Learn all about the Death Cafe movement on the latest podcast of A Good Goodbye Radio. Join U.S. Death Cafe pioneers Lizzy Miles and host Gail Rubin for a 20-minute discussion on FuneralRadio.com.
The Death Café movement first came to the United States in 2012. It originated in the United Kingdom, started by Jon Underwood in London. The concept is based on the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, who held Café Mortel events in France and Switzerland, where people gathered in cafes to eat, drink and discuss death.
Since its inception, there have been more than 2,000 Death Cafe events held in 31 countries around the world.
During the interview, Lizzy and Gail discuss:
- How the Death Cafe movement came to the U.S.
- What usually gets discussed at these events (it’s always something new!)
- Who can hold a Death Cafe and what criteria they need to meet
- The ground rules for hosting and participating in a Death Cafe
- Why Death Cafes attract people to discuss mortality issues
- And much more!
Lizzy Miles held the first U.S. Death Cafe in Columbus, Ohio during July 2012. Gail Rubin held the second one in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2012. They have both hosted more than two dozen Death Cafes each since.