On Grief: A Podcast about Death

We all die, but almost none of us talk about it

About the show

On Grief: A Podcast about Death is an exploration of what the people closest to the dead and dying know about death that the average lay person is too scared to ask.


  • Episode 117: Widows

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 47 secs

    Thank you to everyone who was patient during the hiatus.

    In this episode, Shannon Culver, Alexie Landry, Janice Tsao, and Sarah Keast join me to discuss what life is like for widows, specifically young widows.

  • Episode 116: Complex Grief with Lindsay Joy Taylor

    January 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 52 secs

    Lindsay Joy Taylor of the Joyful Jewelry Box (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheJoyfulJewelryBox) joins me to discuss her incredible story of managing grief.

  • Episode 115: Equine Learning

    January 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 40 secs

    Gail Carruthers from Skye Blue Acres (http://www.skyeblueacres.com) joins me to discuss how horses can help people through their grief.

  • Episode 114: Laurie Kilmartin

    January 9th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 34 secs

    Comedian Laurie Kilmartin lost her dad to cancer and rather than grieve privately, she mounted a comedy show and later a book about her experiences.

    Dead People Suck ISBN: 9781635650006

  • Episode 113: Suicide

    December 19th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 37 secs

    Content Warning: This entire episode is a frank discussion of suicide.

    Seth Amitin, LCSW joins me to discuss what we know about suicide, what the myths are surrounding suicide, and how grieving people who die by suicide is different.

  • Episode 112: Death Doula

    December 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins

    Madeleine Domingue joins me to discuss what a Death Doula does, why you need one, and what myths still exist about the practice

  • Episode 111: Funerary Traditions

    December 5th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 18 secs

    Three guests join me to discuss Funerary Traditions: Rabbi Andy Kahn, a Rabbi from New York, Khadijah, a woman who volunteers to prepare Muslim women's bodies in the Greater Toronto Area, and David Kunian, Music Curator at the New Orleans Jazz Museum to discuss Funerary Traditions you might not be familiar with.

  • Episode 110: EMDR with Dr. Roger Solomon

    November 21st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 5 secs

    EMDR is touted as a cutting edge, highly effective treatment for many conditions, including PTSD and Grief. Dr Roger Solomon joins me to discuss what EMDR is.

  • Episode 109: Pet Grief Part Two

    November 14th, 2019  |  15 mins 27 secs

    Adam Clark, LCSW, AASW and founder of Head, Heart & Hooves Counseling (https://www.headhearthoovescounseling.com) joins me to delve deeper into Pet Grief from a clinical perspective.

  • Episode 108: Pet Grief Part One

    November 7th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 33 secs

    Wendy Van De Poll, from the Center for Pet Loss Grief https://centerforpetlossgrief.com/ joins me to discuss how we have overlooked the impact of Pet Loss Grief far too long.

  • Episode 107: The Right to Die With Exit International's Philip Nitschke

    October 31st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 32 secs

    While most of us respect that the terminally ill or very old might want to exercise their right to die, not many have come around on the idea that any adult with mental capacity should have the right to end their life on their own terms.
    Philip Nitschke joins me to explain why Exit International provides information and works to move legislation past a medicalized model to bring this crucial right to more people.

  • Episode 106: Child Grief

    October 24th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 58 secs

    What should we know about the way children grieve to make us better at helping them cope? Andrea Warnick, licensed psychotherapist with a specialty in Child Grief, joins me to discuss.


  • Episode 105: Caitlin Doughty

    October 17th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 14 secs

    Author and Funeral Director and host of Ask A Mortician Caitlin Doughty joins me to talk about her book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? (ISBN 039365270X) and other things she has learned about death and dying in her career.

  • Episode 104: Adam Cayton-Holland

    October 10th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 23 secs

    Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland joins me to discuss his book and one man show Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir (ISBN 1501170163) and how the sudden death of his sister changed his life

  • Episode 103: History of Grief

    October 3rd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  16 mins 41 secs

    Author Brandy Schillace (Death's Summer Coat - ISBN 1681773244 ) joins me to discuss the history of the Western way of grieving.

  • Episode 102: Mortician

    September 26th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 5 mins

    UNLOCKED FULL EPISODE. Visit patreon.com/ongriefpod to support the podcast and unlock full episodes in the future.

    In this episode, I ask Mortician and Funeral Director Erin Bodishbaugh all the questions about their job everyone's afraid to ask