Death Cafe in the news

About Death Cafe internationally:
US National Public Radio (NPR), March 2013Death Cafes Breathe Life Into Conversations About Dying 
Slate Magazine, October 2012, Halloween needs more Death
New York Times, October, 2012, The Dead Have Something to Tell You
614 Magazine, September 2012, We All Kick In

Death Cafe in the UK & Europe:
The Guardian, comment piece featuring Death Cafe, July 2013: Not talking about death only makes it more lonely and frightening
BBC Radio 4, interview with Jon Underwood (49 mins 28 secs): Saturday Live 
Swindon Advertiser, May 2013: Death Cafe dinner
Peterborough Telegraph, May 2013: End of life talks start at Thorpe Hall
Bury Free Press, April 2013: Mourning coffee that gives you a lift
BBC Radio 4, Word of Mouth with Michael Rosen, January 2013: The Language of Bereavement and Grief
Financial Times Deutschland, September, 2012: Nice Time Talking about Death
The Independent, August 2012: The Death Cafe Movement: Tea and Mortality

U.S. Death Cafes:
New York Times, June 2013: Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo
LA Review of Books, June 2013: Living It Up at the Death Café: An Interview with Lizzy Miles
Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 2013: "Death Café" offers honest talk about dying at Cleveland coffeehouse, people share stories of losing loved ones, confront own fears
WOSU (radio interview with Lizzy Miles, start 10:15), May 2013: 'Grave Matters: Dealing with Death'
Los Angeles Times, April 2013: Passing thoughts at L.A.'s first Death Cafe
WBAL (radio), April 2013: 'Open Up About Death Over Cake'
Bangor Daily News, April 2013: 'Midcoast ‘Death Cafes’ create safe space to talk about death'
Arizona Daily Star, April 2013: 'Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe''
USA Today, April 2013: 'Death cafes' normalize a difficult, not morbid, topic
Arizona Daily Star, April 2013: Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'
St. Joseph News-Press, April 2013: 'Death cafe' coming to St. Joseph
Huffington Post, February 2013: Death Cafes Grow As Places To Discuss, Learn About End Of Life
Tea Magazine, December 2012: Death Cafes: Tea, Cake and Understanding
Tea Magazine, December 2012, Tea and Sympathy
WKSU (radio), August 2012, Death Café offers place to discuss, grieve
The Columbus Dispatch, July 2012, Facing Death Over Tea and Cake

Swerve Magazine (Calgary Herald) March, 2013: Death Cafe - Five Facts about the Death Cafe
The Times Colonist, December 2012: Mortality on the Menu

Daily Telegraph Central Coast Edition, June 2013: Death Cafe at Ettalong Beach focuses on darkest fears of death and dying

Opinion pieces:
Huffington Post, July 2012: Why Thinking about Death May Prompt You to Save the Planet

This list is incomplete! Please send additions to underwoodjon [at] gmail [dot] com


  1. Brilliant brilliant brilliant. What a relief. And about time ! With admiration and congratulation, GVM

  2. I heard about Death Cafes on CBC radio here in Vancouver this week - I'm wondering if there is anything in the works for our area?


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