Griefcast with Cariad Lloyd

87 EpisodesProduced by Cariad Lloyd

Funny people talking about death and grief, a podcast. Hosted by Cariad Lloyd.Podcast of the Year 2018.

87 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

Ep.86 Griefcast Live with Greg Davies + Barry Castagnola in support of LOROS Hospice

June 26th, 2019

1:05:03

Cariad talks to stand-up comedians Greg Davies (Man Down, Taskmaster) + Barry Castagnola (Neckface, Experimental) in this special live episode in …

Ep.85 Simon Thomas

June 19th, 2019

1:06:51

Cariad talks to writer and presenter Simon Thomas (Blue Peter, Sky Sports, Love Interrupted) about his wife Gemma, who died of blood cancer in 2017. Simon talks about the incredible shock he suffered after his wife's …

Ep. 84 Sali Hughes

June 12th, 2019

1:04:56

Cariad talks to journalist, writer + broadcaster, Sali Hughes (Guardian, Pretty Honest, Our Rainbow Queen) about her Father, her friend Carey Lander from the band Camera Obscura and her Mother. Sali was estranged from …

Ep. 83 Sofie Hagen

June 5th, 2019

1:10:58

Cariad talks to stand up, writer + podcaster Sofie Hagen (Fosters Best Newcomer, Made of Human, Guilty Feminist) about her Grandad and other losses she's experienced. As ever they talk grief, winning at therapy + crying.

Ep. 82 Arthur Smith

May 29th, 2019

1:06:46

Cariad talks to stand up, writer + broadcaster Arthur Smith (BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club, actual legend) about his Dad, Sid Smith and other losses he's had along the way. As ever they talk …

Ep. 81 Samantha Baines

May 22nd, 2019

1:03:33

Cariad talks to comedian, writer and broadcaster Samantha Baines (The Crown, Magic Mike Live, BBC Radio 4) about her Dad, who died three years ago. …

Ep. 80 Griefcast Live at Stockholm's Poddfest

May 15th, 2019

51:17

Cariad talks to comedian + presenter Victor Linner (Morgonpasset P3), radio legend Annika Lantz (Kara Annika, Lantzkampen), and comedian and …

Ep. 79 Emer McLysaght

May 8th, 2019

58:46

Cariad talks to writer Emer McLysaght (Oh My God What A Complete Aisling, The Importance of Being Aisling) about her Dad, who died eleven years ago. …

Ep. 78 Rosa Hoskins

May 1st, 2019

1:12:47

Cariad talks to actor, writer + fashion journalist, Rosa Hoskins about her Father, the actor Bob Hoskins, who died five years ago. As ever they talk grief, mental health + falling clocks.


You can buy Rosa's book, 'It''s …

Ep. 77 Thea Lim

April 24th, 2019

1:01:05

Cariad talks to writer Thea Lim (An Ocean of Minutes, Soctiabank Giller Prize Nominee) about her Father-in-Law who died of Liver cancer. As ever they …

Ep.76 Felix White

April 17th, 2019

1:03:42

Cariad talks to musician and writer Felix White about his Mum, who died of MS when he was seventeen. As ever they talk grief, saying goodbye and …

Ep.75 Paul Burke

April 10th, 2019

51:24

Cariad talks to writer and copywriter Paul Burke (Father Frank, The Man Who Fell in Love With His Wife) about his Dad and his Mum. As ever they talk …

Ep. 74 Robyn Hollingworth

April 3rd, 2019

1:01:11

Cariad talks to writer Robyn Hollingworth (My Mad Dad) about her Mum, who died of cancer and her Dad, who died of dementia, ten years ago. As ever …

Ep. 73 Charlie Russell

March 27th, 2019

1:08:10

Cariad talks to actor and improviser Charlie Russell (Mischief Theatre, The Play that Goes Wrong, A Comedy About a Bank Robbery) about her Mum, who died on her 18th Birthday. As ever they talk grief, mental health and …

Ep.72 Paul Mayhew-Archer

March 20th, 2019

1:00:50

Cariad talks to writer, producer and stand-up Paul Mayhew-Archer (The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda, Drop the Dead Donkey) about his Mother, who died of …

Ep. 71 Carrie Quinlan

March 13th, 2019

1:05:27

Cariad talks to writer and actor Carrie Quinlan (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Miranda, The News Quiz) about her Father, who died of cancer ten years ago. As ever they talk grief, siblings + gathering the war …

Ep. 70 Brona C Titley

March 6th, 2019

1:03:50

Cariad talks to writer and actor Brona C Titley (Tracey Breaks the News, The Reluctant Landlord, Women on the Verge) about her friend Ciarra who died in a motorcycle accident when she was twenty-five. As ever they talk …

Ep. 69 Mark O'Sullivan

February 27th, 2019

1:04:47

Cariad talks to writer and actor Mark O'Sullivan (Lee & Dean) about his Dad, who died when he was fifteen and his Mum, who died when he was …

Ep. 68 Poorna Bell

February 20th, 2019

1:08:17

Cariad talks to writer and journalist Poorna Bell (Chase the Rainbow, In Search of Silence) about her husband Rob, who took his own life in 2015. As ever they talk grief, strength and how to survive awkward …

Ep. 67 Anna Whitehouse (Mother Pukka)

February 13th, 2019

1:05:41

Cariad talks to writer and journalist Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka (Parenting the Shit Out of Life, Tedx, Dirty Mother Pukka) about the five lives she lost on the journey to becoming a Mother. As ever they talk …

Ep. 66 Lucy Porter

February 6th, 2019

1:03:03

Cariad talks to stand up and writer Lucy Porter (Qi, Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo) about three deaths she experienced over three years, her …

Ep. 65 Now That's What I Call Griefcast (Part 2)

December 26th, 2018

58:50

It's coming to the end of 2018, and inspired by the brilliant Two Shot Podcast, this week and last week, we chose some of our favourite clips from all the cheery chats about death we've had, since we started in 2016.


In …

Ep. 64 Now That's What I Call Griefcast (Part 1)

December 19th, 2018

1:03:07

It's coming to the end of 2018, and inspired by the brilliant Two Shot Podcast, this week and next week, we will be choosing some of our favourite clips from all the cheery chats about death we've had, since we started …

Ep. 63 Griefcast Live from Dulwich Picture Gallery (Steen Raskopoulos, Sophie Duker, Stevie Martin)

December 12th, 2018

1:12:33

Cariad talks to comedian and improviser Steen Raskopoulos (Top Coppers, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), comedian and improviser Sophie Duker (The News …

Ep.62 Dawn O'Porter

December 5th, 2018

1:07:12

Cariad talks to writer Dawn O'Porter (The Cows, Paper Aeroplanes, Goose) about her Mum who died of breast cancer when she was seven. As ever they …

Ep. 61 Anneka Rice

November 28th, 2018

57:22

Cariad talks to broadcaster and artist Anneka Rice about her friend who died when Anneka was in her early 30s and the other losses she's dealt with in her life. As ever they talk grief, archiving + painting with ashes.


Ep. 60 Griefcast Live at the Podstock Festival at the BFI (Emma Freud, Katherine Ryan)

November 21st, 2018

1:00:55

Cariad talks to broadcaster and writer Emma Freud (Loose Ends, Comic Relief, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and stand-up comedian Katherine Ryan (Your Face or Mine, In Trouble, Taskmaster) in this special live episode …

Ep. 59 Yasmine Akram

November 14th, 2018

58:30

Cariad talks to actor and writer Yasmine Akram (Sherlock, There She Goes, Lovesick) about her Dad who died four years ago and her Aunt Bernadette, who died when she was in her 20s. As ever they talk grief, Landmark …

Ep. 58 Kim Sherwood

November 7th, 2018

1:03:46

Cariad talks to writer Kim Sherwood (Testament, Bath Novel Award 2018) about the death of her Grandfather, the actor George Baker, who died in 2011 and how his death and her experiences of grief had inspired her to …

Ep. 57 Kayleigh Llewellyn (returns)

October 31st, 2018

1:11:16

Cariad talks again to writer and performer Kayleigh Llewellyn (In My Skin, Stella, BAFTA Rocliffe). Kayleigh came on the show before (Episode 9) to talk about losing six members of her family in a year. There was a lot …

Ep. 56 Jason Hazeley

October 24th, 2018

1:01:54

Cariad talks to writer and podcaster Jason Hazeley (Philomena Cunk, Ladybird Book for Grown Ups, Paddington, Agendum) about his Dad, who died in Spain in 2012. As ever they talk grief, leaving your body to science + …

Ep. 55 Julia Raeside

October 17th, 2018

1:20:58

Cariad talks to journalist and podcaster Julia Raeside (Guardian, Talk Radio, BBC Radio 2) about her brother Colin, who died of oesteosarcoma and her …

Ep. 54 Ana Matronic

October 10th, 2018

1:02:18

Cariad talks to musician, broadcaster + author Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters, Robot Takeover, BBC Radio 2) about her Dad, Robert, who died from AIDS when she was a teenager and the other friends she's lost along the …

Ep 53. Griefcast Live at London Podcast Festival (Dane Baptiste, Erin Gibson, Andrew Hunter Murray)

October 3rd, 2018

1:03:16

Cariad talks to stand-up comedian Dane Baptiste (Edinburgh Award Nominee, Sunny D), podcaster and writer Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Feminasty) and podcaster and QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, …

Ep. 52 Sophie Black

September 26th, 2018

1:04:24

Cariad talks to writer and podcaster Sophie Black (The Trap Door, Anna + Kat, Short Cuts) about her Mum, who died in 2012. As ever they talk grief, …

Ep. 51 Sian Harries

September 19th, 2018

1:11:56

Cariad talks to writer and broadcaster Sian Harries (Man Down, The Tourist Trap, Here Be Dragons) about her Grandparents, Betty and Glyn. As ever …

Ep. 50 Gary Andrews

September 12th, 2018

1:06:46

Cariad talks to illustrator and animator Gary Andrews (Private Eye, Disney, Doodle a Day) about his wife Joy, who died of Sepsis in 2017. As ever they talk grief, parenting + doodling your way through pain.


You can …

Ep. 49 Aisling Bea

September 5th, 2018

1:14:28

Cariad talks to actor, writer and comedian Aisling Bea (8 Out of 10 Cats, The Fall, Netflix's Comedy Line Up) about her Father, who took his own life when she was a child. As ever they talk grief, forgiveness + how much …

Ep. 48 Robert Popper

August 1st, 2018

1:06:18

Cariad talks to writer and producer Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner, Look Around You, Timewaster Letters) about his Grandma. As ever they talk …

Ep. 47 Suzi Ruffell

July 25th, 2018

1:06:21

Cariad talks to stand-up comedian Suzi Ruffell (Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, The Now Show) about her Nan who died last year. As ever they talk …

Ep.46 Robin Clyfan

July 18th, 2018

1:07:27

Cariad talks to comedian and writer Robin Clyfan (BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, Newsjack, Vice) about his Mum who died eighteen months ago of an extremely rare blood cancer. As ever they talk grief, denial + alternative …

Ep. 45 Meryl O'Rourke

July 11th, 2018

1:06:05

Cariad talks to stand-up and writer Meryl O'Rourke (Frankie Boyle tour support, BBC R4) about her Father, who died when she was seven of a heart attack and her Mother, who died when she was twenty-four of heart …

Ep. 44 Rebecca Peyton

July 4th, 2018

1:10:35

Cariad talks to actor and writer Rebecca Peyton (Eastenders, Casualty, Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister) about her Father who died in a road accident when she was six and her sister Kate, who was who was killed whilst …

Ep. 43 Jess Fostekew

June 27th, 2018

1:00:18

Cariad talks to stand-up, writer, actor and podcaster Jess Fostekew (Motherland, Guilty Feminist, Hoovering) about her Nana who died when Jess was in her early twenties. Jess's Nana, Helinda was born and raised in …

Ep. 42 Robin Ince

June 20th, 2018

1:01:04

Cariad talks to stand-up and writer, Robin Ince (Infinite Monkey Cage, Book Shambles, Nerdstock) about his Mum who died two and a half years ago. She …

Ep. 41 Shelley Gilbert (Grief Encounter)

June 13th, 2018

56:37

Cariad talks to Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, a psychotherapist who established the charity, Grief Encounter in 2003 to help children cope with grief and bereavement. Shelley also talked about her own grief, from the death of …

Ep. 40 Ed Morrish

June 6th, 2018

1:03:45

Cariad talks to radio producer Ed Morrish (The News Quiz, The Now Show, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme) about his Mum who died of ovarian cancer in 2006 and his Dad who died of a heart attack, just two years later. …

Ep. 39 Sara Barron

May 30th, 2018

58:01

Cariad talks to stand up and writer Sara Barron (Vanity Fair, The Moth, The Harm in Asking) about her IVF treatment in and the miscarriage she suffered during one of the rounds. As ever they talk grief, hope + frozen …

Ep. 38 Adam Meggido

May 23rd, 2018

56:09

Cariad talks to improviser, writer + director Adam Meggido (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Burlesque) about the death of his Father at the start of this year, whilst he was directing a 50 …

Ep. 37 Clover Stroud

May 16th, 2018

1:13:41

Cariad talks to journalist and author Clover Stroud (The Wild Other, The Times, The Spectator) about the horse riding accident that left her Mother severely brain damaged when Clover was a teenager and the subsequent …

Ep. 36 Lauren Silver

May 8th, 2018

1:04:32

Cariad talks to clown, actor + improviser Lauren Silver (Tall Stories, Ecole Phillipe Gaulier) about the death of her Dad when she was seventeen. As …

Ep.35 Hannah Dunleavy

May 2nd, 2018

1:05:39

Cariad talks to journalist + writer Hannah Dunleavy (BBC, Standard Issue Podcast) about the death of her Dad in 2016. As ever they discuss grief, …

Ep. 34 Tom Price

April 25th, 2018

1:12:51

Cariad talks to comic, actor + DJ Tom Price (Torchwood, Episodes, Victoria, Magic FM) about the death of his Dad when he was 13. As ever they discuss …

Ep. 33 Frog Stone

April 18th, 2018

1:06:04

Cariad talks to actor and writer Frog Stone (Bucket, Fresh Meat, Peep Show, Extras) about the death of her Father in 2014. As ever they discuss grief, tempers + what not to write on a card.


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Ep.32 Bobby Mair

April 11th, 2018

51:17

Cariad talks to stand-up comedian Bobby Mair (8 out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News, Bobby & Harriet Get Married) about the death of his …

Ep. 31 Sunday Bonus - Griefcast Live Q&A

April 8th, 2018

16:13

We had so much fun at our recent Live recording having cheery chats about death, we ran out of time. So, here is a special Bonus Show with some more …

Ep. 30 Griefcast Live (Dolly Alderton, Ahir Shah + Grainne Maguire)

April 4th, 2018

58:39

Cariad talks to award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton (The High Low, Everything I Know About Love), stand up Ahir Shah (Edinburgh Comedy Award …

Ep. 29 Tom Ward

March 28th, 2018

1:00:02

Cariad talks to stand-up comedian Tom Ward (Comedy Central's Live At The Comedy Store, Chortle Best Newcomer, tour support for Joe Lycett) about the death of his Father in 2006. As ever they discuss grief, gravestones + …

Ep. 28 Deborah Frances-White

March 21st, 2018

1:11:43

Cariad talks to comedian, writer + podcaster Deborah Frances-White (The Guilty Feminist, Global Pillage, BBC R4's Rolls the Dice) about the death of …

Ep. 27 Nikesh Shukla

March 14th, 2018

55:04

Cariad talks to writer Nikesh Shukla (Coconut Unlimited, Meatspace, The One Who Wrote Destiny, Costa First Novel Award Nominee) about the death of his mother in 2010. As ever they discuss grief, shopping lists + cooking …

Ep. 26 Sam Bain

March 7th, 2018

1:03:15

Cariad talks to writer Sam Bain (Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Ill Behaviour) about his Dad's death when he was 10. As ever they discuss grief, memories + …

Ep. 25 Meshel Laurie

February 28th, 2018

56:05

Cariad talks to comic, writer, radio presenter + podcaster Meshel Laurie (Stand-up!, The Circle, The Project, The Whore Whisperer) about her …

Ep. 24 Eshaan Akbar

February 21st, 2018

59:24

Cariad talks to stand-up and writer Eshaan Akbar (So You Think You're Funny, BBC R4's The Now Show) about the passing of his mother in 2014. As ever they discuss grief, funerals + Costco.


You can tweet the show …

Ep.23 Jen Offord

February 14th, 2018

1:04:09

Cariad talks to writer and podcaster Jen Offord (Standard Issue, Inspire A Jen) about the death of her brother from suicide while she was at University. As ever they discuss grief, moving the family table + wheat …

Ep. 22 John-Luke Roberts

February 7th, 2018

47:07

Cariad talks to stand up and write John-Luke Roberts (ACMS, Bull, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks) about his dad who died in 2014. …

Ep.21 Michael Legge

January 31st, 2018

47:51

Cariad talks to stand up comedian Michael Legge (Do The Right Thing, Vitriola Music, Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience)about his dog …

Ep.20 Gemma Whelan

January 24th, 2018

56:37

Cariad talks to actor and comedian Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Crown, Uncle, Upstart Crow)about her Dad who died of cancer in 2016. As ever they discuss grief, pregnancy + wailing like a siren.


You can tweet the …

Ep. 19 Lou Conran

January 17th, 2018

1:09:13

Cariad talks to stand-up and writer Lou Conran (BBC New Talent Hot List, Standard Issue Magazine, Sarah Millican tour support)about the death of her baby, when Lou was just five and a half months pregnant. As ever …

Ep.18 Emily Dean

January 10th, 2018

1:05:10

Cariad talks to radio presenter, writer and podcaster Emily Dean (Frank Skinner's co-host on Absolute Radio, InStyle, Walking The Dog Times podcast),

Ep. 17 Hatty Ashdown

January 3rd, 2018

1:04:22

Cariad talks to stand-up comedian and radio presenter Hatty Ashdown (The Other Woman Show, Give Out Girls, Screaming with Laughter) about her Mum's death from breast cancer in 2015 and her Dad's death when she was a …

Ep. 16 Griefcast Live (Nish Kumar, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean + Phil Wang)

December 27th, 2017

56:16

Cariad talks to stand-up comedians Nish Kumar, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean + Phil Wang in this special live episode, recorded at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in May 2017. As ever they discuss grief, last words + forcing …

Ep. 15 Julia Samuel

December 20th, 2017

54:04

Cariad talks to grief psychotherapist and paediatric counsellor Julia Samuel, who recently wrote, Grief Works, about her experiences of working with …

Ep. 14 Robert Webb

December 13th, 2017

1:00:39

Cariad talks to comedian, writer and actor Robert Webb (Peep Show, Back, Confetti, The Mitchell & Webb look) about his Mum's death from breast cancer when he was seventeen. As ever they discuss grief, silence and …

Ep.13 Adam Riches

December 6th, 2017

1:01:52

Cariad talks to comedian and writer Adam Riches (Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Top Coppers, The Detectorists) about his Dad's death from pneumonia, after suffering with Dementia in a care home. As ever they …

Ep.12 Susan Wokoma

November 29th, 2017

1:01:39

Cariad talks to actress and writer Susan Wokoma (Crashing, Crazyhead, Chewing Gum, Half A Yellow Sun) about her Dad's death from a stroke in 2012. As ever they discuss grief, being far away + whatsapp.


You can tweet the …

Ep. 11 Amy Hoggart

July 10th, 2017

1:00:25

Cariad talks to comedian and writer Amy Hoggart (Almost Royal, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) about her dad's death from Pancreatic cancer in 2014. …

Ep.10 Jack Rooke

June 14th, 2017

57:27

Cariad talks to comedian and documentary maker Jack Rooke (Good Grief, BBC3's Happy Man, Happy Hour) about his Dad's death from cancer and his friend's suicide. As ever they discuss grief, teenagers and having the …

Ep.9 Kayleigh Llewellyn

May 31st, 2017

51:02

Cariad talks to writer, comedian + improviser Kayleigh Llewellyn (BAFTA Rocliffe, Stella, Hospital People, Casualty) about a year in her life which was filled with grief. Kayleigh lost several members of her family over …

Ep.8 David Baddiel

May 24th, 2017

52:48

Cariad talks to comedian and writer David Baddiel (Newman & Baddiel, Fantasy Football League, The Infidel, Three Lions, a lot of stuff) about the sudden death of his mum. As ever they talk about grief, making art …

Ep.7 Beth Rylance

May 10th, 2017

58:23

Cariad talks to actor and comedian Beth Rylance (School of Comedy, Plebs, Cardinal Burns) about the death of her mum. As ever they talk about grief, …

Ep.6 Mac Twins

May 3rd, 2017

52:47

Cariad talks to DJ's, writers and presenters, Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, otherwise known as The Mac Twins. As ever they talk about grief, shock and …

Ep.5 Katy Wix

April 26th, 2017

56:55

Cariad talks to comedian and actor Katy Wix, (Not Going Out, Agatha Raisin and The Anna & Katy show) about the death of one of her oldest …

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March 29th, 2017

1:27

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Ep. 4 Sara Pascoe

November 20th, 2016

47:47

Cariad talks to comedian and writer Sara Pascoe (Mock the Week, Qi, author of Animal, Edinburgh Comedy Nominee, it's basically and endless list...) about the death of her Grandfather when she was a child. As ever they …

Ep. 3 Jon Harvey

November 20th, 2016

49:11

Cariad talks to writer and producer Jon Harvey (The Armando Ianucci show, Time Trumpet, The World of Simon Rich) about the loss of his brother. As ever they discuss grief, London 2012 and having to tell someone else …

Ep. 2 Jayde Adams

November 20th, 2016

48:40

Cariad talks to comedian Jayde Adams (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee, Winner of Funny Women) about the death of her sister. As ever they discuss grief, still being angry with people who are dead, and the pain of …

Ep. 1 Adam Buxton

November 19th, 2016

1:07:17

Cariad talks to comedian, writer and podcaster Adam Buxton (Adam & Joe Show, BUG, Son of Rambo) about the recent death of his father. As ever they discuss grief, the awkwardness of social care and how it's never …

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