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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.”
The multiple award-winning podcast—which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and launched its eighth season—has evolved from Lloyd talking to her comedian friends in the UK to inviting a broader range of guests including actors, writers, and producers, allowing her to focus on more specific types of grief. This approach has been especially helpful for her listeners during the global COVID-19 pandemic, steering the show to become a salve during a time when grief has become a more prevalent topic. “I feel really glad that, when the pandemic hit, there was a bank of episodes for people to scroll through— because I feel that's been quite helpful in some ways,” she says. “When you lose someone, you often want the world to stop, and it's enraging that it doesn’t. And the world did stop. It's part of the important process of grief, that the world carries on. And that's really helpful because it reminds you that, ‘You know what? I need to carry on.’
Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd.
Podcast of the Year 2018 / Best Podcast ARIA 2018 / Rose D'or Nominee 2019
You Are Not Alone
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Griefcast Cariad Lloyd

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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.”
The multiple award-winning podcast—which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and launched its eighth season—has evolved from Lloyd talking to her comedian friends in the UK to inviting a broader range of guests including actors, writers, and producers, allowing her to focus on more specific types of grief. This approach has been especially helpful for her listeners during the global COVID-19 pandemic, steering the show to become a salve during a time when grief has become a more prevalent topic. “I feel really glad that, when the pandemic hit, there was a bank of episodes for people to scroll through— because I feel that's been quite helpful in some ways,” she says. “When you lose someone, you often want the world to stop, and it's enraging that it doesn’t. And the world did stop. It's part of the important process of grief, that the world carries on. And that's really helpful because it reminds you that, ‘You know what? I need to carry on.’
Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd.
Podcast of the Year 2018 / Best Podcast ARIA 2018 / Rose D'or Nominee 2019
You Are Not Alone
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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    Yewande Omotoso

    Yewande Omotoso

    This week Cariad talks to brilliant South African based writer, Yewande Omotoso, (Bom Boy, The Woman Next Door) about her mother, who died of cancer in 2003. As ever we talk grief, architecture + forging new relationships after grief.
    All of Yewande's books are available to buy now. 'An Unusual Grief' is the one we discuss at the start and is an incredible piece of writing.
    You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast
    Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.
    Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.
    Apple Podcast Spotlight choice for October 2021
    "the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph
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    • 47 min
    Isabel Allende

    Isabel Allende

    This week Cariad talks to internationally acclaimed writer, Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits, Paula, The Soul of a Woman). Isabel spoke about her daughter, Paula, who died when she was just twenty-nine and her mother, who died in 2018. As ever they talk grief, generosity + fabulous clothes.
    Isabels's new book, The Soul of a Woman, is available to buy now.
    You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast
    Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.
    Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.
    Apple Podcast Spotlight choice for October 2021
    "the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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    • 47 min
    Greg Wise

    Greg Wise

    This week Cariad talks to actor, writer + activist, Greg Wise (Sense & Sensibility, The Crown) about his sister, Clare who he cared for before she died of cancer in 2016. As ever we talk about grief, planning your own death + disco joy.
    Greg and Clare's book, Not That Kind Of Love, is available to buy now.
    You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast
    Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.
    Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.
    Apple Podcast Spotlight choice for October 2021
    "the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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    • 43 min
    Yrsa Daley-Ward

    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. As ever we talk about grief, death lessons + commonality of pain.
    You can follow Yrsa on Instagram @yrsadaleyward and her new book, The How, is available to buy now.
    You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast
    This is the last episode of season 8, thank you so much for listening and we'll be back in the New Year!
    Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.
    Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.
    Apple Podcast Spotlight pick for October 2021
    "the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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    • 55 min
    Jimmy Carr

    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. For more information on Jimmy's stand up, touring + writing, click here: https://linktr.ee/JimmyCarr
    You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast
    Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.
    Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.
    Apple Podcast Spotlight pick for October 2021
    "the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hilma Wolitzer

    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. Hilma also suffered from Covid herself, but survived and at ninety-one was inspired to write again after Morty's death. As ever we talk grief, the kindness of doctors + finding pyjamas.
    You can follow Hilma on twitter @HilmaWolitzer and her book is available to buy now,
    You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast
    Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.
    Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.
    Apple Podcast Spotlight pick for October 2021
    "the pandemic's most important podcast" Telegraph
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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    • 43 min

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