The State We're In, 6 October 2012. A man in North Carolina spends 13 years on death row but was innocent. A woman with cancer learns to laugh at herself. And a photographer in Germany takes photos of dead people to get over his fear of dying.
(right-click and 'save as')
Podcast feed iTunes Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Add us on Google+
Glen Edward Chapman in North Carolina was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of two women. He was innocent, but spent 13 years waiting to die. But then he had a confrontation with himself that made him more determined than ever to have his conviction overturned.
Chapman tells host Jonathan Groubert about the legal struggle to free himself after being wrongfully sentenced to death. He also talks about the first thing he ate after being set free: a baloney and cheese sandwich. Edward now helps people who are facing the kinds of things he went through.
When Kristin Kranzley Parks was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, she decided to stare it down... with a smile.
Hair loss? No problem – she loved the feel of rain on her head.
Kristin explains how laughter helped her through the worst that the disease threw at her, and how she’s been healthy for a year. View photos.
German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate have taken a stunning and haunting series of portraits of people right before AND right after they died.
Jonathan and Walter have a surprisingly upbeat conversation about his own fear of dying, the intensity of the images and what’s to be learned from them about death and... well... life. View photos.
More: Life Before Death slideshow - The Guardian.