Season 1

Episode 1: We’re Done For!

This episode, meet the hosts and get an idea what this podcast is all about. Just as important, find out what it isn’t.

We start our journey with two basic questions: 1) what leads to a good death? and 2) what leads to a good life? Listen in as we discuss our starting position, and, and tell us how you’d answer these questions.

Here are a few disclaimers as we start this podcast: we aren’t experts, we haven’t died, we speak in cursory… meaning there is some swearing. If you’re down for that kind of a good time, subscribe and share our podcast!


Kübler-Ross, Dr. Elisabeth, On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families (New York: Scribner, 1969). Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, [1926–2004] was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, humanitarian, and co-founder of the hospice movement around the world. Elisabeth authored twenty-four books in thirty-six languages and brought comfort to millions of people coping with their own deaths or the death of a loved one. Her greatest professional legacy includes teaching the practice of humane care for the dying and the importance of sharing unconditional love. Her work continues by the efforts of hundreds of organizations around the world, including The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation:


The Chaplaincy Institutein Berkeley, CA is where the 3 of us met and began to share our stories. The Chaplaincy Institute is an Interfaith Community and Seminary that strives to create a just world that honors the sacred connection of all. Find out more at

Titanic (1997,Paramount Pictures& 20th Century Foxis the unfortunate example we use to illustrate how not to die. Our apologies if you’re a fan. And also, our condolences.


Japanese vending machines– these things are real.

And also, why do we not have these in America?


Learn more about Andrew Chirch, David Greenson, and Jessica Shine

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