If you are grieving, listening is often easier than reading at a time when it can be difficult to focus. People who are grieving often find comfort and support through hearing the personal experiences of others who have also suffered loss. We have selected some podcasts below, from expert insights to casual conversations amongst friends, which you might find helpful.
Shapes of Grief
Liz Gleeson, an Irish grief therapist, hosts conversations with people about their personal experience of loss and grief. Everyone has a story of loss and everyone’s story offers hope and inspiration to other grievers. Sharing these stories with each other can go a long way in normalising this human experience. Listen to Shapes of Grief.
Death Becomes Him
When Brian Dowling lost his mum Rosie two years ago, it changed his outlook on life. Grief is a complicated journey, and one that Brian now endeavours to explore with the help of his friends and family. He chats with his nearest and dearest as they grow to understand death through open conversation, humour and honesty. Listen to Death Becomes Him.
How to Fall Apart
Liadan Hynes talks to people about how they coped or didn’t cope when life went off the rails. It’s a podcast about picking up the pieces, about the things that helped her guests put it all back together again. And about the fact that we are all dealing with the same things, so sharing is caring, as her four year old daughter tells her. Listen to How to Fall Apart
Grief Encounters is a weekly podcast series that looks at grief, an issue that affects us all and yet remains so difficult to talk about. Hosts Venetia Quick and Sasha Hamrogue hope to open up the conversation around loss and create a modern platform for people to share their own experiences, and start an open dialogue around the subject of death and all that comes with it. Listen to Grief Encounters.
Covid grief related recordings
This audio project by Chris Hayes and Alan Boland captures the first-hand experiences of those grieving amidst the Covid restrictions and reflects how the pandemic has dramatically disrupted how we all grieve and how we come together as communities to support those left behind. Visit www.sayitfeelit.ie