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Travel back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up. Recorded live on stage, adults share the weird and wonderful things they wrote as children and teens. Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. The Guardian says "it has much charm," while Splitsider describes GRTTWaK as "equal parts cringe-worthy and cathartic."
RIYL: RISK!, The Moth, Mortified, My Teenage Diary, True Story

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids Dan Misener

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Travel back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up. Recorded live on stage, adults share the weird and wonderful things they wrote as children and teens. Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. The Guardian says "it has much charm," while Splitsider describes GRTTWaK as "equal parts cringe-worthy and cathartic."
RIYL: RISK!, The Moth, Mortified, My Teenage Diary, True Story

    "I don't feel like celebrating" (Anniversary Special)

    "I don't feel like celebrating" (Anniversary Special)

    It’s our final episode of season 6, and the 13th anniversary of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. To celebrate, we revisit some of our all-time favourite readings from the archives.
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    Closing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by Sloan


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    "Hugs and kisses aren't enough" (Toronto)

    "Hugs and kisses aren't enough" (Toronto)

    Holly gets her friends out of jail, Vince lists his favourite things, Peggy crushes on Matthew Perry, and much more. Recorded live at The Royal Cinema in Toronto.
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    • 36 min
    "I'm writing this stark naked" (Montréal)

    "I'm writing this stark naked" (Montréal)

    Dan hates camp, Amanda gets naked in the rain, Ash has a crush on a barista, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.
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    • 33 min
    "Mr. Sexy wears a thong" (Moncton)

    "Mr. Sexy wears a thong" (Moncton)

    Amanda stinks up her school, Kate imagines a US-Canada war, Kayla describes Mr. Sexy, and much more. Recorded live at The Caveau in Moncton.
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    • 33 min
    "I need adventure" (Kitchener)

    "I need adventure" (Kitchener)

    Rachel predicts the future, Tim carries a knife, Sara compares Lucy Maud Montgomery to Stephen King, and much more. Recorded live at TWH Social in Kitchener.
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    • 33 min
    "Kissed by a wet donkey" (Saskatoon)

    "Kissed by a wet donkey" (Saskatoon)

    Corrinne wants a pet gerbil, Heather wants to see balls, Lauryn wants to run away from home, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.
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    Closing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by Sloan


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    • 28 min

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Hi I am a 12 year old from Canada I know this was made for adults but I think it’s great for all people! It’s a great to know that other people were going through the same thing when they were my age. Also I know some people think it’s not appropriate for tweens but there is nothing I did’t already know that was talked about on this podcast. And also swear words and stuff are JUST WORDS! THEY WILL NOT HURT YOU AS LONG AS YOU DONT USE THEM! So for parents that don’t let your kids listen to this podcast you should let them as long as they are not being disrespectful. It is actually a great place to know that other people are going though the same things that you are going through so it’s good for hard times and will always make you laugh!

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This podcast is one of my all time favourites! It brings you back to how you saw the world as a kid, and being able to experience all of that again as an adult really puts things into perspective whether it’s the funny, confusing, or sad things we all go through as a kid. LOVE IT!

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