19 episodes

It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. 

Good Grief Lemonada

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 136 Ratings

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It’s a fact: death is inevitable, and so is grief. It can stop us in our tracks, regardless of the amount of time that's passed. Good Grief is a six-part, sixty-minute binge of true, short stories that immerse us in the grieving process, find healthy (and avoid unhealthy) ways to cope, and even share a few laughs. Comfort, community, and catharsis guide this audio portrait of love and loss. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Listen to This: Call For Help

    Listen to This: Call For Help

    For far too long, the United States has put mental healthcare on the back burner. Through enormous advocacy and the initiation and rollout of the 988 hotline, a theoretical lifeline is now at the fingertips of every American. But in a country with a deep history of criminalizing mental health, will 988 live up to its potential? Today, Stephanie explores how 988 came to be, along with all the promise and peril it carries. Weekly special correspondent Zak Williams shares his personal mental health journey, how stigma impacted his father, Robin Williams, and how the actor’s death inspired him to become a mental health activist. We also meet Congressman Seth Moulton, mental health advocate Keris Myrick, Executive Director of the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline John Draper, and Director of the Sozosei Foundation Melissa Beck.

    Listen to more of Call for Help by visiting https://link.chtbl.com/CallForHelp.  

     
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    • 14 min
    Isadora — “What I've tried to do is surrender to grief.”

    Isadora — “What I've tried to do is surrender to grief.”

    Isadora Kosofsky is no stranger to grief – as a photojournalist, she’s spent years documenting individuals in hospice care. But when her own father passed away in a hospital overloaded with COVID-19 patients, she was reminded that you can never be prepared to lose someone you love.

    Find Isadora on Instagram and Twitter @isadorakosofsky 

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  
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    • 10 min
    Barry — “My voice had been a bridge for him.”

    Barry — “My voice had been a bridge for him.”

    With the first wave of COVID-19 surging, an iPad became Barry Joseph’s lifeline for communicating with his dad, Paul Joseph, in the hospital. Guided by the poems of Billy Collins, Barry stayed by his dad’s side – virtually – until it was time to let go. 

     

    Find Barry on Instagram and TikTok at @fridayistomorrow and on Facebook at the Friday is Tomorrow Book Club. You can find his book about grief during the COVID-19 Pandemic at his website: fridayistomorrow.com

     

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 
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    • 9 min
    Last Day Preview: Everyone Out Here is Armed

    Last Day Preview: Everyone Out Here is Armed

    In episode 1, our team travels to Montana, where cowboy culture reigns supreme, everyone is armed, and 86% of firearm deaths are suicides. There, we meet a couple that represents all the contradictions at the root of America’s gun debate: One is a suicide prevention advocate, and the other is the most adamant Second Amendment supporter we’ve ever met. Plus, our team tries out shooting some big-ass guns. 

     

    To hear the rest of this episode of Last Day, search for Last Day wherever you are listening right now or click https://link.chtbl.com/LastDay
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    • 22 min
    Sabila — “We watched his burial on our phones.”

    Sabila — “We watched his burial on our phones.”

    Publishing executive Sabila Khan was stunned by her father Shafqat’s sudden death due to COVID-19 in early 2020. After having to forgo the traditional Muslim rituals tied to his passing, Sabila struggled with the pandemic’s overall effect on her attempt to return to normalcy. 

     

    Find Sabila on Twitter at @SabilaKhan20, and visit her COVID Loss Support group on Facebook or on Twitter at @covid_loss.

     

    Comfort and community are key components in coping with grief. Participate in conversations and hear advice. Join our Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/goodgriefpod. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    From Bad to Worse: COVID’s Toll on a Top Child Care Center

    From Bad to Worse: COVID’s Toll on a Top Child Care Center

    We are excited to share another Lemonada Media show you will love. It's called No One Is Coming to Save Us and it tackles the American child care crisis. No One Is Coming to Save Us has new episodes out every Thursday.

    Gloria is back and ready to tackle America’s child care crisis head-on. To kick off season 2, she calls up Lauren Cook, CEO of Ellis Early Learning in Boston. We met Lauren back in season 1, where she walked us through the nitty gritty of how much it costs to operate a child care center. This time around, Lauren tears up as she talks about how nationwide labor shortages are reverberating through the child care system, what she has to do to keep the lights on at Ellis, and how the ongoing pandemic has made a bad situation continue to get worse.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Ta?sh ,

In Memory of Abby Freeman💫

Powerful and inspiring! Claire shares her expertise (and very soothing voice!) as she guides her guests through sharing their intimate experiences of loss, grief, and healing! Highly recommend to everyone!

listeninglady ,

Host Needs To Check Her Privilege

On the most recent Last Day episode, the host of this show joked about wishing she was in prison so she could read all of the time, then laughed about it. How incredibly insensitive to those who are currently incarcerated (many black men) for crimes they didn’t commit and for low level marijuana possession. Check yourself, Claire. I hope your clients are ok with you as their therapist. Yikes.

JonesySpaceCat ,

A comfort for those grieving

I lost my daughter to stillbirth this past 2020. These stories are harrowing, tragic, and beautiful. I’m finding comfort in the stories of grief from others. Thank you for this.

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