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A funeral director sees things daily that most people should only see once in a lifetime

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The Death, Sex, & Money podcast, hosted by Anna Sale, interviews Caleb Wilde, a 33-year-old sixth-generation funeral director in the small town of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. He blogs at “Confessions of a Funeral Director.”

“It’s overexposed me to death, and it’s created burnout and depression,” Wilde says. “At the same time, it’s allowed me to see beautiful aspects of humanity: compassion, empathy, tolerance. A close experience with death changes us. It changes all aspects of our being.”

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