Kathy Benjamin is the author of Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever and, her latest book, It's Your Funeral!: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime -- Before It's Too Late. Kathy’s writing has received more than 100 million hits across some of the most popular humor and trivia websites in the world, including Mental Floss, Cracked, Grunge, The Smoking Jacket, and Uproxx.
We talked about some of the gems found in her new book - the history of funerals, creative ideas for cremains, alkaline hydrolysis, cryonics, body donation, mummification, building your own coffin, renting a mourner, funeral crashers, unconventional funeral venues, and so much more! Make sure to check out her book for a fun, personalized way to help you put together your wishes while also learning about unique options outside the standard funeral, with a little humor sprinkled on top. Enjoy the episode!
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