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Death in the Afternoon

Dec 27, 2022

No matter how long you’ve been working with dead bodies, nothing can prepare you for working on someone you knew and loved. 


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This episode is an audio version of the article “Washing Kathryn, Touching Death” by Nora Menkin for The Order of the Good Death. 

Helping to care for someone’s body in...

Dec 16, 2022

Where would you even start in opening your own green burial ground? After all, every cemetery is a unique snowflake, with its own confusing blend of regulations. We speak with one expert who will cut through the confusion, and one practitioner who made it all happen. 


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Tanya Marsh, a professor at...

Nov 22, 2022

Hot Take: We’re all afraid of death – whether it’s the actual state of being dead one day, the pain of dying, or how your remains will be treated. Death Positive or not, that anxiety is something that bonds us all – and while it’s scary, it’s important to know you’re not alone. 


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Nov 11, 2022

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Our future corpses have more options than ever, with eco-friendly processes like aquamation and composting being legalized across the U.S. and Canada. Find out the nitty-gritty truths on what goes into making these death alternatives a reality where you live. 

Host, Caitlin Doughty talks to Recompose...

Nov 7, 2022

Welcome back for Season 3 of the Death in the Afternoon, a podcast from the Order of the Good Death!