May 26, 2023 - 15 min
Stay connected with the biggest global stories in business and tech. Presented by Karleen Leveille, every weekday on Curio. In today's episode... The U.S. funeral industry is worth $20bn annually. Yet, many of us remain in the dark about what happens to our bodies after we die. Bloomberg Businessweek breaks down American post-mortem practices, from traditional burials to new-age composting. Then, do you know just how much paperwork follows a bereavement? The Financial Times reflects on afterlife administration - the side hustle nobody wants - and how the U.K. government's Tell Us Once service can help.