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Berkhamsted Revisited: A Teenage Diary Podcast

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In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'. Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff? Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.

In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'. Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff? Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.

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United States

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In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'. Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff? Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.

Language:

English


Episodes

Season 8, Episode 5: Heartbreak, voicemails, and bad advice

2/24/2020
We're off on holiday this week, which means sun, sand, and crying to your mum when a summer romance ends suddenly. That's right, we're remembering our first heartbreaks, and how, or if, we ever got over them. We're also looking back on the worst “advice” we've received over the years - from how to trap a man, to how to spice up a dinner party with homemade treats. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on: show@revisitingpod.com. Or WhatsApp the burner phone: 07442 077166....

Duration:00:28:29

Revisiting with Mimi Cedrone

2/20/2020
This week, it’s an Anglo-American mashup as LK chats to Mimi Cedrone. Mimi grew up in New England and attended a 5000 pupil High School, so we put to her some of your questions about American High School culture (Where do you buy the red cups from? Why does everyone hang out at their locker? So. Many. Questions.) Mimi’s also a former cheerleader, so we’re giving her a grilling about Netflix’s new Cheer documentary. Bonus points if you can work out how we know Mimi! To get in touch with...

Duration:00:20:34

Season 8, Episode 4: MSN drama, pencilgate, and terrible 00s TV

2/17/2020
This week, we're remembering the times we fell out with friends - from fighting over boys, to suffering at the hands of MSN bullies. The 00s were also a golden era for trash TV and we're remembering some of the worst. We debate why The Office is still considered funny today, whilst Little Britain is... not. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on: show@revisitingpod.com. Or WhatsApp the burner phone: 07442 077166. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram: @revisitingpod ***Please...

Duration:00:22:50

Season 8, Episode 3: Valentine's Day, The Exorcist & our worst sex

2/10/2020
This week, with Valentine's Day looming ever closer, we're remembering our experiences of it as a teen. Listen out for some misguided gifts and the worst of V-Day marketing in the shops today. And with Valentine's Day, comes the promise of a raunchy, romantic night. So we're remembering our worst sex, with some help from our friends at Cosmo... To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on: show@revisitingpod.com. Or WhatsApp the burner phone: 07442 077166. We’re also on Twitter...

Duration:00:37:08

Revisiting x RedHanded

2/6/2020
On today's episode we're joined by Hannah and Suruthi, hosts of hit true crime podcast RedHanded. We're discussing their favourite nostalgic horror films, as well as exploring what has led to the true crime podcasting boom. Of course, it woudn't be a real Revisiting episode without also discussing what they were like as teenagers, not forgetting that Hannah was a year above Laura at Berkhamsted School, so we're delving into their memory boxes to find out what Laura K was really like as a...

Duration:00:24:19

Season 8, Episode 2: Big lies, little lies, and bad teachers

2/3/2020
Today, on #NationalSickieDay, it's time for some confessions - the lies we told at school, the lies we tell now, and one particularly large lie told by LG on her CV. We're also revisiting the worst teachers we encountered at school, from terrible coffee-breath, to those that smoked a pack of cigarettes while making us run around the hockey pitch. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on: show@revisitingpod.com. Or WhatsApp the burner phone: 07442 077166. We’re also on Twitter...

Duration:00:30:04

Season 8 Episode 1: Ugg boots, Rachel from Friends, and our worst hangover

1/27/2020
This season, we're reminding ourselves that the 00s weren't all a basket of roses.. First up, love em or hate em, Ugg boots were a huge trend, so we're remembering the cheap ones, the real ones, and everything in between. LK is also off to the hairdresser for a drastic cut, so we're paying tribute to the famous 'Rachel from Friends' haircut, and the many looks of David Beckham. To celebrate the end of #DryJanuary we're forcing ourselves to relive our worst ever hangover, why we got there,...

Duration:00:39:38

Revisiting with Poorna Bell

1/20/2020
This week, LG meets journalist Poorna Bell to discuss growing up in South East London. Age 15 Poorna enjoyed holding vigils for boys outside HMV (we’ve all been there), wearing head to toe black, and bunking off school to get interesting tattoos… You can read Poorna Bell’s piece on colourism here: www.stylist.co.uk/life/colourism-skin-whitening-poorna-bell-beauty-standards/292569 **Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast- provider. It means a...

Duration:00:22:08

Revisiting with Lauren Bravo

1/13/2020
This week LG meets journalist and author Lauren Bravo. Lauren was hilarious and discusses growing up in Worthing, snapping off her fringe, stalking a boy off a train, the Spice Girls, and much more. She also gives us a spoken word demo of the of the classic song she and her friends penned age 13 – Oh, Fit Cleaner Boy. Lauren is the author behind “What Would the Spice Girls Do: How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up”. Her new book, “How to Break Up with Fast Fashion”, is out now! To get in...

Duration:00:29:00

End of Decade Bumper Special

12/23/2019
2020 is nearly upon us, so we’re welcoming in the new decade Revisiting style by analysing with a fine tooth comb everything that’s happened over the past 10 years. We're remembering all things trivial - Gangnam Style and the rise of the humble avocado, to how and if society has changed - from the birth of the Instagram influencer to the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey. Grab your rose tinted glasses and join us for our last episode of the decade, as we build our very own Revisiting time...

Duration:00:43:31

Season 7, Episode 10: Roller discos, laser quest, and Popstars

12/16/2019
It's the last episode of the season! With LK heading to a roller disco to celebrate the end of her internship, we're exploring all the nostalgic activities we did as children that have re-emerged on the London social scene. The Wheel of Nostalgia lands on our favourite Saturday night television - reality TV singing competitions. We're remembering Hear'Say, Darius, Fame Academy, and everything in between. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new email:...

Duration:00:22:08

Season 7, Episode 9: Glo by JLo, corporate jargon, and WH Smith

12/9/2019
Nice to e-meet you! This week, we’re deciphering corporate jargon as LK joins the workplace. We’re also talking about the most popular perfumes and aftershaves (or “smellies” as LK calls them) of the mid noughties. And on the Wheel of Nostalgia, we’re remembering WH Smith for what it did best... smelly gel pens and 7up pencil cases. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new email: show@revisitingpod.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram:...

Duration:00:26:52

Season 7, Episode 8: Fake Chanel bags, the Motorola Razr and MTV

12/2/2019
This week we're celebrating the release of the new Motorola Razr by looking back at the best selling phones of the 00s. Forget your Nokia 3310, we're talking ones with rotating cameras, Dolce & Gabana mobiles, and the infamous Sidekick. The Wheel of Nostalgia lands on MTV, so we're reminding ourselves of a golden age of programming - My Super Sweet 16, Cribs, and many more... To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new email: show@revisitingpod.com. We’re also on...

Duration:00:27:25

Season 7, Episode 7: Body art, promoters, and The Sims

11/25/2019
This week, we’re discussing the body art LG has never shown us and remembering iconic tattoos from eras gone by. We’re also dissecting the phenomenon of “exclusive nightclubs” - think overpriced tiki bars, promoters, and scary door girls with clip boards. The Wheel of Nostalgia this week has landed on.. The Sims! It’s back to 2001 we go as we remember why we loved the escapism of making cartoon people woo woo and burning them to death. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on...

Duration:00:27:16

Season 7, Episode 6: Roll-ups, assessment centres, and school dinners

11/18/2019
It's a real coming-of-age time in this week's episode, as we're both learning new skills and spending important time on our self development - LK is doing her best to remember GCSE maths as she tries for an internship, and LG has finally mastered the art of rolling a cigarette. The Wheel of Nostalgia lands on school dinners, so we're remembering a time before Jamie Oliver took away our turkey twizzlers and iced buns. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new...

Duration:00:28:23

Season 7 Episode 5: CCTV, Patron XO Cafe, and Abercrombie & Fitch

11/11/2019
This week, snow is falling in Cambridge and so are LK's inhibitions, as she finds herself in a compromising position at the Cambridge Union. Meanwhile in Nottingham, LG is excelling at her new career, winning the illustrious shot girl of the month award and an even better prize. And finally, the Wheel of Nostalgia lands on our favourite supplier of overpriced pyjamas and infamous colognes - Abercrombie & Fitch. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new email:...

Duration:00:27:48

Season 7, Episode 4: Library habits, being single, and WAGs

11/4/2019
This week, LG is getting her head down in the library, so we're discussing the endless annoying habits of our fellow library dwellers. Meanwhile in Cambridge, LK finds herself single for the first time in four years, so we're remembering the menu of male stereotypes that we met at uni. And finally, what does the wheel of nostalgia land on? It's...... WAGs To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new email: show@revisitingpod.com. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram:...

Duration:00:27:14

Revisiting with Natasha Devon MBE

10/31/2019
This week, LK is chatting with writer, activist, and campaigner, Natasha Devon MBE. Natasha has dedicated her life to campaigning for better education on mental health, body image, gender and social equality in schools and beyond. We discuss the importance of days like World Mental Health day, the challenges she faces when working with schools on their mental health and LGBTQ education programmes, and whether teenagers in 2019 have tougher lives than generations before them. To get in touch...

Duration:00:36:57

Season 7, Episode 3: Jealousy, boys' jumpers, and Pokemon

10/28/2019
This week, LK is visiting her boyfriend in Loughborough for the first time, but doesn't quite get the red-carpet treatment she expected. Meanwhile in Nottingham, LG is chuffed to bits about acquiring a specific item of clothing as a trophy for her conquests. And finally, The Wheel of Nostalgia lands on Pokemon, so we're discussing our memories of Pokemon cards, Pokemon games, and everything in between. To get in touch with questions, comments, email us on our brand new email:...

Duration:00:22:07

Season 7, Episode 2: Social secs, energy drinks, and Pizza Express

10/21/2019
This week, LK is panicking about the flow of 'banter' as she plans her first event as Social Sec of the Cambridge University Lacrosse Team (CUWLC). Meanwhile, LG is necking University favourite - Sainsbury’s own Blue Bolt in the library. We also spin the wheel of nostalgia once again and land on... Pizza Express! How very topical! ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for...

Duration:00:22:38