Deathwalker’s Guide to Life is a podcast that explores how thinking & talking about death can help you live a life without regrets
Season 2 episodes
  • OUT NOVEMBER 27, 2022
    EPISODE 14
    Death in Print: Staying by Jessie Cole, Meet: Urologist, surgeon and assisted dying practitioner Frank Kueppers, Death on Screen: Lecretia's Choice
  • OUT NOVEMBER 13, 2022
    EPISODE 13
    Death in PrintWords of Comfort by Rebekah Ballagh, Meet: Threshold singing group director Valerie Wycoff, Death on Screen: Threshold Choir website
  • OUT OCTOBER 31, 2022
    EPISODE 12
    Death in Print: 'Facing Extinction' by Catherine Ingram, Meet: Environmental activist and Living Legacies founder Lynda Hannah, Death on Screen: Living in the Time of Dying
  • OUT OCTOBER 16, 2022
    EPISODE 11
    Death in Print: Dying: A memoir by Cory Taylor, Meet: Home-based death care practitioner Claire Turnham, Death on Screen: Death is not the endpoint featuring Zach Bush
  • OUT OCTOBER 2, 2022
    EPISODE 10
    Death in Print: My Mother and Other Secrets by Wendyl Nissen and Remember Me by Charity Norman, Meet: Deathwalker and artist Aralyn Doiron, Death on Screen: Trail of Light and Giving Back to the Earth by Green Renaissance
  • OUT SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
    EPISODE 9
    Death in PrintRemote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey, Meet: Dr Kathryn L Smith, GP who provides physician-assisted dying services, Death on Screen: Station Eleven
  • OUT AUGUST 21, 2022
    EPISODE 8
    Death in Print: Finding True Connections by Gareth St John Thomas, Meet: Krisca Gould and Mary Garner from Nelson Tasman Hospice, Death on Screen: Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa Hospice New Zealand website
  • OUT AUGUST 7, 2022
    EPISODE 7
    Death in Print: The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey, Meet: Funeral director, interfaith minister and author Jackie Bailey Death on Screen: The Beautiful Lie
  • OUT JULY 24, 2022
    EPISODE 6
    Death in Print: Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy, Meet: Christchurch Death Cafe and Death Matters NZ founder Melanie Mayell, Death on Screen: Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'
  • OUT JULY 3, 2022
    EPISODE 5
    Death in Print: Actions & Travels: How Poetry Works by Anna Jackson, Meet: Singer/ songwriter Nick Feint Death on Screen: 'Good Bones' by Maggie Smith
  • OUT JUNE 5, 2022
    EPISODE 4
    Death in PrintWild Darkness by Eva Saulitis, Meet: Natural burial pioneer Dawn Jones and her daughter Sylvia Bauer Death on Screen: NZ Natural Burial directory
  • OUT MAY 22, 2022
    EPISODE 3
    Death in Print: An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love by Richard Carlson, Meet: Storyteller Tanya Batt, Death on Screen: Imagined Worlds website
  • MAY 8, 2022
    EPISODE 2
    Death in PrintWhat Days Are For by Robert Dessaix, Meet: Septuagenerian climate activist Bill McEwan, Death on Screen: Nelson Poetry Map featuring Bill Manhire's poem, 'Kevin'
  • OUT APRIL 24, 2022
    EPISODE 1
    Death in Print: Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons by Becky Aud-Jennison, Meet: Deathwalker and author Becky Aud-Jennison, Death on Screen: 'Good Grief'
Catch up on Season 1:
  • OUT NOW
    EPISODE 1
    Death in Print: Let's Talk About Hard Things by Anna Sale, Meet: Deathwalker Zenith Virago, Death on Screen: 'Always With Love' post goes viral
  • OUT OCTOBER 3, 2021
    EPISODE 2
    Death in Print: Before You Knew My Name, Meet: author Jacqueline Bublitz, Death on Screen: 'Dead to Me'
  • OUT OCTOBER 17, 2021
    EPISODE 3
    Death in Print: Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations, Meet: author Kathryn Mannix, Death on Screen: 'Phone of the Wind'
  • OUT OCTOBER 31, 2021
    EPISODE 4
    Death in Print: No Pressure, No Diamonds by Teri Dillion, Meet: legal executive Marie Austin, Death on Screen: 'I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan'
  • OUT NOVEMBER 14, 2021
    EPISODE 5
    Death in Print: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, Meet: poet & playwright Donna McLeod, Death on Screen: 'Living with Ghosts'
  • OUT NOVEMBER 28, 2021
    EPISODE 6
    Death in Print: Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society by Rachel & Ross Menzies, Meet: psychologist and author Rachel Menzies, Death on Screen: Lisel Mueller on 'The Marginalian'
  • OUT DECEMBER 12, 2021
    EPISODE 7
    Death in Print: No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, Meet: author Bonnie Etherington, Death on Screen: 'My Beautiful Broken Brain'
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Kerry Sunderland
HOST/PRODUCER
Kerry Sunderland is a writer, broadcaster and event organiser who has, since the death of her first husband, trained as a 'Deathwalker' and made it her mission to improve her own ‘death literacy’ and to support others to do the same.

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Kerry Sunderland
HOST/PRODUCER
Kerry Sunderland is a writer, broadcaster and event organiser who has, since the death of her first husband, trained as a 'Deathwalker' and made it her mission to improve her own ‘death literacy’ and to support others to do the same.

FIND OUT MORE
Deathwalker’s Guide to Life is a euphemism-free show that deals with everything about death and dying you wished you knew but were afraid to ask.
What is a 'Deathwalker'?
The term ‘Deathwalker’ was first coined by Zenith Virago, founder of the Natural Death Care Centre in Australia. A Deathwalker is a person who walks the journey towards their own death as openly, courageously and as best they can. They’re also available to walk with someone else on their journey towards death, to walk with those who are supporting someone else who is dying and to walk with those who are grieving, offering guidance and care to inform and empower them.

Kerry Sunderland completed the inaugural Deathwalker Training in 2014 and brought Zenith Virago to the South Island of New Zealand to conduct the first DWT in Aotearoa in early 2016.