The funeral industry is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult for funeral directors and deathcare professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies, and practices. One way to stay informed is by listening to podcasts.
But in the sea of podcasts that are readily available, it can be difficult to find the podcasts that cut out the fluff, get right to the point, inspire you, teach you, and help you connect with others in the profession.
In this blog post, we’ll share our top 11 podcast recommendations for funeral directors and deathcare professionals.
Hosted by Ryan Ballard and Brian Waters, Undertaking: The Podcast covers a variety of topics related to funeral service, including grief support, green burial, and funeral home operations. The show features interviews with industry experts and personal stories from funeral directors.
Hosted by Michael Cooney (a well-known funeral director based out of Illinois), this is a podcast that talks about death, embalming, funerals, and anything else that pops up in the ole cranium. They regularly invite new guests, morticians, and deathcare professionals onto the show to tell their most morbid stories, explore new trends in funeral service, and much more.
Hosted by Alexandra Jo (They/Them) of Parting Stone, Death Curious is a platform for death exploration and a community of like-minded, death-positive people. They imagine a future in which talking about death is no longer taboo. They also bring on several funeral service professionals to explore trends, changing family preferences, and much more.
Hosted by Caleb Wilde, Confessions of a Funeral Director is a podcast that explores the world of funeral service. Wilde shares his personal experiences as a funeral director, offering insights into the unique challenges and rewards of the profession.
Visit his website here to tune in.
Hosted by Jeff Harbeson and marketing guru Ryan Thogmartin, Funeral nation TV is a weekly video podcast that covers the latest news and trends in the funeral industry. The show features interviews with industry experts, discussions on current events, and tips for improving funeral home operations.
As mentioned on their website, NFDA has launched A Brush With Death – a podcast to help funeral professionals be more responsive to the evolving needs of families and better respond to the issues shaping their businesses. The podcast is hosted by Gabe Schauf.
Hosted by Lisa and Lori, The Death Deck is a podcast that covers topics related to death and dying in a fun and engaging way. The show features games, trivia, and conversation starters that can help deathcare professionals and their clients have more open conversations about death.
Hosted by Caitlin Doughty, Louise Hung, and Sarah Chavez, Death in the Afternoon dispels myths about death and dead bodies, dives into history and dark tales you’ve never heard before, and much more. The team behind “Ask a Mortician” created this new podcast that takes a playfully serious approach to normally morbid topics with the goal of promoting more death-positive conversations.
With a long career in death care, most of us know that there are 3 sides to every death story – the funeral Directors, the families & the decedents, and you wouldn’t believe whose side gets left out. Hosted by Elaine Valdez, this podcast brings forward REAL funeral professional stories that keep you on your toes and give you every angle on the world of death care.
Rob Goff, Executive Director of the Washington State Funeral Directors Association, hosts this podcast that gives funeral service and death care professionals actionable advice, real-time insights, and many more resources.
Visit their website to listen to every podcast episode.
Nathan Morris, the extremely talented mortician (and musician), takes people on a journey in You’ll Die Trying, a podcast that focuses on humanizing funeral directors and gives the public a closer look into the world of funeral service. In addition to his podcast, Nathan posts great, resourceful content on his TikTok channel, which is followed by more than half a million people.
At Gather, we’re committed to providing more free resources to help your funeral home staff create an even more meaningful experience for every family you serve. We hope that you enjoyed our featured list of the top 11 podcasts for funeral directors.
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