Full episode 342: How to Rest in Peace Act Two The Good Son Share a clip Transcript ByBrett Martin A story about a mother who wants to commit suicide and a son who dutifully helps her do it—even though his mother is a happy, healthy, independent person. How did they manage to pull it off? Practice, practice, practice. (16 minutes) More in DeathView all 766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING! Apr. 1, 2022 Act Three: One Last Thing After I Go Producer Aviva DeKornfeld tells the story of Bill Edgar, who accidentally ended up helping people have a say at a moment when most people don’t get to say anything at all. 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act One: Ghostwriter Vauhini Vara lost her sister when she was in college. 756: But I Did Everything Right Dec. 10, 2021 Act Three: Bought the Farm Senior editor David Kestenbaum helps his kids set up an ant farm. More by Brett MartinView all 628: In the Shadow of the City Oct. 13, 2017 Act One: Brooklyn Archipelago Out for a simple pleasure cruise with two friends, Alex Zharov was planning to see Jamaica Bay in New York City. 426: Tough Room 2011 Feb. 4, 2011 Act Four: Contrails Of My Tears Brett Martin documents a previously unnoticed human phenomenon, one that involves airplanes...crying...and Reese Witherspoon. 311: A Better Mousetrap (2006) Apr. 14, 2006 Act Three: What Would Fill-in-the-blank Do? Reporter Brett Martin tries to use the tools of modern marketing to invent a new religion...one that would serve all the Americans who don't associate with any particular organized religion.