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...


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 160: Yrsa Daley-Ward

This week Cariad talks to writer Yrsa Daley-Ward (The How, Beyonce's Black is King, Bone) about her mum, who died when she was twenty-two and her grandmother, who helped raise her and passed away this year.


 2021-12-22  55m