Filming for the debut season of The After Hours Club is well underway. Our exploration of death, and what it means in America, has already taken us to New Orleans, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Asheville, and Jacksonville, Alabama. We have a lot more cities to visit before our first episode airs this fall.

From the dozens of interviews we’ve already conducted, one thing is clear: people who know death intimately, working with it on a day-to-day basis, say most of YOU are in the dark about a lot of it. From step-by-step explanations of embalming, to the incredible pressures that coroners and death investigators face, to Buddhist beliefs about life and death (Nirvana is NOT what you think), we’re uncovering the truth bit by bit.

We’ll be updating you throughout the summer as our journey continues.

Stay tuned for more details about our adventures.

In the meantime, welcome to The After Hours club.