• The Adventures of Momento Mori

    Adventures of Momento Mori

    Meg, here. There‚Äôre some new death kids on the block, and they aaiight. The Adventures of Momento Mori launched about a month ago at the…

  • Grave Matters… Muahahahaha!

    Grave Matters (podcast)
    BackStory, with the American History Guys (May 23, 2014)

    This week the genius history podcast BackStory rebroadcasted their show “Grave Matters” in honor of Memorial Day.

    Did you know that the term “funeral parlors” was a marketing riff on the Victorian parlor room of the home, the inevitable site of the wake and funeral? To kick the dour image of death, the parlor eventually morphed into the “living” room. BOOM!

    Do check it out. Always informative and entertaining, BackStory is one my (Meg’s) favorite podcasts.

    Grave Matters (podcast) BackStory, with the American History Guys (May 23, 2014) This week the genius history podcast BackStory rebroadcasted their show “Grave Matters” in…

  • Casket Trust-busting on the Horizon?

    Consumer Advocates Want More Competition in Casket Market April Dembosky, Marketplace (August 2, 2010) American Public Media’s Marketplace has a short radio segment about a…

  • TAL: Trouble Bridge Over Water

    This American Life: The Bridge originally aired May 7, 2010 Act One, Bridge Over Troubled Water We posted last December about the Cliffs of Tojimbo…

  • The Sisters Fox

    Episode 27: The Sisters Fox Nate DiMeo, The Memory Palace (March 12, 2010) In his latest podcast at The Memory Palace, Nate DiMeo tells the…

  • The Rest in Pieces

    This American Life: How to Rest in Peace originally aired November 2, 2007. This episode of This American Life re-aired yesterday, providing me a driveway…

  • Vote or Die… or, “and”

    Episode 20: This Ungainly Fowl Nate DiMeo, The Memory Palace (October 16, 2009) In honor of Election Day in the United States and in roundabout…

  • “Dead Spiritualist Silent”

    Radiolab: Proof originally aired August 10, 2009. It appears Radiolab had more great death meditations than they knew what to do with. Following up on…

  • Radiolab: After Life… Now with John Troyer!

    Radiolab: After Life originally aired July 27, 2009. So somehow John got on Radiolab. Sure, it’s only a few seconds, but MAN this guy gets…

  • Better Living Through Not Dying: Cryonic / Belief Suspension

    This American Life: Mistakes Were Made originally aired April 18, 2008. This American Life does it again. “Mistakes Were Made” looks at the rise and…

  • RadioLab: Unconventional Ways to Stay Alive

    RadioLab: Stayin’ Alive originally aired June 2, 2009. Robert and Jad explore keeping on keeping on.

  • TAL: Business of Death

    This American Life: Business of Death originally aired April 18, 1997. This American Life delves into the death business, with readings from Thomas Lynch (The…