9 episodes

Welcome to a Living Loss – the brand new podcast series all about the art of losing and finding yourself hosted by author and psychotherapist, Julia Samuel.
 
So what is a living loss?
 
It’s the feeling of grief we get when an abrupt change happens in our lives that we have little to no control over… losing a job, breaking up with a partner or staying at home due to a Global pandemic… sounds familiar?
 
In this podcast series, Julia and her wonderful guests discuss the losses they have experienced throughout their lives from the first one they can remember to the one that changed everything.
Join Julia each week as her guests share the experiences, fears and confusions we all experience during change.
 
 

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Welcome to a Living Loss – the brand new podcast series all about the art of losing and finding yourself hosted by author and psychotherapist, Julia Samuel.
 
So what is a living loss?
 
It’s the feeling of grief we get when an abrupt change happens in our lives that we have little to no control over… losing a job, breaking up with a partner or staying at home due to a Global pandemic… sounds familiar?
 
In this podcast series, Julia and her wonderful guests discuss the losses they have experienced throughout their lives from the first one they can remember to the one that changed everything.
Join Julia each week as her guests share the experiences, fears and confusions we all experience during change.
 
 

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    Elizabeth Day

    Elizabeth Day

    Elizabeth Day joins Julia for the first episode of A Living Loss.
    They discuss the human desire for truth, the constant pursuit of perfection and childlessness.
    Its a wonderfully honest conversation with moments of laughter and at times, sadness.

    If you find any of the subjects in this episode difficult, these links below may provide you with support:
    https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/
    https://www.mind.org.uk/
    https://fertilitynetworkuk.org/
    https://gateway-women.com/


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Adwoa Aboah

    Adwoa Aboah

    Adwoa Aboah joins Julia for the second episode of A Living Loss.
    Adwoa is a British model, activist and thought leader, who's podcast Gurl's Talk aims to de-stigmatise the discussion around mental health.
    In this episode Julia and Adwoa discuss knowing yourself, Black Lives Matter and addiction.
    Its a beautifully open conversation with moments of reflection and relief.
    Trigger warning, this episode discusses the topic of suicide, ff you find any of the subjects in this episode difficult, these links below may provide you with support:
    papyrus-uk.org
    supportaftersuicide.org.uk
    supportline.org.uk/problems/suicide
    uksobs.org
    suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    task-uk.org
    nspa.org.uk
    Samaritans.org
    Mind.org.uk
    Charlie Waller Trust 
    Adwoa's podcast Gurl's Talk, is available on all podcast streaming platforms.
    Apple link here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-gurls-talk-podcast/id1442232925

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tom Bradby

    Tom Bradby

    For episode three of A Living Loss Julia is joined by Tom Bradby.
    Journalist and novelist who currently presents the News at 10 on ITV.
    In this episode Julia and Tom talk about being an only child, the benefits of a breakdown and dealing with death.
    If any of the issues brought up by this interview affected you do find support in the following places:
    Find a therapist for counselling and psychotherapy at the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk
    SANDS support for Stillbirth and Neonatal Deaths www.sands.org.uk
    Cruse Bereavement Care for voluntary bereavement support www.cruse.org.uk

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Johann Hari

    Johann Hari

    Julia is joined by author Johann Hari for episode four of A Living Loss.
    In this episode Julia and Johann talk about the heartache of first love, dealing with depression, witnessing addiction at a young age and coping with a family member with Dementia.

    If any of the issues brought up by this interview affected you do find support in the following places:
    mind.co.uk
    dementiauk.org
    bacp.co.uk
    samaritans.org

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Edith Eger

    Edith Eger

    Dr Edith Eger joins Julia for episode five of A Living Loss.
    As a holocaust survivor she has known loss more than most and talks so openly about her experiences in this conversation
    Julia and Edith discuss the experience of Auschwitz, the racism she continues to experience and why you should never stop fighting.
    Its a thought provoking conversation with moments of laughter and at times, sadness.
    If you find any of the subjects in this episode difficult, these links below may provide you with support:
    jewishcare.org/how-we-can-help-you/services/holocaust-survivors-and-refugee
    bacp.co.uk
    UKCP.co.uk
    mind.org.uk


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rahul Jandial

    Rahul Jandial

    Dr Rahul Jandial joins Julia for the final episode of A Living Loss.
     
    As a brain surgeon he has seen people at their most vulnerable and he speaks with such openness about the losses he has experienced.
     
    Julia and Rahul discuss the experience of moving countries, the loss of relationships and the empathy he has learnt from his patients.
     
    It’s a thought-provoking conversation with moments of total rawness.
     
    Discussed in the episode:
     
    This Too Shall Pass by Julia Samuel, out now, https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Too-Shall-Pass-Beginnings/dp/0241348870
     
    Grief Works by Julia Samuel, out now, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grief-Works-Stories-Death-Surviving/dp/0241270774
     
    Life on a Knife's Edge, by Dr Rahul Jandial, out on 3rd June, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Knifes-Edge-Surgeons-Reflections/dp/0241461820
     

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

noahthem ,

Fabulous podcast

Julia Samuel is an incredible interviewer; insightful empathetic and wonderfully kind and her guests are equally impressive. These podcasts are an absolute must!

Alicebeetle ,

Brilliant

More, please! This is a must listen. And probably listen again.
So incredibly wise and insightful.

jmcdo173 ,

Amazing and thought provoking!

The guests share so much on these episodes and Julia guides the conversation beautifully. It is also interesting that at the end Julia gives her view on the what the guest has discussed and what others can take from it.

A joy!

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