The Death Dialogues Project Podcast

The Death Dialogues Project Podcast

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“I love how real these episodes are…” Conversations from the little red shed about death, dying & the aftermath. Help us bring the topic of DEATH out of the closet. You can find out more about our project at www.deathdialogues.net, www.facebook.com/deathdialogues & www.instagram.com/deathdialoguesproject .


28. Modern Loss: co-founder Rebecca Soffer shares her story
Jun 9 • 56 min
Rebecca Soffer is the cofounder and CEO of Modern Loss, a website and community the New York Times has hailed as “redefining mourning.” She is a former producer for the Peabody Award-winning Colbert Report, having accompanied Stephen Colbert on his quest…
27. John Pavlovitz on death & grief & love
May 31 • 56 min
In the past two years, John Pavlovitz’s blog, Stuff That Needs To Be Said, has reached a diverse audience of millions of people across the world with his outspoken distaste for a number of President Trump’s policies and confrontation of the larger…
26. Kenn Pitawanakwat: When My Son Died
May 24 • 65 min
Kenn Pitawanakwat, B.A., M.A., is a professor of an endangered language. A Graduate of York University and Northern Michigan University, Kenn steps forward as people’s confidant and Algonquian language etymologist. Kenn has been featured in film, social…
25. Down to Earth Dying
May 19 • 57 min
Down to Earth Dying: Caroline Schrank became a Funeral Director after planning funerals for her parents 8 years apart. Her goal is to educate and inform that death and funerals aren’t “one size fits all”, and that there are options - you just have to ask.…
24. To Die For— listening to our hearts & whispers from the beyond
May 8 • 67 min
Anne O’Boyle Vlahos resides in Vermont with her husband and near their two children. She is still inspired today by her mother’s love of gardening and cooking and her father’s curiosity and love of nature. Her dog Moose is usually by her side when she’s…
23. The Accidental Episode
Apr 28 • 39 min
Dan Ruderman (IG loveand_death_ because) agreed to be a guest on an episode of our podcast. But as we began to chat— he felt it was maybe too early. As you will hear, his wife’s death was on Thanksgiving Day November 22, 2018: very recent. We decided to…
22. Grief is … –with Heike Mertins
Apr 21 • 65 min
Heike Mertins is an author, blogger and speaker about grief, grieving and recovery. She is the author of “Grief is…Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginnings” (2017) which chronicles her journey through the bizarre, frustrating and at times humourous…
21. Surviving Siblings: Kellyn Shoecraft
Apr 13 • 57 min
Coming upon Kellyn’s “surviving siblings” Instagram account and our ensuing conversation felt like a breath of fresh air. You’ll have to listen to hear the analogy Kellyn made that struck my heart and soul with a deep sense of knowing — and relief— that…
20. Rob Hamill— The Power of Ceremony & Symbolism
Apr 5 • 58 min
Olympian, Rowing Champ, Master Griever. Many New Zealanders are familiar with Rob Hamill and his story. Or stories. Well known as a highly esteemed elite athlete— excelling in rowing was precipitated by hugely traumatic grief. When Rob was 14 his older…
19. Loss of a soul sister— a life transformed
Mar 29 • 57 min
Meet today’s guest: EMILY HOLODY whose life was forever changed after her journey to the end of life with her soul sister and the family deaths that followed. A Peninsula, Ohio, native, Emily Holody is a stay-at-home mother and freelance writer with a…
18. Guided by Grief: Lisa Bovee
Mar 22 • 62 min
Meet this episode’s guest, author of Guided by Grief/Guided by Now— Lisa Bovee: Badass Author. Speaker. Mama. MiMi. Friend. Human. When Lisa’s son Conner died in a tragic car accident, she was running a successful freelance writing, editing, and book…
17. Reimagining Death: Lucinda Herring
Mar 14 • 61 min
LUCINDA HERRING has worked at the cutting edge of the green funeral movement for more than twenty years, beginning with others in the 1990s to quietly care for loved ones after death. Today she is one of the leading voices for more healing and ecological…
16. Jane Cunningham: where death has taken me
Mar 5 • 55 min
Jane Cunningham, from the Northland of New Zealand, discusses her experiences with death and how it’s affected her living. Jane understands that the world is hungry for a return to Spirit. She paints, prays, plays and tends to her soul and the souls…
15. Anything goes? personal thoughts on after-death-care
Mar 1 • 30 min
Join Becky for a chat about what her journey has illustrated to her about making decisions about the care of her own body after death. Always remember there are death doula services and alternative funeral supports available to support you/your family…
14. from cardiologist to caregiver: lessons on dying
Feb 19 • 65 min
Today we speak to Stephen Jennison, a cardiologist turned caregiver. Stephen shares lessons he’s experienced professionally and personally interfacing with death. Stephen is an integral member of The Death Dialogues Project team. Please subscribe and…
13. Bradley Cooper & Yoga Girl & Death & me
Feb 9 • 45 min
Vulnerability alert: This feels raw as I share some of my own story precipitated by a lady-with-her-big-girl-pants-on-taking-a-road-trip and listening to two very poignant podcast episodes kinda experience. You can hear the meaningful conversations I…
12. Part 2– a date with death: a love story
Feb 3 • 59 min
In this episode we explore Jana Buhlmann’s experience of walking beside her partner from stage four cancer diagnosis to his assisted death. This conversation is so deep and wide we are serving it up in two parts. You can find out more about Jana at…
11. Part 1— a date with death: a love story
Feb 3 • 65 min
In this episode we explore Jana Buhlmann’s experience of walking beside her partner from stage four cancer diagnosis to his assisted death. This conversation is so deep and wide we are serving it up in two parts. You can find out more about Jana at…
10. Yoga & Grief: a match made in heaven
Jan 24 • 60 min
Listen to our conversation with Sandy Ayer creator of Yoga for Grief Support. Hear how experiencing her own tragic loss catapulted Sandy into action to create her own gentle answer to providing grief support. And listen closely for the discount code for…
9. ghost stories: love never dies
Jan 18 • 16 min
Have you ever felt a connection or seen or heard something that you feel was communication with someone who had died? We are finding this is a common element in the stories we are collecting. Today, Becky shares her first experience with that phenomenon…
8. So you walk into the New Year and there’s an empath, a medium, a ritual— and no bar …
Jan 6 • 15 min
Join us for a chat from the little red shed about how our grief may be standing in the way of welcoming the New Year and a few helpful resources. And here are the links promised: www.judithorloff.com/top-10-traits-of-an-empath ;…
7. Travelling with Grief: a young widow’s story.
Dec 22, 2018 • 72 min
On this episode Dawn Picken shares the story of her husband of 10 years sudden illness and tragic death which left her to redefine her life with two young children. Dawn has written a memoir—Love, Loss & Facebook: my year of grief on the run. Listen to…
6. To Embalm or Not to Embalm: a story of choosing the old fashioned way
Dec 12, 2018 • 23 min
DISCLAIMER: This podcast is not by a mortician or an expert in those sciences. This is the story of a family who stepped back in time and cared for their loved ones in their home after their deaths. More and more we hear about the possibility of not…
5. Grief & the Holidays: how to make your experience not suck
Dec 3, 2018 • 50 min
Our guest, Stephanie Sprinkel, shares her experience of a less than optimal Thanksgiving and its affect on how she will rethink “celebrations” in the future. She also imparts some beautiful wisdom from her grief experience, including her continuing…
4. Post-Mortem of the debut production of The Death Dialogues Project.
Nov 27, 2018 • 60 min
Have a listen if you want to get the vibe of what if was like at the event. Becky shares the “about” the project from the debut and then she and Svenja unpack the evening (including the possible attendance from the other side).
3. Traumatic Grief & Healing
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 min
In our last podcast, traumatic grief was briefly touched upon. Today we unpack that concept a bit further because, in fact, understanding the dynamic behind why difficult memories revisit us is the first step to healing. Also on this episode, we share a…
2. The Wisdom of a Child
Nov 12, 2018 • 19 min
A 14 year old talks death, dying & grief. Hear thoughts from a young man who experienced the death of a dear uncle and 3 grandparents within an 18 month period—one death being supported within his home. Within this conversation, several aspects of death…
1. Intro to The Death Dialogues Project podcast.
Nov 7, 2018 • 7 min
Welcome! Hear a short overview of the who, what, why behind The Death Dialogues Project.