In an attempt to answer the oft-voiced question "what is that thing, anyway?", in this week’s podcast a visit is finally paid to this sumptuous Victorian repository for cremated remains, the baroque center of what was once a 167 acre cemetery in the center of San Francisco. It’s a spectacular building, but the real discovery comes in the form of its soulful caretaker, Mr. Emmitt Watson.

For further edification:
» the Neptune Society
» Columbarium – sfhistoryencyclopedia.com
» Emmitt Watson interview – sfgate.com
» mystical connections?
» extispicy – blog entry
» Bernard Cahill – architect
» Columbarium – google maps

Musical support:
Thanks to 2-RD and 31d1 for this week’s music, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.