Each week, we tell stories about the crazy, inspiring ways that people choose to transform their bodies. From prosthetics to tattoos to microchips, this is your place for discovering our tangible, physical selves.
Emily Klancher Merchant is a historian and a survivor. When she was in her early 30s, she experienced a cardiac arrest and discovered a life-threatening genetic condition. In our latest episode, she shares a story about the body modification that helps keep her alive.