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Funeral Directors, Ryan Ballard and Brian Waters discuss life, death and the story of funeral service.

Undertaking: The Podcast Brian Waters and Ryan Ballard: Indiana Funeral Directors

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 196 Ratings

Funeral Directors, Ryan Ballard and Brian Waters discuss life, death and the story of funeral service.

    Rest In Peace Mr. President: The Death and Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln Vol: 1

    Rest In Peace Mr. President: The Death and Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln Vol: 1

    President Abraham Lincoln's funeral was by far the grandest in American history. Todd Van Beck returns to document this historic funeral in his series "Rest In Peace Mr. President". 
    Connect with Todd Van Beck at ToddVanBeck.com
    Today's sponsors:
    Memory Share
    Pierce Chemical
    Have a story and want to be on the show? Connect with Ryan and Brian on the web, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

    • 42 min
    Brian's Brain Break

    Brian's Brain Break

    Should a customer benefit from their interaction with you, even if they don't ask? From online reviews to the stresses of funeral service, Brian shares what's on his mind. Check it out.
    Today's sponsors:
    FamilyEstateManager.com
    National Mortuary Shipping and Cremation
    Connect with the show online, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

    • 22 min
    The Bumps In The Road

    The Bumps In The Road

    In life there are bumps in the road in our work-life, our relationships and even our hobbies. In this year's Thanksgiving Special episode, Ryan and Brian talk about the bumps in their road of life and how together we can change how we handle our struggles. 
    Today's sponsors: MortuaryMall.com & Butler Coach
    Have a story and want to be on the show? Connect with the guys: on the web, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

    • 30 min
    Talking Egyptian History with Ryan's Daughter, Kennedy

    Talking Egyptian History with Ryan's Daughter, Kennedy

    Ryan's 10 year old daughter, Kennedy, has been reading up on Egyptian history and watching everything she can. She's been waiting patiently to be a guest on the show and today's she's here to tell us what she's learned. 
    Today's show is sponsored by:
    Pierce Chemical
    Indiana Donor Network
    Do you have a story and want to be a guest on the show? Connect with the guys, on the web, Facebook,Twitter, or Instagram.

    • 40 min
    The NFDA Chats 8: Catching Up With Return Home

    The NFDA Chats 8: Catching Up With Return Home

    Bre Smith, funeral director and embalmer with Return Home, the world's largest natural organic reduction facility, stops by the podcast booth to talk NOR and their success. 
    Check out Return Home here
    Today's sponsors: 
    Express Funeral Funding
    Indiana Donor Network
    Connect with Undertaking: The Podcast: on the web, Facebook,Twitter, or Instagram

    • 33 min
    H.S. Eckels & Company with Jeff Chancellor

    H.S. Eckels & Company with Jeff Chancellor

    How do you discuss embalming? What is officially considered embalming? In Atlanta, Georgia at the CANA convention, Brian is introduced to Jeff Chancellor of Eckels by rogue guest-co-host, Brother Jason Duvall and an epic embalming conversation ensues. Check it out! 
    Check out H.S. Eckels & Company here
    Connect with Undertaking: The Podcast: on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    Today's sponsors: 
    FamilyEstateManager.com
    Indiana Donor Network

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

gg197381 ,

The Artist and Mortician

Thanks for sharing this story! Outstanding! Being from Eastern IA I can picture exactly where these spectacular funeral homes are located and The Turner name. Had no idea of the connection with Grant Wood and Turner Funeral Family.

krrb1135 ,

Undertaking the Podcast

I loved this podcast, especially Todd Van Beck. What has happened to it? Different podcasters and no Mr. Van Beck.

grad lady ,

Great information!

As a non-funeral professional, I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I started listening when the lockdowns first began because I had questions about funeral options in case a loved one died during the pandemic. I have learned so much and feel more comfortable in a rather uncomfortable topic thanks to Ryan and Brian.

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