To The Best Of Our Knowledge: Death (A Five-Part Series): The Wake

We will present a rich, cross-cultural perspective on death and dying, speaking with a wide range of guests - from medical professionals and morticians to historians, anthropologists, religious thinkers and writers. Our series will also feature highly-produced personal segments, including one story that follows a terminally-ill man over the course of a year - from the months leading up to his death, to his “green” burial.

From burials and funerals to mourning rituals, there’s a rich cross-cultural history of how people grieve, remember and honor the dead. We will examine these different traditions, and look at the sudden popularity among millennials of social media sites that focus on death.

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