Beyond the Obituary PodcastListen and Subscribe!
The one-page obituary is never enough to share a lifetime of accomplishments, events, and special moments. In this podcast brought to you by Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh NC, we talk to the loved ones of those who have passed on, sharing memories, laughs, and tears. Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone who has been touched by grief has their own personal grief journey. Hosted and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.
What is Green Burial?
Green burial is a respectful disposition of the dead without undue burden on the living. It allows nature to take care of us like it has for thousands and thousands of years. Learn more about green burial.
Donating Your Body to Science
Have you ever thought about donating your body so scientists could learn more about anatomy and disease? Learn how Anatomical Gifting works.
How to Become a Funeral Director
Have you ever wondered how to become a funeral director? Learn about what is required for a job that is part family therapist and part coroner.
Answers to Organ and Tissue Donation Questions
Maybe you saw an episode of Grey’s Anatomy or another hospital show where someone’s life was saved by an organ donor. Learn more about organ and tissue donation and how it all works.
What Happens in a Crematory?
Dig deeper into the industry of death with answers to the many questions that most of us are afraid to ask but have always been curious about. Find answers to your questions about what life is like at a funeral home, and what exactly happens in a crematory.
Battling Terminal Cancer
People are so much more than a one-page obituary. Find out what it is like for a family to battle a terminal cancer diagnosis for 9+ years. Rob Morrell is a retired physician from Raleigh North Carolina who has been fighting a terminal cancer diagnosis for almost 10 years. He’s not so sure how much longer he has, so he and his family wanted to be able to share his story.
What Does a Hospital Chaplain Do?
Learn what a hospital chaplain does and how to get into the industry, different ways people can grieve, and stories about being a chaplain.
Battling Brain Cancer
Learn what it is like to lose your son to a glioblastoma and about the impact one child can leave, touching so many lives as he was going through his battle with cancer.
Mother Remembers Baby Daughter
Listen as mother, Sharon Delaney McCloud, remembers baby daughter Macie. She was less than a year old at time of death.
History of Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Listen as the executive director of Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Robin Simonton, in downtown Raleigh NC, shares the history of the cemetery and the 25,000+ people who are buried there.