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Everyone has their own story…in this podcast they Tell It. This month: Beauty and the Deceased

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    • 4.0, 8 Ratings

Everyone has their own story…in this podcast they Tell It. This month: Beauty and the Deceased

    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 5: Friends 'Til The End

    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 5: Friends 'Til The End

    Raegan meets with her friends to talk about her job and how it has changed their perceptions of death.

    In this episode, her friends dig deeper into what the role of a Funeral Director involves, including questions on what exactly happens to our bodies after we die, and how this changes if you donate your body to medical science.

    We also hear about how Raegan’s job has impacted her romantic relationships and how she sometimes tells people she works at a bank to avoid awkward conversations!

    • 11 min
    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 4: Visiting The Mortuary

    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 4: Visiting The Mortuary

    Raegan takes us to a mortuary and she reflects on one funeral she will never forget.

    In this episode, we hear about the process of what happens when someone who has died arrives in Raegan’s care, and how a hair and beauty salon for the deceased compares with visiting a beauty hall in town.

    We also hear a moving conversation Raegan has with her Godfather Stephen about what it was like to arrange a funeral for someone very important in her life. Stephen’s mother passed away suddenly but already had some unusual requests prepared for her funeral.

    • 11 min
    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 3: Family Funerals

    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 3: Family Funerals

    Raegan visits her mum and dad to speak to them about how her career has allowed her to be there for her own family.

    At home with her parents, we hear how Raegan has embalmed past family and friends of the family and how she believes this is the last thing she can do for them.

    She also talks about the effect grief can have on your mental health, why talking about funerals doesn’t always have to be a glum subject, and why this job means so much to her.

    • 10 min
    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 2: A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director

    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 2: A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director

    Whilst on paper Raegan’s job may sound out of the ordinary, there are many parts to her day that many listeners will be familiar with.

    Raegan takes us on a tour of her office which includes meeting her twenty three year old colleague Claire, learning about unique funeral plans, and revealing some popular misconceptions about what her role entails.

    • 10 min
    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 1: Making Up The Dead

    Beauty and the Deceased Episode 1: Making Up The Dead

    Raegan is a funeral director, and part of her job involves putting make-up on those who have passed away.

    In this episode, Raegan takes us through how she got into working in funeral care, the moment she saw a deceased for the first time, and what a day in the life of a Funeral Cosmetologist is really like.

    We also hear a moving conversation Raegan has with her Godfather Stephen about what it was like to arrange a funeral for someone very important in her life. Stephen's mother passed away suddenly but already had some unusual requests prepared for her funeral.

    • 12 min
    Getting Off The Grid Episode 5

    Getting Off The Grid Episode 5

    On their fourth and final day in the Highlands, the team reflect on what the challenge has meant to them.

    The podcast features four people on a mission to discover what life is like without their phones on an intense digital detox in the Scottish Highlands.

    With presenter Luke Franks, Twitch streamer and gaming presenter Leah aka Leahviathan, singer songwriter Connie Constance, Radio 1Xtra’s Jeremiah Asiamah and their host, outdoor expert Zeki Basan.

    For each member of the team it’s all about taking time out from the hectic hamster wheel of life to think about their connection to technology, to nature and to the environment.

    And an opportunity to think about any changes they might want to make to the way they live their life to improve their well-being and mental health.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ash91t ,

So sad...

But everyone needs to listen to podcast.Black lives matter, black women matter. Rest In Peace, Joy! Peace to her family!!

Brinabri88 ,

Touching

The story of Joy Morgan is so touching, I pray her mom & entire family keep the faith... she did not deserve this😔

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