Undertaking: The Podcast

Undertaking: The Podcast

Funeral Directors, Ryan Ballard and Brian Waters discuss life, death and the story of funeral service.

Episodes

June 28, 2022 56 min

Dalene and Jennifer from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards join the show to discuss the National Board Exam.

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Today's sponsors:

Mortuary Mall

Indiana Donor Network

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The Elvis movie is now in theaters but we've got the story of his death and funeral here. Check it out.

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

Today's sponsors:

The Love Always Project

Indiana Donor Network

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June 23, 2022 25 min

Lori Sheeler stops by the podcast booth at the IFDA convention. We chat about her journey into funeral service and what her roles are today. 

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Today's show is sponsored by:

Gather

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June 21, 2022 26 min

Todd Van Beck shares another story from his funeral chronicles series. 

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Today's show is sponsored by:

Garfield Refining

Indiana Donor Network

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June 19, 2022 80 min

John R. Braboy Jr., was the President of Mid-America College of Mortuary Science for many years. John died on June 2nd and today Brian chats with several of those that John molded during his career. #podcast #RIP #memory #teacher #education 

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June 17, 2022 35 min

Andy Clayton, Executive Director of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association wraps up the 141st convention with Brian. Check it out.

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Today's sponsors:

Pierce Chemical

Indiana Donor Network

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Todd Van Beck returns to share the story of the funeral home ambulance service. #podcast #EMT #paramedic Today's sponsors are @INDonorNetwork @myASDcalls 

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June 10, 2022 47 min

Tyler Tutterow fills in for Ryan Ballard and walks the trade show floor with Brian at Indiana's Funeral Convention.

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Today's sponsors:

The Love Always Project

Indiana Donor Network

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Scott Smith, President-Elect of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association stop by the Undertaking:  The Podcast booth at the IFDA convention to talk shop with Brian.

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Today's sponsors:

The Wilbert Group

Indiana Donor Network

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We kick off June with another session of Todd Van Beck's series, Rest In Peace Mr. President, the Death and Funeral of President Zachary Taylor. 

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Today's sponsors:

https://www.memoryshare.com/

Indiana Donor Network

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Is the National Board Exam still important in funeral service? Or is the exam an unnecessary hurdle to entering the profession. Jack Lechner Jr. from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is on the show to share his views.

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Today's sponsors:

Garfield Refining

Indiana Donor Network

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May 27, 2022 31 min

One of the youngest funeral home owners we've met, Tyler Tutterow, joins the show at IFDA to talk funeral service.

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

Today's sponsors: 

Pierce Chemical

Indiana Donor Network

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May 25, 2022 50 min

Has western culture and marketing infiltrated funeral service? Is there any evidence to prove this claim? Join the conversation at:

https://indianadonornetwork.org/transplant-recipients/

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Hilton Funeral Supply

Indiana Donor Network

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Ron King of Butler Coach died this week. Today we honor our friend and replay his first appearance on the show. 

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At the 141st Indiana Funeral Directors Association Convention, we chat with NFDA Secretary Chris Robinson about unregulated body brokers and what NFDA is doing to protect families.

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Today's sponsors: 

Memory Share

Indiana Donor Network

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May 15, 2022 18 min

At the 141st IFDA Convention, we speak with the new IFDA president Jon Ballard.

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Today's sponsors:

ASD Answering Service For Directors

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May 13, 2022 24 min

At the 141st IFDA convention, Ryan and Brian kick the next series of shows.

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Hilton Funeral Supply

Indiana Donor Network

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May 6, 2022 44 min

While in Washington for a wedding, Brian chats with Henry Johnston CFSP.

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

Today's sponsors:

The Wilbert Group

Indiana Donor Network

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Todd Van Beck presents his series Rest In Peace Mr. President: The Death and Funeral of President James Knox Polk.

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

Today's sponsors:

Hilton Funeral Supply

Indiana Donor Network

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Elliott Stubblefield is the Community Development Coordinator at the Indiana Donor Network and he visits the show to discuss how he connects with the different cultures of a metropolitan city. 

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

Today's sponsors:

Indiana Donor Network

National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation

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