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Episode 75 – “The Midnight Sun”

There’s a Tom Lehrer song is entitled “We’ll All Go Together When We Go.” In it Lehrer manages to humorously describe the end of the world in a nuclear meltdown. Serling’s “Midnight Sun” was written at about the same time … Continue reading

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Episode 70 – “A Game of Pool”

Woody Allen once said that he didn’t want to become immortal through his works. He wanted to become immortal by not dying.  It’s hard to get much distance from Skakespeare’s puzzle about our posture towards death,  but this episode is … Continue reading

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Episode 32 – “A Passage for a Trumpet”

Joey is a down-on-his-luck jazz trumpeter. He can’t get a gig because he is not dependable. He’s not dependable because he is an alcoholic. But addiction and jazz are intertwined. For Joey, booze fuels his flights of musical expression, in … Continue reading

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Episode 30 – “A Stop at Willoughby”

Can life be bad enough that death looks inviting? Or could death be good enough that life pales in comparison?  In “A Stop at Willoughby” we experience the confrontation with attraction of death from both the inside and the outside. … Continue reading

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Episode 24 – “Long Live Walter Jameson”

“It’s death that gives this world its point.” So asserts Walter Jameson, and he should know. Somehow, thousands of years ago, he achieved the ability to not age. He’s not a superman. He could succumb to an accident  or possibly … Continue reading

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