Close to Death
Close to Death
Nov 10, 2021
4: Earth & Stars
Play • 34 min

For years, we’ve been sold on just two ways to deal with a dead body — you either get cremated or you’re caked in makeup and placed in a casket six feet under. But there’s gotta be more options, right? Uninspired with what's on offer, comedian and journalist Francesca Fiorentini went on a tour of how to dispose of a dead body to get some ideas of what she'll do with her eventual corpse. First, she visits Walt Patrick at Herland Forest, a green burial site in Washington that's composting human bodies. Then, she gets a peek into Celestis, the space burial company that'll shoot your remains into space.  


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

Allie Graham - Producer

Francesca Fiorentini - Producer

Sara Nics - Executive Editor

Jasmine Flott- Music Supervisor

AJ Hanneld- Graphic Artist

Nocturnal Sound - Mixing and Sound Design

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