Death talk: why we need to have the conversation, now

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

When was the last time you had a serious talk about death and dying? Maybe never.

August 8th is Dying To Know Day, an initiative which aims to encourage communication about the way we think about, and plan for the end of life. Individuals and communities will be hosting events across the country.

 Molly Carlile calls herself 'the deathtalker' - that's because she thinks communicating about death in our culture has been either truncated or entirely silenced. On Communication Mixdown this week, she explains why, providing a useful context for the significance of Dying To Know Day.



Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong