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. 

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Richenda and Amalie

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.

Find transcripts for all episodes of Sharing things by season.

Previous seasons

Charles and Rianna

Guests Charles Cockell and Rianna Walcott talk about woolly mammoths, deep sea gigantism and knowing your place in the family hierarchy.

Daisy and Dalia

Guests Daisy Narayanan and Dalia Al-Dujaili talk about childhood excitement, happy folders and love over hate.

Claire and Rowland

Guests Claire Askew and Rowland Kao chat about vintage stuff, lost meanings and viral transmission.

Helen and Daniel

Guests Helen Bond and Daniel Mutia talk about gifts that mean something, the concept of home and being out there.

Svenja and Shannon

Guests Svenja O'Donnell and Shannon Vallor discuss data biases, the danger of apathy and saucepan-enabled smuggling.

Tom and Kirsty

Guests Tom Raine and Kirsty Duncan talk about the joy of listening, extreme expeditions and the Portuguese concept of longing.

Doug and Nikki

Guests Doug Johnstone and Nikki Moran discuss the music ecosystem, the benefits of busking, and why career paths are nonsensical.

Aisha and Barbara

Guests Aisha Janki Akinola and Barbara Becnel talk about Black Lives Matter, speaking up and the rigidity of time.

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