Category: Culture & Politics

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Canada’s First Body Farm Q&A – 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

Forensic Body Farms: What You Need to Know

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

More Podcasts About Death

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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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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Death Positive Websites and Blogs You Should Know

When we first published this list in 2015, death and death positivity were ‘having a moment‘. Today, fuelled by books, movies, digital media and activists, death consciousness is everywhere. The public is becoming more aware of their post-mortem options, as well as the history and politics of death. The death positive websites and blogs you

Race & The Funeral Profession: What Jessica Mitford Missed

When Jessica Mitford criticized the funeral profession, Dr. Kami Fletcher argues that it wasn’t the African American funeral director Mitford had in mind.