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The Death Diaries
39 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
On this episode I talk with Anna Swenson, communications manager at Recompose. Recompose provides ecological, regenerative death care and is the first company in the world to offer natural organic reduction, a process that gently converts human remains to soil. https://www.recompose.life/
29 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Are the dead taking over Facebook?
On this episode I talk with Carl Öhman, a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research looks at the ethical and political challenges that arise from the growing volume of ‘digital human remains’ – data left by deceased users – on the internet. This includes questions of about what happens to our data when we die, what should we do with dead people's data? And who should decide? Links: How to Setup a Legacy Contact on Facebook The Oxford Internet Institute, Digital Ethics Lab Edina Harbinja Research
27 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
The Death Deck
On this episode, I talk with The Death Deck founders Lisa Pahl and Lori LoCicero. Their motivation and desire to help people become comfortable with conversations about mortality and end of life wishes led to their partnership and creation of the game. Links: The Death Deck
38 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
When a Pet Dies
On this episode, I talk with Dr. Page Yaxley, a board-certified Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine veterinarian at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. We talk about quality and end of life care for animals. Links: International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care
4 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
3 Things I’ve Learned From Starting a Podcast
A year ago today I was nervous as hell to hit publish on the very first episode of The Death Diaries. If you haven’t heard it, I encourage you to go back and look for Episode 1, 'Introducing the Death Diaries.‘ In this bonus episode, I share three things I've learned from starting this podcast.
30 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die
On this episode I talk with Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death, author and coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. Links: A Good Goodbye (website) Before I Die Festival
33 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Obsessed with Death
On this episode I talk with Cal Cates, Executive Director at Healwell. We talk about their obsession with death and end of life care massage.
43 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
Live From Iona Senior Services: Sally Craig
Our first live episode from Iona Senior Services features Sally Craig. She talks about the death of her husband, caring for bodies at home after death and dating. Links: http://crossings.net/ National Home Funeral Alliance
28 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Turning Pain into Purpose
On this episode I talk with Darlene Garcia, who unexpectedly one day became a widow. She's a grief recovery specialist, self love coach and HR consultant who's on a mission to give a grief a voice.
23 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
On this episode I talk with a former atheist turned religious sister, Theresa Aletheia Noble, about remembering your own death and Momento mori.
43 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Conversation with a Hospice Chaplain
On this episode I talk with Dr. Donna Grant Wilcox, an ordained chaplain, speaker, author and comedian who has attended more than 400 deaths. Websites mentioned in the episode: https://www.donnagrantwilcox.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DrDonnaGrantWilcox/
34 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
It Only Takes 10 Minutes
On this episode Paul talks with Andrew who hasn't opened up in years about the deaths of two very important people.
37 minutes | May 31, 2019
Anatomical Donor Program
On this episode I talk with Mark Zavoyna, the Operations Manager of the Anatomical Donor Program at Georgetown University's School of Medicine. Georgetown's Anatomical Donor Program
30 minutes | May 14, 2019
Live Well Die Well
On this episode I talk with Kimberly C. Paul, who shares about her Live Well Die Well Tour and the inspiration behind it all. Kimberly left her 17-year hospice career and dream job to hit the road with her German Shepherd, Haven to connect with people and communities. Links: Live Well Die Well Tour Website Bridging the Gap by Kimberly C. Paul Death by Design Podcast
36 minutes | May 3, 2019
In September of 2017, Francesca's mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma — a rare, incurable cancer of the plasma cells found in bone marrow. Her dad died less than two years earlier. When the Saraco's learned of the cancer, Francesca took on the role of her mother's primary caregiver. It was a challenging, scary, overwhelming and wonderful time in her life. This is her story. Link to Francesca's video, 'CAREGIVER'
37 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
When Lightning Strikes Twice
On this episode we chat with Paul Williams, Executive Director of Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. We talk about how he got into the cemetery business and what people can expect when they work with a cemetery. He shares his own personal story of being struck by lightning...twice. thedeathdiariespodcast.com
34 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
From Avoiding to Embracing Death
On this episode we hear from Hoff, who shares with us his journey from avoiding death to embracing it. You'll learn how he's channeled it to create a healthier and happier lifestyle while preparing for his own death. Links mentioned in this episode: Ethan Hoffman Tribute (Video) Hoff's Collection of Harmonica Cases Concrete Mama by Ethan Hoffman and John McCoy
30 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
Mourning the Death of Someone Still Alive
What's it like to mourn the death of someone still alive? Rebecca Gunter joins us on this episode to share her story. You can read Rebecca's writings at https://medium.com/@rebeccagunter_
20 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
The Story of "Sidekick"
On this episode Justin C. shares his personal story about what it's like that his grandpa and dad (aka Sidekick) both died before he turned 30.
31 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Would you attend a Death Cafe?
On this episode I talk with Sarah Farr, an end-of-life doula in the Washington DC area. She’s founder of Death Positive DC and a death cafe host. Not sure what that a death cafe is? Listen to this episode to find out. Death Positive DC Website
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