Episode 27 Womb to Tomb

Ruth Finkelstein explains how to make cities more friendly for seniors. (Photo: Lucy Sutton)

Alexandra Petri (Washington Post columnist) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It’s All Relative) as real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK covers everything from birth to earth, including pregnancy tests, parenting, monogamy, aging better, and, finally, embalming.

  • sabrina

    I just thought you(S Dubs), or Alexandra Petri, or everyone (preferably everybody) should know that the pronunciation of Petri is Peh-tree. Being a Petri myself, and knowing there’s not that many of us, I was pretty excited to see another Petri on one of my favorite shows. However, I felt personally attacked by this new form of mispronunciation, I’m pretty used to the petri dish (pee-tree) way of saying it, as in alexandra twitter name, the dish inventor was German, I’m Italian, maybe that was why, I would tell myself. But this, (pee try?) I mean, what are you doing? Is it like the i in hi? I’m gunna go have an identity crisis now. Thanks as always though for telling me something I didn’t know, hopefully this qualifies as something you didn’t know as well.