646 May 18, 2018 The Secret of My Death Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death. Share a clip Transcript Adam Maida Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Host Ira Glass talks to a guy about a crazy experiment he devised when he was a kid. It almost killed him. (5 minutes) Act Extra A Brick and a Seesaw Act One Dear Dealer ByNadia Bowers We begin with a woman whose sister has died. She has questions. Her name is Nadia Bowers, and she wrote this to someone she thinks might be of help. (17 1/2 minutes) Read the print version of Nadia Bowers's story on time.com. Act Two Commento Mori ByStephanie Foo There’s a problem with having a Facebook account after you’re dead that you’ve never, ever, ever thought about. Producer Stephanie Foo tells this story, about Dave Maher. (14 minutes) Song:“Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, featuring Caron Wheeler Act Three Funeral for a Stranger ByDana Chivvis A guy goes to a funeral for someone he doesn’t know at all, and has to piece together everything about him. Producer Dana Chivvis reports. (16 minutes) Song:“In my Time of Dying” by The Be Good Tanyas Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 125: Apocalypse Apr. 2, 1999 Act Two: The Cost Of Misunderstanding The story of how an understanding of Bible prophecy by the FBI could have prevented the tragedy at Waco at the Branch Davidians compound. 61: Fiasco! Apr. 25, 1997 Act Two: What We Wanted To Do A medieval village, a 1900-pound brass kettle, marauding visigoths, and a plan to drench invaders with boiling oil that goes awry. 90: Telephone Jan. 16, 1998 Act One: When The Wall Came Tumbling Down The story of a teenager, illegal drug use, lying, stealing, and a kid's life changed completely when he heard how he sounded on the phone. Staff RecommendationsView all 186 June 8, 2001 Prom While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.