The Art of Dying Well
About This Show
Our ‘Art of Dying Well’ podcasts aim to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear. Each month we interview a guest on a key topic, engage in a little ‘death chatter’ before getting the view from the ‘chaplain’s chair’.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 6: Funerals, Funeral Directors and Forward Planning
4 days ago
Today's Art of Dying Well podcast looks at the world of the funeral director - looking after families and final wishes in the immediate aftermath of the death of a loved one. Not an easy job. Paul Allcock is our main studio guest. Paul's family-run independent business offers funeral services for the people of Norwich and the surrounding areas. We talk about the advantages of planning ahead, children at funerals, the pressures of the job and being buried in your football kit!
'Death Chatter' follows the theme and asks 'Funeral Directors - Who Cares?'.
We finish with 'The View from the Chaplain's Chair'. Our guest is the excellent Rev Andrew Goodhead from St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, South East London. We talk about modern trends in terms of funerals, thanksgivings and memorials.