About Death

7 EpisodesProduced by Sam Meikle

Exploring how we think, feel and talk about death.Talking about dying and death can make us feel uncomfortable, awkward or embarrassed as we’re not always sure what to say and when.Through this podcast, you’ll hear why and how people start talking about dying and death and if they didn’t, what they … read more

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Nik's story: avoiding "it"

May 26th, 2019

46:52

Are you comfortable thinking, feeling and talking about death? Nik most certainly hasn't been. He describes himself as "a stereotypical man", not wanting to expose weakness or to cry. Death has been a topic that Nik has …

The story of four friends: chatting about death over dinner

May 20th, 2019

1:11:52

Would you host a dinner party (with prosecco!) to talk about death? Well, Anne would - and did, bringing three of her friends together to talk about …

Chris' story: getting on, not moving on

May 13th, 2019

46:50

Rather than moving on after a loved one died, what if you thought about getting on? That's how Chris has been thinking about life after his late wife, Kate, died in 2016. Chris and Kate always believed that whatever …

Amir's story: a last act of giving

April 28th, 2019

43:09

What if you thought of your death as your last act of giving? Not a financial gift, but a gift of supporting the people you're leaving behind to be as ready and prepared as they can be to live their best lives. That's …

Sara’s story: clowning in a children's hospital

April 28th, 2019

51:03

Why volunteer as a clown in a children's hospital? Sara currently works in the NHS. She helps NHS teams improve how they organise and deliver care. …

Sam’s story: a podcast about death

April 28th, 2019

19:28

Why start a podcast about death? Sam has been thinking about - or rather - avoiding thinking, feeling and talking about death and dying for a while. She avoided it because she often felt uncomfortable, awkward and …

In a nutshell

March 31st, 2019

0:49

Hello and welcome, my name is Sam and thank you for joining me.

This is an introduction on what this series, About Death, is all about.

In a nutshell: talking about dying and death can make us feel uncomfortable, …

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