Q&A with Canada’s First Body Farm – Decomposition, Tattooed Bodies, and Solving Crime

We recently wrote about body farms (officially known as taphonomic cemeteries), which are research facilities used to study human decomposition. Canadian graduate student Emily Pecsi reached out to us to let us know that the L’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is opening Canada’s first body farm! With some help from forensic scientist Liv Cadola, we discovered some

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HIRING: Social Media Manager & Article Writer (Remote Position)

Are you passionate about death positivity, green and alternative death practice, educational outreach and writing? TalkDeath.com is looking to hire you! TalkDeath is looking to add a part-time writer, researcher, and social media manager to our team! Candidates must be familiar with the death positive community, deathcare in general, and the various online publishing tools

Forensic Body Farms: What You Need to Know

WARNING: This post about body farms contains text and images which may be disturbing to some.

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More Podcasts About Death and Dying

100% of Americans will one day die, and 44% of those people have listened to a podcast. With the number of episodes and the number of listeners increasing on an almost exponential basis each year, podcasting is a great way to promote death positivity and death awareness.  With too many podcasts about death and dying

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The Best Podcasts About Death and Dying

Podcasting has gone mainstream. There are around 700,000 podcasts worldwide, and a total of 29 million episodes produced so far. What used to be a marginal form of media now has dozens of streaming apps, and some of the biggest players receive millions of listens every month. With a microphone, an idea and a computer, anyone

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Crime Scene Photography: A Complicated History

Since the creation of the modern police force, a number of technologies have been used to solve crimes. Police have utilized everything from DNA, fingerprint analysis and UV light, to psychics and telepathy. However, as our history of crime scene photography shows, no forensics technology has stood the test of time as well as the

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Even More Books About Death and Dying

We asked, you answered and we listened. We received so many book recommendations after our last article, More Books About Death and Dying that we decided to publish a third list. Even More Books About Death and Dying features philosophical musings, touching obituaries, explorations of what it means to have a good death, experiences of dying,

More Books About Death and Dying

More Books About Death and Dying

From the effects of the American Civil War, philosophical words of wisdom, historical accounts of death, African American experiences of dying, and personal accounts of loss, we’ve compiled a list of books on death and dying that touch on many facets of the human condition. Let us know your favorite books about death and dying

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