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2.3 Shy and Jamie - out now

In this episode, guests Shy Zvouloun and Jamie Crawford talk about crossing borders, revisiting the past, comic book inspiration and more.

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Cover of 'The Indispensible Calvin and Hobbes' by Bill Watterson and an alleged piece of the Berlin Wall.
Shy's copy of Calvin and Hobbes and Jamie's 'piece' of the Berlin Wall

Shy Zvouloun

Chosen object: 'The Indispensible Calvin and Hobbes' by Bill Watterson

Shy is a second-year law student at the University. When Shy’s not completing coursework, she enjoys engaging with law beyond the classroom. She is a legal researcher at the Edinburgh International Justice Initiative, where she works as part of a fabulous team to provide pro-bono legal research assistance in the field of international criminal law.

Shy is also the Director of Events at the International Law Student Society, where she sources speakers to discuss issues in international law with students of the University. In her free time, she enjoys curling up with a cup of tea and a good book. When the sun is out, she can be found dogspotting in the Meadows or in one of Edinburgh’s many indie bookshops.

Edinburgh International Justice Initiative

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Shy, Amalie and Jamie in the recording studio.
Shy, Amalie and Jamie meet for a chat.

Jamie Crawford

Chosen object: a 'piece' of the Berlin Wall

Jamie is a writer, publisher and broadcaster. He chairs the board of Publishing Scotland and was appointed the first Scottish Ambassador for the Archive and Record Association’s ‘Explore Your Archives’ campaign in 2019.

His first major non-fiction work, ‘Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of the World’s Greatest Lost Buildings’, was published in 2015 and selected as a ‘Book of the Year’ by the New Statesman, the Independent and the Scotsman.

More recently, Jamie wrote and presented ‘Scotland from the Sky’, a BBC Scotland documentary series which explores the history of Scotland’s landscapes through aerial photography. It was nominated for the ‘Best Documentary Specialist Factual: History’ at the 2019 Royal Television Society Scotland Awards.

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a degree in Law.

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Host: Amalie Sortland

Theme music: Nathan Webb

Audio recording: Scott Willis

All episodes of season two of Sharing things were recorded before 23 March 2020 (COVID-19 lockdown in the UK).