Human Remains: Past, Present and Future

How should we treat our remains? Masahisa Iketani/Getty Images

Humanity currently stands at a crossroads in the treatment of its dead. Forced to contend with the environmental and economic downsides to modern mortuary customs, various innovators look back to our most basic burial customs and recreate them with a suitably high-tech design twist. Join Robert and Joe for a look at human remains and the way we help (or hinder) their return to the soil.

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Topics in this Podcast: decomposition, environment, human experience, death, religion