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FROM THIS EPISODE

It's the late '60s and in the new technology of cryonics, one man sees a business opportunity. Freezing people when they die so that they can be reanimated by scientists of the future: how hard can that be? Pretty hard, it turns out. And one of the hardest parts...admitting to the family members of people you've improperly frozen that you screwed up. This and other stories about the difficulty of taking responsibility for failure.


Banner image: A meeting of the scientists who were advising Bob's cryonics society—before they all quit in protest. Bob is in the center, holding the paper.

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Host:
Ira Glass

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