Sharing things

Sharing things starts with an object

Each episode is a conversation between two members of our university community.  It could be a student, a member of staff or a graduate, the only thing they have in common at the beginning is Edinburgh. We start with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. What happens next is sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected. 

Do you miss conversations with strangers? The unexpected connections, the overlaps, the coincidences. Join us in September 2021 for season 5 of the Sharing things podcast and expand your world with new people and new conversations.

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In this special Christmas edition of Sharing things, hear our listeners reflect on their favourite gifts.


Do you need more stories and more people? Sharing things is also a blog where you hear directly from members of the University community about their lives now. No filter. Just your people sharing.

Sharing things season 5

Season five of Sharing things launches on 7 October 2021. Here's a sneak peak of what to expect.

Kate and Ayanda

Season five of Sharing things is here! In our opening episode, guests Kate Stewart and Ayanda Ngobeni talk about sweet memories, cultural identity and friendships as family. 

Kevin and Aisha

Guests Kevin Harman and Aisha Holloway talk about emotion, identity and an unexpected detective agency. 

George and Tammy

Guests George Mcgavin and Tammy Piper talk about grasping opportunity, science communication and all the small things. 

David and Caroline

Guests David Weinczok and Caroline Norton talk about escaping in nature, imposter syndrome and finding treasure (everywhere).

Nuam and Olivia

Guests Nuam Hatzaw and Olivia Sweeney talk about family ties, intersectionality and figuring out where home is. 

Lily and Debora

Guests Lily Mellon and Debora Kayembe talk about making history, uncovering stories and taking time for yourself. 

Sharing things season 5 guests

A compilation of memorable and thought-provoking moments from season 5 of the podcast.