this week the office temperature has hovered just above freezing, which made me think of my new favorite podcast episode >> Mistakes Were Made: Act One

In the late 1960s, a California TV repairman named Bob Nelson joined a group of enthusiasts who believed they could cheat death with a new technology called cryonics. But freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds. Harder still was admitting to the family members of people Bob had frozen that he’d screwed up. Sam Shaw reports. (42 minutes)

This American Life, WBEZ