DEAD Talks

DEAD Talks w/ David Ferrugio engages with death a little differently. Each new guest shares their experience in a way that shatters the ”don’t talk about death” taboo. You could cry, but you will most likely laugh.

55:59 2022-12-02
She just recently lost someone who was like a father to her. Nicole Adamo joins the conversation freshly grieving to express how she's navigating the waters of grief after losing her Grandfather. With courage and honesty we get a powerful look into the mi...
53:23 2022-11-25
Trainer too many high-profile clients and celebrities, Brandon Schram (B.Motiv8ed), shares his experiences of loss and overcoming obstacles in his life. This profound and entertaining episode covers a wide range of stories from losing his teenage friend a...
35:48 2022-11-18
Rethinking the end of life with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, who is a practicing internal medicine physician, host of the TED Health Podcast, founder of End Well, science advocate and a leading voice in healthcare. We speak about transforming how the world t...
54:00 2022-11-11
Mona was abused by her father and learned to forgive him just before his death. She had an intuitive feeling that the last time she saw him that it would be the last time. Mona Shaikh is a stand-up comedian, host and producer of Minority Reportz and show...
42:40 2022-11-04
The end of life for his parents with LA Luxury Real Estate, Roger Perry. He had to take the role as a caregiver for his mother who was a stroke survivor and then paralyzed for 6 years before she died. He shares the difficulties of being a caregiver to his...
34:56 2022-10-28
Financially prepare for death so you have everything in order. We're joined with Jeremy Schneider with Personal Finance Club who offers daily money and investing tips and in this episode we focus on planning for death. He explains simple specifics to focu...
38:58 2022-10-21
Social media sensation, comedian and philosopher, Rodney Norman joins DEAD Talks to share his perspectives on life and death. He has had a life of significant loss including his own child. His brilliant perspectives on finding the fortune in misfortune sh...
46:54 2022-10-14
Loss of a dear friend suddenly with comedian/writer & podcast host of 'Just Sayin' podcast, Justin Martindale. With the perfect touch of entertainment, raw emotions and beautifully honest perspective of grief and loss, Justin, shares the story of losing a...
41:02 2022-10-07
Airick G lost his mother when he was only 20 years old to scleroderma. She was often sick and so he had to cope with seeing her battle until it took a turn for the worst. As a singer/songwriter, Airick, channels his experience through his music and art. H...
48:42 2022-09-30
Loss to brain cancer happened to Dayna with her mother in 2012. Through her grief and loss she articulately shares her story and growth from her experience. Dayna is absolutely hilarious, entertaining and deeply insightful in the way she's able to dive in...
44:26 2022-09-23
The story of almost dying three times. Music artist, Aria, was diagnosed with terminal cancer twice given a limited time to live. She's a two time cancer survivor and a survivor of a near fatal car accident. Aria defied the odds and beat death three times...
38:13 2022-09-16
In 2021, Julie Barzman suffered the devastating loss of her son, Blake, and quickly found that it would change her life forever. She shares the story of her son's still birth alongside the loss of her own mother and how she's navigated motherhood. Julie i...
20:35 2022-09-09
I'm the host of DEAD Talks and it's time I tell my story and experience losing my father on September 11th. My father worked on the 105th Floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center with Cantor Fitzgerald. I was 12 years old when it happened and I share my...
44:50 2022-09-02
Vernita suddenly lost her boyfriend in 2019 and she shares her story and guides us through her grief process, how she's been able to navigate death and find meaning. She is a stand-up comedian who created an amazing community for grievers on instagram whe...
54:04 2022-08-26
Writer and brand owner, Tay, sits down to discuss losses in her life and signs that she's been able to connect to the after life. From spirituality to mental health we cover a lot of ground from her story of grief and healing. Tay is the founder of Season...
32:38 2022-08-12
Music producer, Tayo Fetti, lost his friend Gabe to an overdose and was the one that found him that night. He goes through the night it went down to where he is today and how he's used grief and loss to drive his life forward. Tayo has produced tracks for...
22:06:13 2022-08-05
Tara Brandel is back to share stories and offer more evidence of medium work, psychic readings and mysticism. Tara is a Mystical Advisor focused on Tarot Readings, Palm Readings, Reiki Energy Work, Astrology and Medium work. This the second time Tara has ...
35:14 2022-07-29
Bryan Martin learned to turn grief into joy. His father passed away in 2017 and 4 months later his partner Clayton was rushed to the hospital with acute liver failure. Bryan took care of him while working full time for 8 months until he passed away in 201...
41:20 2022-07-22
Christina Flach, Celebrity Makeup and Hair Artist, was married to professional tennis player Ken Flach up to his death after a brief bout of sepsis in 2018. Since then, Christina has been dedicated to raising public awareness of the danger of sepsis, and ...
22:15:00 2022-07-15
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and rad...
56:23 2022-07-08
Fanto is a hilarious stand-up comedian, you've seen him at the Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory and clubs all over Los Angeles. He's one of the best comics when it comes to crowd work and he's got host of his own YouTube show "Double Or Nothing". Known...
34:29 2022-07-01
Hospice Nurse Julie has been a sensation on social media sharing her experiences working in Hospice Care. She has over 900,000 followers on Tik Tok with her educational and entertaining videos offering tremendous value on the way we see death (and life). ...
30:53 2022-06-24
BJ Miller is an American physician, author and speaker. He has worked in hospice and palliative medicine physician and is known for his 2015 TED Talk, "What Really Matters at the End of Life". BJ speaks so calmly, intellectually and deeply about life and ...
42:38 2022-06-17
Hospice RN who normalizes death through education & entertainment. Her witty, sarcastic personality has developed an incredible following on social media where she shares her experiences as a Hospice Nurse and educates her audience on death, grief and ult...
39:55 2022-06-10
Amber Jeffrey from the UK is the founder and host of The Grief Gang Podcast where she also has been on the journey of normalizing grief. She shares her story and what she went through after losing her mother in 2016 to a sudden heart attack. I'm an immedi...
35:20 2022-06-03
Scarlett Lewis is the mother of Jesse Lewis who was killed in his first grade classroom during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 along with 19 classmates and 6 teachers and administrators in one of the worst school shootings...
32:41 2022-05-27
Hip Hop artist Lil Xan or Diego gets honest with his story, about grief and how he lost his friend Citgo to suicide. He speaks on how that affected him, his drug addiction, how he's sober now, mental health, the deaths of popular artist like Lil Peep, XXX...
36:15 2022-05-21
Bobby lost both his parents less than 2 months apart to cancer. Here's his story of spending the last moment's of their life together and how he processed it during and after. Bobby is a luxury realtor in Los Angeles, former model and has a great social m...
41:56 2022-05-13
Julia is a woman who has dealt with a lot of loss in her life in a short period of time seemingly happening one after another. Losing one person you love in a lifetime is hard enough to deal with and she's had to navigate through multiple deaths in just a...
49:32 2022-05-06
Paige finds better ways of treating mental illness to prevent suicide and the healing of her athlete clients. Paige is a sports and fitness enthusiast. She uses a process called Performance Neuro Training which is a combination of sports psychology, Brain...
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