There's nothing quite like telling a great story live. These are a selection of talks I've given to academics, party-goers, death industry professionals, believers and skeptics. Each talk is tailored to the audience and venue but they share a respect for the material, in-depth research, and an approachable style that focuses on the shared humanity and humor in these little-known histories.
 

Tales from the Church Crypt
Green-Wood Cemetery
Atlas Obscura
October 24, 2015
Brooklyn, NY

All the Saints and All the Souls
Most Holy Redeemer Church
Atlas Obscura
October 23, 2015
New York, NY

Preserved in Perpetuity
The Mütter Museum
Death Salon
October 6, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Burnt and Purged Away: Purgatory and the Italian Cult of the Dead
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
October 7, 2015
Brooklyn, NY

Adored Cadaver
Errata Salon: An Ongoing Nonfiction Reading Series
September 24, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Burnt and Purged Away: Purgatory and the Italian Cult of the Dead
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bishop Walter Sullivan Lecture Series
September 9, 2015
Richmond, VA

Dead and Lovely
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
August 6, 2015
Brooklyn, NY

Incorruptibles (Radio Interview)
“Miracle Hunter”, Radio Maria
July 7, 2015

Dear God, Why? The Catholic Dead on Display
Machine Project
February 20, 2015
Los Angeles, CA 

The Public Corpse: Exploring Death Rituals and the Spaces Devoted to Them in Rome
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
November 3, 2014
Brooklyn, NY

The Public Corpse: Exploring Death Rituals and the Spaces Devoted to Them in Rome
Fort Mason Center
Death Salon
October 11, 2014
San Francisco, CA

The Bones of the Saints: Unlocking the Secret History of Paris
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
December 9, 2013
Brooklyn, NY

Mortification of the Feminine Flesh
The Center for Inquiry
Death Salon
October 19, 2013
Los Angeles, CA