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The Book of Immortality

Cover Art for Adam Gollner's "The Book of Immortality"

Like it or not, someday, you too will die. Everything does, and everything will. As the writer Adam Gollner points out, no example of an immortal thing has ever been found by science. And yet, a majority of people believe in immortality, whether in this life or in the afterlife. Maybe it’s because conceiving of ourselves as nonexistent is as impossible as never actually dying. Gollner’s written a new book exploring the science, belief, myths and magic of living forever, and he joins us Monday to talk about it. (Rebroadcast)


Adam Gollnerhas written for the New York Times, the Guardian and Lucky Peach. He's the former editor of Vice Magazine and the author two books. His first, The Fruit Hunters [Amazon|Indiebound], has been adapted into a feature-length documentary. His new book is called The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief and Magic Behind Living Forever [Amazon|Indiebound].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.