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Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

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Brave adults read childhood and teenage writing out loud, in front of a live audience.

Brave adults read childhood and teenage writing out loud, in front of a live audience.
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Canada

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CBC

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Brave adults read childhood and teenage writing out loud, in front of a live audience.

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@GRTTWaK

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English


Episodes

"Punk rock is today’s revolution" (Victoria)

1/14/2019
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Julia picks up a hitchhiker, Mitra goes to a dance, Doug gets scientific, and much more. Recorded live at the Victoria Event Centre in Victoria.

Duration:00:30:03

"The Republic of Dad" (Montréal)

12/31/2018
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Paul critiques Pop Art, Nisha recounts a feline miracle, Serenay drafts a UN resolution, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.

Duration:00:26:12

"I wrecked his little heart" (Montréal)

12/17/2018
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Kim is mad at Britney Spears, Daniel raps a love song, Myra wonders if she’s fake, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.

Duration:00:26:34

"Make the bed creak" (Toronto)

12/3/2018
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Vicky writes a letter to all the boys in the world, Erica reviews a Weird Al Yankovic concert, Jane wonders about the future, and much more. Recorded live at the Royal Cinema in Toronto in partnership with The Word on the Street Festival.

Duration:00:27:11

"Farting in the bath" (Vancouver)

11/19/2018
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Annelies farts in the bathtub, Emilie overhears her parents having sex, Ryan shares a Star Trek Christmas story, and much more. Recorded live at The York Theatre in Vancouver, in partnership with ONE TO ONE, a children’s literacy program.

Duration:00:27:24

"Once upon a time in Barfland" (Kitchener)

11/5/2018
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Stephanie shops for underwear, Sean re-writes “The Three Little Pigs,” Tanis dreams of Jonathan Brandis, and much more. Recorded live at The Walper Hotel in Kitchener.

Duration:00:33:10

Halloween Spooktacular

10/22/2018
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A very special episode full of spooky, scary, spine-tingling childhood and teenage writing, recorded live across Canada.

Duration:00:46:26

"Mouth-to-mouth contact" (Toronto)

10/8/2018
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Chris has a Star Trek sex dream, Luke gets a haircut, Lauren swears (a lot), and much more. Recorded live at the Royal Cinema in Toronto in partnership with The Word on the Street Festival. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Toronto eventFeatured authors from The Word on the Street 2018: Uzma Jalaluddin, Hana Shafi, Lauren ToyotaRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear...

Duration:00:29:44

"A virginal sex goddess" (St. Albert)

9/24/2018
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Taylor lights a canoe on fire, Maura experiences an embarassing gas leak, Vanessa sees Daniel Radcliffe nude, and much more. Recorded live at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our St. Albert eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:28:18

"P.S. I only love you for your money" (St. Albert)

9/10/2018
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Trisha writes an “ode to Steve,” Kate compares sex to pizza, Jennifer argues about her phone curfew, and much more. Recorded live at in St. Albert. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our St. Albert eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:27:22

"Grandma slept in her bed naked" (Toronto)

8/27/2018
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Leah accepts an Oscar, Dylan starts a horse club, Brian gets a blood test at camp, and much more. Recorded live at the Royal Cinema in Toronto. Show notesThe Secret Life of CanadaSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Toronto eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:30:53

"Dear Michael Jackson" (Calgary)

8/13/2018
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Inez gets her first boyfriend, Wade writes California Raisins fan fiction, Jessica shares passive aggressive poetry, and much more. Recorded live at the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Calgary eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:26:47

"I’m worried about dry humping" (Vancouver)

7/30/2018
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Debra gets her period, Chris writes a crime novel, Jayda falls in love at first sight, and much more. Recorded live at the York Theatre in Vancouver. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Vancouver eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:33:52

"Big pimpin' life goals" (Ottawa)

7/16/2018
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Matt pulls pranks, Yasmina visits Rome, Janna reads her personal mission statement, and much more. Recorded live at The Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Ottawa eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:29:02

"A handy turn of events" (Calgary)

7/2/2018
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Luke writes a breakup letter, Jason curses his romantic rival, Kristina shares a poem about a scab, and much more. Recorded live at the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Show notesThis episode features a special guest appearance by TariqSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Calgary eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by...

Duration:00:27:56

"My purity ring" (Vancouver)

6/18/2018
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Brittany writes to her future husband, Marlene contemplates going all the way, Luke imagines life as a tugboat, and much more. Recorded live at the York Theatre in Vancouver. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Vancouver eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:30:51

"I will burn you with my flaming positivity" (Kingston)

6/4/2018
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Lori writes a fan letter to New Kids on the Block, Simone runs for student government, Aerlie and Jolene share a forbidden friendship, and much more. Recorded live at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Kingston, Ontario eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:28:40

"Arousal ≠ chastity" (Saskatoon)

5/21/2018
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Carmody lusts after Gary Oldman, Hank gets hit in the face, Mackenzie has a wart removed, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.Support GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Saskatoon eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:25:22

"People are becoming fanatical about computers" (Saskatoon)

5/7/2018
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Sarah makes rules for her future children, Val recaps the early 1980s, Cody reads a spooky Choose Your Own Adventure-style story, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon. Show notesCody's story: Haunted HouseSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Photos from our Saskatoon eventRate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:29:12

"Technically, I'm a witch" (Chicago)

4/23/2018
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Danielle sings about arithmetic, Lydia remembers her grandfather, Robbie writes a letter to the universe, and much more. Recorded live in Chicago. Show notesSupport GRTTWaK. Become a patron.Rate or review GRTTWaK in iTunesJoin the email newsletterUpcoming live eventsMusic by Podington Bear and LullatoneClosing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by SloanTwitterInstagramFacebook

Duration:00:31:17