Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Episode 13 - Jeremy Ervine - documentary filmmaker - producer FADE TO BLACK

Our guest today is Jeremy Ervine. Jeremy is an Australian film producer whose latest project is Fade to Black, a documentary featuring former Shell / Coles Express CEO, Peter Short, a fellow Australian who died of oesophageal cancer in 2014.

The purpose of Jeremy’s documentary was to open up a conversation about dying and allow people to see the arguments for and against and make up their own mind about whether they supported the assisted dying legislation. Jeremy shot over a hundred hours of footage and interviewed dozens of people for his documentary.

Please donate any amount you can to help Jeremy complete his documentary, which is currently in post-production, by contacting Jeremy through the film’s Facebook Page @fadetoblackdoco.

Click HERE for a link to his Indiegogo fundraising page

Click HERE for and a link to Peter Short’s blog
Listen to Jeremy's interview on iTunes HERE

Jeremy and Peter Short

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Episode 12: Dr. David Swanton, Ethical Rights

Our guest on this episode is Dr. David Swanton, director of the organisation Ethical Rights. To quote from their website, “Ethical Rights has been established to challenge people to think more rationally about important ethical, human rights, scientific and related issues’. 

Dr Swanton has a doctorate in theoretical chemistry, he is a euthanasia advocate, ethicist, atheist, humanist, scientist, writer and outspoken opponent of discrimination. He is also a chapter coordinator for Dr Philip Nitschke’s voluntary euthanasia organisation Exit International.

The website for Dr. Swanton’s Ethical Rights organisation is

You can find the link to Dr. Swanton's interview on or on iTunes HERE

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Episode 11: Brian Green Adams-Founder of the Atheist Community of Toronto

Our guest today is Brian Green Adams. Brian is a labour lawyer and atheist community activist in Toronto Canada. Brian has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Laws. He hosts the counter apologetics podcast A Salmon of Doubt and he is co-founded the Atheist Community of Toronto.

You can listen to his interview on iTune HERE or click on the link on our webpage

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Episode 10: Dr. Philip Nitschke - Founder of Exit International

Our guest on this episode is Dr. Philip Nitschke, Founder of Exit International.

In 1996, Philip became the first doctor in the world to administer a legal, lethal voluntary injection under the short-lived Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT).

Four of Philip’s terminally ill patients used this law to end their suffering before the law was overturned in March 1997 by the Australian Parliament.

That same year, Philip formed the Voluntary Euthanasia Research foundation (now called Exit International). Ongoing pressure from the Australian Medical Board led him to hand in his medical registration in 2015, and he now works full time developing end of life options for the sick and elderly and publishing details through his on-line Peaceful Pill Handbook. 

Philip's autobiography entitled  Damned If I Do was published by Melbourne University Press in 2013. The website for Exit International is

You can find the link to Philip's interview HERE or on iTunes HERE

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Episode 9: Ted Leck - Pastor, Church in the City

Ted Leck is pastor at the Church in the City, an urban-based church located in Toronto. Ted has been married for 24 years, he has 3 daughters. Ted grew up in Sudbury, Ontario and has been a pastor for 23 years.

You can listen to Ted's interview on iTunes HERE

You will find the website Church in the City HERE

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Episode 8: Ian Wood, Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia

Rev. Trevor Bensch, together with fellow Christian Ian Wood, decided to establish a group to allow Christians to voice their support, and Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia was born in February 2009. Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia is based in Australia.  The website for their group is

Ian is the National Coordinator for the group.

You can find this interview on our website HERE or on iTunes HERE

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Podcast epsode 7: Senator Betty E. Unger

Our guest on Episode 7 is the Honourable Betty E. Unger. Senator Unger represents the province of Alberta Canada. Before becoming a Senator, Betty E. Unger worked as a Registered Nurse for several years.

Senator Unger has served on several provincial and community boards including the Western Catholic Reporter, the Greater Edmonton Foundation and she was a member of the Finance and Administration Committee of St. Joseph’s Basilica.

In November 2005, Ms. Unger was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal for service to the Province of Alberta and to Albertans.

Ms. Unger was appointed to the Senate of Canada in January 2012. She is the first woman Senator in Canadian history to be elected by a province and appointed by the Prime Minister. In 2012, Senator Unger was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

Listen to the interview with Senator Unger HERE