[TW] A Matter Of Life & Death

The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast

28-01-2024 • 15 mins

A trigger warning is issued for this episode, as the conversation delves into the sensitive subjects of suicide and death, we urge listeners to consider their comfort level with such topics before proceeding.

In this thought-provoking episode, Stuart and William embark on a journey, prompted by questions from listeners Iris in Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, England, and Fanaka in Kenya. Two people geographically distant, but brought together through listening to this podcast. The hosts dive deep into the realms of life and death due to the nature of these particular questions.

The question from Iris in Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, England is as follows,

“I’m back guys, still listening. My next question is, who would cry at your funerals?”

In response, Stuart raises a poignant point about why people cry at funerals, attributing it to a range of emotions such as guilt, missed opportunities, sadness, and attachment. The hosts refuse to dictate who would shed tears at their own funerals, leaving it to the unpredictable nature of genuine emotions. William reflects on his personal experiences of grief, describing it as a natural process, that goes beyond societal pressures. He draws inspiration from his mother's influence in navigating moments of sorrow.

And here is the question from Fanaka from Kenya:

“If you hadn’t met one another what would you both be doing with your lives now?”

From Fanaka's question, the hosts grapple with hypothetical scenarios, contemplating the impact of their collaboration on their individual lives, and what would happen if they were to part ways.

As the episode unfolds, Stuart and William find a profound connection between the questions raised by Iris and Fanaka—one about death and the other about life. The exploration of these themes intertwines, revealing the intricate balance between the two fundamental aspects of our existence.

This podcast's overall themes are nature, philosophy, climate, the human condition, sustainability, and social justice.

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