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Podcasts on Grief and Loss

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

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.

What’s Your Grief

In this podcast series two mental health professionals, Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, seek to leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and sometimes crazy experience of living life after loss. They distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping, and acknowledge grief is sad and confusing, but your grief support doesn’t have to be. Listen to What’s Your Grief


The host of this podcast, Cariad Lloyd, is a British comedian who lost her father when she was 15. The podcast examines the human experience of grief and death and normalises conversations around this theme. Lloyd interviews one person per show – usually a fellow comedian – about a person close to them who has died. Described as “honest, raw, funny, heartbreaking”. Listen to Griefcast

Covid Grief Related recordings

Sayit Feelit

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

Instagram Live chats

Grief Ireland

Grief Ireland is a community for people who grieve, and who support those who grieve, to have healthy conversations about loss. Hosted by Kathie Stritch. Visit Grief Ireland

If you would like to suggest a podcast, live chat, book, poem or anything you found helpful when grieving we would love to hear from you. You can email us on [email protected] or call 01 6793188