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About Our Podcast

Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!


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January 7th, 2021
Episode 178

Survivor's Guilt - Julia Mallory

After her oldest son was killed in 2017, Julia Mallory had a sense that creativity was a place she could go in her grief. In that place, she wrote Survivor's Guilt, a collection of essays and poems ab read more...

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December 23rd, 2020
Episode 177

The Relentless Nature Of Grief - Carmel Breathnach

When Carmel Breathnach was 11, her mother died of cancer. While she felt supported at home by her father, she didn't feel that way at school. Now as an adult, Carmel’s carried this grief though gradua read more...

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December 18th, 2020
Episode 176

Grief In Your Twenties - Amber Jeffrey/The Grief Gang

Amber Jeffrey is the creator and host of The Grief Gang, a podcast by and for young adults who want to normalize the conversation about loss. Amber was 19 when her mom died suddenly, throwing her into read more...

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December 13th, 2020
Episode 175

Grieving A Mother While Becoming A Mother - Dara Kurtz

When Dara Kurtz was in her late twenties she was excited. Excited about being pregnant. She was also devastated. Devastated that her mother was recently diagnosed with stage IV cancer. As Dara’s baby read more...

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