Binge listened to this compelling series a couple of years ago but my memory was recently triggered of how the host’s storytelling of this life heartbreak was truly incredible.
JN999podlove via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/23/23
So beautiful, warm, and full of wisdom.!and most of all a beautiful reminder that life is messy.
9958577584 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/26/23
This show is completely beautiful. I started listening not long after my father died of cancer, and had to stop after a few episodes because I was crying too much. Since then, I’ve only been able to listen to a couple episodes at a time before getting overwhelmed and putting it aside for a few...Read full review »
kbetcher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/22
I was researching cancer and grieving for my mum and brother when I found this Podcast. I was hooked after listening to episode 1. I realised that everything Sophie was feeling was similar to my grief. I listened for two days, on the way to work, cooking, in bed and folding the laundry. I...Read full review »
Julie-Henrietta via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/22
I was a child when my mom died of cancer and a young mother when I was diagnosed with it myself. This is a gorgeous narrative, produced with such subtle care. It resonated with, and moved me, almost unbearably. Thank you Sophia.
3510yogi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/22
Thank you for sharing your story. My sister, sadly, lost her husband suddenly last year. Your words have encapsulated in so many ways the emotions that I thought were indescribable.
LKD50 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/22
Love. Fear. Grief. Loneliness. Growth. Survival. All exquisitely told. Thank you, Sophie. Thank you so much for sharing your story. The most exquisite podcast I have ever heard. Ever.
FashionandFaith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/22
Sophie really lets you into this moment of her life and it’s beautiful and heart wrenching. Her loss is shared so openly with all of its pain and quirks and love.
Csin3B via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/30/21
Deeply though I sympathise with the writer I found this one of the most depressing narratives on the subject of cancer that I’ve ever heard. Delivered in an irritating slow motion funereal monotone I just wanted to play it at double speed, but instead I skipped large parts of most episodes. Not...Read full review »
Vivifrance via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/05/21
Thank you to Sophie for sharing her journey with such honesty. This podcast series is moving and gives an incredible insight into the experience of loss and grief. It was a privilege to listen.
paddling penguin via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/17/21
A beautiful pod cast that brought many tears to my eyes while listening on my walks. It’s a podcast that gives an insight in to what grieving feels like and dealing with how to move on. Very beautifully described and very personal.
€&@-34.,? via Apple Podcasts · Malaysia · 07/08/21
As a grown man listening to Sophie Townsend’s story, I was taken back to my own mother’s story, losing her husband (my father) when she was 39 and he 43, left with 3 boys under the age of 10, trying to make her way through grief, motherhood, being alone but not really, figuring out the future. I...Read full review »
ChicagoMan82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking. I've never felt so inside of something I've never actually experiened. Very difficult to listen to at times but worth it.Read full review »
MollyJessicaAnn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/21
Goodbye To All This is a wonderfully—and painfully—beautiful podcast. I ended it feeling more human than when I started. Do listen.
Garden Girl 26 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
This stunning Podcast took me on a heart wrenching journey and gave a real insight into journey that many of my friends have gone in losing a loved one. Thank you so much Sophie for sharing your story
sportyclansman via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/18/21
Wow! What a pod cast. I cried every episode. As an oncology nurse I thought I knew quite a bit about death, dying and bereavement, well it turns out I didn’t snd still don’t. Thank you Sophie for your honest and heartbreaking account of the diagnosis, treatment and ultimate death of your beloved...Read full review »
Smudge1977 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/15/21
Content not bad, but delivery sooooo boring & depressing.. Sorry, really wanted to give it a try but can’t anymore - so I capitulate.. Moving on.
bttbbarb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/07/21
While the circumstances of her loss and mine are very different, the grief and dealing with the death are universal and this podcast was very helpful in learning that and remembering that I was not alone.
des10632 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/21
Thank you for your memoir of your experience of Russell’s illness and death, and the time after. The time following the death of someone is often forgotten by those around the people grieving, and it’s assumed you’ll just ‘get over it eventually’. Anyone who’s had an experience such as this...Read full review »
It’s just a dare via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/04/21
so beautiful. sophie townsend tells many truths in the most human way possible. i loved listening to her voice and i fell in love with her girls, bear and poppy.
lisainma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/21
This has been such a supportive help. We have been told my 50 years old husband has stage 4 bladder cancer with secondary bone cancer. To be told that the treatment offered will be to try and give him as much time as possible. We are heartbroken and very scared. Listening to this podcast has...Read full review »
cas-26 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/21
Beautifully written and narrated. This podcast draws you in and invites you to stay and reflect as Sophie’s story unfolds.
Alyshiatunesin via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/21/21
What an honor to listen to Sophie’s journey in grief. So tender, so honest - every episode touched me deeply. Having lost someone special to Covid, I was able to have a good cry listening to, and resonating with this.
Marlakiwi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/21
A beautifully, moving podcast they takes you on a sad, authentic and exquisitely described journey of grief. It has helped me gain perspective in my own life which is too easy to lose.
LSY-SOUTHAfRica via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 02/06/21
Well what can I say, this was beautiful and poignant. It stirred up emotions, my own husband having died just over 3 years ago at the age of 52, succumbing to a brain tumour and like Sophie leaving our two boys without a father at the age of 12 and 13. I almost feel from this as if I’ve not...Read full review »
Fatporky via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/04/21
Thank you for sharing your family’s personal journey so openly. It has been very insightful. Best wishes to your family.
Pat Aussie via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/21/21
Thank you for sharing your story Sophie. I really appreciated your willingness to talk about the uncomfortable, embarrassing and downright ugly thoughts that can plague a person in grief. It made me feel less ashamed of my own conflicted feelings in the wake of losing a remarkable but difficult...Read full review »
_DaphneB_ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/19/21
I’ve listened to the whole of this podcast at least three times. It’s so moving. It’s so real. And it hurts to the core to know that you all suffered so much. Thank you for sharing your experience. Much love to you, bear & poppy xXx
Beauty  via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/21
I have absolutely enjoyed listening to this podcast. It’s so beautiful and moving! Thank you for sharing x
Snikishutka via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/21
Sophie is insufferable, and this podcast is truly terrible. The only real question is whether any of her introspection is genuine.
BJSmith2016 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/12/21
It sounds really odd to say I enjoyed this but I did. I loved Sophie’s honest and raw account of her and the kids journey. I hope they are all ok
Burnham Girl via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/21
What a beautiful podcast. All the emotions. Gave me a insight into grief my own friend has had to manage.
AmyKookery via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/10/21
A beautifully told, very sad and honest account of the pain of watching a treasured loved one die of cancer and their grief. Extremely poignant and intimate. Painfully honest and beautifully told. So many of us will lose a loved one like this: it is an important story to tell. Sophie thankyou...Read full review »
SaoirseOS via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/21
...the painful relationship with the daughters particularly moved me and her solitude. But her story kept me company, intimate, sad and sincere.
Kleine Hexe5359732 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 01/09/21
Well done for this authentic podcast story. Thank you, Sophie, for sharing it with us.
zuzpins via Apple Podcasts · France · 01/04/21
Words of such honesty I felt as if Sophie’s ivy tenderly worked their way to a universal place of grief, and as if, in resonance, I too, had vouchsafed my own losses. Tearfully beautiful. Thank you.
Ever Amazed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
Beautiful description of loosing a loved one. When a member of your family dies, those around sooth, rally, and help at the initial loss. The hardest , is the journey ahead, the future, Sophie’s reality is painfully narrated , sadly everyone else returns to their lives, Sophie has yet to discover...Read full review »
Goody Grief via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/03/21
So beautiful and gut wrenching.
RGM65 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/03/21
Sophie Townsend tells the story of her family’s loss with honesty, clarity, & at times, poetic vividness. I have experienced my own losses, but I learned so much about love and courage from Sophie and her girls.
karenkawa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/21
This series is written with great emotions that are honest. The quality of production is top notch. Would very much recommend. I just wished it would have been released in full at once.
Noc C via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
This is radio at it very best Addictive listening Moving, humbling, sad, funny and oh so human. Thank you to brave Sophie Townsend for making this fantastic podcast.
Spvl43 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/01/21
It is simply fantastic didn’t want it to end xx
Grarose x via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/31/20
Truly moving account of the dying and death of a husband and a father of two young children. And of the life after for the three of them. It felt like a privilege to hear this painful and honest account. I would recommend this to anybody who hasn’t experienced loss as it highlights the reality of...Read full review »
window of tolerance via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/20
incredibly moving, funny and sharp. the way this show is written and scored has changed how i think about the rules of narrative audio stories. brilliantly captures the mundane and the intricacies of love and loss. i didn’t want it to end! perfect way to close out the year, thank you so much for...Read full review »
Sull2345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
e.amb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
I was hooked from the start and waited eagerly for the following episode though one episode I couldn’t listen to at work as I have daughters myself and it was making me cry. Not afraid to say. Something that affects you and makes you think is something special to me in these days of superficial...Read full review »
rtc44 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/30/20
Sophie has done a beautiful job of this podcast. So moving. An insight to grief. Thank you Sophie
joogkoo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/30/20
I came to this podcast from Death, Sex and Money and I’m so grateful for their recommendation. I listened from the start, having to wait a week for each installment, and looked forward to listening every Sunday evening. Today was the last episode and I’m sorry it’s over, but the story was...Read full review »
dcwonger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/20
A beautiful true story about navigating life before and after the death of a husband and father.
nanerador via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/29/20
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