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The Dead Parent Club is a community of like-minded young adults all grieving a similar loss. Each week, Kat and Emma speak candidly about their own grief journeys and are joined by guests and experts with the aim to help you as you navigate this new normal. This podcast will be your friend: it'll make you laugh, cry, and feel connected to people that really get it.
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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The Dead Parent Club is a community of like-minded young adults all grieving a similar loss. Each week, Kat and Emma speak candidly about their own grief journeys and are joined by guests and experts with the aim to help you as you navigate this new normal. This podcast will be your friend: it'll make you laugh, cry, and feel connected to people that really get it.
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    Looking back at Season 2's best bits

    Looking back at Season 2's best bits

    Somehow, we've already reached episode 18. And with that comes the end of Season 2 of the Dead Parent Club Podcast.
    In this episode, we look back at some of our favourite bits from this week's season, sharing some unbeatable snippets of advice from some of our many guests.
    It's been a whirlwind season and we've loved connecting with so many of you. If there's ANYTHING you'd like us to look at covering for Season 3 (which WILL be happening!) please contact us and let us know.
    This podcast is for YOU and we want it to be as useful as possible.
    If you'd consider donating towards the running costs of the podcast we'd be so grateful for a one-time donation - whatever you're able to give however small will be greatly appreciated.
    You can make a donation by clicking here - https://supporter.acast.com/deadparentclub
    As always - we hope you enjoy this week’s episode! But if you do have any further questions on the topic just drop us an email or message us using the details below. You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 24 min
    How grief changes friendships

    How grief changes friendships

    A lot of things change after our parent/s die, including your friendships and how you maintain and approach those relationships going forward. 
    In this week’s episode, we share our own experience of changing friendships after grief and navigating these relationships during the most turbulent times of our lives. We also discuss how we approach friendships now compared to before our parent/s died, how comfortable we are in social situations now, how we feel about making new friends and ways our friends have shown us how wonderful they are since our parent/s died.

    As always - we hope you enjoy this week’s episode! But if you do have any further questions on the topic just drop us an email or message us using the details below. You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 31 min
    Get Men Talking: Grief makes the best people; with Jake Quickenden

    Get Men Talking: Grief makes the best people; with Jake Quickenden

    From grief stories and mental health to fatherhood, we’ve released a number of exciting episodes this month with some fantastic advocates for men’s grief as part of our Get Men Talking mini series. 
    For the final episode, we’re joined by the brilliant and charismatic Jake Quickenden. 
    Jake is a singer and presenter, and his dad and his brother both died within just four years of each other from two different forms of bone cancer. 
    Since his dad died in 2008, Jake has undergone periods of time when he’s struggled with his mental health and figuring out his direction in life. In this episode, he takes us on a journey through his own grieving process and how his funny, kind and outgoing nature is a result of what he’s experienced. 
    He also recently became a dad himself for the first time and shared how this has brought on a whole new wave of thoughts and feelings. 
    Most importantly - we talked about how some of the best people we know are the ones that are part of the Club.
    As always - we hope you enjoy this week’s episode! But if you do have any further questions on the topic just drop us an email or message us using the details below. You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 40 min
    Get Men Talking: Losing dad; with Robbie Savage

    Get Men Talking: Losing dad; with Robbie Savage

    To mark the upcoming Father’s Day in the UK, we’ll be focusing each and every episode in June on men’s grief. From grief stories and mental health to fatherhood, we have a number of exciting episodes lined up with some fantastic advocates for men’s grief.
    This week we’re joined by former footballer, pundit and presenter Robbie Savage, who’s dad Colin died from Pick’s disease - a form of dementia - in 2012. 
    In this episode, Robbie shared an insight into life growing up in his family and his dad’s personal journey after being diagnosed with Pick’s disease at such an early age. 
    We talked about how Robbie coped with the diagnosis and watching his dad deteriorate over time and his own experience with grief guilt.
    He talks about his work with Sport United Against Dementia, his favourite memory he has of his dad and gives advice for anyone else in a similar situation. 
    As always - we hope you enjoy this week’s episode! But if you do have any further questions on the topic just drop us an email or message us using the details below. You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 36 min
    Get Men Talking: Grief & Toxic Masculinity; with Guvna B

    Get Men Talking: Grief & Toxic Masculinity; with Guvna B

    To mark the upcoming Father’s Day in the UK, we’ll be focusing each and every episode in June on men’s grief. From grief stories and mental health to fatherhood, we have a number of exciting episodes lined up with some fantastic advocates for men’s grief.
    This week, we're sharing our conversation with rapper, author and broadcaster Guvna B who's Dad died unexpectedly in 2017.
    In this episode, Isaac shared his own grief story and spoke about his Ghanaian roots and the expectations on how he should be grieving, specifically around toxic masculinity.
    He spoke about how he turned to alcohol in the early stages of grief and kept himself very isolated, before realising the detrimental effect it was having on his mental health and how he turned to his faith and counselling to start healing. 
    As always - we hope you enjoy this week’s episode! But if you do have any further questions on the topic just drop us an email or message us using the details below. You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 34 min
    Get Men Talking: Grief and Fatherhood with Steve Bland

    Get Men Talking: Grief and Fatherhood with Steve Bland

    To mark the upcoming Father’s Day in the UK, we’ll be focusing each and every episode in June on men’s grief. From grief stories and mental health to fatherhood, we have a number of exciting episodes lined up with some fantastic advocates for men’s grief.
    This week, we’re kicking off our campaign with producer and podcast presenter Steve Bland. 
    Steve’s wife Rachael died in 2018 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. At just 40 years old, Rachael’s husband Steve and their (almost) 3 year old son were suddenly left to navigate life without her. 
    In this episode, Steve shares their story with us and Rachael’s journey with breast cancer, including the creation of her legacy podcast You Me and The Big C. Despite speaking so publicly about the trials and tribulations of cancer, Rachael and Steve also had to have their own difficult conversations at home about their son, her funeral, and how life would look without her - all of which Steve shares in the episode. 
    We also talk about how their son Freddie is approaching the death of his mum and how they commemorate birthdays, anniversaries and other difficult dates. 
    This is a fantastic, hard-hitting episode, sharing some of the most monumental moments in their journey of diagnosis, death and grief. But there are some beautiful comments to take away from this episode to carry with us as we navigate everyday life in grief. 
    As always - we hope you enjoy this week’s episode! But if you do have any further questions on the topic just drop us an email or message us using the details below. You can also watch this episode on YouTube.
    To find out more, visit our website at www.deadparentclub.co.uk or follow us on social media by clicking the links below:
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

emargaret23 ,

if you’re a part of this club... YOU NEED THIS PODCAST

My dad died 8 months ago, and while my close friends are sooo supportive and sweet, NOTHING is as comforting as talking (or in this case, listening to people talk) to people who have gone through the exact same thing. I can’t explain how many times I’ve been listening to this podcast and thought “oh gosh, me too!” Or “I’m so glad I’m not the only one”. This podcast is EVERYTHING - I hate that I need it but am so glad it’s available 💔💖❤️

Jess_twm ,

Amazing Podcast

I lost my father a year ago this month and I don’t know how I would of got through the last year without this podcast. It’s so comforting knowing I am not alone on this journey as a young person going through a loss of a parent. I have cried and laughed in every episode, I can’t get enough! Thank you for sharing your beautiful stories. All the best! ❤️

xsunlit_shadowsx ,

Much Needed!

If you’ve in your 20s and 30s and have lost a parent, this podcast will make you feel less alone, and maybe even give you some strategies for dealing with your grief. The hosts have both lost their moms, and they’re very empathetic, while also bringing in moments of levity.

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