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Sharing things is about people and what makes them tick. It’s about their stories. 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. Sharing things also starts with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. The conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected. Subscribe now and get to know our community a little bit better.

Sharing things is about people and what makes them tick. It’s about their stories. 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. Sharing things also starts with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. The conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected. Subscribe now and get to know our community a little bit better.

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United Kingdom

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Sharing things is about people and what makes them tick. It’s about their stories. 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. Sharing things also starts with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. The conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected. Subscribe now and get to know our community a little bit better.

Language:

English


Episodes

Things that really matter - Lily and Debora revisited

5/5/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes where the objects are not just starting points, but deeply woven through the lives of our guests. What do you hold close? In the final episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Lily Mellon and Debora Kayembe and talk about making history, uncovering stories and taking time for yourself. This episode is hosted by Ayanda Ngobeni, who joined us in summer 2021 before starting her final year as a...

Duration:00:32:13

Things that really matter - Dea and Alex revisited

4/28/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes where the objects are not just starting points, but deeply woven through the lives of our guests. What do you hold close? In the fourth episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Dea Birkett and Alex Lewthwaite and talk about running back to the circus, performing and seeing the potential in everything. This episode is hosted by Kate Stewart, a member of the alumni relations team who took the...

Duration:00:32:37

Things that really matter - Rosie and Melanie revisited

4/21/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes where the objects are not just starting points, but deeply woven through the lives of our guests. What do you hold close? In the third episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Rosie Taylor and Melanie Reid and talk about poetry, animals, empowerment and hardship. This episode is hosted by Amalie Sortland, who joined us un the summer of 2019 and stayed until March 2020. She graduated in...

Duration:00:33:44

Things that really matter - Helen and Daniel revisited

4/14/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes where the objects are not just starting points, but deeply woven through the lives of our guests. What do you hold close? In the second episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Helen Bond and Daniel Mutia and talk about gifts that mean something, the concept of home and being out there. This episode is hosted by Richenda Rae, who joined us in the summer of 2020. After her summer with us she...

Duration:00:31:45

Things that really matter - Lori and Russell revisited

4/7/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes where the objects are not just starting points, but deeply woven through the lives of our guests. What do you hold close? In our first episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Lori Watson and Russell Jones and talk about fringe coping strategies, pretty dogs, sci-fi nights, creative juices, video games and fish funerals. This episode is hosted by Amalie Sortland, who joined us un the summer...

Duration:00:33:56

Getting from one place to another - David and Caroline revisited

3/31/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that explore transformation, self-discovery and change. Where are you now and where do you want to be? In the fifth and final episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between David Weinczok and Caroline Norton who talk about escaping in nature, imposter syndrome and finding treasure (everywhere). The episode is hosted by Ayanda Ngobeni, who joined us in summer 2021 before starting her final year as...

Duration:00:44:37

Getting from one place to another - Neil and Nausherwan revisited

3/24/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that explore transformation, self-discovery and change. Where are you now and where do you want to be? In the fourth episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Neil Forsyth and Nausherwan Aziz who talk about writing for yourself, confidence and establishing a national football team. This episode is hosted by Kate Stewart, a member of the alumni relations team who took the hot seat in early...

Duration:00:34:38

Getting from one place to another - George and Tammy revisited

3/17/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that explore transformation, self-discovery and change. Where are you now and where do you want to be? In the third episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between George McGavin and Tammy Piper who talk about grasping opportunity, science communication and all the small things. The episode is hosted by Ayanda Ngobeni, who joined us in summer 2021 before starting her final year as a law...

Duration:00:38:25

Getting from one place to another - Niamh and Hollie revisited

3/10/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that explore transformation, self-discovery and change. Where are you now and where do you want to be? In our the second episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Niamh Martin-McGarrigle and Hollie Davidson who talk about social media trolls, changing paths and finding confidence in yourself. This episode is hosted by Amalie Sortland, who joined us un the summer of 2019 and stayed until...

Duration:00:29:51

Getting from one place to another - Doug and Nikki revisited

3/3/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that explore transformation, self-discovery and change. Where are you now and where do you want to be? In our first episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Doug Johnstone and Nikki Moran who discuss paradiddles and flams, the pitfalls of perfectionism, and weird left turns. This episode is hosted by Richenda Rae, who joined us in the summer of 2020. After her summer with us she returned to...

Duration:00:39:08

Who am I? Laura and Nicha revisited

2/24/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that revolve around the themes of belonging, fitting in and finding your place. These are conversations about growth and about identity. In our fifth and final episode of this collection we revisit the conversation between Laura Maciver and Nicha Sarkka and listen to them as they talk about lifelong friendships, belonging and painting with Bob Ross. This episode is hosted by Kate Stewart, a member of the alumni...

Duration:00:32:50

Who am I? Nuam and Olivia revisited

2/17/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that revolve around the themes of belonging, fitting in and finding your place. These are conversations about growth and about identity. In our third episode we revisit the conversation between Nuam Hatzaw and Olivia Sweeney and listen to them as they talk about family ties, intersectionality and figuring out where home is. The episode is hosted by Ayanda Ngobeni, who joined us in summer 2021 before starting her...

Duration:00:39:11

Who am I? SJ and Mona revisited

2/10/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that revolve around the themes of belonging, fitting in and finding your place. These are conversations about growth and about identity. In our third episode we revisit the conversation between SJ Sandhu and Mona Siddiqui and listen to them as they talk about the flying frisbee of death, evocative smells and taking ownership of faith. This episode is hosted by Amalie Sortland, who joined us in the summer of 2019...

Duration:00:34:03

Who am I? Daisy and Dalia revisited

2/3/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that revolve around the themes of belonging, fitting in and finding your place. These are conversations about growth and about identity. In our second episode we revisit the conversation between Daisy Narayanan and Dalia Al-Dujaili and listen to them as they talk about childhood excitement, happy folders and love over hate. This episode is hosted by Richenda Rae, who joined us in the summer of 2020. After her...

Duration:00:33:36

Who am I? Ellen and Rachel revisited

1/27/2022
Welcome to a dive into the Sharing things archive and a selection of 5 episodes that revolve around the themes of belonging, fitting in and finding your place. These are conversations about growth and about identity. In the first episode we revisit the conversation between Ellen Blunsdon and Rachel Weiss and listen to them as they talk about dying and not dying, familial love, and ketchup splatters. This episode is hosted by Amalie Sortland, who joined us un the summer of 2019 and stayed...

Duration:00:33:27

Sharing extra things: Multi Story Edinburgh

12/31/2021
For our final episode of 2021 we decided to share moments from our sister podcast, Multi Story Edinburgh. Multi Story Edinburgh is about sharing stories, finding comfort in the fact that there are always people who are thinking like us, going through the same things, and having to make the same decisions. Each episode is a snapshot of a person and a moment. But each episode also includes something else, something unique and personal. For this very special episode, we decided to draw together...

Duration:00:30:02

Gift edition: Part 2

12/15/2021
Our gift to you this Christmas is inspired by George and Tammy from episode 3 of our most recent season. We decided to reflect more on the idea of the perfect gift. What makes something memorable? Is it about the giver, the moment, or a perfect cocktail of everything? We asked this question to you our listeners, and you shared your thoughts. Part two of this special gift edition features Elizabeth, Ash, Kate, Struan, Carolina, Finn, Mary, Ashank, Maire, Tianna and Thiu. If you have a spare...

Duration:00:23:30

Gift edition: Part 1

12/9/2021
Our gift to you this Christmas is inspired by George and Tammy from episode 3 of our most recent season. We decided to reflect more on the idea of the perfect gift. What makes something memorable? Is it about the giver, the moment, or a perfect cocktail of everything? We asked this question to you our listeners, and you shared your thoughts. Part one of this special gift edition features Lindsay, Scott, Natalie, Nick, Brigid, Wing, Gaurav, Michael, Chiara and Alan. There will be more gifts...

Duration:00:25:50

Do you want to be part of a Sharing things Christmas?

11/25/2021
Do you fancy being part of the Sharing things audio tapestry of people and memories? Well, if so, you're in luck because we're currently putting together the Christmas special. Please get in touch if you want to share the story behind your favourite gift. What makes something special? Why do we treasure some things and re-gift others. If you'd like to share your gifts memories, contact us at alumni@ed.ac.uk and join the Sharing things family. We'd love to hear from you. Deadline for...

Duration:00:00:44

Season 5: Super Snippet Special

11/18/2021
So that was Sharing things season 5. Thank you to all our amazing guests. To Kevin, Aisha, George, Tammy, David, Caroline, Nuam, Olivia, Lily and Debora. We started with a mission to explore hidden and unexpected corners of our university community and what emerged was a fascinating conversational journey through identity, opportunity, escape, family and home. As our new guide, Ayanda brought warmth, curiosity and infectious laughter. We had lots of favourite moments but these conversational...

Duration:00:21:05