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The Adventures of Memento Mori

The Adventures of Memento Mori: A Cynic's Guide for Learning to Live by Remembering to Die is a bi-weekly, 30-minute podcast exploring death. Satirical and philosophical, the show follows host, D.S. Moss, as he attempts to reconcile his own impermanence and live a more meaningful existence. Problem is, life keeps getting in the way.
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Dec 19, 2016

What? Death being positive? How can that be? Still hungover from Mass Extinction, D.S. Moss goes in search of some positivity and discovers the movement that’s sweeping the nation; Death Positivity.  The quest takes him to a death-centric open mic, tea time at the Morbid Anatomy Museum,  the home of a progressive funeral director and an intellectual baptism into The Order of the Good Death. Put on a happy face and have a listen.

Nov 29, 2016

Finally! Something clicked. It took everyone on the planet dying – the end of the human race – for D.S. Moss to emotionally comprehend his own death and feel the preciousness of life. The feeling, however, isn’t all good. Now he’s forced to reconcile being part of a species that would create nuclear warheads, biowarfare, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and more CO2 than any of the previous mass extinctions. Well, he asked for it.

Nov 11, 2016

In this two part episode of The Adventures of Memento Mori, D.S. Moss goes on a scientific adventure into the past, present and future of humanity to find out what will be the most likely cause of human extinction. After exploring the threats of asteroids, super volcanos, aliens and the wrath of God, D.S. Moss learns that the most probable cause of the next mass extinction - humanities extinction will be caused by either Artificial Intelligence, nuclear war or climate change. Turns out humans are the biggest threat to themselves. Are you surprised?

Sep 12, 2016

Who would’ve thought a porn star could lead to such a profound inquiry into the nature of human existence in a digital age? As D.S. seeks to distance himself from his digital doppelgänger—a porn star who chose “Devin Moss” as his nom de plume—he is led down the digital rabbit hole of what happens to our internet identities after we die. D.S. talks to experts about curating a thriving social media presence from beyond the grave, managing his digital assets, valuing his digital estate, and securing his online presence. Begging the question, what sort of digital legacy do you want to leave behind?   

May 27, 2016

In this two part episode of The Adventures of Memento Mori, D.S. Moss travels out west to San Francisco for an interview with Thoughts in Passing artist Claudia Biçen. Convinced that the dying would have the answer to how we should be living, Claudia spent two years interviewing 9 people on their deathbed about their lives while drawing a life-size portrait of each of them.

Apr 26, 2016

In this two part episode of The Adventures of Memento Mori, D.S. Moss travels out west to San Francisco for an interview with Thoughts in Passing artist Claudia Biçen. Convinced that the dying would have the answer to how we should be living, Claudia spent two years interviewing 9 people on their deathbed about their lives while drawing a life-size portrait of each of them.

Apr 4, 2016

In the fifth episode of The Adventures of Memento Mori, D.S. Moss sits for coffee with photojournalist and documentarian Micah Garen, co-author of American Hostage, who recounts his kidnapping in Iraq and his struggle to survive - All leading to how this traumatic experience has changed the way he lives his life today. It's good stuff. Listen.

Episode Corrections:

  • This is not the first Interview Micah Garen has given about the kidnapping
  • Nick Berg was beheaded not hanged

Music Attribution

3 in Raw (Jazzafari) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
WTS (Cory Gray) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Heaven (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Dark Smile (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Wind (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Problem (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Prayer (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Plashes (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Turkish (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Vanda's Blues (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Highway 101 (Josh Spacek) / CC BY-NC 3.0
O Cérebro do Morto (Dr. Frankenstein) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Emergency Exit (Dr. Frankenstein) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Mar 12, 2016

Episode 4 takes Moss on an adventure into the mind where portals (may or may not) open to past lives. After being told by a palm reader that he'll never find true love in this lifetime because of karmic debt, Moss enlists the help of hypnotist and regression therapist , Daniel Ryan to regress him way back back back to search for answers. No matter what you believe his regression is certainly a trip. 

 

 Music Attribution

Gold Beach (Josh Spacek) / CC BY-NC 3.0
In Cold Blood (Josh Spacek) / CC BY-NC 3.0
You Bastard! (Josh Spacek) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Dream Sequence - Part IV (Red Dawn) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Dream Sequence - Part I (Red Dawn) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Opening (Raphae) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Undersea Garden (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Strange Meeting (David Szesztay) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Mountains (Cory Gray) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Down To The Street (Cory Gray) / CC BY-NC 3.0
O Cérebro do Morto (Dr. Frankenstein) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Emergency Exit (Dr. Frankenstein) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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