Undertaking: The Podcast

Undertaking: The Podcast

Indiana Funeral Directors Ryan and Brian discuss all things funeral.

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May 7, 2021 35 min

Tracy Harding, award winning author of the children's book, Anna's Big Wish, joins the show to tell the story behind the book.

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https://annasbigwish.com/

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Peter Cheney bought his funeral home at 27 years old. He also has a unique hobby, distilling. Recently, Peter won a competition on Moonshiners: Master Distiller. Check out Peter's story here.?

To learn more about Smokin' Tails Distillery visit:

https://www.smokintailsdistillery.com/home

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April 30, 2021 45 min

John Rabold, the voice of Undertaking: The Podcast, visits the show for the first time. John works with Indiana Donor Network to help ease the transition from donation to funeral service.

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https://indianadonornetwork.org/

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Mackenzie Hughey, Funeral Director Liaison with the Indiana Donor Network joins the show to discuss her role in helping funeral directors manage donation situations.

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https://indianadonornetwork.org/

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April 23, 2021 48 min

As we continue Donate Life Month, we bring you the story of Tristan and her mother, Tammy. We also speak with Courtney, Manager of Aftercare Support with the Indiana Donor Network. 

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https://indianadonornetwork.org/

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ASD, Answering Service for Directors, helps almost 50 percent of funeral homes in the United States. During COVID, this task became monumental. Craig from ASD joins to show to discuss their struggle to help families and their funeral homes.

To learn more about ASD visit: 

https://www.myasd.com/

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April 16, 2021 55 min

Choosing organ donation for a family member happens at a time of great loss and confusion. Family Advocates, Erin Wilson and Jenna Wise, work with families during their most difficult times, to support them as they choose to give the gift of life.

To learn more about organ and tissue donation visit: 

https://www.donatelife.net/

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

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April 13, 2021 57 min

Jake Vandenberg, host and creator of Undertaker 365, joins the show to talk shop with the guys. 

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https://www.undertaker365.com/

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Connecting donors, families and funeral homes can be extremely difficult. Sara Valentine of the Indiana Donor Network joins the show to explain how Vital Link, IDN's communication center, brings everyone together.

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https://indianadonornetwork.org/

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

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April 6, 2021 24 min

Jerrit Clayton, 115th President of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, died on March 24, 2021. Today we honor his service to funeral service.

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April 2, 2021 72 min

Judi, a double-lung transplant recipient and her son Zach, join the show to discuss the value of organ donation and how life can be saved with one simple decision. 

To learn more about organ and tissue donation visit:

https://www.donatelife.net/

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https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

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Emmy Award winning special effects makeup artist, Dean Jones, joins the show to discuss his journey into funeral service cosmetics. 

For more information about PMRC visit:

https://www.postmortemcosmetics.com/

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Nelson Sanchez, director of sales for Frigid Fluid Company and host of the Don Frigid Podcast joins the show to discuss his role at the company and the view of embalming around the world.

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https://www.frigidfluid.com/

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March 23, 2021 37 min

How do funeral homes protect your family's data? Can funeral homes trust the companies that help us? It's up for debate.

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March 19, 2021 60 min

Meg Aubrey has a unique journey into funeral service. Follow her at the Funeral Girl and hear her story here.

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Ryan and Brian share their opinions on the best way to choose a funeral home. 

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Jason Simmons, the bearded preneed guy, joins to show to talk about thinking differently and preplanning funerals. 

To learn more about Jason Simmons visit: 

https://www.legacyplanningandsolutions.com/

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Talking about death isn't always easy, using proper terminology can help. Jamie Sarche returns to the show to discuss how we approach tough conversations and how we can use proper terminology to relay clear meaning.

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March 5, 2021 23 min

Are funeral directors getting vaccinated? 

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Are families getting the death certificates they desperately need? The guys hash out what's been happening since the last discussion about Indiana's new death certificate system.

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