Dearly Departed: Podcast Review

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To get a feel for this nostalgic podcast, all you have to do is hit the “play” button for the first four seconds. Creepy pipe organ music suddenly transports you to a historical funeral setting, where you and the hosts, Mike Dorsey and Scott Michaels, can pay homage to some of history’s most talented stars and iconic movies. From Anna Nicole Smith to It’s a Wonderful Life, Dearly Departed explores the famous deaths of Hollywood. 

The Hosts: Dorsey is a writer, editor, and TV producer who is known for producing The Real Luke Skywalker, Demon House, and Happy. Michaels is also a writer and producer who has worked on American Horror Story, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, and Unzipped.

Why You Have to Listen: Don’t worry, this podcast isn’t as dark and creepy as its intro music, because Michaels and Dorsey casually talk about the most iconic movies, TV shows, and film stars in Hollywood history. It’s perfect for movie lovers, historians, and people who simply love Disneyland (because it wouldn’t be a real podcast without mentioning Walt Disney).

Listen to Dearly Departed

Must Listen Episodes:

Episode 4 Walt Disney and Disneyland

Episode 9 The Beverly Hillbillies

Episode 11 Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Rating: PG-13

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About the author


Copywriter, content writer, photographer, and actress who enjoys being lazy through the magic of video games, Netflix, and hiking, though the latter of which requires a buried willpower.


Talin went to school for mathematics, but decided to switch to an acting career halfway through. Against her parents wishes, she then moved to California to pursue this pipe dream, and is still, as some would say, "climbing through the trenches." She's also self-taught in photography, writing, and graphic design, since she believes that school is a financial sinkhole that society loves to promote.

Work History

Talin is lazy and doesn't feel like bragging about each and every employment opportunity that came her way. Rather, she'll leave you with the following, "I've written so much for companies that I'm begrudgingly sprinting toward full-blown arthritis."