Welcome to the home of our ‘Art of Dying Well’ podcasts. These monthly programmes aim to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear. Each month we interview a guest on a key topic, engage in a little ‘Death Chatter’ before getting the 'View From The Chaplain’s Chair’.
25th May 2017
There’s an ‘art’ to living well and an art to dying well. This month our guest is Louise Winter – a funeral professional and the founder of Poetic Endings – a creative funeral provider. Louise started work on the front line in the fashion industry but a ‘quarter-life crisis’ saw a switch of focus to helping grieving people to put together the best possible funeral for their loved one.
27th April 2017
This month we’re talking about palliative care with the wonderful and hugely experienced Dr Kathryn Mannix who has worked in palliative and end of life care for over 30 years. April’s ‘Death Chatter’ looks at how children deal with grief and we finish with ‘The View from the Chaplain’s Chair’ joining Fr George Bowen, a former hospital chaplain at the Royal Marsden.
20th March 2017
Today we’re talking about child bereavement with our main studio guest Sue McDermott from the charity Rainbows GB. Also in this episode, we discuss the extraordinary on-air cancer diary of broadcaster Steve Hewlett and finish by getting the view from the Chaplain’s Chair from Bishop Paul Mason – the Catholic Church’s healthcare bishop.