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Close to Death is a podcast that profiles people who spend every day working with the dead and dying. Sound depressing? It isn’t. Sound creepy? It can be! From death doulas to crime scene cleaners, obituary writers to taxidermists, human composting farms to witches who talk to the dead, these death experts have seen it all. In each episode, with the help of comedians and reporters, we’ll hear their stories and find out what they have learned about life by working with death. Hosted by Utkarsh Ambudkar.
Josh Bloch- For USG Audio
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
Tara Frelund- For USG Audio
Utkarsh Ambudkar- Host
Gretta Cohn - Executive Producer
Kesila Childers - Executive Producer
Greg Lubin - Executive Producer
Jordan Bailey – Lead Producer
Camille Peterson - Producer
Mary Beth Barone - Producer
Sara Nics - Executive Editor
Jasmine Flott- Music Supervisor
AJ Hanneld- Graphic Artist
Nocturnal Sound - Mixing and Sound Design
This is a USG Audio podcast in collaboration with Transmitter Media and Powderkeg.
When someone dies, they always leave things behind, and their loved ones are left to clean up. But sometimes, cleaning up after death means cleaning up a literal biohazardous crime scene. Comedian Mary Beth Barone spends time with people who do that kind of extreme cleanup for a living: crime scene cleaners from Spaulding Decon. They share what they've learned from looking at the messiest parts of death head on.