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0.2 A Conversation on Ageing and Death

The thought you cannot think controls you more than thoughts you can speak aloud. Library and information science has long been bastion against the restriction of free inquiry, be it the banned book or the taboo thought. In this episode Jennifer Opoku and Alex Mayhew delve deep into taboo thoughts about ageing and death. Meandering and philosophical, no topic is off the table in this discussion. Highlights include discussion of sexuality of the elderly, religious context of death, and the desirability of rejuvenation and life extension.

Read the transcript.

Episode producer: Alex Mayhew
Featured image photo by malcolm lightbody on Unsplash

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