Welcome to the home of The Art of Dying Well podcast. Our podcast aims to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear. Presented by James Abbott, our award-winning show features James in conversation with a guest on a key topic related to the Art of Dying Well, taking in everything from being at the bedside of a dying loved one, to receiving a terminal diagnosis. Coping with grief, bereavement, death, dying, and much more are all under discussion.

28th January 2024

Episode 39: Back to Life | Second chances and spiritual awakening

Our first podcast of 2024 looks at coma recovery, second chances and spiritual awakening. James Macintyre, journalist and biographer, describes his extraordinary near-death experience due to life-threatening pancreatitis which led to a 5-week coma, and 4-month hospitalisation.

11th November 2023

Episode 38: How we remember the dead | A reflective tour of the beautiful London Oratory Church

In this special episode of the podcast we offer an opportunity for reflection and remembrance in the company of Fr George Bowen on a tour of the beautiful London Oratory Church.

13th October 2023

Episode 37: Still birth & Abigail’s Footsteps | Baby Loss Awareness Week | Part 2

In the second part of our episode for Baby Loss Awareness Week, James speaks to a couple who took their own trauma and grief and did an incredible thing with it. They founded a charity to help people in the same painful position they were in.

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