This week, genre fans — and the general population — have had plenty of reason to mourn. The loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both finally losing their fights with cancer, hit people right where it counts. And for some of us, the impact was more acutely felt. Those of us who are of an age get prompted to take a look around and see who else is out there — celebrities sometimes, but family and friends especially — who are getting close to the age when we start to get a little concerned.
Our discussion this week: how the loss of Bowie and Rickman throw a spotlight on our own sense of mortality.