You might have missed the big news that the Art of Dying Well podcast has received a big clap on the back from the Guardian.
In its round-up of the week in radio and podcasts, the Art of Dying Well has been named as one of the three best podcasts on death.
Hannah Jane Parkinson, the Guardian columnist who writes on pop culture, music, tech, football, politics and mental health says: “It’s well worth listening to. It’s the scope of topics and guests that succeed.”
The Art of Dying Well podcasts “aim to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear.”
Podcasts range from an interview with the BBC financial journalist Sally Bundock – co-presenter of the BBC’s flagship business programme ‘Business Live’ about the death of her husband last year and how she now manages life and family commitments with three young children to the world of palliative care, bereavement, funerals and advance planning.
This is the second big achievement for the Art of Dying Well podcasts. Last year, the Art of Dying Well won a prestigious the Jerusalem Award for digital audio at an awards ceremony held at BAFTA.
Hannah Jane Parkinson – The Guardian
The Art of Dying Well
‘Sylvia Plath once wrote that “dying is an art”, and whether you believe that to be the case – I’d argue it depends on the death – The Art of Dying Well is well worth listening to. It’s the scope of topic and guests that succeed. The best is an episode on music and mourning, with insights from an Oxford professor, and one on how military personnel cope with bereavement.’