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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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November 11th, 2016
Episode 44

Redefining Comfort Food - Dr. Drew Ramsey

The term comfort food usually brings to mind mac and cheese, lasagna, brownies, and other combinations of sugar and simple carbohydrates. When someone dies, the casseroles start to arrive, even when g read more...

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November 4th, 2016
Episode 43

An Only Child Grieving Her Only Parent - Rachel Ricketts

What does it mean to be a child, grieving the death of a parent, when you're technically not a child? Rachel Ricketts, author of the site loss&found, shares what it's like to grieve her mother, who di read more...

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October 28th, 2016
Episode 42

Secrets & Grief

What happens when we discover something about the person who died that leaves us shocked, disappointed, and angry. Matthew shares his story of finding out a secret about his father, who died of cancer read more...

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October 21st, 2016
Episode 41

Grieving An Overdose (Part 3 of 3) - A Teen's Perspective

Liam was just starting middle school when his brother died from a heroin overdose. Now a junior in college, Liam talks openly about what he experienced when the death first happened and how grief cont read more...

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"There are so many podcasts out there on grief but Grief Out Loud is one of only a few that focus on kids and families and strengthening those bonds after a loss. Jana DeCristofaro stands out as a smart, compassionate host who gets to the point of the story and goes deep with her guests. A great podcast for anyone dealing with loss."

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Grief Out Loud is supported in part by the Chester Stephan Endowment Fund in loving memory by the estate of Theodore R. Stephan.