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.
Twenty-nine-year-old, Jake Densen's life was like that of any other Los Angeles twenty-something: a blossoming career in the television industry, great friends, and a supportive family.
All of that was suddenly put to the test when, in March of 2015, an unusual skin rash led to a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML. In just two weeks, Jake's life went from the carefree enjoyment of cheeseburgers and LA beaches to doctors appointments, chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant.
How did this vibrant young man cope with the unimaginable? And, what about having a life-threatening illness makes us grateful? Join Arian as she traverses one man's journey back to life.