Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Griefcast

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Griefcast

Article excerpt

Cariad Lloyd was only 15 when her father died, and in her own words, they "didn't have the greatest relationship at that time". Almost 20 years later, she found she was still travelling through different forms of grief. So she began Griefcast, a podcast that she sees as "a chance to talk, share and laugh about the weirdness of grief and death--but with comedians".

The result is a surprisingly funny and frequently moving series that explores the pain, confusion and above all love that all grieving people feel. Over the course of each hour-long episode, guests such as Adam Buxton, Robert Webb, Sara Pascoe and Gemma Whelan remember the people they have loved and lost. They tell the story of that person's life and death, and talk about their own experiences with grief. Lloyd chats cheerfully about loss and often jokes about "the club" that all those who have lost a loved one find themselves in, and everyone will eventually join. …

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