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 167: Stephanie Wittels Wachs


This week Cariad talks to actor, writer and co-founder of Lemonada Media, and host of the Last Day podcast. Stephanie spoke to me about her brother, writer-producer-comedian, Harris Wittels, who died of an overdose in 2015. As ever we talk grief, therapy + the shittest club with the best members.


You can follow Stephanie on twitter @wittelstephanie. Her book, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful, is available to buy now. You can find more about Lemonade media here, https://lemonadamedia.com . For more information on the Last Day podcast, please click here, https://link.chtbl.com/lastday 


You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast


Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded remotely in Cariad's living room, 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 choice for October 2021

"the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph


Cariad's book, You Are Not Alone, is published by Bloomsbury Tonic and available for pre-order now.

https://www.waterstones.com/book/you-are-not-alone/cariad-lloyd/9781526621832

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 2022-06-15  50m