Press Kit


The Bucket

"Death is not a game. Or is it? Listen to Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl talk about their bold new card game, “The Death Deck” and how it’s helping people have healthy conversations about dying — and living. From sample questions to poignant stories, they explain the reason they created the game and how they use humor and lively game-play to break down resistance and open up communication.

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Death By Design

Join us as we chat about life and The Death Deck with host Kimberly C. Paul. Kimberly wants to radically change the way people face end of life, and she’s using her extensive experience as a storyteller to do just that. From the set of Saturday Night Live in New York City, to casting for CBS daytime, Kimberly has spent the last 17 years telling a very different kind of story and uses a myriad of award-winning marketing strategies to share real stories about death and dying and the keys to making every moment matter.

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The Death Diaries

"On this episode, I talk with The Death Deck founders Lisa Pahl and Lori LoCicero. Their motivation and desire to help people become comfortable with conversations about mortality and end of life wishes led to their partnership and creation of the game.

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Death Talk

The Death Deck is a card game that "encourages lively conversations and life-changing dialogue" on the topic of death. Today, I talk to the two founders of The Death Deck, Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl, LCSW. I played this game with 5 of my friends and I was surprised how engaged they were. It was fun too.

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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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