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.
Season three is here! In our opening episode, we give a special send off to former host and 2020 politics graduate Amalie Sortland and meet new host and medical student Richenda Rae.
Guests Charles Cockell and Rianna Walcott talk about woolly mammoths, deep sea gigantism and knowing your place in the family hierarchy.
Guests Daisy Narayanan and Dalia Al-Dujaili talk about childhood excitement, happy folders and love over hate.
Guests Claire Askew and Rowland Kao chat about vintage stuff, lost meanings and viral transmission.
Guests Helen Bond and Daniel Mutia talk about gifts that mean something, the concept of home and being out there.
Guests Svenja O'Donnell and Shannon Vallor discuss data biases, the danger of apathy and saucepan-enabled smuggling.
Guests Tom Raine and Kirsty Duncan talk about the joy of listening, extreme expeditions and the Portuguese concept of longing.
Guests Doug Johnstone and Nikki Moran discuss paradiddles and flams, the pitfalls of perfectionism, and weird left turns.
Guests Aisha Janki Akinola and Barbara Becnel talk about Black Lives Matter, speaking up and the rigidity of time.
Sharing things, the blog, is about people, their stories and our university community.