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Podcasts on dying in dignity

Voices of the Completed Life

Completed Life Initiative

Listen to “Episode One: “I’m One Fall Away.” The Story of Sheryl, Part One.” on Spreaker.

Incredible stories of love, loss, strength and self-determination. These stories are urgent, complex and significant, and will move you to consider what it means to live a completed life. Voices of the Completed Life has been a labor of love, and we would have nothing without our community members who are coming forward to speak their truth.

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Experiencing Life

By Beau Summer

Experiencing Life explores topics from birth to death and everything in between.

The aim is to encourage discussion of difficult topics, rather than shying away, in order to learn, connect and grow.

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Better Off Dead

By Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton investigates the stories behind Victoria’s landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) law.

Who seeks to use it, and why? Who are the doctors stepping forward to help them? And how does the Church continue to resist a law it describes as ‘evil’?

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The Doxit Podcast

By Philip Nitschke & Fiona Stewart

The Doxit Podcast Conversations with Drs Philip Nitschke & Fiona Stewart is a regular conversation series that not only discusses the new updates to the Peaceful Pill eHandbook but covers the latest in Assisted Dying/ Voluntary Euthanasia news from around the world. The Podcasts also include interviews with key players and reviews of new books in the area.

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The queen of dying

About Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

You’ve probably heard of The Five Stages of Grief. Where did these stages come from in the first place? Turns out, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. 

But the story is much, much more complicated than that. Producer Rachael Cusick tumbled into a year-long journey through the life and work of the incredibly complicated and misunderstood woman who single-handedly changed the way all of us face dying, and the way we deal with being left behind.

A Death by Euthanasia

About life and death of Marieke Vervoort

Marieke Vervoort was a champion Paralympic athlete from Belgium. In 2016, Vervoort, who had a progressive disease, announced her retirement from professional sports and spoke of her desire to undergo euthanasia.

In this podcast, we hear Vervoort’s story from Lynsey Addario, a photojournalist who documented the end of her life.

The Daily – Documenting a Death by Euthanasia on Stitcher

How is Voluntary Assisted Dying working in Australia?

A podcast from ABC Nightlife

How is Voluntary Assisted Dying working in Australia? – ABC

Voluntary Assisted Dying is now legal in all Australian states, and where it’s already operational, more than 300 people have chosen to end their lives.

However there are still a host of challenges for people wanting to access VAD, including a shortage of doctors trained to deliver it, and federal laws preventing the territories from legislating it.

Philip Clark spoke with Lindy Willmott, a Professor of Law with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology, who’s been closely involved in Voluntary Assisted Dying Law Reform, and Dr Greg Mewett, a palliative care specialist who has assisted about 30 patients to end their lives.

Death With Dignity Podcast

A podcast from Andrew Flack

The Death With Dignity Podcast 

We’d like to share this great series of podcasts recorded by Andrew Flack in Oceanside, CA. He describes his project as “the story of a 33 year old man with terminal cancer exploring the physical, social-emotional, and spiritual elements correlated to the Death With Dignity process; Join us as we navigate and explore the End of Life Option Act, with guests of various backgrounds from the medical, theological, and political realms.”