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Griefcast

My goal right from the beginning was that I wanted it to be a podcast that, when it stopped, you didn’t feel worse,” says Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast, a weekly interview podcast where media personalities share stories about loved ones they've lost. “We’re all in this club that no one asked to join, and it’s really helpful when you realize there’s other people in the club. Part of grief is feeling quite isolated, so when you realize, ‘Oh, it's not just me,’ It does help.” In each episode, Lloyd makes space for natural, unhurried conversations for her guests to talk about death where, in her words, “Nobody’s going to change the subject.” In 2016, the British actor, comedian, and writer came up with the idea of starting the show when she realized a lot of her comedian friends were doing podcasts. It coincided with her talking about her dad publicly, who passed away from pancreatic cancer when she was 15. “I’d kept it this hidden thing,” she says. "So once I started the podcast, and once people knew, people wanted to talk to me about it. It became this place where I could finally have those conversations I yearned to have.” The multiple award-winning podcast—which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and launched its eighth season—has evolved from Lloyd talking to her comedian friends in the UK to inviting a broader range of guests including actors, writers, and producers, allowing her to focus on more specific types of grief. This approach has been especially helpful for her listeners during the global COVID-19 pandemic, steering the show to become a salve during a time when grief has become a more prevalent topic. “I feel really glad that, when the pandemic hit, there was a bank of episodes for people to scroll through— because I feel that's been quite helpful in some ways,” she says. “When you lose someone, you often want the world to stop, and it's enraging that it doesn’t. And the world did stop. It's part of the important process of grief, that the world carries on. And that's really helpful because it reminds you that, ‘You know what? I need to carry on.’ Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd. Podcast of the Year 2018 / Best Podcast ARIA 2018 / Rose D'or Nominee 2019 You Are Not Alone Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.

My goal right from the beginning was that I wanted it to be a podcast that, when it stopped, you didn’t feel worse,” says Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast, a weekly interview podcast where media personalities share stories about loved ones they've lost. “We’re all in this club that no one asked to join, and it’s really helpful when you realize there’s other people in the club. Part of grief is feeling quite isolated, so when you realize, ‘Oh, it's not just me,’ It does help.” In each episode, Lloyd makes space for natural, unhurried conversations for her guests to talk about death where, in her words, “Nobody’s going to change the subject.” In 2016, the British actor, comedian, and writer came up with the idea of starting the show when she realized a lot of her comedian friends were doing podcasts. It coincided with her talking about her dad publicly, who passed away from pancreatic cancer when she was 15. “I’d kept it this hidden thing,” she says. "So once I started the podcast, and once people knew, people wanted to talk to me about it. It became this place where I could finally have those conversations I yearned to have.” The multiple award-winning podcast—which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and launched its eighth season—has evolved from Lloyd talking to her comedian friends in the UK to inviting a broader range of guests including actors, writers, and producers, allowing her to focus on more specific types of grief. This approach has been especially helpful for her listeners during the global COVID-19 pandemic, steering the show to become a salve during a time when grief has become a more prevalent topic. “I feel really glad that, when the pandemic hit, there was a bank of episodes for people to scroll through— because I feel that's been quite helpful in some ways,” she says. “When you lose someone, you often want the world to stop, and it's enraging that it doesn’t. And the world did stop. It's part of the important process of grief, that the world carries on. And that's really helpful because it reminds you that, ‘You know what? I need to carry on.’ Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd. Podcast of the Year 2018 / Best Podcast ARIA 2018 / Rose D'or Nominee 2019 You Are Not Alone Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.

 

#151

Arlene Phillips

This week Cariad talks to showbiz legend, dancer and choreographer Arlene Phillips (Hot Gossip, Strictly Come Dancing) about her mum, who passed away when she was fifteen and the very close friends she lost during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. As ever we talk grief, guilt + snowflakes. You can follow Arlene on twitter + instagram @ArlenePhillips. You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. Apple Podcast Spotlight pick for October 2021 "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

54 MINS

54:45

20 Oct 2021


#150

Fleur East

This week Cariad talks to singer, TV presenter + radio host Fleur East (I'm A Celebrity, Hits Radio, Saturday Night Takeaway) about her dad, who passed away last year from a heart attack, just as the lockdown began in the UK. As ever we talk grief, shock + pandemic funerals. You can follow FLeur on twitter + instagram @FleurEast and her new album, Fearless is out now. You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. Apple Podcast's Spotlight pick for October "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

59 MINS

59:44

13 Oct 2021


#149

Alan Davies

This week Cariad talks to stand-up comedian, actor + writer Alan Davies (Qi, Jonathan Creek, As Yet Untitled) about his mum, who died of leukaemia when he was six and other friends he's lost along the way. As ever they talk grief, eulogies + ears. You can follow Alan on twitter @alandavies1 and his memoir, Just Ignore Him, is available to buy now. You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast TW: This episode contains references to childhood sexual abuse Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:17

06 Oct 2021


#148

Stephen and Anita Mangan

This week I’m talking to actor + writer Stephen Mangan and his sister illustrator + graphic designer Anita Managan about their parents. As ever we talk grief, children’s books + hail Mary’s. You can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast and You can follow Stephen @stephenmangan and Anita @neeneelou Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

59 MINS

59:57

29 Jun 2021


#147

Marian Keyes

This week I’m talking to the incredible writer Marian Keyes about her Dad. As ever we talk grief, Emily Dickinson + spiky boots. You can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast and you can follow Marian @mariankeyes Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

56 MINS

56:12

22 Jun 2021


#146

James O'Brien

This week I’m talking to broadcaster + writer James O'Brien about his friend Andy, who died last year from a brain tumour. As ever we talk grief, friends who celebrate you + sitting with the sadness You can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast and you can follow James @mrjamesob Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

58 MINS

58:04

15 Jun 2021


#145

Kayo Chingonyi

This week I’m talking to poet + writer Kayo Chingonyi about the many griefs he has been through, including his parents who both died from HIV related illnesses. As ever we talk grief, bad jokes + the choices you have to make as young person. His book of poetry, A Blood Condition, is available to buy now. You can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See [acast.com/privacy] (https://acast.com/privacy) for privacy and opt-out information. Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

59 MINS

59:04

08 Jun 2021


#144

Angus Imrie

This week I’m talking to actor + writer Angus Imrie (The Crown, Fleabag, The Archers) about his Dad, the actor Benjamin Whitrow, who died 4 years ago. As ever we talk grief, the strange power of light + the indignity of spreading ashes You can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

01 Jun 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:10

01 Jun 2021


#143

Helen Duff

This week I’m talking to comedian + podcaster Helen Duff about her Grandma, who died suddenly last year in a traffic accident. As ever we talk grief, shock + pregnancy whilst managing both those emotions You can follow Helen on Twitter @duffmarvel and you can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

25 May 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:21

25 May 2021


#142

Natalie Morris

This week I’m talking to writer + journalist Natalie Morris about her Dad, who died last summer from cancer. As ever we talk grief, hospices + coping with death during lockdown Natalie is on Instagram @nmozz and you can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

18 May 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:14

18 May 2021


#141

Geoff Norcott

This week I’m talking to stand-up Geoff Norcott about a series of griefs he experienced including his parents + the loss of his baby daughter at 34 weeks. As ever we talk grief, finding a place to remember + brain maintenance. Geoff is on Twitter and Instagram @geoffnorcott, and you can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone. Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018. "the pandemic's most important podcast"Telegraph Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . Support this show [http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast] (http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast) . See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information. ... Read more

11 May 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:17

11 May 2021