Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 280 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A beautiful talk this week about a subject which is still a tough one to talk openly about - well, thankfully Pip is joined by a true veteran podcaster on that very subject (as well as being a hilarious comedian, improviser and actor!) - it’s CARIAD LLOYD!
Whether you’ve listened to Cariad’s ‘Griefcast’ podcast or not (if not, please do!), there’s a very, very high possibility that you’ve had an experience with death somewhere in your life. Everyone deals with it differently and it’s entirely unique to everyone, no matter who it involves, but the important fact to remember is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is something Cariad reinforces throughout the chat with Pip, and it’s so important to remember, as our brains will have us thinking we’re on our own and have to withdraw from the world to repair. It’s a fascinating chat, as she and Pip go on a voyage - in very upbeat and positive fashion - through the death zone, which leads into topics such as the creation of an environment for a podcast talking about death, the lunacy of ‘@‘ing someone, being in a position to help but not as an expert, the mechanics of grief as well the very personal nature of it, Cariad’s own run-ins with death in her life, how death and grief are confined to the ‘sad room’, the afterlife and the weirdness that entails and the spirituality of atheism. It’s excellent and potentially a much needed talk for some people out there - you really are not alone. One to really sit with, here.
HELP IS AT HAND. If you need a hand with anything grief related, know that help is out there. Here are some great resources:
Pip outro notes: WeAreLizards last week and the heat therein / forthcoming Podbible hype / Epic Beardmen gigs
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