Books, Podcasts & More
The team at Tender Funerals Canberra Region have collected their favourite examples of creativity and contemplation around death and dying in our popular culture. We have fiction and non-fiction, audio and video, the written word and even some visual art. We welcome suggestions for items to include. We hope you enjoy them.
A moving film from Dan Levy about love, grief and how they can change over time
We review Cariad Lloyds ‘Griefcast’, a thoughtful and humorous series of conversations about grief, loss and supporting each other through it.
This 9 part series tells the extraordinary tale of how 30,000 graves were relocated to make possible the building of Sydney’s Central Station.
A heartfelt and nostalgic film about a man coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis.
fascinating and moving conversation about the language and nature of death and grieving between host, Helen Zaltzman and guests Cariad Lloyd, a comedian, writer and host of the Griefcast podcast, and Evie King, author of ‘Ashes to Admin: Tales from the Caseload of a Council Funeral Officer’
So much of our lives is recorded online, so how and why should we control what happens to our digital legacy after death? And is it even possible?
A touching and feel-good family movie that explores what happens when we don’t talk about the herd of elephants in the room
Comedian Matt Okine takes a slightly more serious tone to explore what the options for dying and death in Australia are and what they mean to him.
A touching, thought-provoking and often humorous memoir of a council worker charged with providing funerals for people who don’t have anyone to do it for them.
Thanatologist Cole Imperi sits down with host Alie Ward to discuss death, dying and answer the question ‘What is a thanatologist?’
We are very pleased for the first offering from Our Community Shares to be from Julia Emmert, a much-respected elder of the Braidwood community and a long-time supporter of Tender Funerals Canberra Region. Julia reflects on how she found a way to sit patiently with...