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The She Built It Podcast

"We all want to take the fear out of death and be able to be comfortable with our mortality," says author, producer, director, and mother, Lori LoCicero. Having lost her husband and business partner to cancer, Lori learned to get through her grief by listening to her intuition. Lori turned a devastating experience into a career leap: She became an entrepreneur and co-creator of The Death Deck, a card game that inspires humor, thought, and conversation from the experiences we all share: Life and Death.

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The Heart of Hospice

Don’t let the name fool you. The Death Deck game is really fun! Irreverent, thought provoking, and funny - the discussion prompts and questions of the Death Deck card game help make those awkward conversations about death and dying so much easier.The hosts of The Heart of Hospice talk about using the game with a partner or with a group, employing humor and imagination to discuss a topic that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Listen as Helen and Jerry talk about their own personal views about death.

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Dealing With My Grief

What happens when a widow establishes a relationship with the hospice social worker responsible for making her husband as comfortable as during his final days? They create a game designed to allow people to have tough conversations around death and dying, course!

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End of Life University

Hospice social worker Lisa Pahl and writer Lori LoCicero share with us how they met and teamed up to create the fun new card game: The Death Deck. Learn all about the game and how you might start incorporating it into your work and family conversations.

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The Cards We're Dealt

The Death Deck's own, original podcast! A widow, a hospice social worker and an end-of-life storyteller use humor and personal experience to ask some pretty shocking questions of other death facing writers and thinkers, and terminally ill patients willing to confront their mortality with grace, radical honesty and not just a little humor.

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Experience Talks / Kenneth Branagh & Lori LoCicero

KENNETH BRANAGH is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), holds a prestigious Michael Balcon Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and has received five Academy Award® nominations in five different categories.

LORI LoCICERO describes herself as a writer, entrepreneur, and eternal optimist which explains why the loss of both her husband and mother ten years ago inspired her to create The Death Deck, a game designed to spark lively discussions about death.

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engAGING Conversations / Sheryl Smith RN

Have you heard the phrase “the devil is in the details”? Well, THEY are right! Lori LoCicero learned the hard way. Lisa Pahl has learned from years of professional experience. Talking about end of life wishes ahead of time, makes things less stressful when death is near.

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Good Grief With Cheryl Jones

With the death of a spouse, the future dies too. If you're a planner like Lori LoCicero there are many smaller losses along with the big loss. When Lori's husband died, she became unmoored, as if her tether to earth was broken. Her world seemed to stop cold. How did she come through her grief to a place where she could once again see her way forward?

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The Death Deck: A lively party game

It’s a killer question you could pick at random from a hundred or more other matters of life and death in The Death Deck – a lively party game with a focus on lightening up conversations around death.

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The In-The-Know Nine

Lisa Pahl and Lori LoCicero have been talking about death and dying for years…not in a creepy, morbid way, but rather with honesty and acceptance. In 2008, Lori experienced the unexpected death of her husband. Lisa works in hospice and the ER and deals with families experiencing loss every day.

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The Strategy Behind Making The Death Deck A Party Game

Their goal is to get the game and the conversations it generates to as many people as possible. They want to transform the topic of death and dying from a scary chore, to a fun and meaningful way to connect with people you care about.

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