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Episode 13 - Headstone: Jabiru

For the final episode in the Headstone series, I was curious to understand what people think about when they know they're going to die. Doctor and filmmaker, Tim Duncan, shares his story. You can check out Tim's film work here. Music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Leila Brook for quality control. Check out the Human/Ordinary website, and like the Facebook page for updates.

Duration: 00:32:57

Episode 12 - Headstone: All Things Bright and Beautiful

Our understanding of death is not just informed by the people around us. Animals also play a role in our experiences of mortality. For this episode, I put together three stories exploring this theme. Music by Kent Sutherland.

Duration: 00:34:30

Ep. 11 - Headstone: The King

Most of the graves in any cemetery are the final resting places for the persons remembered there. But for one headstone in Melbourne that isn't the case. For the person is buried 1000s of kilometres away, at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee. This is the story behind the Elvis Presley memorial in the Melbourne General Cemetery.

Duration: 00:27:24

Episode 10 - Headstone: Breath and Bone

When Jessie Williams was 30 years old, she lost her first child at birth. The grief she experienced after was painful, enlightening, and ultimately re-formative. This is her story. Jessie is the CEO of the Groundswell Project, a not-for-profit interested in changing the way Australians do death and dying. Original music by Kent Sutherland.

Duration: 00:30:58

Episode 09 - Headstone: That Insidious Thing

This is the story of Mary and Brian Hill, as told by Mary. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Mary Hill for her sharing, and to the memory of Brian Hill. For more information on the story or the podcast, visit

Duration: 00:33:43

Episode 08 - Headstone: The Chinese Mystery

In the first episode of the Headstone Series, I stumble onto a mysterious memorial in the Melbourne General Cemetery, and try to get to the bottom of its meaning and origin. Original music by Kent Sutherland

Duration: 00:34:12

Episode 07 - Headstone: Intro

An introduction to the second season of Human/Ordinary. Kicks off in May.

Duration: 00:04:30

Episode 06 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part Three): The Naturopath and The Activist

The third and final part of my series exploring issues around meat-eating. I get knowledge from Jad Patrick, a naturopath, and Dr. Tamasin Ramsay, an environmental anthropologist and activist, about the health and environmental impacts of chowing down on a steak. Original music by Kent Sutherland. For additional content relating to this episode, please visit here.

Duration: 00:30:22