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Episode 12 with Stephen Jenkinson - Elderhood, Dying and Coming of Age

Thursday April 02, 2020

Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, and founder of Orphan Wisdom. He makes books, tends farm and mends broken handles and fences, succumbs to interviews, teaches and performs internationally. Our topic includes how to die well in a death-phobic society, especially poignant during this Coronavirus pandemic. I first come across Stephen when I watched his Griefwalker documentary and saw the staggering and sterile emptiness in which so many people die today in the modern world. Stephen's approach to death is alive, honest and so desperately needed. During our conversation, we talk about Elderhood, asking the question - where is it and how to be one?

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