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Video: Emily Levine, Philosopher-Comic

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In this brilliant, funny, and largehearted meditation recorded in April, 2017, Emily Levine offers a meditation on life and death as she faces her own terminal illness. Some years back, Emily graduated cum laude from Harvard, intent on pursuing a career as an Oracle.

Running time: 19:09

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Emily Levine is an American humorist, writer and public speaker who lectures on science and the human condition. Levine was born in Nashville, and brought up in Connecticut and Brooklyn. After graduating from Harvard, Levine’s first job was dubbing spaghetti westerns in Rome. On returning to Brooklyn she taught autistic children and joined an improvisational comedy group called The New York City Stickball Team. In the ’80s, Levine became a television writer/producer, working on shows such as Designing Women, Love and War and Dangerous Minds.Levine is a radio commentator for WNYC in New York. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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