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 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 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