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If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.

If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.

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English


Episodes

32. Selfishness

1/17/2019
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Selfishness is something we never want to be accused of, but without it, we might never get what we want. Mae, Ned and guest host Alison Spittle are joined by comedian Daliso Chaponda to try to figure out when selfishness is okay and when it can be damaging. Ned heads to hospital, Alison takes on selfish generations, Bisha K Ali says selfishness isn't all that bad and Steve Ali explains how a funny hat could have saved him a lot of hardship. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The...

Duration:00:39:49

31. Identity

1/10/2019
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Whether we define ourselves by nationality, religion, sexuality or circumstance, we all like to feel unique. Mae, Ned and guest host Athena Kugblenu are joined by transfeminist neuroscientist Reubs Walsh, to try to get to the heart of what identity means. Ned discovers his heritage, Athena shares her experience of having parents from countries separated by an ocean, Bisha K Ali reports from LA and the one and only Steve Ali reveals which famous 'Steve' he is named after. Co-created by...

Duration:00:42:07

30. Music

1/3/2019
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At our highest and lowest moments, in da club or on the train, music is always there for us. Mae, Ned and guest host Camille Ucan are joined by comedian Gabriel Ebulue to discuss all things music. Ned (a.k.a. DJ No Nonsense) has written his own alternative GrownUpLand theme song, Camille has been researching the healing powers of music, Bisha K Ali chimes in from LA and Steve Ali considers his dream Glastonbury line-up. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC...

Duration:00:45:25

29. Trust

12/27/2018
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In a world of 'post-truth' politics and shiny Instagram lives, the GrownUpLand gang figure out who, or what, they can trust. Mae, Ned and guest host Kemah Bob are joined by impressionist Jess Robinson to discuss the difficulties of having faith in other people and believing in ourselves. Ned looks at whether we can trust politicians, Bisha K Ali beams in to share her issues around self-trust, and Steve Ali recounts the time he was labelled a 'blade wielding attacker' in a national newspaper....

Duration:00:46:33

28. Christmas

12/20/2018
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Merry Podmas from your GrownUpLand pals! Mae, Ned and guest host Thanyia Moore are joined by actor and comedian Emily Lloyd-Saini, plus a very special visit from podcast legend Deborah Frances-White. In this extra-long, extra-festive, extra-silly episode, Ned has been to Santa school, Bisha K Ali is dreaming of a warm Christmas in LA, and Steve Ali wonders why we set fire to pudding on a yearly basis. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4. Produced by...

Duration:01:00:50

27. Spirituality

12/13/2018
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Finally, the GrownUpLand podcast attempts to solve the meaning of life. Well, sort of. Mae, Ned and guest host Alison Spittle are joined by comedian London Hughes to discuss what it means to have a spiritual connection, and this inevitably ends up with the sharing of ghost stories. Ned ventures out of the studio and bumps into the head of The Satanic Temple, Bisha K Ali beams in from across the pond with her analysis of LA's spiritual scene, and Steve Ali admits he's a devout believer in...

Duration:00:49:23

26. Fashion

12/6/2018
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From London to Paris to Milan, it's the must-have podcast this season. The very fashionable Mae, Ned and guest host Kemah Bob are joined by comedian Lou Sanders to figure out why high-street shops have the most unflattering mirrors. Bisha K Ali chimes in with her theory as to why tracksuits are big in LA, and Steve Ali tackles the age old controversy of double-denim. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4. Produced by Al Riddell Music by Mark Hodge and...

Duration:00:44:19

25. Friendship

11/29/2018
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They say friends are the family you choose, so you'd better choose wisely. Fun friends Mae, Ned and guest host Daniella Isaacs are joined by comedian Thanyia Moore to explore what being friends really means, how to make new ones and what to do when the lines between friendships and relationships get blurry. Ned asks old friends for their first impressions of him, old pal Bisha beams in from LA and Steve Ali reminisces about a memorable mate from the Calais Jungle. Co-created by Deborah...

Duration:00:43:07

24. Cool

11/22/2018
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It's something we'd all like to be, but the more we try, the harder it is to achieve. The very cool Mae, Ned and guest host Kemah Bob are joined by comedian Tom Allen to explore this sought-after adjective. Oh, and Steve Ali sings his favourite lullaby, it literally doesn't get cooler than that. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4. Produced by Al Riddell Music by Mark Hodge and Omahrose, produced by Nick Sheldon. Clips: Thinking Allowed (23/06/2014)...

Duration:00:42:24

23. Guilt

11/15/2018
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Guilt is something that comes, goes and can hang around for a long time. Mae, Ned and guest host Athena Kugblenu are joined by comedian Dane Baptiste to explore this complex and often irrational emotion. We hear from glamorous pal Bisha K Ali all the way from Los Angeles, and Steve Ali explores the concept of guilty pleasures, with the story of his harrowing journey across the UK border. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4. Produced by Al Riddell...

Duration:00:37:46

22. Confidence

11/8/2018
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Whether we're dating, working or just trying to drag ourselves out of bed, confidence is key. Mae, Ned and guest host Daniella Isaacs are joined by comedian Zahra Barri to discuss how elusive confidence can be and how we can achieve it. We hear from Bisha K Ali all the way from Los Angeles, about the confidence needed when starting a new job in a new place, and Steve Ali reveals how confidence helped him elude German police. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and...

Duration:00:41:57

21. Parents

11/1/2018
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From awkward sex toy discoveries to overbearing advice, Mae, Ned and guest host Kemah Bob are joined by comedian Sindhu Vee to talk about the tricky relationships we have with our parents. We hear from Bisha K Ali all the way from Los Angeles, about coping with her parents being thousands of miles away, and Steve Ali tell us why his mum is an absolute badass. Co-created by Deborah Frances-White for The Spontaneity Shop and BBC Radio 4. Produced by Al Riddell Music by Mark Hodge and Omahrose,...

Duration:00:44:12

We’re coming back!

10/30/2018
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Mae and co have been sitting in the GrownUpLand studio all summer waiting for this moment. And it’s finally here. The GrownUpLand lot are back! Here’s Mae giving you a flavour of the new series to come.

Duration:00:00:50

20. Festivals

7/12/2018
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What makes music festivals so special for some and so loathsome for others? What's the deal with festival toilets? What is a baby jumping festival?! Join Mae, Ned, Bisha and Steve as they wrap their brilliant heads around all this. This week, Mae's been thinking outside of the box, Bisha's got some fascinating festival facts and Ned's truly in the party spirit (he's brought in pistachio nuts). Broadcaster, journalist and DJ Bobby Friction joins the gang in the studio to relive some...

Duration:00:43:44

19. Anger

7/5/2018
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How do we best deal with our anger? What forms can it take? Is 'hanger' an actual thing? Join Mae, Ned, Steve and special guest Alison Spittle (sitting in for Bisha) as they wrap their cool, calm heads around all this. This week, Mae hits a pillow with a baseball bat, Alison investigates why anger is the most tweeted emotion and Ned's been getting to grips with wrestling. As always, Steve Ali puts everything into perspective with tales of the Calais Jungle refugee camp. Co-created by Deborah...

Duration:00:35:44

18. Toxic Masculinity

6/28/2018
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How, and why, does masculinity turn toxic? What does it actually mean to be a man? What's the deal with big bushy beards? Join Mae, Bisha, Ned and Steve as they wrap their interesting heads around all this. This week, Mae tries to define toxic masculinity, Bisha investigates where cliché machismo intersects with mental health and Ned's been thinking about sex robots. Journalist and man Mic Wright joins the gang in the studio and Steve Ali puts everything into perspective. Co-created by...

Duration:00:39:52

17. Sex

6/21/2018
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Does sex warrant the feeling of shame we often attach to it? How does society influence the way we think about sex? Will the phrase 'bumping uglies' ever catch on? (Hope not). Join Mae, Bisha, Ned and Steve as they wrap their sexy heads around all this. This week, Mae has an impossible 'would you rather' scenario, Bisha investigates sex myths and Ned's been thinking about sex robots. Vlogger and author Hannah Witton joins the gang in the studio and Steve Ali puts everything into perspective....

Duration:00:37:49

16. Fear

6/14/2018
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How does fear shape our everyday lives? When does a worry become a fear? Are the Scream films worth the hype? Join Mae, Bisha, Ned and Steve as they wrap their lovely heads around all this. This week, Mae spooks everyone with the sound of cicadas, Bisha looks at fear as an emotional algorithm and Ned's been worrying about his life choices (as usual). Columnist and campaigner Scarlett Curtis joins the gang in the studio and Steve Ali puts everything into perspective.

Duration:00:33:35

15. Travelling

6/7/2018
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What can travelling bring to our lives? How do we remain respectful of cultural differences while aware of inequalities? Is a hot air balloon the best method of transport ever invented? Join Mae, Bisha, Ned and Steve as they wrap their small heads around it all. This week, Mae reveals how she found herself in Nepal, Bisha investigates why taking your laptop on holiday is a no no and Ned's been on a jolly to that classic tourist destination, Armenia. The cheekiest man in Britain Adam Hess...

Duration:00:37:30

14. Activism

5/31/2018
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What kind of action can effect change? How can we do our bit? Is it okay to help people so we look good on Instagram? Join Mae, Bisha, Ned and Steve as they try to wrap their heads around all this. This week, Mae has a bone to pick with Bob Dylan, Bisha's been looking at women who've changed the world and Ned's started a blog and wants you all to know. GrownUpLand's very own Steve Ali is in the studio to discuss his experience of being both a refugee and an activist. Co-created by Deborah...

Duration:00:39:45