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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 • 179 Ratings

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

    The National Board Exam

    The National Board Exam

    Dalene and Jennifer from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards join the show to discuss the National Board Exam.
    Connect with Undertaking: The Podcast at: https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/
    Today's sponsors:
    Mortuary Mall
    Indiana Donor Network

    • 56 min
    The King Is Dead: The Death and Funeral of Elvis Presley

    The King Is Dead: The Death and Funeral of Elvis Presley

    The Elvis movie is now in theaters but we've got the story of his death and funeral here. Check it out.
    Have a story and want to be on the show? Connect with us at:
    https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/
    Today's sponsors:
    The Love Always Project
    Indiana Donor Network

    • 39 min
    Lori Sheeler

    Lori Sheeler

    Lori Sheeler stops by the podcast booth at the IFDA convention. We chat about her journey into funeral service and what her roles are today. 
    Connect  with the show at: https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/
    Today's show is sponsored by:
    Gather
    Indiana Donor Network

    • 25 min
    Funeral Home Visibility

    Funeral Home Visibility

    Todd Van Beck shares another story from his funeral chronicles series. 
    Have a story and want to be on the show? Connect with us at: https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/
    Today's show is sponsored by:
    Garfield Refining
    Indiana Donor Network

    • 26 min
    Remembering John Braboy Jr.

    Remembering John Braboy Jr.

    John R. Braboy Jr., was the President of Mid-America College of Mortuary Science for many years. John died on June 2nd and today Brian chats with several of those that John molded during his career. #podcast #RIP #memory #teacher #education 
    Have a story and want to be on the show? Connect with Ryan and Brian at: https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    IFDA 141 with Andy Clayton

    IFDA 141 with Andy Clayton

    Andy Clayton, Executive Director of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association wraps up the 141st convention with Brian. Check it out.
    Connect with the show at: https://www.undertakingthepodcast.com/
    Today's sponsors:
    Pierce Chemical
    Indiana Donor Network

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 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.

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.

Masariu ,

What a great podcast!!!

Funny and heartfelt for folks in, and out, of the funeral business! The “what to watch out for” and the historical stories are great! Well done gents!

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