8 episodes

The Mortician’s Daughter brings you a monthly meditation on the macabre to help you face your existential crisis head on. From rigor mortis to dark goddesses of the graveyard, The Mortician’s Daughter will be covering an array of grim and occasionally gruesome topics. All things death are open to exploration...

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    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

The Mortician’s Daughter brings you a monthly meditation on the macabre to help you face your existential crisis head on. From rigor mortis to dark goddesses of the graveyard, The Mortician’s Daughter will be covering an array of grim and occasionally gruesome topics. All things death are open to exploration...

    Episode 008: The Golden Gate Bridge

    Episode 008: The Golden Gate Bridge

    In this episode of The Mortician’s Daughter, we discuss the architectural marvel known as the Golden Gate Bridge to explore the more mysterious and macabre points of its history. From the Halfway to Hell Club that formed during its construction to its contemporary status as the second most popular suicide bridge in the world, The Golden Gate has more than its fair share of tales to chill you to your core… if you dare to listen.
    Special thanks to our guest narrator, Dana Stern, and extra special thanks to our sponsors over at Fast Signs in Scottsdale for making this episode possible. Please remember to support the businesses that support the arts.

    • 14 min
    Episode 007: Hauntings

    Episode 007: Hauntings

    On this episode, we discuss hauntings in the United States as part one of a special two part series. We touch upon 112 Ocean Avenue where The Amityville Horror took place, the Crescent Hotel, The Whaley House, The Winchester Mystery House, and a few spots in my home state of Arizona, including the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone and Casey Moore’s in Tempe.
    Special thanks to our sponsors at Tempe Organics! Check them out for all your CBD needs and support the local businesses that support local arts!

    • 16 min
    Episode 006: The Lives and Deaths of Saints

    Episode 006: The Lives and Deaths of Saints

    In this latest installment of The Mortician’s Daughter, we talk about avoiding the summer heat (and resultant depression) here in the Sonoran Desert and about the paths to Sainthood, obviously. You might not see the initial correlation between these two ideas, but in fifteen minutes, I can draw the line. Yes, as any art historian can tell you, the road to sainthood is quite violent for those martyred for their faith.
    In this episode, we discuss the lives (and deaths) of some Catholic Saints and consider some alternative options…

    • 14 min
    Episode 005: Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence

    Episode 005: Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence

     The Mortician’s Daughter Episode 005: Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence
    This time around, I’m here to briefly touch upon Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence. Now, Friedrich Nietzsche presents such a large and looming figure — philosophically, culturally, and personally — that I feel we will be revisiting him and his work again in the months and years to come so, instead of getting too carried away right off the bat, I thought it might be best to narrow our focus and touch upon one of his more popular notions: Eternal Recurrence. We can save the Übermensch and Nazis and horse-whipping crazy-house for another day…
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    Written and narrated by Carly Schorman
    Produced and edited by Mark Anderson and Garrett Bowers
    Theme song “Of Soil & Sleep” by Travis James

    • 14 min
    Episode 004: Deadly Resolution

    Episode 004: Deadly Resolution

    The Mortician’s Daughter Episode 004: Deadly Resolution
    If you haven’t quite held to all those New Year’s resolutions, this is definitely an episode for you as we explore the dangers lurking in your “Get Fit” plans. You might be surprised to discover just what life-threatening hazards are waiting for you at your neighborhood gym. And, of course, we find a few freak run-ins with death in the most unexpected of places…
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    Written and narrated by Carly Schorman
    Produced and edited by Mark Anderson
    Theme song “Of Soil & Sleep” by Travis James

    • 13 min
    Episode 003: Merry Wives and Black Widows

    Episode 003: Merry Wives and Black Widows

    In this installment of The Mortician’s Daughter we discuss what differentiates a Black Widow from your run-of-the-mill murderess and discuss some famous Black Widows from history. We also do some real life exploring of the Mystery Castle on South Mountain in Phoenix and discover the macabre story behind the “chocolate organ” that sits in the castle’s wedding chapel.
    This episode was made possible through the generous support of Colleen Malley Schwartz of The Malley Schwartz Group and Clients First Realty. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, Colleen Malley Schwartz can help you along the way. And with Colleen, you never pay full commissions.
    Head to ColleenSellsAZ.com for more information or to setup that initial appointment today. And remember, please support the businesses that support the local arts!

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Elaqen ,

Interesting and varied

Although there is the overall theme to this podcast it doesn’t stick to just death. It is well researched and spoken but doesn’t come off as if she is just reading from a piece of paper, thankfully! I have had to stop listening to a few podcasts because it is obvious they are very scripted. I also appreciate the length of the podcasts. I listen to something like 30-40 podcasts so I am glad when I find one that isn’t consistently doing an hour plus episodes.

IrisRedRaven ,

Clever, Morbid, bite-sized

Thoroughly enjoyable facts and folklore about death and the dead. Funny and informative, makes you interesting at parties. If you party with weirdos like myself.

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