Talk Me To Death

Talk Me To Death

A podcast about death and dying. Death is inevitable, so why don‘t we ever talk about it? In this podcast an ER nurse and a stand-up comedian start discussions around the social, moral, philosophical, cultural and technological influences on death and our concepts around dying. Essentially, anything death related that someone will talk to us about, we‘ll join the conversation. Talk Me To Death is hosted by Amanda, an emergency RN, and co-hosted by Andrew, a stand-up comedian. While we make no claims to be experts about any of these topics, we do promise to be curious, open and enthusiastic about our inquiries. TMTD is currently released twice per month. We hope you’ll join us for some fascinating and educational talks. IG: @tmtdpod


May 7, 2022 159 mins

We enjoyed a warm conversation with Angela Fama, creator of the Death Conversation Game, about art, life, capitalism, social media, and facing your fears.

Angela is a Vancouver-based intersectional artist who explores the spaces inherently found correlating within certain dichotomies (self/other, temporal/timeless, truth/fiction, right/wrong). Her praxis focuses on the inner and outer connections that can be made pushing at the edg...

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We have a far ranging and deeply personal conversation with Sam about everything from dark comedy to looking forward to dying. Sam brings a depth of consideration and honesty to our talk that is both humbling and stirring.

Sam is a proud father to two beautiful daughters, a comedian, a retired paramedic, and ex-military. He has faced both depression and PTSD with fortitude and freely shares the uncommon insights he has gained from ...

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An erudite, engaging and human conversation with Dr. Stefanie Green about Medical Assistance in Dying.

After obtaining her medical degree at McGill University in 1993, Dr. Green completed a residency in Family Medicine and then fellowships in Palliative Care and Infant and Maternal Health. She enjoyed a full-spectrum, academic family medicine teaching practice with a strong focus on multicultural maternity and newborn care.

After m...

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We share a beautiful and vulnerable conversation with our friend Trish about after death communication and the impact that we can unknowingly have on another's life.

Trish is a joyful spirit who seeks connection and understanding with those whose lives touch hers. Mother, wife, friend, amazing cook, creative soul, are only a few of the titles that can be applied to Trish.


(Recorded December 2, 2021)

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We talk to Jo-Anne and Karen about the rise of the death doula, courageous conversations, and celebrating your life before you die.

Jo-Anne Haun is a professional Death Doula, Death Educator, licensed Willow EOL Educator, and co-founder of the Death Doula Network of BC. With over 35 years as an insurance professional, Jo-Anne has extensive experience in communications, negotiations and conflict resolution all with a focus on suppor...

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We talk to Christa about life, death, embalming, aquamation, and having important conversations with your parents.

Christa Ovenell is a community-based death educator, a CBC columnist, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and an end-of-life doula.  She holds a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education from UBC  and is the founder of Death’s Apprentice Education & Planning Inc., a company that specializes in holistic advanc...
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January 13, 2022 98 mins

Laura and Amanda bond over their interest in body farms, and their hope of one day being able to participate in medical science as cadavers.

It turns out I forgot to ask Laura about her thoughts on a good death to close out the episode. I guess you'll have to imagine what her answer might be.


(Recorded February 20, 2021)

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December 18, 2021 84 mins

A raw look at suicide from a very personal perspective.


Help if you are feeling suicidal:

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Caleb is a proud and loving new husband, as well as the resident expert on biblical context as host of the popular and irreverent The Bible Beaters podcast. He also produces several ...

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December 17, 2021 117 mins

A transplanted Australian veterinary nurse talks about dealing with the death of a pet and euthanasia in veterinary medicine as a humane treatment option.


Velina has worked in both specialty and general veterinary nursing for the past thirteen years, seven of which she has called Canada home. She also hosts the popular podcast I Killed Your Dog, a raw look at life inside the veterinary industry, as well as performing regularly as...

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December 17, 2021 68 mins

This episode will provide a bit of information about us, and a general discussion of some of our thoughts on death.


Amanda is an RN with over a decade of emergency nursing experience. Time and again, she have been struck by people's unwillingness to acknowledge the reality of death. Not just in the unexpected circumstances, but even when it's expected. She'd like to help change that.


Andrew is a Renaissance man and stand-up com...

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