8 episodes

I learned about my Native heritage by reading it in my estranged father's obituary the week he died. This is a serialized show about what I did after that.

Good Grief Sam Sabin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 20 Ratings

I learned about my Native heritage by reading it in my estranged father's obituary the week he died. This is a serialized show about what I did after that.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

dcdiary ,

lovely story

This story draws you in and doesn't let you go. I was on the edge of my seat to hear what happened next! Sam is a really relatable character and tells her story in an open and honest way.

Bookshelves91 ,

Heartbreaking awesome!

I was introduced to this podcast during the Earbuds Podcast Collective where a person sends out 5 episodes based on a theme. I really enjoyed the podcast and am sad that I was introduced to it late. I hope you get a second season!

vassello ,

Deeply personal

I'm not someone who usually listens to podcasts — I get too wrapped up in them, and I usually do not want to cry when I'm on my way to class. But when I listened to the first episode of "Good Grief," I was hooked.

When Sam's biological father passed away, he took a lot of unanswered questions with him, including details about his native heritage. After graduating college, Sam (an investigative reporter in real life) went on a quest to uncover her native heritage as well.

Sam is telling a story so deeply personal and so emotional while being respectful to everyone involved in what could be described as a sometimes-tense situation. It's funny and touching and real and relatable. Mostly, it's brave. And, objectively speaking, it's good storytelling. Listening to "Good Grief," you wouldn't know that Sam learned everything she knows about audio production in a few months. She's just that hard-working and talented.

I started listening because Sam is one of my closest friends, but I keep listening because the story she's telling is so unique to her experience. I did get wrapped up in this podcast, just like I thought I would. But it's not hard to get wrapped up in a story that's so compelling.

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