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

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

    66. Christmas Special

    66. Christmas Special

    Pod bless us, everyone! Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian Rachel Parris to talk all things festive; the things we love, the things we can't stand and the responsibility-free times we miss. Steve Ali drops by a little earlier than usual to offer his perspective AND there's a special interview with Dame Emma Thompson. Oh, and Father Christmas makes a surprise appearance with a sack full of secret Santa gifts.

    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:
    You & Yours (10/11/2017)

    • 1 hr
    65. Change

    65. Change

    Life is a continuous adjustment to ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian Sara Pascoe to discuss big change and small change and how best to deal with it. Sophie talks about coming out as bi, Heidi investigates how modern job insecurity make us feel uneasy, Ned interviews someone who has changed the world, Sara opens up about the changes a new puppy brings and Steve Ali drops in to put everything into perspective.

    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:
    Four Thought (16/10/2016)

    • 48 min
    64. Art

    64. Art

    From avant-garde paint splatters to sculpture to how to chat someone up in a gallery. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by art historian and curator Katy Hessel to discuss whether art is really as inaccessible as it can sometimes seem. Sophie tries to define art better than the dictionary, Heidi wonders whether her phone is a piece of art, Ned interviews comedian and art fanatic Hannah Gadsby and Steve Ali has a solution to a listener who lost his childhood comic books.

    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:
    You & Yours (26/02/2019)

    • 47 min
    63. Heartbreak

    63. Heartbreak

    There is little worse than heartbreak. Those who know, know. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian Lauren Pattison to share stories of those loved, lost and ghosted. Sophie's just been to visit her ex, Heidi wonders how social media has warped our love lives, Ned writes the world's greatest heartbreak song and Steve Ali drops by to put everything in perspective.

    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:
    You and Yours (11/03/2016)
    Word of Mouth (06/09/2016)

    • 54 min
    62. Stereotypes

    62. Stereotypes

    Download to hear a bunch of snowflakes talk about their feelings and opinions. Typical. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian Evelyn Mok to discuss the surprising pros and damaging cons of stereotyping people. Sophie wonders how comedy benefits from stereotypes, Heidi investigates how even babies get stereotyped, Ned meets a muslim drag queen to create his drag alter-ego and Steve Ali swings by to dismantle the negative stereotypes of refugees.

    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:
    All in the Mind (27/04/2016)
    Sweet Reason (26/07/2018)
    I Can't Be Racist (25/02/2019)

    • 53 min
    61. Hair

    61. Hair

    We've all had a bad hair day. We shall overcomb. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by actor and writer Temi Wilkey to discuss how hair can encapsulate culture and become our greatest insecurity. Sophie explores the issues society has with black hair, Heidi investigates the link between body hair and feminism, Ned gets an intimate waxing and Steve Ali discusses his hair care regime in the Calais Jungle refugee camp.

    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:
    Woman's Hour (31/08/2015)
    Woman's Hour (31/01/2019)

    • 48 min

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