Death: the podcast

Hosted ByDr Arian Elfant

New Orleans has a unique relationship to death: we have a ridiculously high murder rate, we party at funerals, and we end up above ground. Death: the podcast tells the stories of personal experiences of death - fear of it, laughing at it, life-changing brushes with it, dealing with lost loved ones, and our own inevitable and unknown heart-stopping moment. Through confronting death we learn what it is to be alive.

Let Him Get the Pretzels – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

Jill Farbarik and her husband Ray were dining with friends and watching their children play. Jill had no idea this would be her last dinner as Ray’s wife, her last night of co-parenting their two daughters, the last night as the matriarch of their happy, healthy family of four.

The following morning Jill’s husband collided with a tree while skiing. On March 22, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones, Ray Farbarik died at the age of 47.

How does a devoted wife and stay-at-home mom reassemble the pieces of a life shattered by the untimely death of a spouse? On this episode of Death: the Podcast, Arian explores the poignant moments of sorrow and joy on one woman’s journey from survivor to thriver.