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157: Life and death in Adelaide
August 24, 2016 Steve Davis

It is our 3rd anniversary episode, as calculated by Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. When Steve had a major birthday milestone this year, he asked a handful of close friends to come for dinner and to bring a eulogy for him. They were recorded in secret and have been edited by Michael to share in tonight's program. He had not heard them yet. You and he will hear them together, for the first time. He believes we should all write and record eulogies for our friends and present them at birthdays, and then update them as each year passes. It would spark deeper levels of conversation between us (for most of us) and give us time to steer our ships back from danger or to forge on towards worthy treasures. To discuss this tonight, we have Brett Williams, Steve's longest serving friend, who is a former Anglican priest and is now a systems/family therapist at Adelaide Night And Day Therapy, and Andrew Reimer, one of his radio buddies who is now also a sought-after celebrant. We hear eulogies by: Brett Williams Michael Shanahan Simon Butters Adam Claridge Nigel Dobson-Keeffe We discuss The importance of ritual The three things to say to our loved ones ritually each day What to include and exclude from eulogies How to deal with tears Also appearing: In the musical pilgrimage, we hear a track written by our musical curator and sung by Alan O'Toole from the Shambolics The SA Drinks Of The Week are supplied by Andrew Reimer In IS IT NEWS, Michael tests us on death And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au If you enjoy the show, please leave us a review in iTunes or other podcast sites. We'd greatly appreciate it.

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