Category Archives: Jeffrey


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Theme of the Show: The Art of Embalming
Guest: Colin McSween, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Lead Host: Jeffrey Young

Chile and Peru are among the earliest cultures known to have performed artificial mummification as early as 5000-6000 BC. Perhaps the ancient culture that had developed embalming to the greatest extent was Egypt. The modern method of embalming involves the injection of various chemical solutions into the arterial network of the cadaver to prevent decomposition.
Embalming caught on in the United States during the American Civil War, as a result of sentimental issues involving foreign officials and servicemen dying far from home, and the need for their remains to be returned home for local burial.
Modern embalming is most often performed to ensure a better presentation of the deceased for viewing by friends and relatives.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Theme of the Show: Conversation with all five hosts
Guest: Stephen Garrett, Jeffrey Young, Sharon Simpson, Mara Lees, Abegael Fisher-Lang
Lead Host: Stephen Garrett

Listen in to the five hosts of Death Matters Live as they discuss their learnings about death, dying and loss in 2015 – and share their plans and insights for 2016.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Theme of the Show: Teen Suicide
Guest: Carol Todd –
Lead Host: Jeffrey Young

  • The reasons behind a teen’s suicide or attempted suicide can be complex. Although suicide is relatively rare among children, the rate of suicides and suicide attempts increases greatly during adolescence.Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after accidents and homicide. It’s also thought that at least 25 attempts are made for every completed teen suicide.Excerpt taken from


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Theme of the Show: Pet Loss
Guest: Joanna Woronchak, Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center
Lead Host: Jeffrey Young

Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center
How do you define ‘family’? For many of us, the vision of “family” simply must include our pets. And most of us are committed to caring for these companions as well as we care for the human members of our family.

The passing of a beloved pet brings the need to make two very important decisions. The first involves letting go, where you choose pet cremation or burial–a decision which can hinge on any number of practical factors. The second involves creating the opportunity to say “goodbye” in a meaningful way.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Theme of the Show: Inaugural Show
Guest: Introductions to the Hosts
Hosts: Stephen Garrett, Jeffrey Young, Abegael Fisher-Lang, Mara Lees, Sharon Simpson

Death Matters Live Radio Show
Five hosts with a wealth of experience come together on Death Matters Live Radio Show to bring to life the topic of death, dying and loss.