On this episode of the podcast, Oliver Pulleyblank, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by guest Jane Thomson to discuss a variety of topics that happen to relate to death. The first flows out of a recent case in which two parents were granted the right by a court to harvest the sperm of their deceased son for the purposes of creating a grandchild. The second involves a woman whose dying wish to have her dog euthanized and buried with her was granted by her estate's executor.


In obiter dicta, Hilary continues the death theme by discussing a recent Federal Court case in which damages in the amount of $20 million were awarded to members of a class action lawsuit against a company that reproduced obituaries on its website for profit without consent, Oliver discusses his tomato plants and his daughter, Rob discusses a recent case from Newfoundland in which a man was acquitted of very unusual child pornography charges and Jane discusses her affection for reality television.


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