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...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h0m. Bisher sind 174 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 3 hours 9 minutes


episode 173: Ed Byrne

This week Cariad talks to stand-up comedian Ed Byrne, about his younger brother, Paul. Paul died at the age of 44, following complications from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and previous damage to his liver.


 2022-07-26  56m

episode 172: Marise Gaughan

This week Cariad talks to stand-up comedian + writer Marise Gaughan about her dad, Tommy. Marise was just fourteen when her father first attempted suicide and twenty-three when he finally took his own life.


 2022-07-20  51m

episode 171: Emma Kennedy

This week Cariad talks to screenwriter, actor + author, Emma Kennedy (The Tent, The Bucket & Me, BBC sitcom The Kennedy's) about her mum, Brenda, who died in 2014.


 2022-07-13  47m

episode 170: Lauren John Joseph

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.


 2022-07-06  42m

episode 169: Ella Risbridger

This week Cariad talks to cookbook author, writer + columnist Ella Risbridger about her partner John, who died from cancer when he was just twenty-five and she was twenty-two.


 2022-06-29  47m

episode 168: Yshani Perinpanayagam

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 heartbeat.


 2022-06-22  56m

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...


 2022-06-15  50m

episode 166: Emily Bevan

This week Cariad talks to actor and writer, Emily Bevan, about her dad, Nick, who died of cancer in 2014. As ever we talk grief, writing it all down + boats with names on.


 2022-06-08  51m

episode 165: Kenny Ethan Jones

This week Cariad talks to writer and advocate Kenny Ethan Jones, about his mum and his dad. As ever we talk grief, unconditional love + the gaps in the past.


 2022-06-01  52m

episode 164: Kat Lister

This week Cariad talks to writer and journalist, Kat Lister, about her husband Pat, who died from brain cancer when he was just 41 and she was 35. As ever we talk grief, the return of the libido + Scottish Widows.

Kat's brilliant book, The Elements : A Widowhood, is available to buy now, published by Icon Books...


 2022-05-25  40m