In each episode host Kerry Sunderland invites our guest to nominate a song they would like played at their funeral or wake.
Follow the 'Deathwalker's Guide to Life' playlist on Spotify to see the songs nominated by our guests in Season 2:
  • In episode 1, Becky Aud-Jennison nominated 'Human' by The Killers
  • In episode 2, Bill McEwan nominated 'Meditation by Thais' by Jules Massenet
  • In episode 3, Tanya Batt nominated 'Taku Mana' by her local choir (the version above by Maisey Rika is the closest we could get!)
  • In episode 5, Nick Feint nominated 'Grace', one of his own songs
  • In episode 6, Melanie Mayall nominated 'All My Tears' by Ane Brun, 'Way Down We Go' by KALEO, Jeff Buckley's version of 'Hallelejah' and 'Breathless' by Nick Cave
  • In episode 7, Jackie Bailey nominated 'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave
  • In episode 8, Mary Garner nominated 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong and Krisca Gould nominated 'Closing Time' by Semisonic
  • In episode 9, Kathryn Smith nominated 'Drops of Jupiter' by Train
  • In episode 10, Aralyn Doiron nominated old jazz standards
  • In episode 11, Claire Turnham nominated 'Hine E Hine' by Hayley Westenra
  • In episode 12, Lynda Hannah nominated 'To Live is To Fly' by Townes Van Zandt
  • In episode 13, Valerie Wycoff nominated 'Everything We Do is Sacred' by Alison McKay (unfortunately not on Spotify)
  • In episode 14, Frank Kueppers nominated 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie.

And the following songs were nominated by guests in Season 1:
  • In episode 1, Zenith Virago nominated 'Celebration' by Sally Oldfield
  • In episode 2, Jacqueline Bublitz nominated 'A Place in the Sun' by Stevie Wonder
  • In episode 3, Kathryn Mannix nominated 'Dido's Lament' by Henry Purcell et al
  • In episode 4, Marie Austin nominated 'Memories' by Maroon 5
  • In episode 6, Rachel Menzies nominated 'All Things Must Pass' by George Harrison
  • In episode 7, Bonnie Etherington nominated 'Hey There Delilah' by Plain White T's
Find out more about and listen to each episode, below!
Current & upcoming episodes
  • OUT APRIL 24, 2022
    Death in Print: Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons by Becky Aud-Jennison, Meet: Deathwalker and author Becky Aud-Jennison, Death on Screen: 'Good Grief'
  • OUT MAY 8, 2022
    Death in PrintWhat Days Are For by Robert Dessaix, Meet: Septuagenerian climate activist Bill McEwan, Death on Screen: Nelson Poetry Map featuring Bill Manhire's poem, 'Kevin'
  • OUT MAY 22, 2022
    Death in Print: An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love by Richard Carlson, Meet: Storyteller Tanya Batt, Death on Screen: Imagined Worlds website
  • OUT JUNE 5, 2022
    Death in PrintWild Darkness by Eva Saulitis, Meet: Natural burial pioneer Dawn Jones and her daughter Sylvia Bauer Death on Screen: NZ Natural Burial directory
  • OUT JULY 3, 2022
    Death in PrintActions & Travels: How Poetry Works by Anna Jackson, Meet: Singer/ songwriter Nick Feint Death on Screen: 'Good Bones' by Maggie Smith
  • OUT JULY 24, 2022
    Death in Print: Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy, Meet: Christchurch Death Cafe and Death Matters NZ founder Melanie Mayell, Death on Screen: Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'
  • OUT AUGUST 7, 2022
    Death in Print: The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey, Meet: Funeral director, interfaith minister and author Jackie Bailey Death on Screen: The Beautiful Lie
  • AUGUST 21, 2022
    Death in Print: Finding True Connections by Gareth St John Thomas, Meet: Krisca Gould and Mary Garner from Nelson Tasman Hospice, Death on Screen: Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa Hospice New Zealand website
  • OUT SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
    Death in PrintRemote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey, Meet: Dr Kathryn L Smith, GP who provides physician-assisted dying services, Death on Screen: Station Eleven
  • OUT OCTOBER 2, 2022
    EPISODE 10
    Death in Print: My Mother and Other Secrets by Wendyl Nissen and Remember Me by Charity Norman, Meet: Deathwalker and artist Aralyn Doiron, Death on Screen: Trail of Light and Giving Back to the Earth by Green Renaissance
  • OUT OCTOBER 16, 2022
    EPISODE 11
    Death in Print: Dying: A memoir by Cory Taylor, Meet: Home-based death care practitioner Claire Turnham, Death on Screen: Death is not the endpoint featuring Zach Bush
  • OUT OCTOBER 30, 2022
    EPISODE 12
    Death in Print: 'Facing Extinction' by Catherine Ingram, Meet: Environmental activist and Living Legacies founder Lynda Hannah, Death on Screen: Living in the Time of Dying
  • OUT NOVEMBER 13, 2022
    EPISODE 13
    Death in Print: Words of Comfort by Rebekah Ballagh, Meet: Threshold singing group director Valerie Wycoff, Death on Screen: Threshold Choir website
  • OUT NOVEMBER 27, 2022
    EPISODE 14
    Death in PrintStaying by Jessie Cole, Meet: Urologist, surgeon and assisted dying practitioner Frank Kueppers, Death on Screen: Lecretia's Choice (on TVNZ's Sunday programme)