What's the Story? Podcast

What's the Story Podcast is a two time Irish podcast of the year, bringing you Ireland's best comedy, entertainment, craic and nonsense. Everyone has a story to tell and we want to tell it. Join Danny & Mero as they bring you tales from around Ireland (and sometimes beyond) with guests, and of course their own stories and laughs along the way. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always entertaining. All Materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected.

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WTS 167: The Hart Island Project w/ Melinda Hunt


Off the New York's Bronx coastline is an island that is home to the remains of over 1 million people.There are no gravestones, no memorial services and you cannot attend funerals there. Each grave contains 150 people, pine box caskets are stacked three-high and two-deep as they fill the giant holes with little room to spare.

Hart Island is the world's largest publicly funded cemetery, and for years it has been shrouded in secrecy and associated with the poor, criminals, insane, and diseased. But is the more Hart Island and is it as dark and sinister as some press reports have portrayed it? 

Since 1994, The Hart Island Project has independently assisted families in obtaining copies of public burial records. The group also helps people track down loved ones and negotiate visits. The Hart Island Project was founded by New York artist Melinda Hunt in an effort to aid the loved ones of the dead buried on Hart Island. 


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 2018-12-02  53m