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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

Aisha and Barbara: Black Lives Matter, speaking up and the mystery of time.

11/18/2020
In this episode, guests Aisha Janki Akinola and Barbara Becnel talk about Black Lives Matter, speaking up, the mystery of time and more. Aisha is an architecture student and a Mastercard Foundation Scholar from a small town called Ede in Osun State, Nigeria. She is Co-Director at BlackED Movement, which was established to work with the University of Edinburgh to improve support for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) students. BlackED was birthed in 2020 by seven Black female students...

Duration:00:30:36

Doug and Nikki: Paradiddles and flams, the pitfalls of perfectionism and weird left turns.

11/12/2020
In this episode, guests Doug Johnstone and Nikki Moran discuss paradiddles and flams, the pitfalls of perfectionism, weird left turns and more. Doug is a Scottish crime writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh. He spent four years designing radar and missile guidance systems for planes and helicopters, before deciding to pursue his ambition of becoming a writer. After taking a diploma in journalism, he now writes and reviews for a number of newspapers and magazines, primarily...

Duration:00:38:44

Tom and Kirsty: The joy of listening, extreme expeditions and the Portuguese concept of longing.

11/5/2020
In this episode, guests Tom Raine and Kirsty Duncan talk about the joy of listening, extreme expeditions, the Portuguese concept of longing and more. Tom is a fourth-year Spanish and Portuguese student and Head of Music at FreshAir student radio. Putting his language skills to good use, he presented El Norte Inglés, a radio show focused on the best Indie bands, while on exchange in Salamanca, Spain, last year. At the start of 2020, Covid-19 cut short his time studying in São Paulo, Brazil,...

Duration:00:32:48

Svenja and Shannon: Data biases, the danger of apathy and saucepan-enabled smuggling.

10/29/2020
In this episode, guests Svenja O'Donnell and Shannon Vallor discuss data biases, the danger of apathy, saucepan-enabled smuggling and more. Svenja is a writer, journalist, commentator and freelance adviser on Brexit, and UK and EU Politics. She previously worked as a foreign, economics and politics correspondent at Bloomberg News and Businessweek. Her articles have appeared in various publications, including the Financial Times, Sunday Times and Independent. She was awarded the Washington...

Duration:00:36:27

Helen and Daniel: Gifts that mean something, the concept of home and being out there.

10/22/2020
In this episode, guests Helen Bond and Daniel Mutia talk about gifts that mean something, the concept of home, being out there and more. Helen is Professor of Christian Origins and Head of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. Her published works include 'Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation' (1998), 'Caiaphas: High Priest and Friend of Rome?' (2004), and more recently, 'The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark's Gospel' (2020). She has acted as...

Duration:00:31:17

Claire and Rowland: Vintage stuff, lost meanings and viral transmission.

10/15/2020
In this episode, guests Claire Askew and Rowland Kao chat about vintage stuff, lost meanings and viral transmission. Claire is an award-winning poet and novelist. Her debut novel, 'All the Hidden Truths', featuring the character DI Birch, won the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress, and was selected as a Times Crime Book of the Month. The second novel in the DI Birch series, 'What You Pay For' was published in August 2019 and the latest, 'Cover Your Tracks', came out...

Duration:00:47:00

Daisy and Dalia: Childhood excitement, happy folders and love over hate.

10/8/2020
In this episode, guests Daisy Narayanan and Dalia Al-Dujaili talk about childhood excitement, happy folders, love over hate and more. Daisy is Director of Urbanism at Sustrans, a charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. While on secondment to the City of Edinburgh Council between 2018 and 2019, Daisy led the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation project. Dalia is a final year English Literature student who has recently started a platform and newsletter showcasing emerging...

Duration:00:32:56

Charles and Rianna: Woolly mammoths, deep sea gigantism and knowing your place in the family hierarchy.

10/1/2020
In this episode, guests Charles Cockell and Rianna Walcott talk about woolly mammoths, deep sea gigantism, knowing your place in the family hierarchy and more. Charles is Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh. His group focuses on the study of life in extreme environments and understanding the diversity, processes and biosignatures of life in extremes, and the potential habitability of extraterrestrial environments. Rianna is a PhD candidate at King's College London...

Duration:00:35:54

Richenda and Amalie: New skills, impostor syndrome and sudden departures

9/24/2020
Season three embraces the uncertainty and unpredictability of 2020 by playing fast and loose with the Sharing things format. In our opening episode we bid a fond farewell to 2020 politics graduate Amalie, our first and now former host, and say a big hello to our new host and conversational guide, Richenda. Join our hosting duo as they talk about new skills, impostor syndrome and sudden departures. Richenda is a final-year medical student and your Sharing things host for season three. She's...

Duration:00:37:18

Sharing things: season three trailer

9/17/2020
Sharing things is back and embracing the world of remote recording, technical gremlins and unexpected guests. Join us from Thursday 24 September for season three and a very special opening episode featuring a proper Sharing things send off for Amalie, 2020 graduate and our departing Sharing things host. In the meantime, here is a sneak preview of what to expect from season three. Subscribe now for University of Edinburgh community exploration and really good chat. You can find more...

Duration:00:01:29

Andrew and Jennifer: Linguistics, widening participation and dog borrowing.

5/21/2020
In this episode, guests Andrew Wilson and Jennifer Culbertson talk about linguistics, widening participation, dog borrowing and more. Andrew is the President of Edinburgh University Students’ Association for 2019/20. Pausing his studies in English Language and Linguistics this academic year, Andrew’s instead been focused on widening participation to higher education and making the cost of student living more affordable. Jennifer is a Reader in the Centre for Language Evolution at the...

Duration:00:31:27

Niamh and Hollie: Social media trolls, changing paths and finding confidence in yourself.

5/14/2020
In this episode, guests Niamh Martin-McGarrigle and Hollie Davidson talk about social media trolls, changing paths, finding confidence in yourself and more. Niamh is a second-year French and Linguistics student at the University of Edinburgh. She is also the Projects Manager at FreshSight, a student-led consultancy that aims to create positive social impact through the provision of practical, sustainable and innovative business solutions. Hollie is Scottish Rugby’s first contracted female...

Duration:00:29:32

SJ and Mona: The flying frisbee of death, evocative smells and taking ownership of faith.

5/7/2020
In this episode, guests SJ Sandhu and Mona Siddiqui talk about the flying frisbee of death, evocative smells and taking ownership of faith. Sanjeevan, aka SJ, is a second-year medicine student at the University of Edinburgh. He’s originally from London, although according to everyone who knows him, he’s actually from Essex. When he isn’t studying or attending his 9am classes, SJ loves to play sports and represents the University at futsal. Along with six of his closest course mates, he is...

Duration:00:33:50

Peter and Christine: Early memories, unexpected generosity and maritime meanderings.

4/30/2020
In this episode, guests Peter Mathieson and Christine De Luca talk about early memories, unexpected generosity and maritime connections. Christine also treats us to a poem in English and Shetlandic. Peter joined the University of Edinburgh as Principal and Vice-Chancellor in February 2018, having led the University of Hong Kong for several years. Educated at a state grammar school in Penzance, Peter was the first in his family to go to university. He studied medicine at the London Hospital...

Duration:00:36:04

Shy and Jamie: Crossing borders, revisiting the past and comic book inspiration.

4/23/2020
In this episode, guests Shy Zvouloun and Jamie Crawford talk about crossing borders, revisiting the past, comic book inspiration and more. Shy is a law student at the University going into her third year. 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...

Duration:00:35:53

Ellen and Rachel: Dying and not dying, familial love and ketchup splatters

4/16/2020
In this episode, guests Ellen Blunsdon and Rachel Weiss talk about dying and not dying, familial love, ketchup splatters and more. Ellen is a fourth-year history and politics student and the Disabled Students’ Officer 2019/20 at Edinburgh University Students’ Association. In this role, she has campaigned for the inclusion of disability on the curriculum and created an online resource hub for disabled students. In her spare time, she oversees Europe’s oldest student newspaper as president of...

Duration:00:33:04

Max and Melissa: Sexy science, flea market mysteries and early internet nostalgia

4/9/2020
In this episode, guests Max Sanderson and Melissa Terras talk about sexy science, flea market mysteries, early internet nostalgia and more. Max is the lead audio producer for the Guardian where he produces the ‘Science Weekly’ podcast, among other standalone projects and podcast series. His media work has also featured on the Guardian Music Blog, BBC World Service Radio, BBC Radio 4 and live at the TEDMED Conference in the US. Melissa is Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage here at the...

Duration:00:37:46

Sharing things: season one assortment. All the guests and some of the conversations.

4/2/2020
To prepare for the launch of season two on Thursday 9 April 2020 we have gathered together everyone from season one in a bumper special edition of Sharing things. If you haven’t listened before, this assortment of conversational gems is a great way to welcome 20 new people into your life. If you are already a subscriber, then what better way to limber up for season two. Just in case voice recognition isn’t your thing; our season one assortment features (in order) - Martha Greenbank and...

Duration:00:48:47

Ross and Catherine (Christmas special): Seasonal rituals, pets and favourite festive tunes.

12/17/2019
Settle yourself down with a mince pie and a mug of mulled wine because we have got a couple of University of Edinburgh folk together for a festive treat. In this seasonal special of Sharing things, Ross Nixon and Catherine Rayner talk all things Christmas, pets and favourite festive tunes. Each episode of Sharing things 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...

Duration:00:30:13

Sharing things taster

11/28/2019
A two minute taster of Sharing things, a new podcast from the University of Edinburgh. Subscribe now and get to know our community a little bit better.

Duration:00:01:56