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 May 2021 for season 4 of the Sharing things podcast and expand your world with new people and new conversations.

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To round off this season's episodes, we have gathered together conversations from season four in a bumper special edition for you to enjoy. 

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.

Dea and Alex

In our opening episode, guests Dea Birkett and Alex Lewthwaite talk about running back to the circus, performing and seeing the potential in everything.

Sharing things season 4

Season four of Sharing things launches on 6 May 2021. Here's a sneak peak of what to expect.

Laura and Nicha

Guests Laura Maciver and Nicha Sarkka talk about lifelong friendships, belonging and painting with Bob Ross.

Neil and Nausherwan

Guests Neil Forsyth and Nausherwan Aziz talk about writing for yourself, confidence and establishing a national football team.

Emma and Lorna

Guests Emma Aviet and Lorna Dawson talk about the colour spectrum of soil, links between science and art and the Salem witch trials.

Elias and Tomiwa

Guests Elias Vasiloudes Nikolaides and Tomiwa Folorunso talk about internet culture, giving others a platform and Michael Rosen memes.

Rose and Gavin

Guests Rose Meikle and Gavin Francis talk about changing landscapes, living through history and capturing memories.