INTRODUCING THE DEAD PARENT CLUBGET TO KNOW US AND THE DPC PODCAST
Who are we and what is the Dead Parent Club podcast?
Firstly, we’d like to talk to you about our podcasts! We interview guests every week who are also grieving the loss of a parent. They tell us their story and we discuss how they coped, what worked, what didn’t, and where they’re at in their lives now. We release a new podcast every week. So if you want to get to know us more, we suggest you give them a listen!
The story of how we met may well resonate with a few of you.
It was a big university night out and Sam found me (Kat) crying on a patch of grass on campus on my own. Crying on our own is something we both did A LOT of during/after/forever more. After admitting to this complete stranger that my Mum had been diagnosed with a terminal illness it came as a complete shock to me to find out she was going through the exact same thing with her Dad. You can’t help but feel like you’re the only person on the planet going through it so meeting somebody else was like a life-line.
Both of us were at university at the time. Both trying to navigate the pressures of university life and wanting to be with our families. And both of our parents died at just 49 years old. Coincidence? I think not.
The rest is history.
Since then we’ve met existing members and welcomed new ones (albeit unwillingly) into the DPC. One thing we’ve learnt is that you may have lost the most important person in your life, but you’ve gained a whole team of new supporters.
What you can expect from the DPC podcast
The good, the bad and the banter.
Our podcast is going to focus on speaking honestly about how painful it is to lose a parent. And how that pain doesn’t just go away as time goes on.
We’re going to have other exclusive guests on the show – lucky them. We’ll share their stories, talk about how they got into the club, their losses and their gains.
Being in the DPC also comes with a whole host of hilariously tragic stories, such as your first night out afterwards, pulling out the all elusive ‘dead parent card’ to get out of doing something (we’ve all done it – don’t kid yourself), to the most horrendously awkward things people say and do.
We will also get into the deep stuff like how the sheer grief of it affected other members’ relationships with their family members, friends and partners.
Plus, what’s a meeting with the DPC without a bit of ‘Dead Parent Top Trumps’.
Why you should listen
By listening to this podcast we hope you gain a friend (or two) (aka Sam & Kat).
We hope we talk about stuff you can relate to. We hope you laugh. We hope you feel supported. But most importantly – we want you to know that you aren’t alone.
Also, understand that no one’s experience is the same. There is no rule book.
How can I listen?
We’ll be posting podcasts weekly, so head to your podcast app of choice and search Dead Parent Club to subscribe.
Please don’t forget to include your email address so that we can reply to you!