Grief can be tiring and though reading can help when you are grieving, sometimes you just want to sit back and listen. Though podcasts have been around for some time (the term podcast has been around since 2004 when audio blogs began to move to itunes) they are currently experiencing a surge in popularity. The portable nature of podcasts makes them both a good way to pass the time but also a way to share in someones personal experience and insight.
With podcast production being relatively simple and their popularity rising it seems that for practically every topic there is a podcast. The experience of grieving being so personal and yet universal it is unsurprising that podcasts addressing grief have begun to appear.
They range from informal discussions on personal loss to podcasts by mental health professionals discussing the difficulties of navigating grief.
Some worthy of a listen include:
Grief Cast – This podcast hosted by comedian Cariad Lloyd, whose father died when she was in her teens features conversations with other comedians about their experiences of bereavement, among them, Adam Buxton, David Baddiel and Sara Pascoe.
What’s Your Grief Podcast – A companion to the ‘Whats your Grief’ website and resources this podcast delves into many aspects of grief and how it manifests addressing issues like; returning to work, parenting, relationships post bereavement and emotional issues.
You can find a listing of resources on understanding grief, including podcasts on the Bereavement Subject Guide developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Therese Brady Library HERE