What does it cost you to die? Host Kal Penn travels to Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, LA and New York, meeting with workers and experts in the "death economy," to learn how money changes hands between the people who decide what your life is worth -- both before and after it's over. While on this death journey, Kal meets barnacle divers who regularly risk their lives harvesting sea creatures eaten as a delicacy, explores the secrets of an ATF agent operating undercover as a mob hitman, and visits a 14th century church, famous for its enormous "human bone chandelier." Kal also gets wrapped in a death shroud, courtesy of an LA mortician with very progressive views on how the dead should be treated, explores how US style funerals have been exported to Malaysia, and visits a peculiar graveyard in Germany, catering to die-hard football fans. Rounding out his journey are a former New York judge and power pop drummer who enlightens Kal on how lawsuits provide big payouts when ...
Did You Know?
This is an ossuary,by definition it's "a depository for the bones of the dead." This ossuary, the Sedlec Ossuary, isn't the only place where the bones of Europe's long dead are out on display. It's not even the largest in Europe. There are at least three other ossuaries in the Czech Republic. The Brno Ossuary is the second largest ossuary in Europe and wasn't discovered until 2001. The Křtiny Ossuary, while smaller in size with only about 1,000 remains, is known for some of its skull collection to be mysteriously painted. See more
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