Morris (Morrie) Schwartz was a professor of sociology at Brandeis University. He is the main subject of Tuesdays with Morrie, a bestselling book by Mitch Albom, a sports writer and former student of his.

The events held within this book were set in motion by a Nightline interview, in which Mitch saw Morrie for the first time since his time at university. The interview is embedded below, as supplementary material.

 

Following this interview, Mitch visited Morrie every Tuesday for the final three months of his teacher’s life. Each week, a new topic was discussed. At the end of the book, one gets a full picture of Morrie’s stance on life and death. This is a stance which has moved me greatly.

For this momentous podcast, I am joined by Rishi and Chris, dear friends of mine from my time at Warwick. I’d like to thank Claudia directly for suggesting this book to me. It is not easy to encompass the effect both she and this book have had on my life.

I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast (below) as much as I enjoyed making it.

PS: Small caveat: at 15.50 I say the latin for prejudice is ‘prejudicio’ when it is in fact ‘prejudicium’.