Can Your Cemetery Really Bury You Forever? | Planet Money | NPR
Date uploaded: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Archived on: Sat, 30 Oct 2021 19:44:13 GMT
If you die in America, chances are the cemetery is going to promise to maintain your grave forever. Americans take this for granted, but it is a whacky, wild promise that we maybe should not be makingShow more
. In a lot of other countries, you basically rent a grave unil they dig up your bones to make room for the next guy. And yet, in America this forever-grave thing is actually in most states' law. With the exception of religious cemeteries (which often do this anyways), the state regulates how cemeteries save to ensure, theoretically, that they can maintain a grave forever. It's a weird country to die in. So, we made a weirder video about it. LISTEN to the original 'Planet Money' podcast episode here: https://n.pr/2JViEFl SUBSCRIBE TO 'PLANET MONEY SHORTS': http://bit.ly/2o5dHjo SUBSCRIBE TO 'PLANET MONEY': http://n.pr/2Eq8WMl WATCH MORE NPR VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/npr Host Jacob Goldstein Producers Bronson Arcuri Ben Nadaff-Hafrey Editor Bronson Arcuri Audio Engineer Josh Rogosin Assistant Producers Dani Lyman Adrienne St. Clair Illustrations CJ Riculan Cast Ben De La Cruz Kara Frame Maria Godoy Nick Michael Khalon Richard Emily Sullivan Maia Stern Series Creative Director Mito Habe-Evans Consulting Producers Alex Goldmark Bryant Urstadt Executive Producer Keith Jenkins Special Thanks Tregaron Conservancy Archival Media Howard Lewis Jessica Mullen Prelinger Archive ------------------------------------------------------ Subscribe to NPR on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/npr Follow NPR elsewhere, too: • Twitter: https://twitter.com/npr • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NPR • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/npr/ • Tumblr: http://npr.tumblr.com/ • Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/npr ABOUT NPR NPR connects to audiences on the air, on demand, online, and in person. More than 26 million radio listeners tune in to NPR stations each week and more than 36 million unique visitors access NPR.org each month making NPR one of the most trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts. NPR is also the leading publisher of podcasts, with 36 original shows and an average of 4 million listeners per week. NPR shares compelling stories, audio and photos with millions of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat; NPR News and NPR One apps, online streaming, podcasts, iTunes radio and connected car dashboards help meet audiences where they are. NPR's live events bring to the stage two-way conversations between NPR hosts and the audience in collaboration with the public radio Member Station community. This robust access to public service journalism makes NPR an indispensable resource in the media landscape.