Caitlin Doughty is an American mortician, author, blogger, and YouTube personality known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices.
Obsession, murder, dying, and a touch of humor: just some of the dark subjects we’ll touch on in this  Halloween special. Host Krys Boyd talks with a mortician, a journalist studying true crime, and an examination of women in horror films from a feminist’s lens.
"Dead bodies are not dangerous!" is a fitting manta for mortician, author and death positivity activist Caitlin Doughty. This week: how to die, the funeral-industrial complex, and why you need an advance directive.
“Where do we go when we die?” That might be a subject best left to the philosophers. But what about other burning questions like, “What happens to astronauts if they die in space?” or “Do fingernails grow after I’m dead?” Mortician Caitlin Doughty joins host Krys Boyd to tackle the interesting and icky questions posed by children about a still-taboo subject, which she writes about in “Will the Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death.”
The mortician and bestselling author reads from her new book and opens up about her fascination and fear of death, her battles with anxiety and workaholism and the sense of purpose she gets from her work.  Her new book (which she reads from) is Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs. More About Our Guest Find where to buy her new book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs at Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Roman.  Go to for a free visit and free online shipping of ED meds. This episode is sponsored by Jetson Probiotics.  For 30% off your first month go to and use offer code MENTAL   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is our FB is and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------  
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Aug 19th, 1984
Los Angeles, California, USA
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