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


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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Many people have commented on your role – how wonderful and heartfelt you were. The ceremony was so perfect.

Sandi F.

…the service was entirely appropriate, unfailingly tasteful, and devoid of clichés and euphemisms.

Nigel, June 2017

My Dad was just amazed by your efforts, and attention to detail... I think you have an amazing way with words and everything fitted together perfectly

Sharon W.

…we immediately felt confidant that your intuition, eloquence and grace would allow us to celebrate his life in such a wonderful way.

Inga, March 2014