Death in the Afternoon
By The Order of the Good Death
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Welcome to your mortality, humans! It's a new podcast called Death in the Afternoon, from the team behind Ask a Mortician. The deathcast will dispel myths about death and dead bodies, dive into history and dark tales you've never heard before, and hopefully make you less afraid to talk about the inevitable. Hosted by Caitlin Doughty, Louise Hung, and Sarah Chavez.
||CleanEmbalmed Alive||Embalming. It sounds like the stuff of horror movies: pump a dead body full of chemicals to make it look alive – ALIVE! Whose idea was this? Is there really such a thing as "extreme embalming"? And what about when embalming (allegedly) goes...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's OK to Not Decay||Ah, to die, to decompose, to become one with the earth. Most of us accept this as our fate. But what happens when that whole “decomposition thing” doesn’t go as planned? This week we discuss incorrupt corpses that inspire devotion, grant...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't Drink the KoolAid!||Being in a cult... doesn’t always end well. This week, we confront the questions: Why not drink the Kool-Aid? How many puppies does it take to resurrect a teen queen? And, what shouldn’t you bring into a doomsday cave? (Spoiler: corpses)||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs That a Foot?||Generally speaking, we like our limbs in context. “The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone.” But what about when we encounter limbs that aren’t connected to anybody? Just out there, free and...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrematory Whoopsies||Mistakes happen. Cremations happen. But few things capture our morbid imagination like cremation mistakes happening. Whether it’s the horror of cremating your coworker, a misplaced corpse on the way to America’s first modern cremation, or plumes...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Roommate, a Corpse||In our first episode, we take you on a magical (ok, not always so magical) journey of living with the dead. From an adorable 91 year old lady with a dark secret, to a rhinestone studded cult with resurrection ambitions, to a Japanese mummy collecting...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Season One||Welcome to your mortality, humans! It's a new podcast called Death in the Afternoon from the team that brings you Ask a Mortician. First episode is out on October 15th.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love you guys and this podcast so much! Ive seen every “ask a mortician” episode so this is A special treat to hold me over until the next one. I love learning about all things related to death in listening to the stories told on this podcast is so fun. Thank you!
Bingeworthy death stories
OMG this stuff is AWESOME without being gruesome (not much), gross (just a little) or horrific (what cult is not?!) Caitlin Doughty of the Order of the Good Death doesn’t disappoint listeners with these stories of hidden corpses, macabre body hoarders, crazy cult leaders, and general good ol death stories. More please. 💀
One of my favorites
I love this pod cast so much!!! I really hope you all keep it up, it’s my Wednesday highlight 💙💀