Twoboo Episode 2

Death rituals and burial

In episode two, we revisit the theme of our very first show in 1999 – death rituals and burials – with Rebecca Lyons. Bec is a Churchill fellow, End of life Doula, good-death advocate and educator. Bec is passionate about breaking down any taboo concerning death, and shares with us her incredible research on how Western society can learn more about reconnecting body preparation with death rituals and natural burial options. Her research can lead to not only more affordable funerals, but better ways of grieving and dealing with bereavement. 

Find out more about Twoboo


Rebecca’s Churchill Fellowship

More details about her book

Check out Bec’s Ted Talk here

Follow Rebecca on Facebook or Instagram

The material referenced by Bec included:

You n’ Taboo –

Australian Home Funerals Alliance

Dying to know Day

Kerrie Noonan’s work

Tender funerals

Natural Death Advocacy Network

Professor Sandra Van Der Laan’s ‘It’s Your Funeral’ report

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Written and produced by Sean Costello and Melanie Skinner on the lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples.

Copyright: Sean Costello and Melanie Skinner (not including the music and sampled audio).

Thanks to the audio sampled from somewhere in the late 1990s.

Also to pixabay for providing the ‘Catch It’ theme music by Coma-media and the ‘Rockstar Trailer’ by LiteSaturation.

We also appreciate the help of the team at Woden Library podcast studio, Libraries ACT and ACT Government for providing our recording studio.

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