Putting the Grim Reaper on the Couch

October 17, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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What a paradox: we are surrounded by death in the news every day - from terrorism to natural disasters to contagious diseases - yet it is the last topic we want to think about. Get ready for some gallows humor on today's show, as Gail Rubin shares her story about how she became The Doyenne of Death and how she helps people overcome the taboo. Her journey began in college when she satirized Ingmar Bergman's classic film "The Seventh Seal" and had her future husband play Death. Then her second wedding was such a fun event, it inspired her to write a column called "Matchings, Hatchings and Dispatchings." When readers responded most to her columns about death, she went on to write the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die, and later wrote Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die. She's also a pioneer of the Death Cafe Movement, where people have fun keeping the Grim Reaper at bay.

Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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