Dying to Tell

Understanding how little is known about end of life and death care in 2017 I launched a podcast series through Melbourne's Joy 94.9 FM. Dying to Tell brings to life conversations on death and dying with information and insights from experts in health care, law and policy as well as funeral professionals.

Dying To Tell


where do we go from here? voluntary assisted dying in victoria8 April 2019

In 2017 we launched Dying to Tell with an in depth look at the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation. This legislation passed in November 2017 and from 19th June 2019 Victorians will be able to request […]

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the future of death & ageing – dying to tell; ep831 January 2019

“We are all end users… so why does it suck so much?” A New Year of Dying to Tell begins with the launch of a report on ‘The Future of Death and Ageing’ by the […]

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dying to know day 2018 – dying to tell; ep731 July 2018

Now in its 6thyear Dying to Know Day, an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement is Australia’s biggest community conversation about death.  With […]

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do funerals matter? – dying to tell; ep616 July 2018

The philosopher, the anthropologist, the therapist and the funeral director join us as we ask – Do Funerals Matter? As the funeral industry tries to stay relevant in a time of disruption from the death […]

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thoughtful communication with young people about death – dying to tell; ep513 April 2018

For all of us the experience of grief and loss can be hard to explain. This is especially true for young people who may be experiencing these feelings for the first time. On this episode […]


returning to country – dying to tell; ep413 February 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that this program may contain names that may relate to deceased persons. Have you ever wondered why some Australian TV programs and films include a warning for […]

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advanced care planning – dying to tell; ep38 December 2017

Approx 85% of Australians will die after a chronic illness, not a sudden event. Up to 50% will be incapable of making their own decision at the end of life. With the Advanced Care Planning […]

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death. why so afraid? – dying to tell; ep27 November 2017

What is so scary about looking at our mortality, and why are we all so reluctant to talk about the “D” word. Join Stephanie and Gina for Episode 2 – Death, Why so afraid?, where […]

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yes, we are going there – voluntary assisted dying – dying to tell; ep 115 October 2017

The Victorian Government proposes introducing legislation for voluntary assisted dying in Victoria. As parliament resumes the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will be up for debate. We talk with Fiona Patten about the process of the […]

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We were so pleased to have you, you could easily have been part of our family.

Wendy, April 2015

We were truly fortunate to have had such a wonderful celebrant.

Melita H.

Your interpretation of the information we gave you, was more than we expected, it was excellent.

John C.

I especially appreciate your patience & tact in listening to us all, helping us to sort things out & celebrating my sister’s life in a way she would have loved not some generic, canned procedure.

Annie S.