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Episode 014: Odds and Endings

Episode 014: Odds and Endings
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For this episode, I discuss some odds & ends I’ve discovered on this podcasting journey. Sometimes my research turns up interesting tidbits that I don’t get to talk about during our brief monthly meditation. So I’ve gathered some favorites here including the paradoxical frog, toxic people, spontaneous combustion, and more…

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Episode 013: Lucky Number Thirteen

Episode 013: Lucky Number Thirteen
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This episode just so happens to be Lucky Number 13 so I thought this would be the perfect time to explore my lucky number and the superstitions surrounding it. We’ll get into some of the history of its unlucky status, its present day impact, Friday the 13th, and more. You can also hear Carly say “paraskevidekatriaphobia” several times…

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Episode 012: Shared Despair

Episode 012: Shared Despair
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Let’s hit pause on this era of shared despair to try and find some humor amid the misery. A twisted humor, perhaps, but good for a laugh all the same. Even if it’s just a modest chuckle. Join us as we consider the famous last words, the occasionally mixed feelings about human calamities, and the dangers of everyday objects and events, like molasses and atomic wedgies…

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Episode 010: What To Do Before You Die

Episode 010: What To Do Before You Die
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Today we’re here to talk about preparing for the inevitable. Don’t panic. We’re going to try to keep things fun while we talk about some of the decisions that need to be made prior to death. And this just isn’t about what happens after you die. These decisions can impact you while you’re alive. Really, we have a lot to discuss from Powers of Attorney and Wills to Legacies and, of course, what to do with the body. Let’s dive into some real talk with maybe just a smidge of healthy irreverence…

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Episode 009: Reincarnation

Episode 009: Reincarnation
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In this afterlife installment of The Mortician’s Daughter, we explore the concept of reincarnation or transmigration historically, philosophically, and cross-culturally. And, of course, we dive into some real life examples made for the argument that we are all part of an ongoing cycle of death and rebirth we call reincarnation…

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The Mortician’s Daughter: Hauntings

On this episode, we discuss hauntings in the United States as part one of a special two part series. We touch upon 112 Ocean Avenue where The Amityville Horror took place, the Crescent Hotel, The Whaley House, The Winchester Mystery House, and a few spots in my home state of Arizona, including the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone and Casey Moore’s in Tempe…

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Episode 007: Hauntings

Episode 007: Hauntings
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On this episode, we discuss hauntings in the United States as part one of a special two part series. We touch upon 112 Ocean Avenue where The Amityville Horror took place, the Crescent Hotel, The Whaley House, The Winchester Mystery House, and a few spots in my home state of Arizona, including the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone and Casey Moore’s in Tempe…

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The Mortician’s Daughter: The Lives and Deaths of Saints [podcast]

In this latest installment of The Mortician’s Daughter, we talk about avoiding the summer heat (and resultant depression) here in the Sonoran Desert and about the paths to Sainthood, obviously. You might not see the initial correlation between these two ideas, but in fifteen minutes, I can draw the line. Yes, as any art historian can tell you, the road to sainthood is quite violent for those martyred for their faith…

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Episode 006: The Lives and Deaths of Saints

Episode 006: The Lives and Deaths of Saints
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In this latest installment of The Mortician’s Daughter, we talk about avoiding the summer heat (and resultant depression) here in the Sonoran Desert and about the paths to Sainthood, obviously. You might not see the initial correlation between these two ideas, but in fifteen minutes, I can draw the line. Yes, as any art historian can tell you, the road to sainthood is quite violent for those martyred for their faith.

In this episode, we discuss the lives (and deaths) of some Catholic Saints and consider some alternative options…

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The Mortician’s Daughter: Deadly Resolution

If you haven’t quite held to all those New Year’s resolutions, this is definitely an episode for you as we explore the dangers lurking in your “Get Fit” plans. You might be surprised to discover just what life-threatening hazards are waiting for you at your neighborhood gym. And, of course, we find a few freak run-ins with death in the most unexpected of places…

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Episode 004: Deadly Resolution

Episode 004: Deadly Resolution
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If you haven’t quite held to all those New Year’s resolutions, this is definitely an episode for you as we explore the dangers lurking in your “Get Fit” plans. You might be surprised to discover just what life-threatening hazards are waiting for you at your neighborhood gym. And, of course, we find a few freak run-ins with death in the most unexpected of places…

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The Mortician’s Daughter 003: Merry Wives and Black Widows

In this installment of The Mortician’s Daughter we discuss what differentiates a Black Widow from your run-of-the-mill murderess and discuss some famous Black Widows from history. We also do some real life exploring of the Mystery Castle on South Mountain in Phoenix and discover the macabre story behind the “chocolate organ” that sits in the castle’s wedding chapel…

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