Category: Culture & Politics

How Funerals and Grief are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus

How Funerals and Grief are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus

Social distancing, self-isolation and other measures are changing death. Find out How Funerals and Grief are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus.

A Deeper Dive into Death retreat

A Deeper Dive Into Death Retreat

A review of A Deeper Dive into Death, an end-of-life retreat and death doula workshop hosted by Death Doula LA.

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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