Death: the podcast

Hosted ByDr Arian Elfant

New Orleans has a unique relationship to death: we have a ridiculously high murder rate, we party at funerals, and we end up above ground. Death: the podcast tells the stories of personal experiences of death - fear of it, laughing at it, life-changing brushes with it, dealing with lost loved ones, and our own inevitable and unknown heart-stopping moment. Through confronting death we learn what it is to be alive.

1.5 Seconds – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans


Paul David had it all: A loving wife, two beautiful daughters, a great job, and a vast network of family and friends. When he hopped on his bike one sunny day in July of 2008, Paul had no idea he would soon be battling his way back from the brink of death.  

How did 1.5 seconds change the course of one man’s life?  On the edge of a precipice, what are the things that keep us going?  

Join Arian and Paul as they discuss how a life-threatening injury became a lesson in hope and gratitude.


Photo Credits:  Hal David, Kris Solem and Seattle Fire Dept.