100 episodes

Where’s the Grief is a weekly podcast about loss and grief in everyday life that somehow manages to be consistently funny, surprisingly insightful and easily absorbed. It’s a show that isn’t afraid to face some of the most difficult questions of what it ultimately means to be human, while finding the ever-present comedy in our day-to-day truths, and some of the things we all fear.

In each episode, host Jordon Ferber interviews comedians, actors, writers, and others who have experienced tragic loss—not just of loved ones, but of jobs, homes, security and familiarity—and are making their way through to the other side. Ferber himself is no stranger to grief, having lost his younger brother to a car accident at the age of 21. Drawing on his own experience, as well as his 20+ years of work as a standup comedian in NYC—which can be tragic, in and of itself—Ferber brings insight, pathos and humor to his role as host. All the while, exhibiting camaraderie with his guests, putting them at ease and making the show surprisingly enjoyable for listeners.

Where's The Grief‪?‬ Jordon Ferber

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

Where’s the Grief is a weekly podcast about loss and grief in everyday life that somehow manages to be consistently funny, surprisingly insightful and easily absorbed. It’s a show that isn’t afraid to face some of the most difficult questions of what it ultimately means to be human, while finding the ever-present comedy in our day-to-day truths, and some of the things we all fear.

In each episode, host Jordon Ferber interviews comedians, actors, writers, and others who have experienced tragic loss—not just of loved ones, but of jobs, homes, security and familiarity—and are making their way through to the other side. Ferber himself is no stranger to grief, having lost his younger brother to a car accident at the age of 21. Drawing on his own experience, as well as his 20+ years of work as a standup comedian in NYC—which can be tragic, in and of itself—Ferber brings insight, pathos and humor to his role as host. All the while, exhibiting camaraderie with his guests, putting them at ease and making the show surprisingly enjoyable for listeners.

    Author Courtney Deane

    Author Courtney Deane

    In this episode I got to talk to Author Courtney Deane about her new book, "When Happily Ever After Fails."
    Courtney's father died when she was just 14, and her mother when she was just 28. In order to process her grief and make sense of her feelings about her own identity as a now parentless person, Courtney wrote a romantic comedy novel about a young woman going through similar difficult challenges.
    We talk about how important it is to create our own narrative of our trauma, and how finding ways to honor our own journeys.
    We also talk about how keeping our sense of humor and allowing ourselves to be a little silly sometimes goes a long way. 
    Follow Courtney at http://www.courtneydeane.com/
    Courtney on IG - https://www.instagram.com/authorcourtneydeane/
    Courtney on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@courtneydeane
     
    Follow ME on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wheresthegrief
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Author and Podcaster Brooke Carlock

    Author and Podcaster Brooke Carlock

    In this episode I talk with Author and fellow grief podcaster, Brooke Carlock!
    After a two year span in which she lost both her parents, her stepmother AND her 10 year old daugher Libby, Brooke has found a miriad of ways to process her grief, as well as help others through thier own. Her podcast, "Mourning Coffee" is an open and honest discussion about the ups and downs of grief and loss that is unfiltered and refreshing in its approach. It reminds me just how helpful it is to validate our own feelings as normal despite how unfamiliar and scary they can be.
    Brooke's new book, "Grief Sucks (But Your Life Doesn't Have To)" also pulls no punches as it highlights the ways we can laugh at the darkest parts of our lives.
    Follow Brooke online at https://brookecarlock.org/
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Comedian John Moses

    Comedian John Moses

    In this episode I talk to my good friend comedian John Moses! John's father Ken managed to live for 18 months after being given a terminal diagnosis that was much shorter. Now a year after his passing, John is starting to process his relationship with his dad, and finding ways to let his new perspective make him a better man and father. We also talk about how letting go of resentments and being present can be helpful in fostering family connections.
    Follow john on Instagram @ComedianJohnMoses

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Author Deborah Kasdan

    Author Deborah Kasdan

    In this episode, I talk with Author Deborah Kasdan about her book, "Roll Back The World - a sister's memoir." After being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young adult, Deborah's sister Rachel lived most of her life in and out of hospitals and institutions. Now 20 years since her death, Deborah felt the need to tell Rachel's story, to honer her memory and her life, and to help erase the stigma and fear we have of mental illness. 
    We talk about the importance of community, as well as hightlight the fact that even though we've come pretty far from what mental health resembled in the 70's and 80's, we still have far to go. 
    Go to http://deborahkasdan.com to find out more, and to get the book!
    Follow Deborah on IG @DebKasdan

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Comedian Micah Walsh

    Comedian Micah Walsh

    In this episode I talk with comedian and fellow grief podcaster Micah Walsh! After his father Kevin died, Micah found an outlet for his feelings in starting his own podcast with comedians talking about grief and loss, "I'll Greive You With This."
    We talk about how helpful it can be to talk about the hard topics with other people who understand, and who are not afraid to make jokes about an otherwise stressful and devastaing proceess. 
    Listen to "I'll Grieve You With this!"
    @IllGrieveYouWithThisPodcast
    @Micah_Walsh
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Comedian Ray Gootz RETURNS!

    Comedian Ray Gootz RETURNS!

    Happy New Year!
    In this episode, I had an incredible conversation with my good friend and comedian Ray Gootz! Ray was one of my very early guests on the show (Episode 11),  just one month after both his mother and Aunt died. He was among the first people I knew who was doing comedy material about his losses right away, and I was in awe of how open and raw the jokes were. It's been 8 years since then and we talk about all the losses Ray has endured since then (His father, another aunt, his virginity, among others) as well as all the things he has gained.
    We also talk about our love of movies, comic books, and how most Disney movies are about the grief over the death of a loved one.
    Follow Ray Online!
    Ray on TikTok
    Ray on IG
    Check out Gootz's Wrestling Pod!
     

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Abby M. 29 ,

A funny take in grief

I've known Jordon and have been listening to his podcast for years. They never disappoint!

WitchOf ranch ,

Thank you

I posted a review but I didn’t see that it posted
Check out this podcast it’s great
all losses
like I said before it’s a lonely road to be on but it’s
Helpful to hear others on this journey thank you

Coleyogi ,

Jordon is Incredible!!

The topic of grief- the one thing no one seems to want to talk about and yet, episode after episode Jordon finds (mostly) new people to discuss this topic in an open, humorous way and I’m grateful to have a place this is discussed so well!

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