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 once people knew, people wanted to talk to me about it. It became this place where I could finally have those conversations I yearned to have...


episode 154: Griefcast Live: London Podcast Festival 2021 (Dan Schreiber, Brona C Titley, Ola Labib)

This week we have a speail LIVE episode, which we recorded in front of actual people (who were socially distanced + weairng masks), but it was SO much fun to be back out able to talk about grief and death as truthfully as we can. I'm joined by comedian + podcaster Dan Schrieber (No Such Thing As A Fish, Qi), writer + actor Brona C Titley (Tracey breaks The News, The Last Leg) and stand up comedian Ola Labib (Funny Women, The Dog Ate My Homework). As ever we chat grief, blowing up our own dead corpse like it's a balloon + picking up a date at a funeral.

You can follow Dan on twitter @schrieberland, Brona @bronactitely and Ola @TheOlaLabib

You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast

Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.

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