18 episodes

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.

Death in the Afternoon The Order of the Good Death

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 1.1K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Rmadk ,

Educational, thought-provoking, entertaining

This is a perfect blend of educational, thought-provoking, entertaining. Hard to pull off, given our death-averse society. Kudos. Love Ask a Mortician as well.

upyrgirl ,

Electric Magnetic Mummification

My aunt is a mortician and has dazzled me with work stories since I was very young. I love listening to this podcast because it reminds me of her talking about her crazy work life. Thanks for being respectful but hilarious about the history and science of funerals, and reminding me of a beloved aunt.

novice lunatic ,

dealing with death

my advanced biology teacher created a death and dying section for our senior class, including discussions of self directed euthanasia, hospice care, care of bodies after death, and living wills. we visited the university of michigan’s gross anatomy lab (where i discovered that corpses smell like fried chicken, and several classmates fainted) where we had the opportunity to examine corpses (donated to science) up close and personal. at this point in my life, i had already experienced a lot of death, but this proximity to corpses demystified a lot for me. when we visited a funeral home (more fainting), where we were shown the embalming process, i decided that it wasn’t for me. in fact, the whole funeral process in the US is disturbing, between the up selling and the unnecessary embalming, the stench of capitalism is pervasive and rank.

i said all of that to say this: caitlin, louise and sarah are the friends i never knew i wanted- folks for whom death is neither fundamentally grizzly nor frightening. just knowing that i’m not the only person who would like to have their body consumed by animals, to close the circle of life, is reassuring. listening to this podcast is informative, fascinating and comforting.
i can’t wait for season 3.

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