Death: the podcast

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…

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Comparative Death – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

Ferrari-shaped coffins? Narco tombs? Yes, they do exist. Justin Nobel travels the world investigating diverse death practices in places you’ve heard about, and many you haven’t. Justin chronicles his cross-cultural death discoveries in his unique blog, Digital Dying. On this edition of Death: the podcast, Arian talks with Justin about how various death rituals have…

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It’s Never Too Late – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

When Holly Pruett’s father died fifteen years ago, she found a unique way to honor his physical and spiritual presence. Now, as a Certified Life Celebrant, Holly helps others craft personalized rituals to witness, celebrate, and mourn their loved ones and life events, sometimes even years after the fact. In our busy, hurried lives, it…

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The Potential In Suffering – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

After a life-threatening accident claimed three of his limbs, hospice and palliative care specialist Dr. BJ Miller decided it was time to get busy living. He set a course for deeper connection, both with himself and his fellow humans. From our wallets, to our health, to our loved ones, we all will experience loss. When…

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Through Death’s Lens – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

Only two things are guaranteed to happen but once in a lifetime: birth and death.    Emmy award-winning cinematographer and occasional churchyard dumpster diver Bob Perrin beautifully captures the latter with indelible images of his region’s most notorious burial grounds.    Now battling prostate cancer while losing his own wife to Alzheimer’s Disease, Bob joins…

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Natural Inevitability – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

In medical school, Shoshana Ungerleider was primarily focused on curing disease and prolonging life. However, as her medical training progressed, Dr. Ungerleider noticed that a preponderance of incurably ill people were spending the last of their precious days hooked up to life-sustaining machinery, isolated from friends and family,  with little to no information about the…

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One by One – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

By the late 1980s, psychologist Greg Shrader’s life as a gay man was in full bloom. Unfortunately, it was also at that time that AIDS began impacting those whom he knew and cared for. While other, heterosexual twenty-somethings were bar-hopping and starting families, Greg and his comrades were writing eulogies and attending funerals. To lose…

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1.5 Seconds – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

   Paul David had it all: A loving wife, two beautiful daughters, a great job, and a vast network of family and friends. When he hopped on his bike one sunny day in July of 2008, Paul had no idea he would soon be battling his way back from the brink of death.   How did…

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Extreme Measures – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

In her book Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, Dr. Jessica Zitter sheds light on how both patients and their doctors face medical decisions before death is imminent. For patients and loved ones, speaking up and asking questions about medical procedures can make the difference between feeling scared and feeling empowered. For…

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In the Land of Gray – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans

Dr. Judith Schwarz is the Clinical Director of End of Life Choices New York. She specializes in talking with the critically or terminally ill about how they wish to live the remainder of their days. Dr. Schwarz has devoted her career to navigating the gray areas that emerge when death is near. What obstacles do…

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