Death in the Afternoon

Our new project is Death in the Afternoon; a podcast about all things mortal from The Order of the Good Death.

Death in the Afternoon is a podcast written, researched, and developed by Caitlin Doughty, Sarah Chavez, and Louise Hung of The Order of the Good Death. You can read reviews of the show here and here.

Season One of the podcast is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many other podcast platforms! You can also find full transcript of all episodes, plus extras and behind the scenes info for each episode here on the Blog section of our website.

We’ll be returning for a Season Two in early 2019.  In the meantime, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @DeathAfternoon.

Podcast Series

Terrible, (Thanks for Asking)  

You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. A funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.



The Kaddish Podcast

A podcast that focuses on mourning rituals and customs, and holds space at the intersection of life and death. You can expect topics like reproductive loss, illness,  suicide, queer and trans burial, tattoos and conversion status,  and state violence.


Play Dead Podcast

The podcast that talks with game devs on how they’re using death in their games.


In Sickness + In Health 

A podcast about chronic illness, disability, healthcare and mortality.


Death, et seq. 

A podcast about the relationship between the living and the dead, hosted by Founding Order member Tanya Marsh.


Podcast Episodes

The Best of Caitlin Doughty

Founding Order Members, Death Salon and Undertaking LA

Death Salon

The Pulse – From Fears to Fascinations, What Exactly is a Death Salon?


Undertaking LA

Off-Ramp – Undertaking LA: A new funeral home for people who want to hold a funeral at home



Founding Order Members


Joanna Ebenstein

Storycorps – For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life’s Work


Katrina Spade

NPR Next Generation Radio – Urban Death Project


Jae Rhim Lee

TED Radio Hour – Is There a Better Way to be Buried?


Sarah Chavez

Longest Shortest Time Podcast – Kids Ask About Death

Unladylike – How to be Positively Morbid 


Bess Lovejoy

Fresh Air – Rest in Pieces: The Curious fates of Famous Corpses


Jeff Jorgenson (With Bess Lovejoy)

The Really Big Questions – Death in Seattle


Dr. Judy Melinek

Sword and Scale – Episode 53