134 episodes

A podcast about the history, preservation, and culture of American cemeteries hosted by Liz Clappin

Tomb With A View: A Cemetery Podcast Liz Clappin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

A podcast about the history, preservation, and culture of American cemeteries hosted by Liz Clappin

    Episode 16: Peaceful Character: Transcendentalism, Naturalistic Landscape Design, and Author's Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

    Episode 16: Peaceful Character: Transcendentalism, Naturalistic Landscape Design, and Author's Ridge at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

    On one hill, in one cemetery, in a small town in Massachusetts are buried several American literary giants. The cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, in Concord, MA is in many ways a manifestation of the ideology that they popularized and launched a movement to conserve land. Email: tombwithaviewpodcast@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

    • 51 min
    Episode 137: The Last Dormitory: The Perpetual School Spirit of Cemeteries on Campus

    Episode 137: The Last Dormitory: The Perpetual School Spirit of Cemeteries on Campus

    Did your college or university have a cemetery on campus? A surprising amount of schools do. They exist of a number of reasons (well just one actually, but there's plenty of different stories). Celebrate back to school in the best way possible...cemeteries!Email: tombwithaviewpodcast@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

    • 49 min
    Episode 18: The Zinc Link: Metal Headstones, Blowtorches, and How the Monumental White Bronze Company Revolutionized Cemetery Sales

    Episode 18: The Zinc Link: Metal Headstones, Blowtorches, and How the Monumental White Bronze Company Revolutionized Cemetery Sales

    Zinkies, or white bronze headstones are a perennial favorite of all taphophiles. Today we explore their origin, manufacturing, preservation, and discussed how the company that made them revolutionized sales techniques.Email: tombwithaviewpodcast@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

    • 45 min
    Episode 14: Eternal Architecture: The Significance of Revival Style Architecture in Cemeteries

    Episode 14: Eternal Architecture: The Significance of Revival Style Architecture in Cemeteries

    The rural cemetery movement coincided with an intellectual fascination with past cultures. These elements of society combined to create a century of architectural distinction in American cemeteries. Email: tombwithaviewpodcast@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

    • 42 min
    Episode 13: I Saw the Sign: Fraternal, Allegorical, Occupational, and Spiritual Cemetery Symbolism

    Episode 13: I Saw the Sign: Fraternal, Allegorical, Occupational, and Spiritual Cemetery Symbolism

    Cemetery Symbolism is often the hook that lures people into the cemetery world. What is it? What does it mean? Symbols and how they are interpreted is a complicated and much debated topic in art history. Email: Tombwithaviewpodcast@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

    • 42 min
    Episode 136: Atomic Afterlife: From Marie Curie to the Atomic Man, the Lead-Lined Resting Places of the Radioactive

    Episode 136: Atomic Afterlife: From Marie Curie to the Atomic Man, the Lead-Lined Resting Places of the Radioactive

    Radiation can both help and harm, from the atomic bomb to life saving cancer treatment the way that radioactive elements and isotopes impact the human body was little understood until the mid-20th century. The answers came from cemeteries, where scientists looked to corpses that had died of exposure to radiation to study the phenomenon, and better understand how to harness it's power in the future. Email: tombwithaviewpodcast@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

pacienciajd ,

Excellent Scholarship

Liz really knows her stuff! She researches, writes, records, & edits - all on her own. I listened to my first full episode tonight, but I’ll be coming back to listen to all the other episodes I’ve missed. Fascinating history and great listening! Highly recommend!

Cassparagus ,

A total eye opener!

Absolutely amazing!!! I always loved wandering cemeteries and loved the history of the people buried there, but Liz introduces SO many topics that I (a non historian) would never have thought of or considered. I am completely addicted. My interest in cemeteries has become deeper than ever.

TheBumblingAdoptee ,

Ah-maaazing

Showing up really late to the party, but I am in love with TWAV! Liz does an amazing job with researching, sharing and entertaining in all of her episodes!

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