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This week, we welcome to the show Dr Paul Koudounaris, art historian, photographer, explorer and member of the order of good death. Paul is the author of multiple books including Empire of Death, Heavenly Bodies and, most recently, A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, which he co-authored with his cat, Baba.
Paul joins us today to talk about catacomb saints, death rites, the impact of cats on the development of civilisation and people who mine jade under the instruction of UFOs.
Great stuff.Show Notes
- Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.
- The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses.
- A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History.
- Live event with Paul and Baba hosted by Glen Eira libraries.
- Smithsonian article on A Cat's Tale.
- Paul on Instagram.