Ask A Mortician: Can a Casket Explode?

In this episode of Ask A Mortician, our favorite death-obsessed lady, Caitlin Doughty, explains the magic of decomposition, and how, if you want to, you can turn a dead body into an explosive device. » 6/19/12 6:15pm 6/19/12 6:15pm

Also, we neglected to post this episode from earlier this month, in which Caitlin discusses corpse poop, so we are…

Our Favorite Mortician Does Not Care for Zombies!

This week, our pal Caitlin returns with episode six of Ask A Mortician, and declares: "Here's the thing about zombies: I don't care for them." Special guests in this clip include a vulture, a puppet, some maggots and Caitlin's mom. » 3/08/12 4:10pm 3/08/12 4:10pm

Our Favorite Mortician Reveals What Happens to Corpses in Space

This week, our pal Caitlin gets some help from Mary Roach, author of Stiff, as she talks about space burials. We also learn the best way to cremate someone who is obese, and whether or not it's cool to ask a funeral director for a lock of hair from a deceased loved one. Pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable:… » 1/17/12 6:10pm 1/17/12 6:10pm