The Gray Area with Sean Illing

The Gray Area with host Sean Illing is a philosophical take on culture, politics, and everything in between. We don’t pretend to have the answers, but we do offer a space for real dialogue. Resist certainty, embrace ambiguity, and get some cool takes on a very hot world. Formerly the Vox Conversations podcast. New episodes drop every Monday and Thursday.

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Dying with dignity


Sean Illing talks with reporter Katie Engelhart, whose book The Inevitable is an up-close look at physician-assisted dying. This is the practice of receiving state-sanctioned medical aid to end one's life — a practice now legal in 10 U.S. states, Canada, and elsewhere around the world. They discuss the details of the procedure — including why people fight for this right and exercise it — as well as many of the moral and legal questions that it raises.

Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), host, The Gray Area

Guest: Katie Engelhart (@katieengelhart), journalist; author

References: 

  • The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die by Katie Engelhart (St. Martin's; 2021)
  • Brittany Maynard's legislative testimony

 

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This episode was made by: 

  • Producer: Erikk Geannikis
  • Editor: Amy Drozdowska
  • Engineers: Patrick Boyd, Paul Robert Mounsey
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 2022-10-31  59m