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Everything you need to know about the logistics of death. From planning a funeral and making a will, to working out who'll get the kids and how to talk to your family about your wishes. Now, with Jan Fran as the captain of this award-winning podcast, we're continuing to take life's prickly bits, and make them sweeter and easier to deal with. We guided you through the financial badlands, supercharged your career, and totally revamped your home organisation. It's time to tackle death — don't spend any more sleepless nights here on earth worrying about what happens when you're gone. It's time to get your house in order, so you can really rest in peace.

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Everything you need to know about the logistics of death. From planning a funeral and making a will, to working out who'll get the kids and how to talk to your family about your wishes. Now, with Jan Fran as the captain of this award-winning podcast, we're continuing to take life's prickly bits, and make them sweeter and easier to deal with. We guided you through the financial badlands, supercharged your career, and totally revamped your home organisation. It's time to tackle death — don't spend any more sleepless nights here on earth worrying about what happens when you're gone. It's time to get your house in order, so you can really rest in peace.

    S4 | 03 Dead men tell no tales (about their assets)

    S4 | 03 Dead men tell no tales (about their assets)

    When someone dies, it's up to the people left behind to piece their lives together using only the clues left behind. What if the person who died was the one who paid the bills? Or, what if you haven't spoken to them in a really long time?

    Jan Fran meets Kate, who's in her forties and at a complete loss about how to piece together her estranged father's deceased estate. Enter financial advisor Donna Lee Powell, who came out of retirement to help other people navigate their financial woes when her own husband died suddenly.

    We'll learn how to untangle that dead man admin, and what conversations you and your partner should be having now (and what measures to put in place) to avoid total panic later.

    • 25 min
    S4 | 02 Funeral planning for amateurs

    S4 | 02 Funeral planning for amateurs

    Chances are, you'll have to arrange a funeral at least once. When a loved one dies, and suddenly it falls to you to organise things, where do you even start?

    It's time to learn all the things most funeral directors don't want you to know. Like: is it gauche to ask how much something costs at a funeral parlour?

    Jan Fran visits family funeral director Carly to learn about cardboard coffins and meaningful DIY funerals, and is like, totally, completely cool when she sees a real-life deceased person in the process.

    Saimi Jeong from Choice talks us through the funeral industrial complex and how to navigate it.

    We also learn what the etiquette is when you have grandma cremated and, ahem, forget to collect her ashes for several years.

    • 26 min
    S4 01 | There's a body, what next?

    S4 01 | There's a body, what next?

    Here's what you need to know immediately after someone has died, because a tsunami of decisions is about to hit. How the heck do you get a death certificate? Will there be an autopsy? Um, literally, who are you supposed to call first?

    That's the quandary Emma Gray found herself in, when she woke one day to discover her husband had died and her entire world had changed.

    We'll also meet Jodie Leditschke, who talks us through what happens when a deceased person reaches the Victorian Coroner's Office mortuary. NSW Births Deaths and Marriages registrar, Amanda Ianna, has the low-down on how to produce a death certificate. The important thing is, you're not alone.

    • 21 min
    S4 00 | INTRODUCING — The Pineapple Project: Death

    S4 00 | INTRODUCING — The Pineapple Project: Death

    If you died tomorrow, would the people around you know what to do? Nah, of course they wouldn't! We get it. It's heaps easier to keep the dinner table convo flowing re: your latest TV binge than having an in-depth discussion about which sister inherits your RAV4 after you die. It might be hard, but it's important. That's why The Pineapple Project is tackling death. Because literally everybody is doing it. Get it?

    Join us as we learn the simple steps to master the logistics of death. Because when you've got your house in order, you can really rest in peace.

    The first episode drops on February 12.

    • 4 min
    Jan Fran leads us towards a new horizon

    Jan Fran leads us towards a new horizon

    A new day has dawned. It's time. Hitch your wagon back onto The Pineapple Project's star and get ready to conquer a new frontier. And this time, we're doing it with total kween Jan Fran leading the way.

    New episodes coming your way in January 2020, but in the meantime, enjoy this ridiculously extra handover episode we've prepared for you, and the tricky little clues we've embedded for you about our new season. Hint: it's relevant AF and something every single one of us will need to deal with at some point.

    • 2 min
    S3 07 | Take that, kitchen! Claire's pain point

    S3 07 | Take that, kitchen! Claire's pain point

    It's the heart of the home. It's where you eat, cook, plan holidays, store things, stick things on the fridge. And everyone in the house uses it slightly differently.

    Like Claire Hooper, the kitchen might be your clutter pain point. But yippee ki-yay mutha clutters, that changes today.

    Claire and her husband Wade are at the mercy of organiser Kelly Bainbridge (so you don't have to be).

    Put on the cleaning gloves, it's time to learn the power of the 'magic triangle', why grouping food will save you time & money, and how to finally wrangle the third drawer down.

    • 24 min

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