Griefcast

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...

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episode 158: Hilma Wolitzer


This week Cariad talks to writer Hilma Wolitzer (Today A Woman Went Mad In The Supermarket) about her husband, Morty, who died from Covid at the start of the pandemic in 2020. Hilma also suffered from Covid herself, but survived and at ninety-one was inspired to write again after Morty's death. As ever we talk grief, the kindness of doctors + finding pyjamas.


You can follow Hilma on twitter @HilmaWolitzer and her book is available to buy now,

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.


Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.

Apple Podcast Spotlight pick for October 2021

"the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph

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