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Funeral Stories

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Everyone always talks about their wedding story or childbirth story, but no one ever says, "Hey... What happened at that funeral you went to?" and there's always a story there. Lifelong friends Laura Brooker and Casey Carter ask that question in Funeral Stories, a podcast about the crazy, cringeworthy, hilarious & heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye.

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Everyone always talks about their wedding story or childbirth story, but no one ever says, "Hey... What happened at that funeral you went to?" and there's always a story there. Lifelong friends Laura Brooker and Casey Carter ask that question in Funeral Stories, a podcast about the crazy, cringeworthy, hilarious & heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye.

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222 Ratings
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iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
Average Ratings
210
6
1
0
5
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Funeral Stories

Updated about 1 month ago

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Everyone always talks about their wedding story or childbirth story, but no one ever says, "Hey... What happened at that funeral you went to?" and there's always a story there. Lifelong friends Laura Brooker and Casey Carter ask that question in Funeral Stories, a podcast about the crazy, cringeworthy, hilarious & heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye.

Rank #1: S1 E3: Cam's Story - "Sit With Your Grief"

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In episode three, Laura and Casey invite Cameron Harrelson, apprentice funeral director and embalmer to share his story.
Feb 21 2018
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #2: S2 E9: Dying with Dignity

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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: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/no-one-ever-really-ready-aid-dying-patient-chooses-his-n898941
Jan 07 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #3: S1 E28: Vincent & Jim's Story

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Jim & Vincent tell us the story of traveling to Dallas for Vincent’s father’s funeral. It’s truly a tale of how everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, but also how true friends show up no matter what... Beep, beep!
Sep 03 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #4: S2 E5: Bill & Bob's Excellent Funeral Adventure

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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.
Nov 12 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #5: S2 E8: Sarcophajuice... It'll f*cking kill you!

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This week our husbands are back, and it's not nearly as depressing this time! After the heaviness of Episodes 12 & 13 in Season 1, we wanted to give the men we married a chance to show their funny side. Laura chose a research topic from the Ptolemaic period that found a foothold in 2018. It's a winding historical mystery that will leave you feeling energized. Sit back, relax and enjoy the banter.

Topics include:
Ptolemy
Alexander the Great
King Tutankhamen
Dec 31 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #6: S1 E26: Coffin Births

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In this week’s episode Laura research’s a mysterious gravesite and we discover just how little these two know about history and ancient weaponry.
Aug 08 2018
35 mins
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Rank #7: S1 E6: Researching Celebrity Funerals - “Bryan Adams and Jim Belushi Are Dead?!”

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Pop culture obsessed Casey does some half-assed research on the most expensive and most interesting celebrity funerals. She also shares funeral details of some of history’s most-loved and most iconic celebrities as an exhausted Laura reacts.
Mar 14 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #8: S1 E21: Laura and Casey - "Unedited"

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In this episode, Laura and Casey finally record a topical episode and do so completely unedited where they discuss current events including the 45's horrible policy that separates migrant families, the recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, death anxiety, and they share their own funeral plans.
Jun 22 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #9: S2 E13: Killer Funerals

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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 hello@funeralstories.com because let's be honest... We're pretty sure she was drunk when she did her research.
Feb 05 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #10: S1 E20: Lizette Schools Us on Filipino & Mexican Burial Customs

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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. They also discuss how other cultures look at loss as a celebration of life and how that might ultimately help with the grieving process. All in all, it's a pretty fun episode. If we had to grade Lizette, she'd get an A+!
Jun 13 2018
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #11: S1 E16: Our Stories - Laura Says Goodbye to Her Grandmother

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In part 2 of “Our Stories”, Laura says goodbye to her grandmother after taking care of her for the last two years. In a lot of ways, it is the antithesis of Casey’s story.
May 16 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #12: S1 E4: Listener Stories/Your Stories

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Laura and Casey share some of your most hilarious, awkward, cringeworthy and heartfelt stories that come with saying goodbye.
Feb 28 2018
48 mins
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Rank #13: S1 E11: Your Stories Part 2

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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.
Apr 18 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #14: S2 E4: Bob's Story: Brought to you BUY Milk Jeans

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On this week's episode, we introduce Bob Yohnka, and learn a little bit about his experiences with death and grief. He tells us about his time in Africa and leads us into his story about his dad. We know this won't be Bob's last time in our incredibly professional recording studio.

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Nov 05 2018
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #15: S1 E23: Cam's Story Vol. 2

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This week, fan favorite, Cam stops by to fill us in on what’s new in his life! He also helps us answer some listener questions and fills us in on more of the fascinating details about his background. This one is an emotional roller coaster folks, full of laughs and tears, but we end it on a high note with some of our new guest questions! Check it out!
Jul 06 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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