Death in the Afternoon

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

Welcome to your mortality, humans! This deathcast dispels myths about death and dead bodies, dives into history and dark tales you’ve never heard before, and hopefully makes you less afraid to talk about the inevitable.

Your death nerd hosts, Caitlin Doughty, Sarah Chavez, and Louise Hung, are the same team behind Ask a Mortician, whose aim is to educate their audience about death in a unique, relatable, and entertaining way; and sometimes (ok, all the time) they let things get delightfully bizarre.

The two complete seasons of Death in the Afternoon spanned seventeen episodes that were downloaded by well over 1 million listeners, and garnered rave reviews.

Season One and Two of the podcast are currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many other podcast platforms! You can also find transcripts of all episodes, plus extras and behind the scenes info for each episode on the Death in the Afternoon section of our website.


Podcast Series

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Podcast Episodes


Order Of the Good Death & The Death Positive Movement

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