Caitlin Doughty: Lessons from the crematorium

From Saturday Morning, 9:08 am on 9 July 2016

Caitlin Doughty is an American funeral director and mortician known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices.

Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty. Photo: supplied

She is the creator of the web series Ask a Mortician, founder of The Order of the Good Death, and author of the 2014 book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematorium (Canongate). She will also be a guest at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2016 (24-28 August).

Ahead of her visit, she talks with Kim Hill from Los Angeles.