Our podcasts are arranged chronologically:

9/28/07:  Interview with Connie Smith of the NFDA (12:44) 

6/19/07:  Herb of Life Story Network – Part 3 (7:39) 

6/14/07:  Herb Ayres of Life Story Network – Part 2 (11:54) 

6/14/07:  Herb Ayres of Life Story Network – Part 1 (5:44) 

5/15/07:  Ordering a Veteran’s Marker (3:16)

5/14/07:  When is a Funeral Home Broken? (4:01)

5/11/07:  Opening Doors Can Really Open Doors (2:27)

5/11/07:  Kim Stacey Interview:  Part 2 (11:03)

5/10/07:  Spreading the Joy (2:06)

5/9/07:  Kim Stacey Interview:  Part 1 (13:30)

5/8/07:  Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Consumer (0:57)

5/2/07:  Questionable Pre-Need Tactics?  The Robin Richter Interview (7:39)

4/24/07:  You’re NOT a Wedding Planner… So Stop Trying to Be One! (1:36)

4/23/07:  ‘Where’ is Just as Important as ‘When,’ ‘Who’ and ‘What‘ (1:51)

4/22/07:  Stop Fearing Cremation! (2:17)

4/21/07:  Offer a Refreshing Alternative (1:44)

4/20/07:  Pick Up the Phone Today! (2:22)

4/19/07:  You Mean You Don’t Have a Website? (1:50)

4/18/07:  Don’t Hide the Money (1:27)

4/17/07:  Don’t Forget to Grieve (1:35)

4/16/07:  Employees Just Want to be Loved (2:36)

4/1/07:  Trunk Full of Flowers (1:23)

3/31/07:  A Funeral Home Website Usually Only Hurts Once (2:55)

3/30/07:  National Take Your Minister to Lunch Day (1:16)

3/29/07:  Direct Cremation Equals NO DIRECT PUBLIC CONTACT (2:45)

3/28/07:  Like a Struggling Actor, You Audition Everyday (1:23)

3/27/07:  Stop Confusing Your Client Families (1:40)

3/26/07:  Welcome! (1:38)

5 Responses to “Podcasts”


  1. Realy enjoy the blog. I enhoy the podcasts even m;ore I do a good bit of trade embalming so I download the podcasts to my mp3 player and listen to them on the road or while I work. Keep up the good work. Don’t be afraid to go longer if people don’t have time they listen later…


  2. We are a new, somewhat alternative, funeral directors in Stroud, Glos UK.
    A good friend and secular celebrant turned me on to your website. I’ve enjoyed it, found it sensible, useful and inspiring. I appreciate your generosity in sharing so much information, and felt that you deserve a lot more feedback/comment than you seem to get for each of your articles. Good wishes to you, Tim.
    PS How do we dig ourselves out from the default positioning we’ve landed in (Oh, you’re “The ‘green’ funeral company”), and get ourselves more into the mainstream of ‘personal’ funerals, where we belong? Cheers, James


  3. Hello,

    Thanks so much for your prompt response, One Dr. Kunle Mathew from the Mortuary in Lagos, has been making some arrangement of some papers he said they must need before they can fly Kelly’s corpse back home. I will like you to contact them so you can make the arrangement with them. I want you to bring the body first to your funeral home first of all, let him know the required documents you will need to receive Kelly’s body.

    Then let me know in estimate of what the charges would be.

    My brother’s full name is: Kelly Powell
    Oversea location: is Nigeria and town is Victoria Island, Lagos.
    Hospital’s address: 13 Oloye Close, Satellite town, Lagos 23401 Nigeria.
    Kelly lived mostly in Nigeria.
    He died on 20th Nov, 2009.

    He died at Hometown Hospital and currently at their Mortuary in Lagos.
    Dr. Kunle Mathew is the in charged person.
    Mortuary name is: Hometown Mortuary
    17 Adewale Road, Lagos Island, Lagos Nigeria.
    Email: hometownfacility@live.com
    Telephone: +2348073153084.

    We will need a Chapel within the Cemetery, so please get us any Cemetery that has a chapel. Can you organize for a minister? I will appreciate if you can help me with all these, as I am not familiar with this arrangement.

    I will appreciate if you contact the Mortuary manager Dr. Kunle Mathew now and organize this with them.

    Thanks and best regards,
    George Powell.

    On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 2:23 PM, wrote:

    i am sorry for your loss

    we are going to need your information plus the decease information and where he or she is, we need to know which funeral home you are using overseas, name and address and phones number and fax or email.

    Are you in B C?

    let me know all the information or you could give me a callNov 30, 2009 11:51:53 AM, georgepowell01@gmail.com wrote:

    Good day,

    My name is George Powell Jr. I was directed to you by Bob, A loved one of mine passed away in an oversea country. Would you make arrangements for the repartriation?

    Regards,
    George Powell Jr.

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: George Powell [mailto:georgepowell01@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 9:52 AM
    To: Robert Shumka
    Subject: Re: A recommendation from a friend

    Please help me more, I am really not familiar with this. I will really appreciate if you can supply me with their email address and phone number.

    Thanks and best Regards,
    George Powell Jr.

    ——————————————————————————–

    From: George Powell [mailto:georgepowell01@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 6:37 AM
    To: Robert Shumka
    Subject: A recommendation from a friend

    Good day,

    My name is George Powell Jr. A loved one of mine passed away in an oversea country. Would you make arrangements for the repartriation?

    Regards,
    George Powell Jr.

  4. David Crymble Says:

    Hi I am a funeral director and a George Powell contacted me today 20/04/2010 ref death of his brother Kelly Powell in Lagos on 18th March 2010. His brother seems to be making a habit of dying as he has a previous date of death of 20th November 2009

    So beware of George or for that matter Kelly

    David

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