31 episodes

Michael Cruz Kayne chats with friends, comedians and other notable types about grief. Not just the hard parts, but also the memories that make us laugh, the dumb stuff people said to us, and the way we recovered...or didn't. Each episode is a funny, joyful, and also sometimes really really sad reflection on grief, but that's ok. Good even. 

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    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

Michael Cruz Kayne chats with friends, comedians and other notable types about grief. Not just the hard parts, but also the memories that make us laugh, the dumb stuff people said to us, and the way we recovered...or didn't. Each episode is a funny, joyful, and also sometimes really really sad reflection on grief, but that's ok. Good even. 

    Nora McInerny

    Nora McInerny

    On this episode of A Good Cry, Michael chats with Nora McInerny.  They talk about an awful stretch of tragedies, grief as a bad boyfriend, and Costco brownies at a funeral. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Shane Torres

    Shane Torres

    On this episode of A Good Cry, Michael talks with Shane Torres. They talk about Shane's mom and dad, getting up off the mat, and smoking in the hospital.

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    • 39 min
    Ashley Gavin

    Ashley Gavin

    On this episode of A Good Cry, Michael chats with Ashley Gavin.  They talk about her dad, lifelong therapy, and becoming a comedian.

    A Good Cry was nominated for a Webby Award!  Vote for us here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2022/podcasts/individual-episodes/interviewtalk-show
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    • 55 min
    Rebecca Soffer

    Rebecca Soffer

    On this episode of A Good Cry, Michael chats with Rebecca Soffer.  They talk about her parents, Modern Loss, and shoe dropping.

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    Email Michael with questions, comments, or compliments at agoodcry@theradiopoint.com

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    Twitter: @CruzKayne

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    • 1 hr
    Joel Kim Booster

    Joel Kim Booster

    On this episode of A Good Cry, Michael talks with Joel Kim Booster. They chat about Joel's dad, coming out, karmic exchange rates, and psychedelics.

    Follow A Good Cry on Instagram @agoodcrypod

    Email Michael with questions, comments, or compliments at agoodcry@theradiopoint.com

    Follow Michael Cruz Kayne:

    Twitter: @CruzKayne

    Instagram: @cruzkayne

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    • 53 min
    Brooks Allison

    Brooks Allison

    On this episode of A Good Cry, Michael talks with Brooks Allison. They chat about his friend Chris, weird viewings, and Kid A.

    See Michael's show Sorry For Your Loss live in NYC on 3/18: Tickets

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    Follow A Good Cry on Instagram @agoodcrypod

    Email Michael with questions, comments, or compliments at agoodcry@theradiopoint.com

    Follow Michael Cruz Kayne:

    Twitter: @CruzKayne

    Instagram: @cruzkayne

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

mgaliani3 ,

I’m learning so much!

I am a HEAVY podcast listener across many genres, and this is actually the first time I’ve ever left a review. This podcast is so beautiful and loving and discusses a topic without dipping into tropes or pontification (which it easily could do). My favorite characteristic in a person is someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously, and Michael is able to embody this quality while having dealt with likely the most “serious” of all topics - death. I have never experienced profound grief, but I know it will come, and this has helped me prepare so much. It’s also helped me grow in my understanding and perspective of my husband, who lost his mom very suddenly a few years ago.

The pod is a must listen for every person — wether you’re being racked by grief now, your supporting someone who is grieving, or you’ve gotten lucky and haven’t been thrown off the deep end yet. Love this show and want season 2 asap!!

BeeLynn36 ,

Hard to binge but worth it

I just discovered this podcast and like any new podcast I find, the instinct is to binge all the episodes. It’s hard to do that here but taking slow bites is what I seem to be doing. There’s something so freeing in hearing and being present in someone else’s grief. As a person who has lost a lot, that feeling of “I can’t talk about this because I’ll make someone else uncomfortable” has been in my life since I was a child. It’s refreshing to hear it spoken about so openly

Crankymamabear ,

Like PT for the spirit (mine, not my loved one)

I just discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and I’ve been listening to a couple of episodes each day.

As the episodes progress the dives get deeper and the work is heavier but also much more incisive and insightful.

If we think of the death of a loved one like an injury to the body, those wounds do heal with time. But doing the emotional work in this podcast is like adding physical therapy after regaining 60% function and realizing you were not even using the muscle to its full capacity before you got hurt.

Thank you for helping me heal.

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