July 25, 2021

Dealing with our own mortality w/ a thanatologist

Gonna be controversial, but I wouldn't be a bad boy of comedy if I didn't say it. I don't like the idea of dying. So of course, on this episode I squirm through the topic of dying, how to prepare for it or come to terms with it with the amazing Dr Panagiotis Pentaris and good friend of the show Juan Miles.

Our expert:
Dr Pentaris is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Thanatology at the University of Greenwich, England, UK, where he is also a member of the Institute for Lifecourse Development. Pentaris is a council member for the Association for the Study of Death and Society, and over the last ten years he has researched and published on death, dying, bereavement, culture and religion, social work, social policy and LGBTQIA+ issues.
He has practised social work in the field of thanatology, notably with dying children and adults, and bereaved individuals; he has practiced both internationally and nationally. Positions held include hospice social worker, independent bereavement therapist, and social policy consultant regarding end of life strategies and palliative and hospice care guidance. Dr Pentaris has two books due to be released this year. You can keep up with the latest on his Twitter.

Upcoming books
Death, grief and loss in the context of COVID-19
Dying in a transhumanist and posthuman society

Comedian guest:
The unofficial go-to co-host is back once again. Juan Miles has now been on the show 5 times and smashed it every single one of them. Juan is an Argentinian born, Berlin based stand-up comedian via Melbourne, Australia. He's one of the most wickedly funny people I know. As always, you can stay up-to-date with his news on his Instagram or Twitter.