Sharing things

Sharing things starts with an object

Sharing Things ran for six seasons from 2019 until 2022.

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. 

Listen to all six seasons now.

Making spaces compilation episode

In this specially curated episode from our season 6 podcast intern Hannah, we explore 5 seasons of Sharing things and pick out conversational snippets about making spaces.

Hannah and Francisca headshot

In our opening episode of season six, guests Hannah Clark and Francisca Lima chat about neutron stars, landscapes and imagination.

Maria Maclennan and Hannah Feben-Smith talk about adoptee voices, jewellery detectives, and the value of things.

Headshots of Gloria Omuya and Tenzin Dhardon-Sharling

Gloria Omuya and Tenzin Dhardon-Sharling talk about landscape, symbolism and pieces of home.

Headshots of Kim Graham and Alan Addison

Kim Graham and Alan Addison talk about Edinburgh roots, managing memories and education as transformation.

Ichwan Thamin and Jon Henderson talk about CDs, chickens and change.

Headshots of Niamh Pinkerton and Nathan Oenardi

Niamh Pinkerton and Nathan Oenardi talk about rituals, ‘Friendsmas’, and writing your own narrative.

Headshots of Ed Patrick and Emily Aboud

Emily Aboud and Ed Patrick talk about shapeshifting, storytelling and the politics of saying it out loud.