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For most of us, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest lasting of our lives, sometimes spanning 80 or 90 years. Sibling relationships come before friendships or romances, and usually outlive any links with our parents. On Relatively, Catherine Carr will bring siblings together to talk about the connections they have with each other as adults, as well as what it was like growing up. But she'll also talk to them separately, to get a private take on the relationship. Expect nostalgia, honesty and lots of teasing.


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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 154 Ratings

For most of us, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest lasting of our lives, sometimes spanning 80 or 90 years. Sibling relationships come before friendships or romances, and usually outlive any links with our parents. On Relatively, Catherine Carr will bring siblings together to talk about the connections they have with each other as adults, as well as what it was like growing up. But she'll also talk to them separately, to get a private take on the relationship. Expect nostalgia, honesty and lots of teasing.


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    52 | Tom Ward & Charlie Ward

    52 | Tom Ward & Charlie Ward

    Award winning comedian Tom Ward and his sister Charlie (Char-Lart) share a lot of things: a belief that we should take climate change more seriously; an ability to hold a tune and the traumas that surviving a childhood in a fundamental church (and for a short but damaging time a cult) left behind. The bond created by that experience is a 'gift' of sorts. The pair are incredibly close and despite living 200 miles apart are in constant contact. We talk about that but also about Harold and Madge from 'Neighbours', teenage kicks and a brush with the law. PS Listen *right* to the end ....
    Tickets for Tom's excellent Edinburgh festival show 'Anthem' are HERE
    Our sponsor for this third season of Relatively is Findmypast, the exclusive online home of the 1921 Census. Joining Findmypast gives you access to a unique snapshot of life one hundred years ago. Plus, with extensive British and Irish records and fascinating newspaper archives, you can answer those burning questions you have about your family, your past and yourself. Where will your past take you? Join Findmypast to find out.
    25% off any subscription on findmypast.co.uk using the discount code: RELATIVELY25
    Simply enter the code at checkout and the discount will be applied. Offer ends 31st July

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    • 37 min
    51 | Dr Nighat Arif & Irfan Arif

    51 | Dr Nighat Arif & Irfan Arif

    Dr Nighat Arif and her little brother Irfan Arif came to the UK from Pakistan as children. Now Nighat works as a GP and is the resident doctor on BBC and ITV. Irfan is a criminal barrister. They have 3 younger (equally successful) siblings, too. "We are basically the migrant dream!" In this episode Nighat and Irfan talk about resilience, setting a good example, creating a village, the value of education .. as well as terrible careers advice, Tintin and the Spice Girls.
    Our sponsor for this third season of Relatively is Findmypast, the exclusive online home of the 1921 Census. Joining Findmypast gives you access to a unique snapshot of life one hundred years ago. Plus, with extensive British and Irish records and fascinating newspaper archives, you can answer those burning questions you have about your family, your past and yourself. Where will your past take you? Join Findmypast to find out.
    25% off any subscription on findmypast.co.uk using the discount code: RELATIVELY25 - Simply enter the code at checkout and the discount will be applied
    *Offer ends 31st July*

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    • 35 min
    50 | 🏳️‍🌈 Our 50th episode celebrates 50 years of Pride in the UK! 🏳️‍🌈

    50 | 🏳️‍🌈 Our 50th episode celebrates 50 years of Pride in the UK! 🏳️‍🌈

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK , we present a collection of stories moments and memories from guests on the podcast who talked about their identities with their siblings. Stories from Westminster, the North of England in the 80's, the Millennium Eve and school days under Section 28. Memories of brothers and sisters supporting each other and providing unconditional love, even when the world could be a bit tough. Contributions from: Gok and Kwoklyn Wan; Angela and Maria Eagle MPs; drag queen Divina De Campo and Carys Cliffe and interior designers and TV presenters Edward and Sophie Robinson.
    Our sponsor for this third season of Relatively is Findmypast, the exclusive online home of the 1921 Census.
    They have published a helpful blog about researching your LGBTQIA+ ancestors HERE
    An article about coming out to your siblings is HERE
    Joining Findmypast gives you access to a unique snapshot of life one hundred years ago. Plus, with extensive British and Irish records and fascinating newspaper archives, you can answer those burning questions you have about your family, your past and yourself. Where will your past take you? Join Findmypast to find out.

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    • 29 min
    49 | Lewis Goodall & Megan Goodall

    49 | Lewis Goodall & Megan Goodall

    Lewis and Megan grew up in Birmingham in a busy household, where both parents worked shifts and it is fair to say the “ chalk and cheese” duo took a while to form a close relationship. Lewis went to Oxford to university leaving Megan at home to support their mum though some mental health difficulties, which was "tough". In this episode we talk about that and about ace grandads, being a podgy kid, your mates thinking your mum is fit, The Crystal Maze as well as taking advantage of your sibling and learning to depend on them, too.
    Our sponsor for this third season of Relatively is Findmypast, the exclusive online home of the 1921 Census. Joining Findmypast gives you access to a unique snapshot of life one hundred years ago. Plus, with extensive British and Irish records and fascinating newspaper archives, you can answer those burning questions you have about your family, your past and yourself. Where will your past take you? Join Findmypast to find out - until July 31st, listeners can get 25% off any subscription with the code RELATIVELY25. Enter the code at the checkout.

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    • 27 min
    48 | Jen Baldwin & Find My Past

    48 | Jen Baldwin & Find My Past

    Jen Baldwin was introduced to family history when was about 10 and has been obsessed ever since. Inspired by stories told to her by her Grandma, she now has a career in genealogy and loves spending her days "delving into the history of humanity one person at a time". In this episode she picks her three favourite stories from this series of Relatively - from Kit De Waal and Dean O' Loughlin , Sophie and Edward Robinson and Jean and Pat Owtram: stories of squished potatoes, chemists, Barons, dog licenses and Bronze Age urns.. and she tells Catherine a heartbreaking siblings story from the pews of a church in Northern England to the shores of California USA, via two World Wars.
    There is 25% off any subscription on findmypast.co.uk for RELATIVELY listeners using the discount code: RELATIVELY25 Simply enter the code at checkout and the discount will be applied. Offer ends 31st July
    Findmypast is the exclusive online home of the 1921 Census. Joining Findmypast gives you access to a unique snapshot of life one hundred years ago. Plus, with extensive British and Irish records and fascinating newspaper archives, you can answer those burning questions you have about your family, your past and yourself. Where will your past take you? Join Findmypast to find out.

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    • 24 min
    47 | Poorna bell & Priya Joi

    47 | Poorna bell & Priya Joi

    Poorna and Priya or 'Poobles' and 'Preebles' were born in Kent but spent a chunk of their childhood apart, with Priya in India and Poorna in the UK. the pair are very close and work on being friends as well as sisters - providing support to each other through bereavement, motherhood and their careers. In this episode they talk about sibling separation, manky gym kit, last minute packing and daily voice note habits. Priya’s book on motherhood, race and identity is out in Spring 2023 and Poorna’s award winning book Stronger  is out in paperback now.  
    TW: suicide
    Our sponsor for this third season of Relatively is Findmypast, the exclusive online home of the 1921 Census. Joining Findmypast gives you access to a unique snapshot of life one hundred years ago. Plus, with extensive British and Irish records and fascinating newspaper archives, you can answer those burning questions you have about your family, your past and yourself. Where will your past take you? Join Findmypast to find out.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

kelly ,

Middle child

My brothers and sister handing me over to a gang of travellers, I kid you not…

Janny_C ,

A gem

I listen to quite a lot of podcasts and was delighted to have been directed to this one and found a new “can’t wait for the next pod to drop one” -it’s a compelling concept and I’m loving learning about the guests. I enjoy the way Catherine elicits the essence of the siblings relationship with right mixture of realism, history and humour. Well worth subscribing!

parsnip2011 ,

Really enjoyable

Catherine interviews siblings together and separately making for really interesting insights.

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