The Big Questions Robert K. Elder Chicago Death. Religion. Sex…and other heavy subjects are made lighter when writers, comedians, artists, academics, musicians and others share personal stories and insights into life’s prodigious questions. In each episode, our guests share stories, commiserate and laugh about Life, the Universe and Everything. Our host is Robert K. Elder, editor-in-chief for Sun-Times Media Local and author of “Last Words of the Executed” and “The Film That Changed My Life.” “The Big Questions” is part of the Chicago’s Sun-Times Media Local podcast network.