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Introducing Funeral Pro Chat, a new Podcast Series for Funeral Professionals

Jul 17, 2014

ASD is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Podcast series for funeral professionals, FuneralProChat. The series will feature directors and experts discussing the latest funeral trends, news and customs. Developed by funeral writer and media consultant, Nancy Burban, the series will feature directors and experts discussing the latest funeral trends, news and customs.

The goal of FuneralProChat is to inform and enlighten funeral professionals on a range of subjects that interest them. The podcast format allows directors to learn topical and fascinating information about the trade while driving or completing other tasks. Every month, two podcasts will be released online and on iTunes. Each podcast consists of an interview with a specially selected guest who will offer insight on a particular topic.

The first podcast features sixth-generation Funeral Director and popular blogger, Caleb Wilde. Caleb sat down with Nancy and ASD Family-Member Owner, Kevin Czachor, to share his thoughts and stories about thechanging face of funeral service, common pressures directors face, the healing power of writing and the importance of trust when choosing funeral vendors.

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“There are very few formats out there that exclusively represent funeral professionals. Funeral Pro Chat will give directors a radio show to call their own. We couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of it,” says ASD Vice President and Family-Member Owner, Kevin Czachor. “I know that Caleb’s refreshingly honest opinions, profound thinking and humor will resonate with funeral professionals who listen to the podcast.”

Caleb’s candid interview with Nancy and Kevin is the first in a series of discussions to be led by a variety of exciting guests with interesting perspectives. Later this month, a second Funeral Pro Chat podcast focusing on Minority Funeral traditions featuring Elleanor Davis Starks, Founder and Executive Director of The 100 Black Women of Funeral Service association and Steven C. Turner will be released.

“I’ve learned that a writer’s words live on. They develop a life of their own, long after their authors are gone. Spoken words are the same,” Nancy says. “We hope to shed light on the many positive funeral professionals and their philanthropic actions by sharing their stories in this podcast series. Our goal is to inspire others to “pay it forward.”

To learn more about Funeral Pro Chat, visit The podcast will also be available for download on iTunes later this week.

Please leave a comment to share your thoughts about the first Funeral Pro Chat podcast featuring Caleb Wilde.

About The Author

Jess Farren (Fowler)

Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at

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