Custom hearses, parade processionals, destination funerals—these are the latest trends in the funeral industry. Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss our culture’s growing fascination with end-of-life gatherings devoid of traditional services and mourning, raising the question of the need and purpose of grieving our losses.

Theme music by Maiden Name.

Links from the Show:

Rise of the Alternative Funeral – The Guardian

Personalized Hearses the New Way to Go – The Guardian

Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life – NY Times

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