I keep the birthday party going In The Den. Plus, I talk about a scary blind person, as well as new music from Aesop Rock & Cerulean. Also, I explain the definitions of various nautical terms I never knew until looking them up (yesterday).
My guest this week, London-based photographer Kurt Tong, has been documenting the modern day Chinese tradition of burning Joss paper offerings to the dead. Kurt explains that, "many Chinese believe that when a person dies he leaves with no earthly possessions." It's therefore up to relatives to provide the material objects the deceased will need in the afterlife.