6: Home Funerals

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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.

Credits:

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

Greg Heller - 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.

We've all been to a funeral where we've looked around and thought: "[The deceased] would have hated this." So what would it look like if we ditched the stuffy funeral homes, skipped the expensive caskets, and designed our funerals before we died? Death doula Jill Schock helps her clients have end of life celebrations that feel unique to the life they lived. In this episode, she guides writer and producer Greg Heller through a practice run of his own funeral.

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