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.

30th July 2023

Episode 35: Listen to me, I’m dying!

James Abbott discusses with Professor Julia Riley and Dr Shaun Qureshi how much of a say we really have over what happens when we die. Will our wishes be respected? And what about those emergency situations in case we change our minds over what happens next?

19th May 2023

Episode 34: Eternity? What happens after we die?

What comes next? What is on the other side after we die? A discussion of the concept of eternity with guests Archbishop Bernard Longley (Christian), Imam Mohammed Asad (Muslim), and Simon Romer (Buddhist).

28th February 2023

Episode 33: Healing Grief Through Sport

Dr Leanne Griffiths, the Dean of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science at St Mary’s University, and founder of Sophie’s Stars, a charity dedicated to supporting family and loved ones of people diagnosed with cancer.

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