Funeral Stories

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**TW: Brief mention of suicide in this episode** This week, we're joined by one of Casey and Sethen's close friends, Scott, who shares his experience with grief, which started at a young age. His personal story of the life and death of his Heisman Trophy winning grandfather and the untimely loss of his larger-than-life father proves the notion that the truth, is indeed, stranger than fiction. Follow us on all the socials: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: AND join our "Funeral Stories Family" group on Facebook:
This week we are joined by Ginny and her friend, Stephanie, for an episode from a completely different perspective. Stephanie is currently fighting cancer (or in her words: Cancer is fighting her). It's fair to say that she has one of the best attitudes we've encountered so far and it was a privilege to hear her story. Whether she's competing in a roller derby bout as "Leche GaGa" or giving the finger to the Grim Reaper, Stephanie does not let anything get her down. We can't even begin to describe the magic that happened while recording this episode-- it's better if you just listen.
In this episode, Laura and Casey share more of their favorite listener stories.
This week we go full on book nerd with a couple of very special guests to discuss impactful deaths from literature! Most books on our list are well over 20 years old, but if you haven't read them-- SPOILER ALERT. Do you have a book in mind that really impacted you? See if it made the cut on Funeral Stories! Special thanks to Crystal & Nicole (our guests from this episode) and @bluestockingbookshelf on Instagram for telling us about your most impactful literary death. Follow us on all the socials: Instagram @funeral_stories Twitter @funeralstories Facebook @funeralstories AND join our "Funeral Stories Family" group on Facebook:
In this episode, Casey finally shares her funeral story about one of her most impactful deaths. There are many twists and turns, and grief abounds with this story of how her and her closest friends' lives were turned upside down the summer after their freshman year of college.
On this week's episode, we bring back Bob Yohnka to discuss the story of his friend Aaron McQ, an aid-in-dying patient, who bravely shared his story in his last days. Read more here:
On this week’s episode, Laura tells the story of her beloved Uncle Mike who died from Hodgkin’s Disease as a result of “Agent Orange”. We also discuss Laura’s research on “Operation Ranch Hand” and what it was like to be a Radioman during the Vietnam War.
In this week's episode, Casey takes another crack at a research topic and she dives into the funerals of some of the world's most notorious murderers. Feel free to send any corrections to because let's be honest... We're pretty sure she was drunk when she did her research.
In a strange twist, Laura and Casey's grandmothers died only one week apart. In part one of "Our Stories", Casey shares the story of how she attended her beloved paternal grandmother's funeral after 10 years of absence. While there, she had to unexpectedly face her abusive, estranged father for the first time in a decade and explains all of the heartbreak, regret, and ultimately the joy that comes along with a decade of absence, finally facing her fears, and being embraced by a family she had forgotten loved her. Spoiler alert: her dad still sucks and shortly after the funeral showed his true, sociopathic colors (as they always do). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
In this episode, Laura blows Casey's mind with her next research topic.
TW: Mention of suicide. In episode 9, Laura and Casey share some more of your most hilarious, awkward, cringeworthy and heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye. Forgive us. We were exhausted.
In episode 10, Laura and Casey share a special outtake from an earlier recording where they discuss Laura being the caregiver for her grandmother, diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Laura's grandmother, Annette Bailey, passed away on April 4 after a long and beautiful life.
This week, Ginny's back with us to dive deep into the world of Harry Potter! Laura has been polling HP-devotees to find out the Top 10 most impactful deaths from the series and the results are in! Join us as we go through the deaths one-by-one and read comments from contributors. Find out how your grief relates to other fans and how your most beloved characters can help you heal... After all, the ones that love us never really leave us. Follow us on all the socials: Instagram @funeral_stories Twitter @funeralstories Facebook @funeralstories
In honor of this spooky time of year, Laura shares her research on omens of death. Meanwhile, Casey develops some new superstitions of her own. Follow us on all the socials: Instagram: https;// Twitter: Facebook: Contribute to our Patreon: AND join our "Funeral Stories Family" group on Facebook:
On this week's episode of Funeral Stories, Laura researches how they bury the dead in Alaska while Casey follows up with the important questions like, "What kind of trees grow in Alaska?". First we go back in time to talk about indigenous customs and then some stories from a modern funeral director and how burials work in such a wild landscape. Inspiration for this topic came from the book, "Welcome to the GD Ice Cube" by Blair Braverman.
Casey & Laura FINALLY talk Ginny (Casey’s sister) into guesting on an en episode! The hook was that it’s related to true crime... Laura relates a cautionary tale of true crime to a story of her own grief in this slightly different spin of a research topic. We hope you enjoy!
Nat Scott is the man responsible for bringing Laura and Casey together during their most formative years, but you'll never guess how. Find out how as he shares several funeral stories along the way.
This week, we share an episode we recorded back in season two when we sat down with Casey's college friend, Ashley, to discuss the wide array of grief associated with watching her father die of early onset Alzheimer's.
Writer, poet, and guy in the corner, Robby Bailey, is our very special guest this week. He shares his most personal funeral story and talks the current state of affairs with Laura and Casey. It tells like a Tennessee Williams play and is one you won't want to miss.
The Brothers Yhonka discuss their most Impactful loss -- the death of their father, Dennis Yohnka, and their unique funeral story where they dug their dad's grave... literally.
Laura and Casey introduce themselves and each share one of their many hilarious and heartfelt funeral stories.
During a break in recording, Laura & Eli discover they were connected by a mutual person. While investigating this connection, we get to chatting about other things and it led to this unplanned conversation. We hope you enjoy this accidental bonus episode as much as we enjoyed accidentally making it.
Laura and Casey wrap up their research on the story of Chernobyl.
Laura and Casey are back to share some amazing listener stories sent in by you! Send your listener stories to Follow us on all the socials: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: AND join our "Funeral Stories Family" group on Facebook:
This week Casey gets inspired by a documentary about the Wild West (also a dream about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck). Her research includes burial practices of the Wild West and funerals of celebrity outlaws.
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Feb 12th, 2018
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Mar 27th, 2020
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