15 episodes

Presented by two qualified and practising embalmers, Rachel Carline and Andy Floyd, The Eternal Debate Podcast covers embalming & mortuary sciences as well as other aspects of the funeral profession.

The Eternal Debate The Eternal Debate

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Presented by two qualified and practising embalmers, Rachel Carline and Andy Floyd, The Eternal Debate Podcast covers embalming & mortuary sciences as well as other aspects of the funeral profession.

    Thermo-affecTED | Episode #13

    Thermo-affecTED | Episode #13

    Happy Easter everyone! Spring is in full swing and temperatures are on the climb but how does a warm ice-cream link to a frustrating problem experienced by embalmers!?

    Listen to The Eternal Debate Episode 13 to find out if any of the deceased you have looked after have been Thermo-affecTED.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Eternal Debate Meets: Kari the Mortician | Episode #12

    The Eternal Debate Meets: Kari the Mortician | Episode #12

    Join Rach & Andy as they chat with their very first guest on The Eternal Debate, the wonderful Kari the Mortician! It's an episode full of laughter, the dispelling of salacious mistruths and the eternal debate of is it a coffin or a casket, as well as a great Q&A with Kari were she answers our listeners' questions.

    For more from Kari you can find her on Facebook and Instagram before joining her other 99.9k subscribers on YouTube!

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Dye-ing matters! (And so does a fragrant tonic) | Episode #11

    Dye-ing matters! (And so does a fragrant tonic) | Episode #11

    Join Rach and Andy for the third episode in their arterial solution trilogy where the mystery of dyes, perfumes and salts are ‘solved’ with a little help from water (sometimes alcohol) and discover the magic of emulsification as oil and water miraculously ‘mix’.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Controlling Influences? | Episode #10

    Controlling Influences? | Episode #10

    Join Rach and Andy in the second of a trilogy of episodes looking into chemicals used in embalming. Buffers, anticoagulants, surfactants and humectants are the modifying agents up for discussion!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Dr Jekyll & Formaldehyde | Episode #9

    Dr Jekyll & Formaldehyde | Episode #9

    Join Rachel and Andy as they start the debate on the divisive chemical preservative formaldehyde. 

    Love it or hate it, how much do you really know about it? It has held its own as a reliable preservative and disinfectant for well over a century, but just how dark is its darker side? Why do its alternatives never seem to make the grade? 

    Let the debate begin!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Andy & Rach's New Year Ramble

    Andy & Rach's New Year Ramble

    And now for something a little different! Join Andy and Rach as they get to grips with videocasting and have a casual catch-up after the festive break.

    Watch the video on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheEternalDebate/videos/3311985272258170/

    The non-invasive mouth closure method mentioned in the episode was shared with us by John  Van Dermark.

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

mortuarymeg ,

Informative

I’ve found this podcast so helpful as I am studying mortuary science. It is really informative but easy to listen to like I’m in class or with friends.

Solitarysue ,

Embalming equation

Thanks both, very helpful and relaxed, I felt like we were just chatting in college, thanks

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