Homesteaders Introduces Calling Hours, A New Podcast For Funeral Professionals

Funeral professionals have many responsibilities that demand a great deal of time. Combined with constantly evolving changes in the profession, it can be difficult to stay connected to the latest trends, technologies and practices happening within the industry. Podcasts are a useful way to hear the latest news and information in a convenient and accessible format. Although, there are millions of podcasts available to stream at your fingertips, so it can be difficult to sort through to find one focused on the funeral profession. That’s why Homesteaders is pleased to announce our new podcast, Calling Hours, which is solely dedicated to the deathcare industry and developed specifically for funeral professionals.

Homesteaders’ VP - Marketing Communications, Danielle Burmeister, hosts the podcast, facilitating candid conversations with Homesteaders’ leadership and featuring well-known funeral professionals and other industry leaders to discuss the latest topics in the funeral space.

“There are so many inspiring conversations happening in funeral service right now,” said Burmeister. “Our vision for Calling Hours is to invite more people into those discussions. We want you to grab a cup of coffee, sit down and feel like you’re a part of what’s happening in the end-of-life space. And we want to give listeners tools and inspiration to grow in their own careers by showcasing stories and expertise from industry leaders.”

“We intend to make listeners feel as though they are a part of these conversations with leaders in the funeral space, as they share stories about meaningful experiences throughout their careers,” said Burmeister.

Homesteaders’ Board Chair, President and CEO, Steve Shaffer, joins Burmeister in the first episode. In “Episode 1: Steve Shaffer,” they chat about how Shaffer entered the funeral profession, his career path over the years, how he has seen the industry grow and how he sees it changing moving forward.

“I am honored to be the first guest on Calling Hours and am pleased that Homesteaders is providing the opportunity for funeral professionals to learn more about the latest topics and trends,” said Shaffer. “As technology advances and our industry adapts, this new podcast is another example of how we are continually evolving to deliver useful information and resources to our funeral home partners in a convenient and accessible platform.”

Next month, Dan Lodermeier, Homesteaders’ VP – Field Sales, joins Calling Hours. Lodermeier has a near 30-year history at Homesteaders, with deep insight and many stories to share. You don’t want to miss it! 

Calling Hours is available on most streaming platforms, including Spotify, Amazon Music and iHeart Radio. New episodes will be released at the beginning of each month. Learn more about Calling Hours and subscribe to receive notifications when new episodes are released here.

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