Podcasts about grief and loss

Published: 21/12/2022

Grief and loss are universal experiences that affect people of all ages and cultures. Everyone experiences grief and loss differently and it can be a challenging and emotional process to meander through.

Podcasts about grief and loss can be helpful as they provide a space for people to share their experiences and emotions about loss and to hear from others who have gone through similar experiences. These podcasts can take on a therapeutic approach, focusing on grief and how to cope with it, or they may have a more motivational or progress oriented focus.

Listening to podcasts about grief and loss can also be a helpful way to learn more about the grieving process and how to cope. Many podcasts feature experts in the field of grief and loss who offer valuable insights and strategies for dealing with these difficult emotions and offer methods to support healing.

There are also podcasts that feature doctors and other experts on the topic of loss, as well as those that use humour as a coping mechanism. It's okay if different approaches or tones are helpful at different points in the grieving process, as everyone's experience is unique and different.  

What's Your Grief

by Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams

What's Your Grief is a podcast about loss and grief. Featuring Litsa Williams and Eleanor Haley, two women who have experienced loss in their own lives. What's Your Grief covers a range of topics including death, divorce, addiction, infertility and other losses. The show is based on the idea that "grief is universal." They explore the idea of how grief impacts people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.

Good Grief

by Blake Kasemeier

Good Grief is a podcast hosted by Blake Kasemeier. The podcast features stories and conversations about grief, hope and healing. The aim of the podcast is to make sense of grief by hearing stories from people who have been there themselves. It's a place where listeners can find empathy and understanding as they navigate their own loss and grief. Each episode is based on a theme that is talked about in depth with professionals. 

Grief Out Loud

by The Dougy Center

The Grief Out Loud podcast is a show that shares stories about grief with the hope of helping others. It was created by The Dougy Center to help people who are grieving to find comfort and understanding when they need it most. The show is hosted by Jana DeCristofaro, who has a wrath of experience working with grieving children and adults. The podcast also features conversations with experts in the field as well as those who are living through the pain of loss themselves.

Grief/Relief

by Moe Provencher

Grief/Relief host Moe, is an audio engineer and musician and  shares the stories of `authentic people sharing pieces of their core'' to help those grieving and create a like minded community through the podcast. He also talks about using emotions as opportunities for growth and change.

Coming Back: Life After Loss

by Shelby Forsythia

There are many examples of loss, such as the death of a close friend or relative, relationships, jobs, pets - even dreams. The podcast delves into ideas, resources and stories that help people heal and overcome trauma after death, divorce and illness. 

The Mindfulness & Grief Podcast

by Heather Stang

Host Heather Stang has a master's degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying and Grief). Each episode is designed for bereaved families and grief professionals to help them understand and deal with grief, manage difficult emotions, cultivate self care, self compassion  and heal. 

The Grief Coach

By Brooke James

Brooke James, who lost her father to cancer, started The Grief Coach to break the taboo about talking about death. She shares her own experience of loss with others in hopes of learning and providing practical advice related to her grief and end-of-life planning.

This Too Shall Suck: A Fresh Perspective on Grief

By Loryn Denise

Loryn Denise's bright personality, honesty and ability to tackle difficult questions invokes authenticity and openness amongst listeners. Lorin, who has experienced grief herself, connects with her guests and speaks openly (sometimes humorously) about the many struggles others go through.

Widow Cast: Widows Empowering Widows

By Joann Filomena

Joann Filomena is a life coach and widow, her goal is to help other widows feel connected and reminded they are not alone. The podcast guides listeners through difficult milestones and events, Joann shows her authenticity through the ability to discuss sensitive topics that people rarely discuss. 

Good Mourning 

By Sal and Im

Good Mourning provides listeners with an authentic and empathic grief support. The hosts, who have both experienced grief, talk openly about different topics involving grief and loss that people can relate to that is not all doom and gloom. The hosts share personal stories with honesty and humour and hope the content will educate and inspire listeners experiencing grief and loss.

Podcasts are an easily accessible resource, providing people who are grieving a wider variety of support options. Whether it's listening to a casual conversation, receiving expert advice, taking advantage of time on your daily commute or on the treadmill, it's evident listening to podcasts can help you cope through grief and loss.

By Alana Dintinosante

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