Funeral Boss Inc.
By Funeral Boss Inc
Funeral Boss Inc.Oct 18, 2023
CC Oddities by Cera
In this episode of Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Cera, a dedicated death doula based in Denver. With expertise in grief education and pet deathcare, Cera's unique spiritual journey has led her to establish an inspiring podcast and brand. Through her work, she has cultivated a sanctuary where the profound aspects of nature, life, and death are cherished. Tune in as Cera opens her heart to recount the personal loss of her father and imparts valuable advice to inspire and uplift individuals who have encountered similar experiences.
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Mortuary Monday - Kayleigh Edwards
Welcome to the Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast, where we have the pleasure of hosting Kayleigh Edwards, a dedicated student at PIMS. She graciously opens up about her path into the funeral industry, her balancing act between school and home, and courageously shares a deeply personal encounter with loss. Kayleigh's story is sure to provide a wealth of inspiration, making this episode an absolute must-listen.
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Mortuary Monday - Sarah Schultz
We are joined today on Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast by Sarah Schultz, a new Mortuary Scienece Graduate and long time Funeral Boss Inc. follower. Sarah shares all about her career journey, school, homelife and we even get into where she took her graduation pics at a local haunted oddities shop! You wont want to miss this episode.
Brianne Scott - Autopsy Technician
Welcome to today's episode of Funeral Boss Inc Podcast we are joined by Brianne Scott, an Autopsy Technician from the state of Virginia. Brianne brings with her a wealth of fascinating statistics and insights, offering a glimpse into her path that led her to this unique career. We discuss the under-explored realm of autopsy tech education available to the public and explore how platforms like Reddit have played a pivotal role in connecting enthusiasts and professionals alike. Tune in as Brianne imparts valuable advice for those intrigued by the prospect of becoming an Autopsy Technician and shares a great outlet on selfcare outside of work.
Keep in touch with Brianne!
A Booty to Die for
Welcome, Funeral Bosses! Join us as we kick off Season 4 of our podcast. In this episode, we delve into a captivating funeral tale titled "A Booty to Die For." Discover the story of a young woman who attends an underground party in her community, seeking a cosmetic procedure with tragic consequences. Tune in to unravel the intriguing details of this unforgettable event.
Welcome to the Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast, where today we have the pleasure of being joined by Ronni, a seasoned Funeral Director turned Pet Crematory Operator from Chicago, IL. With 10 years of experience Ronni has made a remarkable transition into the Pet Aftercare industry and is here to share her inspiring journey with us. As a CANA-certified professional, she will shed light on the world of Pet Aftercare, providing valuable information about the various options available to families who have sadly lost their beloved pets. Ronni also shares the fun take from her family of Fire Fighters, Police Officers and Medical Professionals on her being a Last Responder.
Keep in touch with Ronni Instagram: @thehighfires
End of Season 3
Mortuary Monday From Embalmer to Autopsy Tech - John Grzyb
Welcome to another episode of "Mortuary Monday," where we delve into the intriguing world of death care professionals. In today's episode, we have a fascinating guest joining us: John Grzyb, who has journeyed from being an embalmer to becoming an autopsy technician. John will be sharing his unique perspective on the funeral industry, his experiences as an embalmer, and the remarkable transition he made into his current career.
During our conversation, we'll explore the evolving work culture within the industry, shedding light on the changes John has witnessed firsthand. He'll also impart some invaluable techniques he has developed, honoring his fellow embalmers who may encounter one of his cases for embalming.
Furthermore, John will enlighten us about the most common causes of death he encounters in his role as an autopsy technician. His firsthand knowledge will provide us with a deeper understanding of the complex and often mysterious realm of mortality.
And of course, prepare yourself for a captivating story as John shares a memorable case that caught him off guard with its vivid and unexpected twists. You won't want to miss the colorful surprise that awaits us.
So, sit back, relax, and join us as we embark on this thought-provoking journey with John Grzyb on this episode of "Mortuary Monday."
Big on quotas but not employee safety?
We are joined today on Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast by Iris who worked for one of the largest funeral corporations in our industry. We discuss some very extreme funeral service experiences in her workplace that included stabbing, physical altercations, gun violence and how the employer failed to address these issues or create a safety plan for the staff. Have you experienced violence in the workplace? You are not alone.
Links mentioned in the podcast:Follow Iris on IG: @iristhewise
Mortuary Monday - Monica La Vita
Welcome to the Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast, where today we have the pleasure of hosting Monica La Vita, a duly licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer based in Boston, MA. During our conversation, we delve into Monica's unwavering passion for embalming, her preferred products, valuable advice for both seasoned and novice embalmers, and an unforgettable case where she performed a remarkable reconstruction.
Death is Everything
Welcome to the Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast, where today we have the pleasure of hosting a special guest, Marianne from the renowned Death is Everything podcast. In this episode, we delve into the inspiration behind Marianne's podcast and explore her personal favorite episode. We also touch upon Marianne's emotional journey through the loss of her beloved mother, discussing her active involvement in the funeral arrangements and the tender care she bestowed upon her mother's final disposition. With Death is Everything on the cusp of reaching its monumental 100th episode, be sure to join us on this remarkable journey as Marianne and her podcast approach this exciting milestone. Don't miss out!
Links mentioned in the podcast:Death is Everything Podcast – A podcast about death
Follow on IG: d.i.e._cast
Mortuary Monday - Samantha Vanden
We are joined today on Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast by Samantha Vanden a current Apprentice in Green Bay Wisconsin. We talk about everything from her journey through Mortuary School as a Mom and Wife, the impact of Mentorship, advice on getting your foot in the door in the industry and working in a traditional market with changes sneaking up on the industry.
Links mentioned in the podcast: Samantha Vanden Heuvel (@midwestwifeafterlife)
Gathered here today with Chase from Gather
We are joined today on Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast by Chase from the company Gather we discuss how the company was started and the inspiration behind it. We touch on all the amazing features Gather has built for the funeral homes Case Management, Body Tracking, Websites, Live Streaming, AI (artificial intelligence) obituary builder and how they can customize for your business.
Call them today (888) 492-2697
We are joined today on Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast by Amanda Sahali a Pediatric Bereavement Coordinator, we discuss stages of grief, when bereavement support is offered to families, how to care for yourself when working in Death Care and one of the most memorable stories in her career of a 7-year-old patient.
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Mortuary Monday Feature - Kris Rhodea
We are joined today on Funeral Boss Inc. Podcast by Kris a Funeral Director in Waco, Texas. We talk about everything from what inspired Kris to join funeral service through her own experience with loss, advice on unplugging from work when you can, the new wave of Women in Funeral Service, new trends in the industry and the interesting history of Waco Texas and the Branch Davidians.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
Follow Kris on IG: @texaskrisr More about Waco: Waco: American Apocalypse | Official Trailer | Netflix - YouTube
Paranormal Activity in Death Care (Year 3)
Hey Funeral Bosses! Spooky season is not over just yet why? Because Death Care feels like Halloween 365. Tune in to listen to our yearly episode of Paranormal Activity in Death Care, real stories shared by our very own colleagues. Let us know if you would like a part 2!
Happy 3rd Birthday Funeral Boss Inc.
Today is our 3rd Birthday! Thank you for your continued support from the very beginning to the bright future ahead. Tune in to hear some fun insights on the past few years and our very big thanks to you all.
The Meme Scene
Long Hiatus is over! Tune in to listen to a NEW podcast episode with all of your favorite Death Care Meme creators! Mortician Memes, The Funeral Life, Open Casket Culture & Funeral.Memes. We discuss a variety of topics such as Social Media, The Funeral Industry, Recovering from the Pandemic and much more.
Make sure to follow all pages on social media for some laughs and gasps!
I joined the Hospice Industry recently, listen to this episode to hear my feelings of the Death Positive movement and how my feelings went to Death Negative after helping some devasted families and their realities when it came to Death acceptance.
Why is the Funeral Industry sooo 1989?
What is the Funeral Industry so behind compared to other industries like Tech, Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail? etc. hear what our followers had to share on Instagram Open Topic.
WWII Veterans wishes thrown out the window
A WWII Veteran was so concerned about his preneed being in order that he visits the Funeral Home for years checking and adding notes just so that his family would not have to worry about anything when the time came. The day finally comes, he passes away and all his wishes are thrown out the window by the legal next of kin.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
The COVID-19 pandemic brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA dedicated to help families ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. In this episode, I'll talk about some of the experiences fellow Last Responders have shared with how they are helping the families in their communities impacted by Covid-19 deaths.
I have also created a one-pager that provides info such as
- How families can apply
- Contact info & Hours
- Documents needed
- What will FEMA cover
If you would like a copy feel free to email email@example.com and we will get that right over to you!
iPhone Secrets to the Grave?
Death at Retirement
A long-time married couple saves every penny they can so that they can enjoy life once they retire. After 25 years of hard work, the day finally comes! Find out what happened next.
Last Episode of 2020 - Best & Worst gifts from families
As the year comes to an end I want to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season & a Happy New Year! This episode includes 2 of my most memorable stories of families who gave me the best and worst gifts everrr, you wont believe what they were! If you can top these gifts make sure to share with us and tell us what you think.
A trans woman named Marsha passes away and her son refuses to honor her wishes of being buried as a woman. I also cover the update on the trans Funeral Director from Michigan who was fired and later sued her employer, a transgender landmark case for the Funeral Industry.
Read the article from Connecting Directors here:
I need his gold teeth!
I received a special request from a wife to remove the gold teeth in her deceased husband's mouth and she would not take No for an answer find out what happens to those shiny chompers!
Elvis's Sister has left the building
A huge Elvis fan passes away, he leaves behind an envelope with his wishes for a top of the line funeral along with a life insurance policy to cover the funeral fit for The King of Rock'n Roll himself a whopping $25,000.00! You will never guess who the beneficiary is and what happens next.
Paranormal Activity in Death Care
Have you ever experienced Paranormal Activity? How about in the workplace? or even better how about at the Funeral Home or Cemetery!
Listen to this special spooky Halloween episode and hear real life experiences from Death Care Professionals and their experiences with Paranormal Activity in the workplace.
A special thank you to our Guests Amanda from Canada and Natalie from Colorado for joining us!
The Funeral Life
With 12 thousand followers and over 400 pieces of content on social media we get to hear the voice behind the hit meme page The Funeral Life. Learn about what inspired the start of the meme page dedicated to those in Death Care and what keeps the daily laughs coming. You'll hear the pros, the cons, the reason he needs to be anonymous and the hot water moments associated to running such a large social media platform. The Funeral Life also shares one of his most memorable Funeral stories and details about the recent passing of his father.
Thank you The Funeral Life for being a guest on the podcast! It is truly appreciated my friend.
Make sure to follow @thefunerallife on Instagram
Use promo code: funerallife20 for 20% off
Self-Care for Death Care Professionals with Joel Anthony The Grave Woman
We are joined by Joel Anthony The Grave Woman she shares information on her new journey with teaching courses full time and we talk about her course Self-Care for Death Care Professionals it was created for those of you at any and all stages of education or professional careers who are experiencing burn out and unable to connect in a healthy and productive manner with yourselves and the world around you. You give so much of your time, energy, and essence (maybe too much) to everyone else and need help caring for yourself again.
Connect with Joel Anthony The Grave Woman
Other Courses Available:
Many of the courses are APFSP certified for Continued Education Credit, class schedules are flexible and are hosted online for your convenience.
Register at www.thegravewoman.com/courses
Racism in Death Care: Confronting Bias, Ignorance and Prejudice created in collaboration with Anita Pollard Grant
180 Miles to Support Mortuary Science Students and Funeral Professionals
Nelson Sanchez from Fridgid Fluid Company joins on to share how he is going to help support our Nonprofit with a 30 day challenge and fundraiser!
The Funeral Boss Nonprofit Foundation was created with the Goal to Support,
Sponsor & Nurture Growth!
Our Nonprofit is dedicated to assisting Mortuary Science Students and Funeral
Professionals with the cost of Textbooks , Educational Courses & Career
Our Angel fund is dedicated to assisting At-Need families who have suffered the
loss of a child and are unable to pay for Funeral Expenses.
We thank you for the support in growing our Nonprofit, because of your
generosity we can continue to reach and assist the ones who need us on a
You can donate to our Gofundme campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-boss-nonprofit-foundation-fundraiser?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
A Special Thank you to Nelson for his pledge to help us in raising funds!
To be Remembered or Nahhh
In this episode I discuss final wishes and how impactful your memory is to the ones who love you. I also share the results of a survey that told me how I will be remembered when I die. Take the survey yourself with the link below
Mug I mention in this episode (Closed Casket Open Bar)
Funeral Boss Nonprofit Foundation
Greed got the last Smile
A Mother anticipated her children's greed to the family fortune after her death, find out how she gave their greed the last smile.
Itchy was the case that they gave me
A sweet lady who I helped in the past is killed by someone close to her and there is an unexpected turn of events with the funds needed to pay for her funeral expenses.
WELCOME TO FUNERAL BOSS INC. PODCAST - TRAILER
With a long career in Death Care we learned that there are 3 sides to every death story, The Funeral Directors, The Families & The Decedents and you wouldn't believe who's side gets left out the most. Funeral Boss Inc. brings you the best REAL Funeral stories that will keep you on your toes and bring you some laughs, tears & some oh no they didn't moments! We also will have Insightful interviews with both Industry Professionals & Families who have suffered a loss and bringing Outsider and Insider opinions on Death to the table.