It's the late 1960s, and in the new technology of cryonics, a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death. 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. Badly.
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(Photo: A meeting of the scientists who were advising Bob's cryonics society; before they all quit in protest. Bob is in the center, holding the paper – Via This American Life)