The UNcivilized Podcast

| Sep 02, 2021

How to navigate grief and die wise with Stephen Jenkinson

Stephen Jenkinson

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The only inevitable thing in this life is death.

Today we have an episode full of questions, with answers that will make you think deeper and ask for a better question. This episode will undoubtedly make you appreciate every second you spend alive and make you feel better about death.

All of us, at some point in our lives, have been afraid of death. Today's guest, Stephen Jenkinson, will drop a bomb of knowledge that will blow our minds and change our point of view about this controversial topic.


He is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master's degree in theology from Harvard University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Stephen is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.


Orphan Wisdom Website
Book: Come of Age
Orphan Wisdom Shop


[5:14] Why are we so afraid of death?

[12: 41] How to be a human?

[19:33] The downside of living forever.

[22:10] The near future of humanity.

[28:30] The characterization of losing someone.

[37:20] The importance of having a good death.

[45:02] What does a wise death bring?

[51:45] Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul.

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