Death is an inevitable part of life, and yet it can be difficult and uncomfortable to talk about the process of grief amongst one's peers. In this podcast, comedian Jordon Ferber helps shine some light into the darkest parts of our own existence and encourage a more open discussion about the effects of grief, and offers coping mechanisms to those suffering.
Ep 110 - Comedian Ronny Pascale
This episode features comedian Ronny Pasquale! It's been 15 years since Ronny's mother died at the age of 39, when Ronny himself was just 20. He has since managed to combine parts of his pain with his love of dead-mother jokes as a way to cope with the difficult parts of life without her.
We talk the importance of having tough conversations, as well as just how tough it can be to write jokes about topics the audience might be trying NOT to think about.
Follow Ronny on Twitter and IG @RonnyPascale
Ep 109 - Comedian Myq Kaplan
I don't know who NEEDS to hear this episode right now, but I hope it's a lot! Here's my interview with comedian Myq Kaplan, who manages to create humor out of the intersection of wordplay and philosophy. Enjoy an in depth discussion about the ways that human nature has us alternately hide/express our true feelings, and the power of truly connecting with other humans.
Follow Myq at @myqkaplan across social media, or HERE!
Check out his podcast Broccoli and Ice Cream!
Get Myq's Album AKA here!
Ep 108 - Ken Levy and Sam Feldman - National Widowers Organization
In this episode, I sat down to talk with Ken Levy and Sam Feldman, two of the founders of The National Widowers Organization. Having each lost their wives, both Sam and Ken struggled to find a place where widowers (and men in general) were allowed to be vulnerable and open about their feelings, leading to them stepping up to help others while helping themselves.
Check out the National Widowers Organization here!
Episode 107 - Podcaster Jayme Ails
In this episode, I welcome fellow grief podcaster, Jayme Ails!
After the death of her mother to cancer 4 years ago, Jayme struggled to find her way, and ultimately started a podcast about grief (and how the f**k to deal with it) called Grief Unfiltered! We talk about the importance of semantics, and of cutting through the BS to get to a real conversation, especially about difficult topics.
Follow Jayme on IG @GriefUnfiltered!
Ep. 106 - Author Jason Rosenthal
Jason Rosenthal is a widower who became nationally known after his wife wrote a heart-wrenching column days before her death. He is now sharing his insight about love, loss and living again in his new memoir, "My Wife Said You May Want To Marry Me." We talk about the importance of family support, and the need to connect with people, as well as how to carry someones legacy forward while also creating a legacy of ones own.
Go to jasonbrosenthal.com to find out more about Jason, and where to get the book!
Ep. 105 - Comedian Amarie Castillo
In this episode, I interview comedian AMarie Castillo to talk about the difficulties of losing her best friend. After her best friend Bex was murdered last year, AMarie struggled to make sense of not just what happened, but how to find a peaceful way forward. We talk about the importance of the family we choose and the community we have to support us.
Follow Amarie on all social media @Part_Time_Bro
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love Jordan and this podcast!
Laughing through Tears
This podcast helps me to know that everything I’m feeling about my deceased first husband, parents & friends is typical. Jordon is a great interviewer, drawing out guests’ stories & feelings while sharing his own. If you’re feeling alone in your grief before you listen, you will soon feel as if you’ve found your tribe after listening.
My go-to podcast
Jordon does such a great job with this podcast, the way he brings humor into the interviews. He is real. Such a wide variety of guests, too. I have been listening for almost two years, and find that it has been a big help in my journey with grief. In every episode I find little nuggets of helpful advice or “I never thought of it that way” moments. Thanks, Jordon!