Kathryn Mannix

Book Shambles

On this week’s episode our guest is Kathryn Mannix, a palliative care doctor and author. Kathryn self proclaims that her Mastermind subject would be death, and in her new book Listen she uses her years of experience to deconstruct our difficulty with difficult conversations. This conversation, on the podcast, isn’t difficult but why is it so hard to talk about death, coming out or even answering honestly when someone asks ‘How are you?’. Please note that this episode does contain conversations around subjects some people may find upsetting.

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Reading List

James recommends:

Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations by Kathryn Mannix

With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well by Kathryn Mannix 

The Importance of Being Interested by Robin Ince

A Slender Thread by Diane Ackerman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

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