Two New Podcasts with The Doyenne of Death

Apr 14, 2024 | 0 comments

New Podcast Interviews with Gail Rubin

Check out these new podcast interviews with Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death. The Money Without Math Podcast, hosted by Karen Coyne, CFP, explores how money intersects with the many aspects of our lives. The Heart of Hospice Podcast, hosted by Helen Bauer, BSN, RN, CHPN, tackles a wide range of topics related to hospice and end of life issues.


Money Without Math Podcast ArtLet’s talk about death, baby!

Since the pandemic, many Americans are thinking about death more, but they still don’t want to TALK about it. It turns out most Americans would rather talk about sex, politics, religion, money—any of the traditional taboo topics—over death.

Not surprisingly, they haven’t planned for death either, and a number admit to hoping they die a quick death and avoid end-of-life planning entirely. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly a plan. Opening up the conversation around death is essential before moving on to the practical and emotional preparation.

Guest Gail Rubin is an unconventional death educator who uses humor, games, films, and more to bring light to this dark topic. If you’ve been avoiding planning—or talking—about the inevitable, let this be your sign from the other side!



The Heart of Hospice Podcast ArtThe Heart of Hospice podcast is dedicated to helping personal and professional caregivers who are caring for someone with serious illness, providing information and education so people can make informed choices about end of life care.

What You Need to Know about Advance Care Planning with Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, has been talking about death and dying for years – and she’s still alive.  As an award-winning death speaker, Gail uses humor and film clips to educate the public about advance care planning, funeral pre-planning, and estate planning.  She’s a Certified Thanatologist and a featured speaker at TEDxABQ, where she spoke on “A Good Goodbye.”

Gail is the author of four books on end-of-life, including A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.  She also designed the Newly-Dead Game, a thought-provoking way to help start funeral planning conversations in a fun, non-threatening way.


Learn more about Gail Rubin’s pioneering death education work here.


A Good Goodbye