Every death has a story, and the Story of My Death podcast exists to provide a place for those stories to be told. The show is hosted by funeral director and author Caleb Wilde.
Episode 13 - The story of Kat's suicide attempt
Kat shares the story that led up to her suicide attempt, the attempt itself, her stay in a hospital's psych ward, and her recovery. Fair warning, this episode contains curse words and conversation that may be triggering.
Episode 12 - Alua is a death doula and an end of life planner
"Part of the reason (we don’t like talking about death) is that death brings every part of who we are as humans into very sharp focus. And something like that can be overwhelming to consider. When I’m thinking about my death, I’m thinking about my identity. I’m thinking about what I’ve accomplished. I’m thinking about who I’ve loved. I’m thinking about sex. I’m thinking about what I eat. I think about my body. I’m thinking about my work. I’m thinking about all parts of me because me as I know it will cease to exist at that point." -- Alua Arthur
Episode 11 - Christy Is a Medium
"The night (my grandmother) died, her spirit came to me and she told me she was leaving. ...That was the first time I had interacted with or seen a ghost of a person." -- Christy
Episode 10 - John on dying from heart failure
"I admit I have days I don't want to live anymore because of my pain levels. But I have a husband to live for. I'm afraid to leave him because I care about him. So, my fight is especially for him, you know"
Episode 09 -- Gerda on Dying, Cats and Drinking the Best Coffee
Gerda has cancer. She shares about her cats, drinking the best coffee, her fears, and chemo.
Episode 08 -- KJ on living with cancer
Thank you for the thought and depth of conversation.
BEST podcast INVALUABLE
Thank you for making this most invaluable podcast. Pleeeease continue?! I am a hospice nurse and this podcast is so raw, relatable, and just perfect. You don’t seek to make any happy endings, just to BE with the suffering of life and death. We need this more in our society. Desperately. By far my favorite podcast, over all the awesome NPR podcasts, and even more than Caitlin Doughty’s Death in the Afternoon, which is saying a lot. THANK YOU.
Heartwrenching & Honest
I found this podcast via being a fan of Confessions of a Funeral Director; which the stories I enjoy very much. Death is not an easy subject. And now that I am of an age were I am experiencing more deaths of friends and elderly relatives, I would highly recommend this podcast. I can only hope that when my time is at hand I too shall have A Good Death.