Death is our most fascinating taboo subject. ABC’s Michaela Kalowski leads a thought-provoking discussion about euthanasia with four authors who have written about death. Steven Amsterdam’s The Easy Way Out looks at what it’s like for the people tapped to do the deed. After is Nikki Gemmell’s searing account of her mother’s decision to end her own life. In his memoir Admissions, neurosurgeon Henry Marsh tries to understand what matters in the end. In Time to Die, Rodney Syme tackles questions around assisted dying. 

Michaela Kalowski (Australian)

Michaela Kalowski

Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and facilitator for writers and ideas festivals. She's interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, Trent Dalton, Amos Oz, Tom Keneally, Robyn Davidson, Michael Connelly, Holly Ringland, Anthony Horowitz, Turia Pitt, Henry Marsh, Charlotte Wood and Laura Marling. She has conducted radio interviews for ABC Radio National's The Music Show and Big Ideas, for ABC Classic FM and has presented programs on ABC Radio National and Local Radio.