Homesteaders Introduces Calling Hours, A New Podcast for Funeral Professionals

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company has launched Calling Hours, a podcast for funeral professionals hosted by Homesteaders’ VP-Marketing Communications, Danielle Burmeister. Calling Hours will feature candid conversations with leading voices in the end-of-life 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.”

Homesteaders’ President, CEO and Board Chair Steve Shaffer joins Burmeister in the first episode. “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. 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,” said Shaffer.

Calling Hours is available on most streaming platform, including Spotify, Amazon Music and iHeart Radio. New episodes will be released at the beginning of each month.

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 Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to help people design a better farewell.