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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 183 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 11 hours 16 minutes

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episode 149: Alan Davies


This week Cariad talks to stand-up comedian, actor + writer Alan Davies (Qi, Jonathan Creek, As Yet Untitled) about his mum, who died of leukaemia when he was six and other friends he's lost along the way. As ever they talk grief, eulogies + ears.


You can follow Alan on twitter @alandavies1 and his memoir, Just Ignore Him, is available to buy now...


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 2021-10-06  1h4m
 
 

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.


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 2021-10-13  59m
 
 

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.


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 2021-10-20  54m
 
 

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.


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 2021-10-27  1h5m
 
 

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.


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 2021-11-03  1h5m
 
 

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)...


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 2021-11-10  1h14m
 
 

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.


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 2021-11-17  49m
 
 

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...


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 2021-11-24  54m
 
 

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.


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 2021-11-30  1h10m
 
 

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.


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 2021-12-08  43m
 
 
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