My goal right from the beginning was that I wanted it to be a podcast that, when it stopped, you didn’t feel worse,” says Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast, a weekly interview podcast where media personalities share stories about loved ones they've lost. “We’re all in this club that no one asked to join, and it’s really helpful when you realize there’s other people in the club. Part of grief is feeling quite isolated, so when you realize, ‘Oh, it's not just me,’ It does help.” In each episode, Lloyd makes space for natural, unhurried conversations for her guests to talk about death where, in her words, “Nobody’s going to change the subject.”In 2016, the British actor, comedian, and writer came up with the idea of starting the show when she realized a lot of her comedian friends were doing podcasts. It coincided with her talking about her dad publicly, who passed away from pancreatic cancer when she was 15. “I’d kept it this hidden thing,” she says. "So once I started the podcast, and onc... more
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This week Cariad talks to artist and writer, Lauren John Joseph, about their friend, who in 2012, died from falling from a window. As ever we talk grief, the Royal family + homophobia online. more
This week Cariad talks to cookbook author, writer + columnist Ella Risbridger about her partner John, who died from cancer when he was just twenty-eight and she was twenty-five. As ever we talk grief, bringing them with you + eating delicious things ... more
This week Cariad talks to musician, composer, music director + improviser Yshani Perinpanayagam about her mum and her dad, who died within a year of each other when she was just nineteen. As ever we talk grief, living in a film + the power of a heart... more
My mom passed 8 months ago and listening to this podcast has been so comforting. I really love the frank honesty of the conversations. Listening feels like hanging out with friends. Thanks so much for doing this podcast!
Thank you for literally getting me through the worst weeks and months of my life after my mum died and genuinely making me feel that I’m not alone. Please carry on the good work you do and thank you for making me smile and laugh through the tears xx
Cariad and The Griefcast have been a literal lifesaver for me in this first year of grief. I shudder to think where I would be now, grieving a painful and shocking death during a pandemic, if it wasn’t for this podcast. It’s like attending group therapy but I don’t have to talk. My only suggestion is more listening and less interrupting of the guests, sometimes I feel like the guest was going to continue on with their train of thought and then it gets sidelined and I’m sat wondering what they wa... more
There’s not many spaces to explore grief and feel amongst people who understand. I lost my mum and dad 2 years apart and it’s been brutal. So this really feels a comforting space where you can laugh and cry all at the same time
Greifcast has been a huge comfort to me since losing my 7year old son Jared in October last year. more
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Griefcast launched 6 years ago and published 170 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.
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