24 episodes

“Finders Grievers” is a podcast about grief, discussing the people we have lost, and the lessons we have picked up along the way. It’s an attempt to unpack the universally felt - rarely discussed - experience of grieving. Each week, host Shohana Sharmin will be sitting down with a guest - writers, comedians, artists - to discuss love, loss, and everything in between. Sometimes they’ll laugh, sometimes they’ll cry a little bit. Both are allowed. Being a full human experiencing the full range of human emotions? Very much allowed here.

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“Finders Grievers” is a podcast about grief, discussing the people we have lost, and the lessons we have picked up along the way. It’s an attempt to unpack the universally felt - rarely discussed - experience of grieving. Each week, host Shohana Sharmin will be sitting down with a guest - writers, comedians, artists - to discuss love, loss, and everything in between. Sometimes they’ll laugh, sometimes they’ll cry a little bit. Both are allowed. Being a full human experiencing the full range of human emotions? Very much allowed here.

    Episode 01. A Manifesto for Healing (with Robbie Ahmed)

    Episode 01. A Manifesto for Healing (with Robbie Ahmed)

    This week, Shohana sits down with writer and musician Robbie Ahmen to discuss navigating grief, queerness, and a radical manifesto for healing.

     

    Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers and write to us at findersgrievers@gmail.com

     

    About Robbie Ahmed: 

    Robbie is a musician and a writer whose work covers topics of immigration, spirituality, trans rights, mental health, and healing.  He has played at Toronto’s Storyteller’s Festival, Naked Heart Festival, Pride Toronto, Gladstone hotel, Soulpepper Theatre, Sellers & Newell & Queer Collective Tiny Desk series,  California State University & the Handlebar. Robbie has also contributed to various publications such as Nuance, Yohomo, These Pills Don’t Come in My Skin Tone, The Living Hyphen, Elephant Journal, Rest for Resistance, and upcoming The Brown Book (2022).  In 2018, his portrait was featured in a 10×10 photography project depicting 100 LGBTQ Canadians in the arts and was the recipient of 2020’s Buddies at Bad Times Queer Emerging Artist Awards. Outside of the art world, he is an avid mental health advocate and has served 3 years on the board of directors of Across Boundaries, an ethnoracial mental health organization in Toronto for the start of their first LGBTQ progamming. Robbie is also an art educator striving to bring representation of immigrant and trans voices in writing and music.

     

    Instagram: @findersgrievers

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    Email: findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Hosted by: Shohana Sharmin

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    Guest: Robbie Ahmed

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    • 43 min
    Season 2 Launch: A Relatable Nightmare

    Season 2 Launch: A Relatable Nightmare

    We’re back! A whole new season of Finders Grievers starts today. 

    Catch up on Season 1, and subscribe (and even leave a review if your heart so desires) 

    Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers and write to us at findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Instagram: @findersgrievers

    Twitter: @findersgrievers

    Email: findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Hosted by: Shohana Sharmin

    Instagram: @soleahm

    Twitter: @soleahm Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 7 min
    Season Finale: A Happy-ish Sad Season

    Season Finale: A Happy-ish Sad Season

    It’s the season finale of this happy-ish sad first season of Finders Grievers! We will be back with an all new season in January 2022. Until then, take good care of yourselves and we’ll see you soon.

    Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers and write to us at findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Instagram: @findersgrievers

    Twitter: @findersgrievers

    Email: findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Hosted by: Shohana Sharmin

    Instagram: @soleahm

    Twitter: @soleahm Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 6 min
    Episode 10. Your Second Life (with Mugabi Byenkya)

    Episode 10. Your Second Life (with Mugabi Byenkya)

    This week, Shohana sits down with writer, poet, and occasional rapper Mugabi Byenkya to discuss lessons in manhood, health insurance, and the unlikely possibility of keeping your loved ones around forever.

     

    Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers and write to us at findersgrievers@gmail.com

     

    About Mugabi Byenkya: 

    Mugabi Byenkya is an award-winning writer, poet and occasional rapper. He was born in Nigeria, to Ugandan parents and is currently based in Kampala.

    Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015. His essays and poetry have been published in The Good Men Project, The Mighty, and Skin Deep, along over 25 other publications. He has been interviewed on Voice of America, NTV Uganda, and Brittle Paper, along over 40 other media outlets.

    Mugabi’s writing is used to teach High School English in Kampala and GTA schools. His award-nominated debut, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he went on a 43 city, 5 country North America/East Africa tour in support of this.

    In 2018, Mugabi was named one of 56 writers who has contributed to his native Uganda’s literary heritage in the 56 years since independence by Writivism (East Africa’s largest literary festival). Dear Philomena, was named a Ugandan bestseller in the same year.

    In 2019, Mugabi was selected as one of ten emerging theater artists in bcHUB’s Emerging Artists Ensemble 2019/2020. In the same year, he was named a finalist for Realwheels Playwright-In-Residence and the recipient of an inagaural Realwheels Encouragement Award.

    In 2020, Mugabi’s poem “If I Die Bury Me Next To My Father” was selected by Marilyn Dumont to be anthologized in “Best Canadian Poetry 2020” published by Biblioasis. In the same year, his debut ‘Dear Philomena,’ was nominated for the 2020 Nommo Awards For Speculative Fiction By Africans.

    Mugabi wants to be Jaden Smith when he grows up. 

     

    Instagram: @findersgrievers

    Twitter: @findersgrievers

    Email: findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Hosted by: Shohana Sharmin

    Instagram: @soleahm

    Twitter: @soleahm

    Guest: Mugabi Byenkya

    Instagram: @mugabs

    Twitter: @mugabsb Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 43 min
    Minisode: When September Ends

    Minisode: When September Ends

    This week, we’re talking about… Green Day? Rock on and tune in. 🎧

     

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    Email: findersgrievers@gmail.com

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    • 3 min
    Episode 09. Quantum Grief (with Trevor Poelman)

    Episode 09. Quantum Grief (with Trevor Poelman)

    This week, Shohana chats with writer and creator Trevor Poelman to discuss Bible college, sad shopping trips, and finding hope in unlikely places.

     

    Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers and write to us at findersgrievers@gmail.com

     

    About Trevor Poelman: 

    Trevor Poelman is a writer, video essay creator, and podcaster. He created the Belief it or Not Podcast in 2018 and started doing video essays on YouTube in 2020. Trevor wrote and directed two critically acclaimed plays at the Toronto Fringe Festival. He also created a couple less well-received web series’.

     

    Instagram: @findersgrievers

    Twitter: @findersgrievers

    Email: findersgrievers@gmail.com

    Hosted by: Shohana Sharmin

    Instagram: @soleahm

    Twitter: @soleahm

    Guest: Trevor Poelman

    Belief It Or Not

    Instagram: @trevor.poelman  @beliefitornotpodcast

    Twitter: @TrevorPoelman @beliefitornot  Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

A gem!

So grateful to be a guest on Shohana's podcast! She always asks heartfelt, probing questions and seeks to add real value to her audience. Kudos! Please listen.

Joshua the Neurotic ,

Like a fly on the wall for an intense therapy session

This is a must listen for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one or anyone who wants to hear a powerful and emotional roller coaster ride of a grieving young woman. I cried and I’m sure you will, too! I can’t wait to hear the upcoming episodes. If you need a voice to help make those tough times a little easier then Finders Grievers is the podcast for you.

danigcatania ,

Intimate Conversations from the Brilliant Mind who Brought You “Dead Parents Society”

If this podcast is anything like the rollercoaster ride of emotions that was the sketch comedy show, “Dead Parents Society,” then you are in for a treat. Host Shohana Sharmin—the brilliant writer who dreamed up the aforementioned show—provides a space that is equal parts cathartic and hilarious to discuss the universal, yet widely unvoiced experience of grief. Prepare for all the feels.