25 episodes

Listen in as a host of well-known guests open up and share their experiences of grief and death in a therapeutic conversation with Marie Curie bereavement expert, Jason Davidson.


On the Marie Curie Couch is a new podcast that aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end-of-life plans.


This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to mariecurie.org.uk/talkabout.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

Listen in as a host of well-known guests open up and share their experiences of grief and death in a therapeutic conversation with Marie Curie bereavement expert, Jason Davidson.


On the Marie Curie Couch is a new podcast that aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end-of-life plans.


This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to mariecurie.org.uk/talkabout.

    Episode 25: Mark Foster

    Episode 25: Mark Foster

    British swimmer and pundit Mark Foster sits down with Marie Curie bereavement expert Jason Davidson to explore his experiences of death and grief.


    On the Marie Curie Couch aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end of life plans.


    This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to Talkabout. You'll also find resources and support to help you start the conversation with your family and friends.
     
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    • 38 min
    Episode 24: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Episode 24: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor sits down with Marie Curie bereavement expert Jason Davidson to explore her experiences of death and grief.


    On the Marie Curie Couch aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end of life plans.


    This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to Talkabout. You'll also find resources and support to help you start the conversation with your family and friends.
     
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    • 46 min
    Episode 23: Anneka Rice

    Episode 23: Anneka Rice

    Broadcaster Anneka Rice sits down with Marie Curie bereavement expert Jason Davidson to explore her experiences of death and grief.


    On the Marie Curie Couch aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end of life plans.


    This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to Talkabout. You'll also find resources and support to help you start the conversation with your family and friends.
     
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    • 39 min
    Episode 22: Catherine Mayer

    Episode 22: Catherine Mayer

    Author, journalist and activist Catherine Mayer sits down with Marie Curie bereavement expert Jason Davidson to explore her experiences of death and grief.


    On the Marie Curie Couch aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end of life plans.


    This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to Talkabout. You'll also find resources and support to help you start the conversation with your family and friends.
     
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    • 57 min
    Episode 21: roundup featuring Adam Buxton, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant and more

    Episode 21: roundup featuring Adam Buxton, Jane Horrocks, Hugh Grant and more

    Since November 2019, comedian Adam Buxton, singer Beverley Knight, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Blue Peter legend Janet Ellis, actress Jane Horrocks, Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, politician David Lammy MP and pottery designer Emma Bridgewater have all sat down with Marie Curie bereavement expert Jason Davidson to explore their experiences of death and grief. In this special episode, we revisit those conversations and share snippets to remind us just how important it is to talk about and reflect on our grief.


    On the Marie Curie Couch aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end of life plans.


    This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to Talkabout. You'll also find resources and support to help you start the conversation with your family and friends.
     
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    • 48 min
    Episode 20: Chris Kamara

    Episode 20: Chris Kamara

    Football pundit Chris Kamara sits down with Marie Curie bereavement expert Jason Davidson to explore his experiences of death and grief.


    On the Marie Curie Couch aims to open up conversations about death, break down the taboo and encourage people to share their end of life plans.


    This podcast is made by Marie Curie – the UK’s leading charity providing care for people at the end of their lives. For more interesting perspectives on dying and death, head to Talkabout. You'll also find resources and support to help you start the conversation with your family and friends.
     
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

?'vfrty ,

Thankyou

Well done Jason and to your Podcast team.
Every episode is powerful, compassionate, gentle, engaging, heart warming and joyful (& emotional too) to listen to.
As a nurse of 30+ years and whom lost my own father to cancer when I was 24, I have thoroughly valued, learnt and feel counselled (30+ years late) and helped by you Jason during these wonderful podcasts.

Paul-LK ,

Powerful and so, so helpful!

At first this may seem that your committing too much time to listening to very sad stories, but within minutes of the first episode you'll change your mind! These powerful and personal accounts not only entertain you with real human humour, they also give really helpful advice for anyone facing bereavement or loss - and help those of us who are lucky enough to still have our parents / children / loved ones - prepare for inevitable. I've been to a Marie Curie Hospice and they are wonderful warm places - and they've managed to capture their expertise and welcoming nature in a podcast! Thank you Marie Curie! Make sure you give it a listen - I for one am very excited for more episodes!

Fiotbnooff ,

A really interesting listen

Really enjoyed listening to all these episodes. The guests all have their own stories - sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous. I found them all really interesting. It’s got me thinking about my family and how we have approached the deaths of our loved ones, and what we could do better in the future. Talking really is the best place to start.

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