Parentless Podcast

Parentless Podcast

Parentless is a self exploration experience through personal interviews with other members of "the club" that nobody wants to be in, but at least we're all in it together.


December 21, 2021 69 min
56, My Art Is My Story

Ashley Maclure, aka Ms. Mac to her art students, shares her story and the story of her mother, Carolyn.

Carolyn came from a time when familial issues and many important topics were shoved under the rug, they weren't spoken about. Carolyn was a victim, and was ultimately unable to share her own story.

Ashley has embraced her life story and uses her art as a form of communication.

Ashley hopes that people a...
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55, My Brother Bruce

Bruce Coleman has experienced the loss of a parental figure three times in his 50 years. He himself is a husband, a father, brother, son, the list goes on. He also happens to be Steph's brother. Bruce and Steph discuss these experiences as well as Bruce's recent out of body experience.

Be sure to listen to the bonus episode, "Bruce, We Love You" to hear Bruce's account of his out of body expe...
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December 18, 2021 15 min
December 18, 2021

Bruce Coleman, Stephanie's oldest brother, tells about the time he died in April 2021.

Our father died of a heart attack right before he turned 50, and his mother had died much earlier, so Bruce was excited to wake up on his own 50th birthday.

Bruce was known as Miracle Man during his stay in the hospital because of his unbelievable recovery. Bruce continues to recover to this day and has made strides in his he...
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December 1, 2021 47 min
54, Mommy, Do You Miss Your Mommy?

Cara Lidberg lives in Orlando, Florida. She dabbles in many parts of life, including Mom-life, being a wife, griefy things, CBD and Wine! She spent over fifteen years as a professional dancer. She danced for the Orlando Magic while in college, on cruise ships after that, and in Las Vegas for multiple shows, including Cirque du Soleil.

Eventually she left that life to explore more things mama. She m...
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November 25, 2021 64 min
53, The Biggest Scallywag of Them All

Liz Gleeson remembers thinking to herself that she was eligible for this podcast in March 2021. She lost her father at age 92, and her mother years before this. Liz's father became ill around the time she separated from her husband. She discusses dealing with both these losses and how impactful they were on her life.

Her dad loved gardening, baking apple pies and fixing things. Today, Liz'...
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November 24, 2021 11 min
November 23, 2021

Welcome to this week's special Grief Podcast Spotlight!

Liz Gleeson, is host of the Shapes of Grief Podcast and creator of a grief education program, which is available on her website. She has offered listeners of Parentless Podcast 10% off the program price until December 31, 2021. Sign up now if you've been wanting to stretch yourself and learn more about grief.

Liz's full episode will be available sh...
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October 12, 2021 58 min
52, Dad, How Do I?

Rob Kenney, founder of the Dad, How Do I? YouTube channel shares his life journey.

Rob is the second youngest of 8 children. His mother suffered from mental illness and alcoholism, and his dad chose to leave his family when Rob was 14. This was a crucial time for Rob as a teenager, and his family structure deeply impacted his life and what he is doing today.

On his channel and in his new book, Dad, How Do I?: Prac...
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September 29, 2021 77 min
51, My Mom Was My Soulmate

Leah Carey, host of the popular Good Girls Talk About Sex podcast discusses the deaths of her parents, and how they are both big losses in her life for very different reasons.

Leah's father, Bob, was a Private Investigator at the time of his death. Leah had a rocky relationship with him, which continued even after his death.

Leah's mother, Sybil, was by her side every step of the way as Leah worke...
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September 22, 2021 76 min
50, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You

Viki Esther hails from Singapore. She has recently reinvented herself and has begun podcasting and helping others share their stories on a variety of subjects.

Viki's father died when she was just a little girl. She tells of staying with her mother when she was very ill and her mother not being able to utter more than a whisper - however, at this time she shouted for Viki's dad across ...
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49, Maybe I'm Not Leaving, Maybe I'm Just Going Home

Melissa Pennel is a mom to two little girls, a wife, an author, a life coach, and is pushing through life, full steam ahead. She has used her grief along with her own unanswered questions to create journals for mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, and most recently fathers and sons and fathers and daughters.

Melissa speaks about her father and his role in her life, in...
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August 24, 2021 72 min
48, Life is About Growing Stuff

Phil Jr. stops in to talk with Steph about his father, Phil Sr. Phil's love and admiration for his father is apparent in the way he speaks about his dad. Phil has lost his mother as well, but chooses here to speak mostly about his father.

Phil's own daughter was only 6 months old when his dad passed away. Phil has used the events in his life to help better shape him as a person today, and has...
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August 19, 2021 62 min
47, Grief Dreams

If you've ever had a grief dream, or if you want to have a grief dream, this episode is for you!

Dr. Joshua Black is an expert in the field of Grief Dreams, and he stopped by on an early morning before Father's Day in June 2021. Joshua shares about his experiences with his father in life, as well as after death. Joshua explains "the world was gray to me...I just didn't feel alive inside," after...
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July 29, 2021 73 min
46, Mama Bear

Rekha, aka Rekz, comes to us from Birmingham, UK. She tells about her mom Champa, who seemed to fill a room with her presence, which is definitely missed in Rekha's home now. Rekha's father died when she was 3, and her mother worked to fill that void and ensure that the kids had a happy life, even celebrating Diwali although the celebration was around the time her dad died. Rekz is grateful that her mother was...
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July 16, 2021 67 min
45, She Was a Powerhouse

Brent Phipps hails from Australia, and shares his experience with the death of his mother, Jules, and his personal journey of working in the death industry helping others. Brent speaks about what I call his work of love, building his mothers casket while she was still alive, and the heart space he was in during this time.

Brent has his own podcast, The Human Occurrence Podcast, and this can be found by visit...
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July 7, 2021 72 min
44, Thank You, My Boi

Son. Brother. Grandson.
Motivational Speaker.
Weight loss and elliptical aficionado.

The list could go on and on. Scott Greenhut was the last living person in his immediate family at 33. He lost his mom, Harriet, when he was 12, his dad when he was 31 and his sister when he was 33. Once Scott's dad passed away, he was able to start the journey to better his own health, something his dad had been on him abo...
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June 30, 2021 37 min
43, Sh*t Happens

Elkhart, KS native Beau Kerbow shares his experience with losing his dad, Michael M. Kerbow, when Beau was very young. Beau is often told that he looks exactly like his dad, and he lives his life to make his dad proud. His dad died while doing something he loved, and Beau is carrying on this tradition both in his preferred hobbies and in the fact that he doesn't let fear slow him down.

Beau's advice: Look u...
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June 20, 2021 6 min
Life Jacket Ep, Remembering Dad

Thank you to everyone that participated in this project! This was NOT easy and I appreciate your willingness to share these messages.

This is a Back Home Media production, recorded and produced in Phoenix, AZ.

Music by Colen Lococo and The Revolving Birds.

Like what you hear? Helped by what you heard? Have something to share?

Email: parentlesspodcast@gmail.c...
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June 19, 2021 51 min
42, Living in the Now

Mark Cozijnsen lives in the Netherlands. His calm, peaceful and aware presence can be felt in this interview.

Mark lost his parents, Margreet and Gert, in his young adulthood. He left college to be with his mother and tells the beautiful yet heartbreaking story of the time they had together. Mark wrote a eulogy for his mother and read it to her as he cared for her in her home.

Mark met his partner, Mel, as they...
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June 14, 2021 62 min
41, Follow Your Shot

Tom Biddulph, creator of Good Grievings, discusses the many losses in his life, but mainly speaks of those closest to him. Tom will be 40 shortly, and he has lost his sister and both his parents.

Tom's mom Cathy passed away when he was 18, essentially leaving Tom to fulfill the mother role in his home for his younger sister. He ensured the bills were paid and there was food in the house. Grief was not talked ...
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June 8, 2021 48 min
40, Peanut Butter (and Jelly)

Stefanie with an f, better known to her parents as Peanut, sits down and talks what it's like to be parentless by the time you're 30. Stef's parents both faced health issues over the years, to the point where Stef feels like she may be starting to forget what they were like when they were both healthy.

Both of Stefanie's parents died when they were alone. This is Stef's biggest reg...
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