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.

14th June 2024

Episode 41: Hospices “help you live until you die”

For this episode, we visit a truly remarkable place – St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney. It’s time to challenge stereotypes, bust myths and go behind the scenes to find out just how hospices work to discover they are the jewel in the crown when it comes to end of life care.

5th April 2024

Episode 40: Where there’s a Will there’s a way

Author and lawyer Matthew Hutton shares his wisdom on topics such as the importance of having a Will, setting up lasting powers of attorney, the emotional and philosophical dimensions of confronting mortality, leaving a legacy, and finding meaning in the face of death.

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.

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