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Here’s something different: a job posting for a “quirky and funny” guy with “an interest in death and rituals” that was sent to the American Anthropological Association:

I am a casting director with a Major Cable Network dedicated to Nature, Science and Exploration; we are currently gearing up to produce a pilot.

The show will explore death rituals around the world.  The tone of the piece will be smart, engaging and witty, akin to No Reservations for death instead of food.  We’re searching for a male-co-host and I wanted to reach out to you and see if you knew anyone who might fit the bill.

We’re looking for a guy, mid ’20s to mid ’30s, who can act as a quirky and funny sidekick to our edgy female host.  He’ll have to interact with people and be able to interact with people on the fly, so be comfortable creating conversation with a camera around.  He has to have an interest in death and rituals – whether professional or personal.  (An emerging paleontologist, archaeologist, anthropologist)

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

Thank you for your time!

Jamie Carroll
Casting Director | NGC

I’d suggest our own Russ Saltzman, who’s written with humor (and with real insight) on both death and ritual. I recommend in particular his columns about the passing of his father and about the funnier elements of serving as a Lutheran pastor.  Russ, what do you say?

Via @daralind

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