Our American Discourse
About This Show
Great knowledge need not wither on the academic vine. We bring you the smartest minds from the University of Southern California and beyond, wrestling with the defining challenges of our time. In their research, we find wisdom. In their voice, hope.
Hosted by Anthony W. Orlando, “Our American Discourse” reminds us that we’re never too different to learn from each other, nor too divided to find common ground.
Keep our American discourse alive—and healthy.
Sponsored by the USC Bedrosian Center
Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
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Most Recent Episode
The End: Death, Cemeteries, and Remembering
Though we are sad to bid farewell to “Our American Discourse,” we welcome the opportunity to talk about farewells—indeed, the hardest farewells of all: those that happen after death. How do we say goodbye to the past? And what does our farewell mean for the lives gone before us and for the future that will come after them? It is time to break the “death taboo” and have one last real conversation about the one last real experience we all must confront. In this episode, David Charles Sloane tells the history of the American cemetery, and in that story, we find the evolution of our own existential approach to life, death, and beyond. For links and more, check out the showpage.Read more »