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Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are here to guide you through the bewildering pursuit of adulthood.

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    • 4.6, 432 Ratings

Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are here to guide you through the bewildering pursuit of adulthood.

    74. Looking for hope in lockdown ft. Isy Suttie

    74. Looking for hope in lockdown ft. Isy Suttie

    The official GrownUpLand advice for lockdown is: Keep calm > don't lose hope > listen to podcasts. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian and writer Isy Suttie to catch up on their lockdown experiences. Sophie wrecks the myth that the virus is 'the great equaliser', Heidi brings us some much needed good news, Ned has been curating curious creativity and Dr Kat McClenaghan checks in to describe life on the forefront of the virus fight. Steve Ali pops in (virtually) to give us his perspective on the last few weeks.

    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.

    • 59 min
    73. Do I have to find 'the one'? Ft. Deborah Frances-White

    73. Do I have to find 'the one'? Ft. Deborah Frances-White

    Finding and keeping lifelong love is one heck of a challenge. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian, author and Guilty Feminist Deborah Frances-White to discuss whether there is such a thing as a soulmate, 'the one' and romantic fate. Sophie espouses the benefits of being alone, Heidi explains why she proposed to her fiancée with a Lord of the Rings ring, Ned puts true love to the test and Steve Ali drops by to explain how your local MP can improve your love life.

    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.

    • 58 min
    72. Do I have to like myself? Ft. Ellen Jones

    72. Do I have to like myself? Ft. Ellen Jones

    Self-esteem is mysterious, fleeting and vital to every decision we make. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by activist and writer Ellen Jones to talk all things imposter syndrome, confidence, self-worth and yoyo tricks. Sophie tackles your inner (non-existent) fraudster, Heidi ponders the mysteries of confidence, Ned shows off his jingle making skills and Steve Ali puts a listener's dilemma 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.

    • 47 min
    71. Do I have to convince people I'm right? Ft. Grace Campbell

    71. Do I have to convince people I'm right? Ft. Grace Campbell

    It's easy to get tangled in a world wide web of your own making when arguing online. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian and activist Grace Campbell to discuss trolls, the grim underbelly of internet culture and how to pick your battles. Sophie thinks we should feed the trolls, Ned chats to a meme lord, Heidi talks about how to deal with online criticism and Steve Ali solves a listener's dilemma.

    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.

    • 51 min
    70. GrownUpLand in Lockdown ft. Dr Chris Smith & Dr Kat McClenaghan

    70. GrownUpLand in Lockdown ft. Dr Chris Smith & Dr Kat McClenaghan

    We're all stuck indoors to help protect ourselves and others. How can we stay happy, healthy and safe? Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by special guests to help us power through the pandemic. Sophie has advice for those concerned about staying productive during lockdown, Heidi busts some coronavirus myths, Ned gives us his top tips for podcasting in a time of crisis and Steve Ali gives us his 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.

    • 1 hr
    69. Do I have to party less? Ft. Michael Odewale

    69. Do I have to party less? Ft. Michael Odewale

    As we get older, going out and getting lit sinks lower on the priority list. Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick are joined by comedian Michael Odewale to discuss drinking, dancing, dining and D&D. Sophie thinks we all need a release, Heidi busts some alcohol myths, Ned raps (!) and Steve Ali puts everything into perspective with tales from the Calais 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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
432 Ratings

432 Ratings

MollByrne ,

Getting me through lockdown

Even just hearing the theme tune of this truly brightens my day!

Jo Welfare ,

Jo Welfare

Literally one of my favourite Podcasts so you can imagine how excited I am that you are all back next week. Can’t wait to hear your take on the world around us again Steve Ali 😍

Jude88* ,

Existentialism made accessible

I think the discussions are great and becoming even more critical. I love that there is something that pulls together the British experience (range of speakers), follows the relationships and, as a result, offers a stimulus for constructive cultural development.

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