Mo Rocca is an obituary connoisseur—and he knows that in the right hands, a death notice can be a life-affirming work of art.
Join him in conversation with The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz as he talks about Mobituaries, the rigorously-researched book companion to his popular CBS podcast of the same name—exploring the historical figures whose deaths were met with a curious sense of quiet in the obituary pages, and why. From Thomas Paine to Audrey Hepburn, Rocca shares his findings about these lives—and deaths—with characteristic wit and irreverence. Who decides who gets obituaries? And why are some lives glossed over?