Death: the podcast

New Orleans has a unique relationship to death: we have a ridiculously high murder rate, we party at funerals, and we end up above ground. Death: the podcast tells the stories of personal experiences of death - fear of it, laughing at it, life-changing brushes with it, dealing with lost loved ones, and our own inevitable and unknown heart-stopping moment. Through confronting death we learn what it is to be alive.

Arian ElfantArian Elfant - Host

Arian Elfant is a New Orleans clinical psychologist in private practice. On Death:the podcast Arian hosts engaging, informative conversations on a subject often considered isolating and depressing. In her personal life, Arian made the swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco but has yet to master parallel parking. 

Eric MurrellEric Murrell - Producer

Eric's passion for listening to and capturing great stories drives his panoply of audio projects. A native New Orleanian, Eric brings both a love of rum drinks and a personal understanding of the city's invaluably rich tradition to his quest of archiving its unique culture.

Jill  GrossJill Gross - Associate Producer

Seattle psychologist Jill Gross is hard at work on her book about mindful midlife dating. Or supposed to be. She's equally engrossed in meaningful distractions, like arranging interviews for Death: the podcast. 

Jolie RobicheauxJolie Robicheaux - Social Media Strategist

Known as "DJ Strangelove" to some, Jolie has a wealth of promotions experience in community radio and tends to ask a lot of questions. When not tweeting about our inevitable demise, Jolie enjoys scanning the radio, binge reading comics, and likes to cut a rug at shows.


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