Death: The Podcast

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I was on a design-related podcast a few years ago talking about dremains in the context of the design world, and I had the wonderful opportunity to be on another podcast! It's called Death: The Podcast.

This is a 28-minute episode and you'll learn a little more about my (honestly, kind of odd) background, and more about what I do. Also some pretty tough personal stuff thrown in. 

I was at a family function this past weekend and a cousin who has known me my whole life commented on how my job is weird.

Accurate statement, cousin.

Speaking of death, that's me at the family function I mentioned last weekend. I am holding a copper bucket—full of beer—which I can not drink because I have a gluten allergy. So I sip it, because I believe it keeps my ancestors happy. It's a mitzvah, you know, to make yourself sick out of a self-imposed family obligation. A beautiful thing, no? I digress. This bucket comes out at EVERY family function, and everyone passes it around and drinks out of it. Everyone. [That's my Dad behind me. We have opposite hair patterns.]

Speaking of death, that's me at the family function I mentioned last weekend. I am holding a copper bucket—full of beer—which I can not drink because I have a gluten allergy. So I sip it, because I believe it keeps my ancestors happy. It's a mitzvah, you know, to make yourself sick out of a self-imposed family obligation. A beautiful thing, no? I digress. This bucket comes out at EVERY family function, and everyone passes it around and drinks out of it. Everyone. [That's my Dad behind me. We have opposite hair patterns.]

I don't have a normal day-to-day compared to most—I don't work 9 to 5; I see some intense things; work with intense situations and deadlines, and jump from one world to another (the death world, to the spirituality world, to the theater and arts world, to law and government). One day I'm working in a very spiritual world and solving design challenges we're encountering with illustrating existential pain (still not done with that project) and the next I'm getting a tour of a beautiful embalming room and the next I'm editing a manuscript from a plane somewhere over Nebraska.

That's Arian and I above, in front of a very old, Katrina-damaged mausoleum in New Orleans. Isn't it nice to see the faces behind the voices you hear? Arian is the interviewer you'll hear in the podcast.

That's Arian and I above, in front of a very old, Katrina-damaged mausoleum in New Orleans. Isn't it nice to see the faces behind the voices you hear? Arian is the interviewer you'll hear in the podcast.

If you've got a daily commute, a nice walk in your future or just some time on your hands, you can listen to my episode here. The podcast interviewer—Arian Elfant—is a psychologist and I really enjoyed her thoughtful questions, and the overall premise and professionalism of the show. 

Thank you so much to Arian, Eric and Jill from Death: The Podcast. Thank you to It's New Orleans, and to all of you who take time to stay keyed into what I'm doing.

I love my job, my life and the people that fill both. If we haven't connected in awhile, please don't hesitate to reach out!