Retirement After 60 Podcast: Funeral Planning Won’t Kill You

Jun 4, 2021 | 0 comments

Gail Rubin on Retirement After 60 Podcast

The Retirement After 60 podcast, hosted by Artie Bernaducci, recently interviewed Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, about “planning ahead for the longest vacation you’ll every go on!” It’s a reference to Gail’s TEDx talk, “A Good Goodbye.” During that eight-minute talk, she posed the question, “Would you let your kids plan your vacation for you? Of course not!” Why then, would you leave your funeral plans up to them?

In this upbeat 50-minute podcast conversation, Gail and Artie discuss a range of topics, including:

  • The percentage of people who have not planned ahead for end-of-life, including estate planning, wills or trusts, and pre-need funeral plans.
  • Cremation, disposition, and how picking up cremated remains from the funeral home is not the end of the process.
  • The funniest TV program about death and funerals, and how it can help break the ice for a conversation with family members.
  • What you need to know before you go!

Episode 19: Planning for the Longest Vacation You’ll Ever Go On!

Watch the TEDx Talk A Good Goodbye

A Good Goodbye | Gail Rubin | TEDxABQ

Get Informed: Shop Before You Drop!

You have resources! A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die. Check out Gail’s books on planning ahead for end-of-life issues, and our fun T-shirts, in our online store.

Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, is a pioneering death educator who connects companies with baby boomers concerned about end-of-life issues. An award-winning speaker and author, she’s also the coordinator of Before I Die Festivals in multiple cities. Learn more about Gail and her presentations here.

A Good Goodbye