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The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 2: "I’m a better driver but not more special"

10/12/2017
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Dave finds himself back in the Sullivan family home, talking to twins Melissa and Melanie. This episode is co-hosted by Melissa, whose idea it was talk to her sister on mic about what it’s like to be a changeling. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration: 01:05:00


The Family Tree Season 2 - Cuttings 1 - Flesh and Blood, Bark and Seed

9/24/2017
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In the first Cutting of season 2, Dave talks to Marlo Mack about her podcast How to Be a Girl and to Peter Wohlleben about his book The Hidden Life of Trees. From Marlo, he looks for guidance on balancing telling important true stories with protecting the lives of the people whose stories you're telling. And from Peter, he finds out how trees feel and communicate, and considers whether there is precedent for humans and trees communicating with each other. The Family Tree's Cuttings...

Duration: 00:43:38


The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 1: The Racoon and the Hummingbird

9/12/2017
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With information going missing online, some of it now completely untraceable, Dave has decided to release episodes as they happen. As well as filling us in on the Sullivan family news, in this episode, he talks to Jocelyn, who has a remarkable story to tell. As it turns out, Melanie isn’t the only human changeling. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration: 01:12:54


Thought Adventures: Episode 02

8/24/2017
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Dave is currently gathering new material for Season 2 of The Family Tree. But as a favour to Nathan, he's also putting out episodes of Nathan's new podcast, Thought Adventures, on The Family Tree podcast feed. * We think it's important not to believe everything we're told without thinking about it from all angles, even the ones that might not work the way we think angles work. That's why we've created the new podcast, Thought Adventures. In Episode Two, we discuss time travel (and plan...

Duration: 00:40:34


Thought Adventures: Episode 01

8/15/2017
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Dave is currently gathering new material for Season 2 of The Family Tree. But as a favour to Nathan, he's also putting out episodes of Nathan's new podcast, Thought Adventures, on The Family Tree podcast feed. *** We think it's important not to believe everything we're told without thinking about it from all angles, even the ones that might not work the way we think angles work. That's why we've created the new podcast, Thought Adventures. In Episode One, we introduce ourselves,...

Duration: 00:45:13


An Announcement

7/20/2017
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In this special mini episode, Dave talks about how he now feels about Season 1 of The Family Tree, gives an update on some of the things that have been happening since then, considers the ethics of his previous editorial decisions and announces a new approach for The Family Tree Season 2. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration: 00:14:48


Season 2 Trailer

6/22/2017
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The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity. Season 2 is coming in August 2017.

Duration: 00:01:25


Cutting 12: A Slice of Cake and the Final Take

12/15/2016
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The final Cutting of Season 1 gives you an extra slice of the drama: Dave takes the Sullivans aside as the cheesecake is served and asks them about their experiences since the podcast has aired.

Duration: 00:36:31


Episode 12: The Sullivans

12/11/2016
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In the season finale, Dave catches up with the Sullivan family. He’s eager to know how they’re all coping with the new information in their lives. The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity.* iTunes RSS * We recommend starting at the beginning of the series to enjoy the full experience of the mystery.

Duration: 01:22:10


Cutting 11: Binaries and Borders

12/8/2016
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In Monday’s episode, Dave talked to Sam. When they finished recording, they asked him to turn the mic back on so they could explain what being non-binary means. This week’s Cutting takes that as its starting point, and Dave talks to CN Lester and Sez Thomasin about being non-binary. Featuring poetry by Sez Thomasin. Find our Guests! Sez Thomasin: Twitter CN Lester: Twitter, Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us, music

Duration: 00:28:55


Episode 11: Sam

12/4/2016
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Dave talks to the twins’ cousin Sam about their views on the mystery and finds out how Melanie’s been coping in the month since his last recording. The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity.* iTunes RSS * We recommend starting at the beginning of the series to enjoy the full experience of the mystery.

Duration: 00:56:00


Cutting 10: Discussions and Repercussions

12/1/2016
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In this week’s Cutting, Dave plays clips from the series so far to members of his family and is as surprised and concerned about their reactions as they are about what they hear. Find our Guests! Peter Pickering Tony Pickering: Twitter

Duration: 00:42:58


Episode 10: Melanie

11/27/2016
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Until this episode, every conversation on this show has been arranged in advance. But this one begins with an unexpected ring on the doorbell: Melanie wants to tell her side of the story… The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity.* iTunes RSS * We recommend starting at the beginning of the series to enjoy the full experience of the mystery.

Duration: 00:53:27


Cutting 9: Life Online

11/24/2016
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As the podcast audience widens and the Sullivans reveal more and more personal information, Dave’s concern about protecting their privacy grows. In this week’s Cutting, he talks to Alix Fox and Girl on the Net, both of whom regularly share personal information online, about maintaining privacy in a public forum. Find our Guests! Alix Fox: Close Encounters podcast, The Modern Mann podcast Girl on the Net: Twitter, books Also mentioned: Brook

Duration: 00:22:35


Episode 9: Melissa

11/20/2016
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Still in shock from Jane’s revelation, Dave arranges a conversation with the twins. He’s never conducted an interview like this before, and he’s nervous about how it will turn out. But only one of the girls turns up… The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity.* * We recommend starting at the beginning of the series to enjoy the full experience of the mystery.

Duration: 00:43:38


Cutting 8: Stories and more Stories!

11/17/2016
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Since Jane’s shocking revelation, Dave has been thinking about the impact of sharing true stories in public spaces. In this week’s Cutting, he talks to Joanna Yates, Kevin Allison, Andre Radmall and Azariah France-Williams about the importance and ethics of true storytelling. The Family Tree's Cuttings discuss the real issues raised in the show with special guests from podcasting, journalism and the arts. They are also a space to platform listener information. If you know anything about...

Duration: 00:22:26


Episode 8: A Confession

11/13/2016
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Dave begins his second conversation with Jane planning to tell her about the oak tree and what he has learned about her late husband. He’s prepared for it to be a difficult conversation, but he’s not prepared for what she will reveal to him. The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity.* iTunes RSS * We recommend starting at the beginning of the series to enjoy the full experience of the mystery.

Duration: 01:10:11


The Family Tree Cuttings 7 - Playgrounds and Pictures

11/10/2016
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Dave talks to his mum, June Hoy, about her experiences running an adventure playground in the seventies and about how she remembers Mark Sullivan. He also asks both his parents The Big Questions. The Family Tree's Cuttings discuss the real issues raised in the show with special guests from podcasting, journalism and the arts. They are also a space to platform listener information. If you know anything about what happened to Mark, you can call 0203 290 0592. Please be aware that your...

Duration: 00:28:16


The Family Tree Mid-Season Teaser

11/9/2016
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If you've been listening to the first half of Season 1 of The Family Tree, you'll have heard podcast producer Dave Pickering investigating Mark Sullivan's mysterious disappearance by having conversations with his family. In Episode 6 everything changed. If you haven't heard the story so far, you might want to listen to the past episodes of the show before clicking play on this teaser, as it contains spoilers and suggests where this revelation might take Dave and what kind of answers he...

Duration: 00:02:39


Episode 7: Mark's Letters

11/6/2016
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This week, we take a breath to process last week’s revelations and try to get to know Mark. This conversation continues on from the one in Episode 1, in which Dave talks to his dad and Tony, and they read through Mark’s letters and talk about his relationship with Peter. The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity.* iTunes RSS *Last week, Dave finally got some answers, and this episode contains spoilers. We recommend starting at the beginning...

Duration: 00:33:51

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