Podcast: Dying Wise in a Death Phobic Society

Feb 17, 2015


Stephen Jenkinson interviewed by Daniel Vitalis on Rewild Yourself. “I was humbled by my conversation with Stephen Jenkinson, teacher, author, storyteller and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School. This, my friends, is a very powerful interview. Stephen will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about dying.” ~ Daniel Vitalis. Listen and read about the full podcast details on danielvitalis.com

Episode Breakdown:

  • How to come to terms with death
  • The hallmarks of “dying badly”
  • What “dying well” looks like
  • The consequences of being kept away from ground zero of human mortality
  • We live our lives as if dying is the annihilation of life
  • Considering “after-life”
  • Understanding that your death does not belong to you
  • A disconnection from our ancestors
  • Learning from death


  1. David Goldstein says:

    Stephen -thank you so much for your work/expression. As I’m sure is the case for many who make his/her way to your teachings, I’ve travelled many roads, encountered many wonderful strands… just now your languaging so precisely and eloquently mirrors/draws forth deeply intuitive surmises of my own. Looking forward to see you in Vancouver in May.

  2. jean bota says:

    thank you Stephen, for your wisdom and insight… so timely and so overdue…I find each time I listen to you, your words resonates more and more… its time, we get to work on changing this fear and ” mindset” on death and dying. Thank you for initiating it and making us aware of what is important in life… hugs to you and your family….