The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on currency as art, a murder-solving lunch club, travel journalism and more.

I would imagine the only way I can come off not looking like a monster and this post be engrossing is if you can first promise that you're capable of divorcing yourself from the reality of dead babies. If you do not feel that you can remove yourself from envisioning dead babies and instead think of lines of text on websites like WorldNetDaily, the Times and the Daily Mail, then perhaps this post should not be read by you.

Here we are in Atlanta at the end of August, the Friday before Labor Day. In the United States, most of us have the day off on Monday. The joke around my house is that I always get stuck with a honey-do list, and thus Labor Day becomes a day of labor, not rest. Ah well, the joys of married life. I highly recommend it for those of you languishing in your single lives. What does all of this have to do with this week's podcasts? Not a thing. This week on the Stuff You Should Know podcast program, we covered something that's very "SYSK" and then something that we've never hit on before...

Cremation is a burial process practiced around the world, but how exactly does it work? Josh and Chuckers take a detailed look at cremation's history, practices and controversies in this episode.