My Fantasy Funeral
Ryan Breegle / We Own This Town
Imagine you are dead but you get to design your own funeral.
Oct 28 2019
Mary Mancini, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party and long-time activist, details her fantasy funeral featuring an appearance by BeyoncÃ© and the man who gave us Common Sense.
Oct 28 2019
Songwriter and vocalist Caitlin Rose takes us through an elegant evening of laughter, tears, martinis, and dancing for her fantasy funeral.
Oct 14 2019
Jasmin Kaset, songwriter and vocalist shares her fantasy funeral full of humor, John Hartford, and future hauntings.
Sep 30 2019
Nathanael Mehrens, creator of Matchless coffee soda and co-founder of the Stay Golden cafes, shares his nature-themed fantasy funeral.
Sep 16 2019
Kyshona Armstrong, songwriter and vocalist, reveals the plan for her fantasy funeral -- complete with an appearance by Oprah Winfrey.
Sep 2 2019
Sarah Souther, creator of Nashville's Bang Candy Company, describes the vision of her fantasy funeral as a jolly event full of laughter and beauty.
Aug 19 2019
Elizabeth Williams, designer and one half of art studio New Hat, details the vision for her fiery fantasy funeral, including the mushroom suit in which she would like to be buried.
Aug 5 2019
Spencer Cullum, Jr.
Spencer Cullum Jr., pedal steel guitar player and one half of Steelism, gives Ryan a lesson in Cockney rhyming slang, lays out his vision for a game show-styled eulogy, and reveals the song that he can never seem to escape.
Jul 22 2019
Larissa Maestro, a Nashville cellist and vocalist, discusses the importance of performing classical works that are rarely heard, the Philippine tradition of Spirit Food which she got from her mother, and the science fiction character who she would choose to deliver her fantasy eulogy.
Jul 8 2019
Trevor Mikula, a self-taught Nashville painter, discusses growing up gay in a severely strict Christian home, the musical that opened his eyes to issues of the world when he was 18, and how he hopes to be remembered for decorating the lives of his friends.
Jun 24 2019
Tiffany Minton, drummer and co-founder of the She's A Rebel girl group tribute show, discusses her early activism efforts, shares a song from a friend who has passed, and lets us in on the funeral surprise she has planned to unite her conservative family with her radical friends.
Jun 10 2019
Jeff Zentner, award-winning YA author, details the five songs that he would choose for his fantasy funeral -- songs that have shaped both his childhood and his writing.
May 27 2019
Julia Martin, Nashville visual artist and art gallery owner, describes her fantasy funeral as a nighttime celebration going until the sun comes up and how she would like to be remembered by both her friends and her foes.
May 13 2019
Jonathan Marx, noted instrumentalist, talks on the idea of impermanence and how the journey of grief might be better understood after listening to 32 minutes of transcendental jazz.
Apr 29 2019
Sarah Bandy, Executive Director at YEAH!, chooses her desire to keep the art of the bedtime story alive through the Nashville airwaves, and the motley crew of pallbearers she has tasked to carry her highly original casket to its final aquatic destination.
Apr 15 2019
Musician Matthew Pusti, aka Makeup & Vanity Set, chats about his early exposure to Vivaldi informing his music career, drawing from near death experiences as inspiration, and the Russian filmmaker who would deliver his eulogy. And, of course, his choice of five funeral songs.
Apr 1 2019
My Fantasy Funeral with Becky Delius
On the inaugural episode of My Fantasy Funeral, host Ryan Breegle sits down with Becky Delius, champion of both humanitarian causes and over-the-top, ornate, fashion. They discuss the five songs that would be played at her funeral, the Southern orator who would speak to the bereaved and what Victorian tradition she would revive for her eternal preservation.
Mar 18 2019
Coming Soon: My Fantasy Funeral
Imagine you are dead but you get to design your own funeral. What songs will be played? Who will deliver your eulogy? And where will your remains rest, forever more? This is the scenario presented to our guests on My Fantasy Funeral.
Mar 12 2019