Latest podcast: Living well, ageing well, and dying well

Our latest podcast explores living well and companionship at the end of life. Can art teach us more about living well? And can creativity enhance our lives even as we move towards death? We also look at the importance of companionship and how community and support can help us all to be in a good place at the end of life. We’re joined by ‘friend of the show’ and returning guest, the marvellous Lynne Hanley. An art expert and founder of Beyond the Palette art tours, Lynne takes us on a journey through some great art as well as looking at some of the visual narrative of the original art of dying well, the Ars Moriendi. ‘The Voice from the Bedside Chair’ comes from Alejandra Fong, of the St Vincent De Paul Society. Alejandra heads up the Art of Dying Well and St Vincent De Paul Society’s End of Life Companionship Project, an important initiative training volunteers to become end of life companions.

You can listen via the link below, or from our podcasts page, or on Buzzsprout, where you can sign up for future episodes.

In conversation with actor Greg Wise, Dr Kathryn Mannix, and broadcaster Shelagh Fogarty

Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why do we find it so hard to talk about? Learn more

Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge toll. It can feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn more

How can you find meaning in what's happening? Rising above grief and connecting spiritually to something greater might help. Learn more

Dying well, or what constitutes a 'good' death will mean different things to us all. But if you can face up to dying and try to prepare now, this could help you to live well too. Learn more

Caring for someone who is terminally ill, and worrying about the future can be very demanding. It's important to remember to care for yourself too. Learn more

The Art of Dying Well