’s life in two paragraphs? And, what exactly is the purpose of an obit? Is it a matter of record or a legacy statement? To make it even more awkward, his grandfather is actually still alive and will be proofreading. Worried he’ll fuck it up, Moss enlists a professional NY Times journalist to help...

Duration:00:25:48

2.5 Myths of Immortality: Part 3

11/20/2018
The three-part series into religions and their beliefs in the afterlife comes to a close with the Abrahamic traditions. The conversation begins with NYU’s Islamic Chaplain where Moss revisits the draw to change his life and become a chaplain. Still faithless, he talks with a mystic Rabbi who literally wrote the book on the Jewish beliefs in the afterlife. In this surprise ending, Moss takes the biggest leap of faith yet.

Duration:00:26:47

2.4 Myths of Immortality: Part 2

11/9/2018
The adventure into the afterlife continues with Hindu and Vodou. In this episode, D.S. Moss sits down with a former Vedic monk and a bottle of mezcal to discuss the divine consciousness and taking monumental leaps of faith. Then Moss heads down to the city of New Orleans to chat with a Vodou (Voodoo) priestess where he discovers things are rarely as they seem.

Duration:00:26:48