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Sweet, Sweet Death

Bruce Greyson (University of Virginia)

You only die once. But you can get close a few times. Bruce Greyson never was very spiritual, but after interviewing 1,000’s of people who have had near-death experiences he’s changed his mind about life after death. His new book is After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond.

28 mins

Sleep Debt

Alexandria Reynolds (University of Virginia at Wise)

For many of us, the frantic rush of our morning commute  has been replaced with going into the next room, where we have our computer set up. But can we ever really make up that lost sleep? Alexandria Reynolds says no. Sleep debt is forever.

10 mins

You Are Getting Veeery Sleepy

Emily Ogden (University of Virginia)

From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical consulting rooms. Emily Ogden is the author of, “Credulity: A Cultural History of U.S. Mesmerism.” 

14 mins

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