12 episodes

Welcome to gal-dem's first ever podcast, Growing up with gal-dem. Over the course of the series Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff invite a different guest to respond to old diary entries, text messages, or letters from their younger selves - nurturing important conversations about growing up.

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Welcome to gal-dem's first ever podcast, Growing up with gal-dem. Over the course of the series Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff invite a different guest to respond to old diary entries, text messages, or letters from their younger selves - nurturing important conversations about growing up.

    Emma Dabiri on growing up with boys as a number one hobby

    Emma Dabiri on growing up with boys as a number one hobby

    This week, author and broadcaster Emma Dabiri joins Liv and Charlie to talk about her experiences of growing up black in Ireland and how as a young girl she was held to more rigid standards than her peers. Her number one hobby at the time was boys, and she kept a diary which she speaks through during the show.


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    • 45 min
    Analysing family ties with Joy Crookes

    Analysing family ties with Joy Crookes

    Singer-songwriter and BRIT nominee Joy Crookes joins gal-dem in this episode to explore all things family. Having moved out at a young age, Joy reflects on what it meant to have a ‘chosen’ family as a support network during a time of newfound responsibility and freedom. 
    Also discussing topics such as generational trauma, Joy shares a restorative, bonding exercise that helped shape her connection with her heritage and her relationship with a loved one.


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    • 39 min
    Travis Alabanza on silencing shame and discovering queer spaces

    Travis Alabanza on silencing shame and discovering queer spaces

    Theatre maker, producer and artist Travis Alabanza speaks to gal-dem about the idea of confessions, shame, and their introduction to queer spaces. They discuss the confidence that came with embracing their inner freak and how a pivotal moment at 17 have shaped who they are today.


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    • 47 min
    Ruby Tandoh on finding strength through friendships

    Ruby Tandoh on finding strength through friendships

    Joining gal-dem for this episode is writer and cook Ruby Tandoh, who discusses food in lockdown, high expectations and why friends are so important. Having always been hyper-productive, as a teenager Ruby would closely align self-satisfaction with personal targets. A plethora of challenging goals and Ruby’s own high expectations of herself, caused her time to be spread thinly, weighing heavily on her mental state and sense of inner well-being. Here, Ruby discusses how being less busy enabled time to get to know herself and why she wishes she found more support in others growing up.


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    • 36 min
    Michaela Coel on feedback and ‘taking the note'

    Michaela Coel on feedback and ‘taking the note'

    In this episode of Growing Up with gal-dem, we speak to actor, writer, producer and creator of Chewing Gum Michaela Coel. Michaela reads an old blog post from her days in drama school where she reflects on the idea of "taking the note" as a young actor, as well as the limited roles that exist for black women on screen.
    Michaela also speaks to us about her experience of being spiked and how this informed her new drama; I May Destroy You, which is available to watch on iPlayer now.


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    • 36 min
    Growing Up With gal-dem live with Anita Sethi, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Mariam Khan

    Growing Up With gal-dem live with Anita Sethi, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Mariam Khan

    Recording live from Words Weekend festival, on this special episode we’re joined by Reni Eddo-Lodge, journalist and author of ‘Why I’m No Longer Speaking to White People About Race’, Mariam Khan, editor of anthology ‘It’s Not About the Burqa’ and writer, journalist and critic Anita Sethi. In a joint discussion between all three of our literary guests, we speak about encountering casual racism within friendship groups, the complexities of existing in multiple cultures and the impact that has on our affiliation to britishness, and the common expectation of diasporan eldest daughters to take on mothering roles within their families.


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    • 58 min

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3.9 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

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I love podcasts and this one is really special

I love podcasts and this one is really special.

I love the topics, I love the hosts and I love the guests! Such a great structure for a show!

Readily awaiting the next episodes.

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