096 - What About Near-Death Experiences? with Dr Eben Alexander

I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. An Exvangelical podcast.

Mar 29 2024 • 1 hr 10 mins

In this episode, we talk with Dr Eben Alexander, an American neurosurgeon and author. In 2008, he suffered a coma caused by a rare and mysterious bacterial meningo-encephalitis of unknown causes. We talk with him about his own near-death experience and his book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife.

Dr Alexander's links:

After our recording, we came upon three articles in particular that make some serious allegations against Dr Alexander. One is from Esquire Magazine and another from writer, Sam Harris. These were both quite hostile. The third is from the Harvard Crimson, and while it is certainly not hostile, it does echo many of the allegations made in the Esquire article.

We contacted Dr Alexander about these articles and the allegations they make, and his assistant replied with the following links:

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