Ads versus the internet | Iron & Wine | Talking about death


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  • Technology writer Andrew Leonard on how the internet is killing the ad industry, and why an online ad blocker -- designed to shield people from irritating advertisements during internet use -- has actually been letting some through, on behalf of advertisers. LISTEN

  • Indie music icon Iron & Wine a.k.a. Samuel Beam performs from his latest album, Ghost on Ghost. Beam joins Jian to reflect on the protection his moniker affords him, his evolving sound, and why he doesn't feel a responsibility to keep "sounding like Iron & Wine." LISTEN

  • When NPR's Scott Simon tweeted his mother's dying moments, it started a conversation about how social media is changing our approach to death. We talk to hospice worker and "death cafĂ©" facilitator Lizzy Miles and Larry Samuel, author of Death American Style about how changing tastes and increased transparency may be resulting in more open discussions about death. LISTEN

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