S2 E4: “Bob’s Story Brought to You BUY Milk Jeans” – Episode Guide

On episode 4 of season 2, we invite Casey’s new friend, Bob Yohnka to talk with us. While it may seem he talked a lot about Milk Jeans, he also had plenty to say about his experiences with death and grief. He’s Casey’s neighbor now, but grew up in Kankakee, Illinois, 50 miles south of Chicago […]

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Season 2, Episode 4: Bob’s Story Brought to You BUY Milk Jeans

On this week’s episode, we introduce you to Casey’s new friend and founder of Milk Jeans, Bob Yohnka, as he shares a little bit about his experiences with death and grief. He tells us about his time in working in Zambia as a part of a team that researches HIV vaccines, and leads us into […]

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Episode 20: Lizette Schools Us on Filipino & Mexican Funeral Customs

In episode 20, we would like to introduce you all to the incredibly intelligent, funny, and beautiful Lizette! This week, Lizette takes over the podcast with her presentation on Filipino and Mexican funeral customs while Laura and Casey sit back, relax and enjoy their jelly beans. She also tells us about the personal loss of […]

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Episode 19: Robby’s Story – “I Came Out at a Funeral”

This week, we would like to introduce you all to writer, poet, and guy in the corner— Robby Bailey. In episode 19, Robby tells us about the loss of of his beloved “Pa” and how he came out to his entire family at the funeral. He also tells us of the aftermath, as we hang […]

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Episode 5: Marla’s Story – “The Vegetarian Taxidermist”

Casey’s close friend, Marla Star (Hollywood costume designer and vegetarian taxidermist)opens up. From a story about grave robbers unearthing her great uncle who was in prison at Alcatraz, to her grandfather who killed himself when she was 12, to the death of her estranged drug addicted father, Marla gives an unapologetically honest, intimate and actually […]

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Episode Four – “Your Stories”

In episode 4, Laura and Casey share the first round of listener submitted funeral stories. From the heartfelt, beautiful tributes to the cringe-inducing, each story is unique, personal, and some are downright hilarious. Listen to episode 4 below and don’t forget to share your funeral stories by emailing us at funeralstoriespodcast@gmail.com!

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Episode Three – “Cam’s Story: Sit With Your Grief” – Resources

In episode three, we invited Cameron Harrelson to share his funeral stories with us. Cameron is a man of many talents and has over 3,000 hours as a funeral director apprentice and embalmer (he assisted in the embalming of his own grandfather!!!). His experience makes him more than qualified to speak on many aspects of […]

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Episode Three – “Cam’s Story – Sit With Your Grief”

In episode three, Laura and Casey invite their friend and deathcare professional, Cameron Harrelson to share his funeral story. He not only shares the story of how he assisted in embalming his own grandfather and how a loss at a young age changed the course of his life, but provides a refreshing and unique insight […]

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