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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

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

    #550 My Fathers Chair Episode 5

    #550 My Fathers Chair Episode 5

    Ryan walks around a cemetery before a service. The sounds of the cemetery help him relive some memories.  He also gets frustrated with the setup. Rock and Roll friends.
     
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    #549 John Rabold talks about the Indiana Donor Network

    #549 John Rabold talks about the Indiana Donor Network

     
    Robert Falcon sits with John Rabold from the Indiana Donor Network and has a conversation.  This is from the Indiana Funeral Direcors Convention from May 2023.  Definately some fun twists and turns in this one. 
     
     
     
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    • 42 min
    #548 Care Center Set Up with Duncan Stuart Todd

    #548 Care Center Set Up with Duncan Stuart Todd

    NFDA 2023 Las Vegas was a Blurr.  Brian has a quick conversation with a company that has been setting up care centers for funeral homes since 1991.  As government slowly chokes all of small business between regulation and fines, this company can help us stay current with what we need to be doing in the care center to keep Uncle Sam off our back. Rock and Roll !!!
     
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    • 30 min
    #547 Mountain Mornings with Jason Duvall "The David Mine Disaster"

    #547 Mountain Mornings with Jason Duvall "The David Mine Disaster"

    Mountain Mornings with Jason Duvall is a story of Appalachian Funeral service.  He talks about the story of the David Mine Disaster of 1967.  Jason has his own history within this story, he has been hesitant to put this out until he felt his account was fully accurate. Here we are. Rock and Roll friends!!! We see you!!!!!
     
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    • 31 min
    #546 Brian bothers Ron King

    #546 Brian bothers Ron King

    "Hey Buddy" !!!!! Brian is bored one night and just gives Ron a call and records it.  It sure is good to hear his voice. This is what they did for so many years, they would game plan and talk about everything.  I have been going through all kinds of content and thought this was fitting to release. Enjoy the Jovial laugh of Ron King.  Rest in Peace my friend.
     
     
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    • 28 min
    #545 Glyn Tallon Holds Court!!!

    #545 Glyn Tallon Holds Court!!!

    This is another one from the vault. This is Glyn Tallon at Vernie Fountains International Conference in Missouri I belive from 2021.  We have a live crowd for this and it is in the middle of a hotel lobby.  We have the opportunity to ask our questions on restorative art.  Glyn also tells his story. 
     
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

tasmia6 ,

Loyal Fan !

Hi Brian and Ryan ! I love this podcast so I
Am excited for what is to come. You all are such a special group of people that do what you do . You guys have had a tough time for your own reasons the past year and I wish you peace and endless blessings for you two personally and professionally ! I have special place in my heart for folks that care for the deceased .. I lost both of my parents (it’s been some years now) and called on a family owned Mortuary here in San Diego and I felt how much they cared for my parents and my family . It is something one never forgets . Just wanted you to know you guys are awesome 😊

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.

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