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 59m. Bisher sind 190 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 18 hours 38 minutes


episode 159: Jimmy Carr

This week Cariad talks to stand-up comedian, writer + TV presenter Jimmy Carr about his mum, who died of pancreatitis when Jimmy was in his twenties. Jimmy has recently written a book, Before and Laughter, about his experience of being a stand-up and how his mum's death taught him to value the present moment. As ever we talk grief, acceptance + Spotify playlists.

You can follow Jimmy on twitter @JimmyCarr and his book, Before And Laughter, is available to buy now...


 2021-12-15  1h7m

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.


 2021-12-08  43m

episode 157: Séamas O'Reilly

This week Cariad talks to writer + journalist Séamas O'Reilly (Have Ye Heard Mammy Died?) about his mum, who died from breast cancer when Séamas was just five years old.


 2021-11-30  1h10m

episode 156: Sara Seager

This week Cariad talks to astrophysicist and planetary scientist at MIT, Sara Seager. Sara is the author of the beautiful memoir, The Smallest Lights in the Universe. Sara spoke to me about the death of her husband from cancer when she was just forty. As ever we talk grief, exoplanets + the emotional debt of grief.

You can follow Sara on twitter @ProfSaraSeager, her book is published by Penguin Random House and is available to buy now...


 2021-11-24  54m

episode 155: Sam Irving

This week Cariad talks to improviser and actor Sam Irving (Spontaneous Sherlock & Spontaneous Potter) about his experience of the Dunblane School massacre.


 2021-11-17  49m

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)...


 2021-11-10  1h14m

episode 153: Kristoffer Hughes

This week Cariad talks to Kristoffer Hughes. Kristoffer is not only a writer, he is also a death services professional, a Druid and a Drag Queen, the perfect Griefcast guest.


 2021-11-03  1h5m

episode 152: Yola

This week Cariad talks to grammy-nominated singer + actor, Yola about her mum, who died of Motor Neurone disease whilst they were estranged.


 2021-10-27  1h5m

episode 151: Arlene Phillips

This week Cariad talks to showbiz legend, dancer and choreographer Arlene Phillips (Hot Gossip, Strictly Come Dancing) about her mum, who passed away when she was fifteen and the very close friends she lost during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.


 2021-10-20  54m

episode 150: Fleur East

This week Cariad talks to singer, TV presenter + radio host Fleur East (I'm A Celebrity, Hits Radio, Saturday Night Takeaway) about her dad, who passed away last year from a heart attack.


 2021-10-13  59m