This week, Katie is bewitched with what happens to your body after you die.
From the time you take your last breath to the time you are placed in the ground or an urn, the process and care your human form receives is something of a mystery. Mortuary science is a secretive field, and few people know what goes on behind the scenes in a funeral home. The air of mystery surrounding the very natural end of life only adds to the general fear of death. In this episode, we take you through the process your earthly remains will go through from their transport to the morgue to their final resting place, be that a cemetery or deepest space.
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt by Todd Harra and Ken McKenzie