Audio by title tweeting_cancer

Tweeting Cancer

31:20 minutes (71.72 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

How does social media change how we talk about death? How might outlets like twitter shape and expand conversations around terminal illness?  Writer Meghan O'Rourke draws on personal research and experience of her own mother's death to discuss cancer's place on twitter and the evolution of mourning rituals in a world that is both hyper-connected and hyper-disconnected.