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Modern Widow Podcast

Modern Widow Podcast

By Shari and Fran
Our podcast is about 2 lifelong friends, who are also widows, and how we are maneuvering through all the challenges that come along with our new, unwanted lifestyle. From the untimely deaths of our husbands to online dating and “getting back out there,” we will talk about it all and hopefully give our audience some insight into widowhood and some laughs along the way.
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Season 2, Episode 14: We discuss financial issues with Stacy Francis from Francis Financial.

Modern Widow Podcast

MWP: Season 2, Episode 23: We’re at the Boyne City Pirate Festival. Great show! Enjoy!
MWP: Season 2, Episode 23: We are at the Boyne City Pirate Festival and what a fun show! Enjoy!
August 18, 2022
MWP: Season 2, Episode 22: We visit Marshall, Michigan & Schuler’s restaurant. Great show! Enjoy!
MWP: Fran & I visit Marshall, Michigan & the iconic Schuler’s restaurant. Lots of history in this episode. Enjoy!
June 27, 2022
MWP: Season 2, Episode 21: Glamping & Camping
MWP: Season 2, Episode 21: We discuss glamping and camping in our great state of Michigan. Enjoy!
May 18, 2022
MWP Season 2, Episode 20: Destination: HELL 🔥🔥🔥
We continue our road-trip across our great state of Michigan and go to Hell! Yes, there really is a Hell, Michigan. Great show - enjoy!🔥🔥🔥
April 21, 2022
Season 2, Episode 19: We Are starting our ON THE ROAD series.
Season 2, Episode 19: we are starting our “On the Road“ series traveling throughout Michigan looking at interesting attractions. Our first stop is Southwest Michigan where Fran and I visit the House of David museum, Silver Beach County Park and Silver Beach Pizza.
April 08, 2022
Season 2, Episode 18: It’s Just Us episode.
Season 2, Episode 18: This is a “It’s Just Us” episode. Fran and I get caught up on all things modern widow. Enjoy!
March 04, 2022
Season 2, Episode 17: We discuss New Year, New Spiritual You with Reverend Manish
Modern Widow Podcast: Season 2, Episode 27: We discuss new year new spiritual you with Reverend Manish. Great show! Enjoy!
February 18, 2022
Season 2, Episode 16
MWP: Season 2, Episode 16: We discuss interior design trends for the new year with Lynn Tollas from the Quiet Moose Interior Design Studio.
February 12, 2022
Season 2, Episode 15: New Year and New You!
Season 2, Episode 15: We interview two couples who met online and who have blended their families. Great episode. Enjoy!
January 28, 2022
Season 2, Episode 14: We discuss financial issues with Stacy Francis from Francis Financial.
Season 2, Episode 14: New Year, New You: We discuss the new tax season and financial issues with Stacy Francis from Francis Financial. Enjoy!
January 23, 2022
Season 2: Episode 13: New Year, New You.
Season 2, Episode 13: New Year, New You. Shari & Fran talk about their New Year’s resolutions and how they are going. Enjoy!
January 14, 2022
Season 2, Episode 12
Modern Widow Podcast: Episode 12: With the new year we discuss making and keeping new year’s resolutions with Jay Julian, life coach. Enjoy!
January 09, 2022
Season 2, Episode 11: It’s All About Love
Season 2, Episode 11: In this episode we discuss an article called: It’s Never too Late to Fall in Love. Enjoy!
November 27, 2021
Season 2, Episode 10: It’s All About Love!
Season 2, Episode 10: In this episode we talk to Reverend Manish about matchmaking and matchmakers. Enjoy!
November 19, 2021
Season 2, Episode 9: It’s All About Love!
Season 2, Episode 9: In this episode we interview 3 couples who met online and got married. Enjoy!
November 14, 2021
Season 2, Episode 8: It’s All About Love with Mark Simone.
Season 2, Episode 8: Mark Simone is back on our show continuing the discussion on: “Getting Back Out There and Dating”.
November 04, 2021
Season 2, Episode 7: It’s All About Love
Season 2, Episode 7: We have invited back Jay Julian, life coach, to continue the conversation about getting back out there on the dating scene.
October 29, 2021
Season 2, Episode 6: It’s All About Love
In episode six we interview Liz and Bill Wardell who have been married for 75 years and Gary and Irene Peters who have been married for 49 years. Once again it’s all about love!
October 23, 2021
Season 2, Episode 5: It’s All About Love
Season 2, Episode 5: Mark Simone, Mr. New York, & host of the Mark Simone Show on 710 WOR in New York City is our guest today. We are continuing our discussion of Online Dating. Enjoy!
October 14, 2021
Season 2, Episode 4: It’s All About Love.
Season 2, Episode 4: It’s All About Love. We talk to Jay Julian, life coach, about getting ready to get back out there on the dating scene. Enjoy!
October 06, 2021
Season 2, Episode 3: It’s All About Love
Season 2, Episode 3: We discuss the 5 Love Languages with Jill Valliere, marriage counselor.
September 26, 2021
Season 2, Episode 2: It’s All About Love!
Episode 2: In this episode we interview Beverly Stanford Stearns and Robert Stearns who conducted research on the perspectives of elder couples in thriving marriages and why their marriages last.
September 15, 2021
Season 2, Episode 1: It’s All About Love!
Season2, Episode1: We’re back and we’re talking about It’s All About Love! New season and great episodes!
September 09, 2021
Episode 25: Reminiscing, Reflecting and Moving Forward
Episode 25: Shari & Fran discuss season one and reflect on each episode.
June 24, 2021
Episode 24: Rebranding Yourself!
Episode 24: In this episode we invited back Jay Julian, life coach, to discuss rebranding yourself. This is a great podcast! Enjoy!
June 16, 2021
Episode 23: Fitness for Real Life
Episode 23: Fitness for Real Life - we discuss fitness with Chris Regal, fitness directors at the Berwick, PA YMCA! This is a great episode. Enjoy!
June 10, 2021
Episode 22: Loving Yourself
Episode 22: Loving Yourself - in this week’s episode we are talking about loving yourself with Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Senior Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
June 03, 2021
Episode 21: Home & Vehicle Maintenance
Episode 21: Home & vehicle maintenance - We are discussing home & vehicle maintenance with our guest this week: Chris Walsh, contractor. Lots of good tips on this podcast.
May 27, 2021
Episode 20: Traveling Solo
Episode 20: We are talking with Leyla Topal, professional tour guide, about traveling solo and tours of Turkey.
May 20, 2021
Episode 19: Widowhood 101 - Eating for a Long and Healthy Life
Episode 19: Widowhood 101 - Eating for a Long and Healthy Life - We have a conversation with Jeanne Kincaid, clinical dietitian with McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.
May 13, 2021
Episode 18: Widowhood 101 - Moving from Languishing to Flourishing.
Episode 18: Widowhood 101 - On this week’s episode we discuss moving from languishing to flourishing with Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti, senior pastor at the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
May 06, 2021
Episode 17: Widowhood 101 Financial management.
Episode 17: Widowhood 101 - financial management. We discuss financial management with licensed CPA Bart von Zastrow.
April 29, 2021
Episode 16: Cooking for one.
Episode 16: We are having a conversation with Leyla Topal, a Turkish chef, about cooking for one and ancient grains to use in cooking.
April 21, 2021
Episode 15: Widowhood 101. We have a conversation with life coach Jay Julian.
Episode 15: Widowhood 101. In our first episode of Widowhood 101, we have a conversation with life coach Jay Julian, who talks about helping us to move forward.
April 18, 2021
Episode 14: Catching Up!
Fran and I will be catching up this week with each other and also with Geoff, our widower friend.
April 08, 2021
Episode 13: Suicide Prevention
Episode 13 discusses suicide prevention with James Svensson, clinical social worker at the University of Michigan Health System in the Psychiatric Emergency Service.
March 31, 2021
Episode 12: Pastoral Counseling
This weeks episode discusses pastoral counseling with Paul Clark, a Pastor who lives in Germany.
March 25, 2021
Episode 11: getting your affairs in order part two
Episode 11 continues the conversation with estate planning attorney, Bob Borsos, and getting your affairs in order.
March 21, 2021
Episode 10: Life Partners
Episode 10 is a conversation with Russell, a man who lost his life partner in a tragic accident.
March 09, 2021
Episode 9: Getting your affairs in order.
Episode 9: Getting your affairs in order, a conversation with Robert Borsos, estate attorney.
March 04, 2021
Episode 8: A talk of a lifetime, part 2.
We continue the discussion of a talk of a lifetime with Jan, a funeral home service counselor.
February 25, 2021
Episode 7: A Talk of a Lifetime
Episode seven discusses the funeral service business with our special guest, Jan.
February 18, 2021
Episode 6: Grief Counseling Part 2
Episode 6 continues the discussion on grief counseling with Geoff and Annmarie.
February 13, 2021
Modern Widow Podcast, Episode 5. Grief Counseling a Personal Decision
The modern widows discuss grief counseling with a bereavement counselor.
February 05, 2021
It’s Always Something!
In episode four Fran and I discuss how we have to learn so many new things that our husbands used to automatically do.
January 28, 2021
Dancing with a Stranger and Other Love Stories
The modern widows talk about their love stories and also have their first guest on the podcast.
January 21, 2021
Pennies from Heaven and Other Signs
Two lifelong friends and widows discuss how they are coping with life after the deaths of their husbands.
January 14, 2021
Getting to know us!
Two widows who have been life long friends and have experienced it all. We will talk about all the life changes after the loss of our husbands.
January 08, 2021