Death, et seq.
By Tanya D. Marsh
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Death, et seq. literally means "Death and what follows." This podcast addresses all aspects of death care in the United States -- options for funerals and disposition, the ways in which "traditions" are being disrupted, and where death care is headed. A broad range of experts within the funeral industry and various reform communities are invited to share their views. Listeners are invited to actively participate by submitting questions and topics of interest.
||CleanEpisode 8: Bob Fells of ICCFA on The Value of the Traditional Funeral||Today’s podcast features my conversation with Bob Fells, General Counsel of the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association, known as ICCFA. Bob was formerly the Executive Director and General Counsel of ICCFA, retiring from his role a||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: A Preview of Dark Archives with Megan Rosenbloom||Megan Rosenbloom is Associate Director for Instruction Services at the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the co-founder and director of Death Salon, the event arm of The Order of the Good Death. Rosenbl||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: History, Music, and Mortality with David Childers and Phil Chaney||In this week’s episode of Death, et seq., I am talking to two of my favorite people about two very different topics. First, I’ll be talking to my uncle, Philip Chaney, about his experience growing up in a funeral family in a small town in Nebraska||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Introduction to Funeral & Disposition Planning (with Prof. Rebecca Morrow)||This episode discusses funeral and disposition planning in the context of estate planning, explains why pre-planning is a good idea, and discusses the major options available to American funeral consumers including the "traditional" American funeral of||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Caitlin Doughty and the Death Positive Movement||Caitlin Doughty is a licensed funeral director and the owner of Undertaking LA, a funeral home in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of Death Salon and the founder of The Order of the Good Death. She is the host of Ask a Mortician, which is a highl||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Dan Isard and the State of the Modern Funeral Industry||In the United States today, most funerals are arranged by licensed funeral directors, most bodies are prepared for disposition by licensed embalmers, and many funerals take place in licensed funeral homes. The funeral industry has been handling the dea||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: "What Happens to Human Remains in the U.S.?"||In this first episode, Liam Sherman and I discuss a number of topics including: (1) Are funerals for the living or the dead? (And therefore, who should make decisions about funerals and disposition - the decedent or the family?); (2) Which kinds of lega||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeath, et seq. is Coming Soon!||My name is Tanya Marsh and I teach Funeral and Cemetery law at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I've found that people have a TON of questions about human remains and what happens to them. That's why I'm launching||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is going to be great!
Americans don't like to talk about death, but I think this podcast might change their mind. Tanya Marsh is brilliant, and her podcast covers fascinating elements of death and how we handle it. Give it a listen- you're going to learn a lot!
It's finally here!
I've been looking forward to this for a while & I am so glad it's finally here! I can listen to Tanya talk about dead bodies and what we do with them (and don't do with them) for hours, and now I get to! And with good music & awesome guests to boot!