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Death Prattle

A not-so-serious talk about a very serious topic.

Oct 26, 2017

This week we are joined by special guests Katie Ortlip and Jahnna Beecham, authors of Living with Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers. We talk about end of life care, how to have tough conversations about death, and whether it's ok to sell your dad's art at a garage sale. 

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Oct 19, 2017

In what is now becoming an annual conversation, this week we try to unpack some of our complicated feelings about breast cancer awareness campaigns. We talk about a lot from feeling left out of survivor narratives to the potential power of symbolism and community. We also ask the big question: are pumpkins the new...


Oct 12, 2017

Talcott watched Billboard Dad so we talk about what it gets really right and really wrong about the grieving process after losing a spouse. We also discuss wedding anniversaries, Star Trek (of course), and Tara has a big announcement. (Spoiler, it's that you have to call her doctor now).

 

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Oct 5, 2017

This week we are catching up on a bunch of partial topics we've had rolling around. We talk about trying to recognize the privilege in being flippant about death, discovering triggers for grief, happy moments about loved ones, and a very bad idea for a billboard. 

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