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#108 Now That's What I Call Griefcast (Part 3)

Released Wednesday, 11th December 2019
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It's nearing the end of 2019, Griefcast is nearly three! As we head for festive times, which can be so hard for us Grieftsers, we've decided to choose some of our highlights of this year to get us through the dark nights.

This week, you'll hear clips from Cariad talking to Mark O'Sullivan, Brona C Titley, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Felix White, Poorna Bell, Anna Whitehouse (MotherPukka), Arthur Smith, Sali Hughes and the live episode for LOROS Hospice with Greg Davies and Barry Castagnola. You can listen to the full episodes of each clip by searching on the Acast website. Well be back next week for more raw and brilliant moments of the year.

Thank you so much for listening, whether you're new to the show or you've been here since the beginning. We wish you a very Merry Festive time and a New Year that passes with not too much pain.

You can follow us on twitter and instagram @thegriefcast.

Griefcast won Gold (always believe in your soul) in Best Entertainment, Best Interview + also Podcast of the Year 2018 at the British Podcast Awards and Podcast of the Year at the ARIA's. It is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, recorded at Whistledown Studios, edited by Kate Holland and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.

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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 2019You Are Not AloneSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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