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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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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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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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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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The Mortician’s Daughter 001: Begin with the End

For our very first episode of The Mortician’s Daughter, I offer up a short introduction before diving right in with the Stages of Death, including algor and rigor mortis. And, of course, we establish the most difficult stage to identify: death itself. Just what does make someone officially dead anyway? Find out on this episode…

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