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Death in the Afternoon

Apr 14, 2023

The author of history's most influential piece of animal mourning literature had been lost...until now. Learn the incredible true story behind The Rainbow Bridge

Episode Guest

Paul Koudounaris is a  founding member of The Order of the Good Death. He has a PhD in Art History and has written three books about the use of skeletal remains in sacred spaces, Empire of Death, Heavenly Bodies, and Memento Mori. When he’s not hunting skeletons he moonlights as a cat historian, and his book co-authored by his tabby cat Baba, A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, was a 2020 Barnes and Noble Book of the Year.

Episode Resources

The Rainbow Bridge: The True Story Behind History’s Most Influential Piece of Animal Mourning Literature  

Episode Credits

Hosted by Caitlin Doughty 

Guest Paul Koudounaris 

Produced by the Order of the Good Death, Sarah Chavez 

Edited by Alex de Freitas

Music by Kissed Her Little Sister

Podcast artwork by Jessica Peng

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