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“I love how real these episodes are. . .”

“This podcast was like a beacon of light when I needed it most.”

A grassroots movement getting conversations about death, dying & the aftermath out of the closet.

Becky Aud-Jennison, DeathTalker, has worked for the past four decades as a therapist, instructor, presenter, writer—interfacing with Death professionally—it was her own deep loss that motivated her to start this project.

Hearing others’ STORIES are what informs us.

Join us as we talk all things Death.

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The Death Dialogues Project Podcast The Death Dialogues Project Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

“I love how real these episodes are. . .”

“This podcast was like a beacon of light when I needed it most.”

A grassroots movement getting conversations about death, dying & the aftermath out of the closet.

Becky Aud-Jennison, DeathTalker, has worked for the past four decades as a therapist, instructor, presenter, writer—interfacing with Death professionally—it was her own deep loss that motivated her to start this project.

Hearing others’ STORIES are what informs us.

Join us as we talk all things Death.

Follow:
www.deathdialogues.net
Find us on IG & FB

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    92. Death Doula & Mediumship: Debra Diamond

    92. Death Doula & Mediumship: Debra Diamond

    Debra Diamond Ph.D. is a former top ranked Wall Street Money Manager, regular CNBC commentator and former Professor at Johns Hopkins University who left a prominent career to pursue a life of service and spirituality. She is committed to helping others and to assist through Spirit. Debra has a Ph.D. from the Esoteric Interfaith Theological Seminary, an MBA from the George Washington University, a Masters from Christie's Education and a Certificate in Analytical Psychology from the Jung Institute. She is a practicing psychic/medium, author, spiritual teacher and speaker. Debra is the author of "Life After Near Death:Miraculous Stories of Healing and Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers," and "Diary of a Death Doula: 25 Lessons the Dying Teach Us About the Afterlife."
    https://www.facebook.com/DebraDiamondAuthor
    https://www.facebook.com/LifeAfterNearDeath
    DebraDiamondAuthor.com
    The Death Dialogues Project Podcast episodes referred to that you might find interesting following this conversation are:
    86. My Own Death as a Teacher: Kristy Salisbury
    31. Tricia Barker shares her Near Death Experience
    52. Exploring Death with Lisa Jones (fascinating shared death experiences)
    And we have several episodes that explore the connection to the beyond as well as death work.
    If you appreciate what you are hearing here, please leave us a review and consider sharing our work.
    Thank you kindly for being here. 

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    • 56 min
    91. The Grave Woman: Jo’el Simone Anthony

    91. The Grave Woman: Jo’el Simone Anthony

    I am so pleased to bring you this conversation with today’s guest: 
    My name is Joél Simone Anthony. I am a licensed funeral director and sacred grief practitioner. Originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, I was raised in the heart of Gullah and Geechee culture. Spirituality has always been a huge part of my life and professional approach which is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom passed down from community elders, generation to generation. 
    During my decade of service in the funeral service industry, I fashioned my unique background and professional experiences into a caliber and style of care and comfort that guides countless families toward healing through the exploration of alternative practices designed to help you navigate and heal through your journey with grief. It is my life's work to educate everyone –regardless of faith, race, age or status – that death, dying and grief are sacred and transformative to our journeys as human beings. 
    All of Jo’el’s links can found here https://linktr.ee/Thegravewoman
    Please go to www.deathdialogues.net to learn more about our project & find us on Instagram & FB. This podcast is available on most platforms. We’d love for you to subscribe & leave your comments. 🖤

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    • 55 min
    90. Your Faithful Griever: Miriam Wasmund

    90. Your Faithful Griever: Miriam Wasmund

    On March 9th, 2016, Miriam's older brother and only sibling passed away suddenly from an overdose. She and her mother, both devastated from a loss they had spent a lifetime trying to avoid, were left to figure out what life looked like without him. One year later, Miriam's mother, wracked with grief, passed away from cancer after a steep decline and an all-too-brief diagnosis. Now the only surviving member of her tiny family unit, Miriam has been openly traveling through her grief in the hopes of helping even one person know they are not alone in the darkness and depth of their experience. Using her work in the fitness and wellness community, combined with being an accomplished performer and choreographer, she has allowed her life-altering experience and perspectives to be raw within her work as a way of helping to foster a healing balance between loss and the joys that still infuse life. Her hope is to create healing in herself and to facilitate others to share their stories in their journey towards healing.

    In this episode she explores the differences between foreseen and unforeseen loss, the devastation left behind from addiction and the horrific pitfalls of the American healthcare system.

    In 2019, inspired by letters she used to exchange with her family, Miriam went on to create "Your Faithful Reader," an experiential theater performance. Miriam lives in Brooklyn with her much loved cats and plants and believes her family is in everything she does and that they live on everywhere there is light, energy and joy in the world.


    Www.yourfaithfulreader.com
    @move2livenow
    @rememberinghenry
    @thegravelinmytravel

    Move2livenow@gmail.com Please find out more about our project at www.deathdialogues.net


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    89. Kellie Curtain: What Will I Wear to your Funeral

    89. Kellie Curtain: What Will I Wear to your Funeral

    On this episode we hear about Kellie’s journey with her mother at end of life. Kellie Curtain is an author, journalist and communications expert with a love of family, her tribe of women, and the power of a bright lipstick. The mother of four has a degree in nothing but feels like she has a Masters in Procrastination. Writing a book was never part of her plan, let alone one including conversations with her dying mother. ‘What will I wear to your funeral?’ was named as a Distinguished Favourite in the New York City Big Book Awards. The memoir is funny and heartbreaking in equal parts and a powerful catalyst for prompting discussions many are fearful to have about dying. “ Reading this book was the most heart wrenching yet heart expanding experience.” Maggie Beer AM When invited to speak, Kellie’s is entertaining, thought provoking and uplifting. Kellie wrote her book whilst living in the Middle East. She had traded her career as a television news reporter for the role of trailing spouse. Six years as an expat taught her Pilates, pony riding and patience. It was underscored and enriched by female friendships that, though fleeting have left an indelible mark. She is a board member for Motherless Daughters Australia. The not for profit organisation has committed to building a support network for those who must navigate a future without their first and most influential relationship of all. Kellie is a natural storyteller, her humour, warmth and honesty is captivating. 

    https://indeliblemarks.net 

    Instagram: @indelible_marks 

    Collaborations include : Advanced Care Planning Australia, Cabrini Health, Australian Industry of Funeral Professionals, Breast Cancer Network Australia.

    Please follow along with The Death Dialogues Project at Instagram, on Facebook and our website . It is a tremendous support of this podcast, if you liked what you've heard, to go to your podcast platform and rate and comment on our conversations. Thanks for being here.


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    • 55 min
    88. My Old Friend Death: Brooke Hartman

    88. My Old Friend Death: Brooke Hartman

    Brooke Hartman is a wife, mom, and friend. Death became an "old friend" early on in life with the loss of her grandfather- which acted as a catalyst to grief not associated with death. In her journey through multiple deaths of close friends and loved ones, Brooke learned that she had a desire to become more educated in regards to death and death practices She has become a nursing student at her local community college, where it's her goal to become an RN to work in hospice care to help educate and advocate for others regarding death. You can connect with Brooke on IG @bhartman7785. For more about the project please go to deathdialogues.net & find & follow us on Instagram @deathdialoguesproject & at FB.
    We’d love it if you’d help our mission by subscribing to the podcast & leaving a review. Your support is greatly appreciated. 🖤

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    • 48 min
    87. Grief: A Love Story with Tara Caffelle

    87. Grief: A Love Story with Tara Caffelle

    Tara Caffelle is a certified life and relationship coach, management consultant, writer, and fluent speaker of the language of grief. Significant and successive losses led Tara to see that, now more than ever, we must get better at supporting our fellow humans at living who is actually a grief-filled life. She works closely with small businesses and non-profit organizations to create a culture that supports grief in our collective spaces of work and service, so that we may take that culture home with us to our dinner tables.
    Tara is navigating her first year as an adoptive parent with her partner, Bill, and is squeezing in a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work around the edges of work and diaper changes.
    Tara’s first book, Grief: A Love Story, is due out in 2021. You can follow her work here:
    Instagram: @taracaffelle @grief_at_work
    Web:  taracaffelle.com
    thisisgriefatwork.com

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

NaiFran ,

Such intriguing guests

Loved the interview with Marissa, the medium. As someone who has seen my fair share, it was fascinating to hear her story — and also her process. I have never heard of the letter writing “medium” of connecting with loved ones. Loved this glimpse of another tool we have to comfort us in our grief.

THLott ,

After Chloe

What a great episode of grief and loss. How you felt of your Moms passing resonates with me when my Dad passed. He was my life and I too wanted to die. No one understood. Thankfully I made it to the other side and into the light as you did. Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry for all your losses.

Seattle2018 ,

Give This a Listen

What a wonderful, meaningful, needed podcast.
Death is such a taboo topic and experience in our society. Becky (the host) does a great job of bringing it back into the light, and de-stigmatizing the subject of grief.
This podcast isn’t all sad, and it won’t make you super sad to listen to—rather it will open your mind to things beyond the normal human experience.

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