About This Show
Ritual is a podcast about how humans make patterns of meaning in a maddening world. The rituals we discuss will span centuries and civilizations. They will run the gamut from the ornately performative to the relatively mundane. Season One focuses on the quest for immortality and how we cope with our own expiration dates.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 10: Heroes & Humans
The first story ever written, the Epic of Gilgamesh, tells the story of a quest for immortality. This quest for meaning affects the lives of our current listeners as much as the heroes of epic. In the last episode of the season, you get one more chance to savor my dramatic storytelling, and a few more questions I don't have answers to.