Stephen Jenkinson is a former palliative care worker, cultural activist, and master storyteller. He is the author of countless books including “Reckoning”, “A Generation’s worth”, and the award-winning “Die Wise”. He is also the co-founder of the “Nights of Grief and Mystery” a musical storytelling ceremony along with Canadian singer/songwriter Gregory Hoskins. What started as an improvisational collaboration has led to an international tour and the release of several records with the two most recent being “Dark Roads” & “Rough Gods”. In this episode, we explore the origins of Stephen’s storytelling ability, how “Nights of Grief & Mystery” came to be, how authenticity transforms us, and how our way of living determines our way of dying.