‘My Dad died when I was 15 and I have spent my life since then talking about grief and death,’ she said.
Having ‘joined the club’ early, she became used to talking to friends when they were bereaved for the first time, then decided to record four initial podcasts with other comedians talking about death.
Griefcast proved popular and she’s now on episode 33, having talked to writers, actors and comics including David Baddiel and Sara Pascoe.
Cariad said the best way to support someone who has been bereaved is to just be there and to say something. The worst thing you can do is to act like nothing’s happened.
She said: ‘Just talk about it. The thing that really hurts is when people ignore it…
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