Will Self, BBC Radio 4 (January 11, 2013)
Will Self wants to “nudge society in the direction of considering suicide acceptable” when the alternative is a slow and painful end. “I don’t say any of these things idly,” he writes, “like many of us in middle age, my last few years have been heavily marked by an increasing awareness of both my own mortality and that of those who I love.”
The radio essay is about 10 minutes long. It’s good. Give it a listen.