Day of the Dead/Día de Los Muertos
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On this special early-release episode of Out of Office: A Travel Podcast, Kiernan learns about Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, by talking to Harvard Professor of the Study of Latin America Davíd Carrasco about the history and traditions of the holiday. Kiernan also talks to Texas Monthly writer José Ralat about pan de muerto, the festival’s signature bread of the dead. How about Ryan? You know Ryan. Things we talked about in today’s podcast:

Professor Carrasco’s video series for the Harvard Peabody Museum

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/Muertos

José Ralat’s “Pan de Muerto is a Cross-Cultural Taste of History”

https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/tex-mexplainer-pan-de-muerto-is-a-cross-cultural-taste-of-history/ 

Peabody Museum’s Altar

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/287 

Catrina

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Calavera_Catrina 

Museo Mural Diego Rivera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_Mural_Diego_Rivera 

Papel Picado

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papel_picado 

Santa Muerte

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Muerte 

Ay Mujer Shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AyMujer?ref=yr_purchases 

“Gustavo, The Shy Ghost” by Flavia Drago

https://www.amazon.com/Gustavo-Shy-Ghost-Flavia-Drago/dp/1536211141

 

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