I Heart Dead Things
By Courtney Iseman & Laura Wasson
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If it’s dead, we’ll talk about it. Come for the skulls, stay for the lols.
||Clean22. Our Bloody Valentine's Day Episode||Love is in the air, candy is in the store, and death, as ever, is on our brains. In this installment of your favorite podcast, we investigate the origins of the beloved holiday (they're weird!), talk about the true definition of love (hint: it's not ke||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21. Introducing Swedish Death Cleaning||Move over, hygge! The new hot trend from Scandinavia is all about confronting your mortality through tidying up. In this episode, we chat about Margareta Magnusson's international bestseller The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and how to tackle||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20. Deathcrush: Norwegian Black Metal||Music has a long history of flirting with the devil and embracing the subversive. In the '80s, though, a bunch of kids in Norway took that to a new extreme, linking metal with an obsession with death, Satan, and even murder. Why there? Why then? What's||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. Death Salon with Nuri McBride||Nuri McBride is a writer, researcher, and speaker who is an expert in the relationship between death and scent. If you never thought of the connection, or if you have and think it's as cool as we do, you can't miss this conversation. We cover everything||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. Female Serial Killers 101||Bundy. Dahmer. Kemper. Doss? Cotton? Eh? You might know a thing or two about Aileen Wuornos or even Countess Erzsébet Báthory, but what do you really know about female serial killers, their motives, and their means? In this episode, we take a look||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. The I Heart Dead Things Christmas Deathtacular||We have visions of grim reapers dancing in our heads! It's officially the holidays, mortal friends, and if you tend to get a little sick from all the sugar and spice and everything nice, we've got the cure for what ails ya. Christmas, in fact, has a||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. Death Salon with J.R. Pepper||It's the first interview of I Heart Dead Things! We hung out with photographer and researcher J.R. Pepper and were treated to some of her expertise on spirit photography, post-mortem photography, and lots more. In fact, we touched on so many death-centr||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. Have You Danced With Your Dead Lately?||Madagascar's Malagasy people have a longstanding ritual called Famadihana, or turning of the bones. It's a beautiful custom that reunites the living with the dead and celebrates generations of ancestors — but this year, it's being blamed for a bigger-||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: #deadbodypositivity The Sequel||Are you just dying to know what will become of your earthly remains? Well friend, you are in luck! #deadbodypositivity is back and we've got even more suggestions for making the most of your corpse. Whether you long to soar through space or explore the||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. The Donner Party: Not So Happy Trails||Everyone knows about the Donner party — or thinks they do, anyway. The real story is more complex and tragic than the sensational cannibalism tales associated with this ill-fated group today. Join us as we dive into what really happened, how many othe||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. Sword, Scale, & Crossbones||What rights do corpses have? Can your living family overrule your post-life wishes? Is necrophilia a crime? The answer to all: You might be surprised. In this episode we unpack some of the thorny, confusing, and downright weird laws about death and dyi||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. The Other Walking Dead||Cotard's Syndrome is extremely rare, but cases have been reported from the 1800s to now. Symptoms range from thinking your appendages are not your own to believing you've died, and some of the causes and treatments are not what you'd expect.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. It's the Halloween Episode, Y'All||But before you break out the costumes, spooky films, and candy, consider this: Do you actually know anything about the holiday? Hint: It's not all Hocus Pocus. In this episode we unveil Halloween's ancient and very dead origins, share some fun facts, a||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. The Last English Hangman||Capital punishment is as old as civilization itself, but it was only in the twentieth century that we began to seriously question how humane this form of death was. This conversation was particularly fraught in post-WWII England. On one hand: Nazis.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Lather Up!||Strange but true: under the right climate conditions, corpses can undergo the same chemical reactions that create soap. In this totally wacky episode, we discuss how saponification happens, how it's preserved bodies for centuries, and why it's a major p||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. We Heart (Cultural) Dead Things||Since everybody dies, it's no wonder that death is one of the most common themes in music, books, TV, and film. From Blue Oyster Cult and Black Mirror to Monty Python and Discworld, we're highlighting just a few of our favorite death appearances (and so||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Paul's Dead. Long Live Paul||What is it about music stars and death conspiracies? We spotlight some of the weirdest, from playing your records backward for clues about Paul McCartney to believing Tupac is still alive.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Who Wants to Live Forever?||Some people, apparently! Transhumanism is often described as a sort of "tech religion," and depending on who you ask, it just might be the secret to immortality. But, as we all know, there's no such thing as a free lunch. What happens when one of humani||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Don't Fear the Reaper||The grim reaper is one of the world's most recognizable symbols of death. How did this guy — or gal — creep into everything from poems to cartoons, and what's with the scythe, anyway?||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. #DeadBodyPositivity||There's never been a better time to die! Now more than ever before we have an incredible amount of control over what happens to our earthly remains. Not so interested in traditional burial? Bored by the idea of your ashes being scattered in some scenic||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. But First, Lemme Take a Ghostie||Spirit photography was all the rage in the 1860s and '70s thanks to the advent of cameras, the Civil War's death toll, and a very Victorian bond with mortality. It was largely and quickly debunked except for the work of William Mumler — was he really||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. NYC's Very Own Mass Grave||If you can make it here, you can still die and be utterly forgotten. Like many large cities, New York's best-kept secrets are often hidden in plain sight. See: Hart Island, a small bit of land neighboring City Island and Rikers Island that was once hom||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Heart Dead Things Trailer||Meet I Heart Dead Things. Find out what this podcast is all about, what we'll be covering, why we're talking all things death, and why you should be tuning in. Coming in September — the launch is nigh.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Good death talk times!
I've been on a true crime podcast kick lately and I love that this is kind of the next step! Not crime but all things morbid made totally not dark and sometimes even fun, and a good way to talk about death more in so many ways!
Macabre, in a fascinating way
Well-researched, and informative. The ladies have a respectful but fun take on these topics —so macabre, yet so interesting!