Radio Times

Modern mourning

November 24, 2014

Guests: Meghan O’Rourke, Rebecca Soffer, and Caleb Wilde

The rules around death and mourning used to be tightly prescribed — from how funerals were conducted to the way we grieved. But in recent years, many people, particularly younger generations, are changing the rituals and personalizing them. And through the Internet and social networking sites, they are mourning and memorializing their loved ones in new and more public ways. Today we look at the evolving rituals about death and loss with REBECCA SOFFER, co-founder of website Modern Loss, CALEB WILDE, a funeral director and blogger, and MEGHAN O‚ÄôROURKE, poet and author of the memoir A Long Goodbye.

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