9 episodes

Four high-achieving students redefine what it means to be successful beyond the books.

Traditionally, a wooden spoon is given to the person who comes last in a race. Instead of lingering on the failure of coming last, that same wooden spoon can be put to work and become something useful.

The Wooden Spoon is a podcast about success, but more importantly, what success really looks like after you finish school and take on the real world. It's no longer defined by a grade - it's about living a successful life that is unique to you.

The Wooden Spoon Sixteenth Productions

    • Education
    • 4.9, 2K Ratings

Four high-achieving students redefine what it means to be successful beyond the books.

Traditionally, a wooden spoon is given to the person who comes last in a race. Instead of lingering on the failure of coming last, that same wooden spoon can be put to work and become something useful.

The Wooden Spoon is a podcast about success, but more importantly, what success really looks like after you finish school and take on the real world. It's no longer defined by a grade - it's about living a successful life that is unique to you.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2K Ratings
2K Ratings
El Stiles ,

Interesting, easy listening

Whilst not the most wonderful podcast in the world, it is easy to listen to and engaging. I usually put this on whilst on the treadmill and I never find myself checking how longs left as i do with others. As someone who watches studytube (which i imagine is the target audience) the topics where relevant and relateable, Whilst their perspectives were intersting some did contribute more than others (I found this evened out over the episodes, some said more on one week and less the next) I found one of the best bits was it made you think about your own mindsets and ideas which was a nice bit of introspection. Overall not the most mind blowing podcast, but worth the listen!

Luke's girlfriend ,

Wanted to love it but didn’t.

I enjoy watching their videos, so I thought this podcast was going to be great. However it fell short of my expectations. The four of them don’t really work well together. I would rather she a podcast between just Eve and Jack, as I feel like they are more comfortable speaking to each other and have a better dynamic. Eve and Jack are better suited to the discussions due to being a graduate and a second year university student, so it means they have more life experience and knowledge about what university life is like. As a first year Ruby really doesn’t and Jade hasn’t even been to university, so really cannot speak about the subject yet. Ruby is not a good fit due to come across as only wanting to show how smart she is by showing off about how many books she has read and how many quotes she knows. This is off putting and does not add to the discussions. Jade is too preachy and comes off as if she thinks that everything in life is so airy fairy when it really is not. The discussions and topics were also a bit superficial and nothing new or original was really covered by the podcast. I think that this first season should be its last, as only a change in format and presenters could justify it gaining another season.

jayjaymed ,

A Bad Pick n Mix

I am giving this a low rating because it feels like one extra shot at fame for all of them. It often feels like they are using their relative audiences to collectively succeed at a podcast.

This is not a hateful comment, I am simply hoping to criticise constructively.

These individuals are truly entertaining & relatable as video makers but when it comes to discussing major topics, the age-range and experience really is inadequate. The personalities clash at times. The bigger a podcast team is, you run a higher risk of one person at least being disliked from the team making the podcast less efficient and less popular. After all, you are asking your listeners to enjoy your podcast because they enjoy all of your personalities. This shouldn’t be the case. Their personalities make for a great collab in a video.

It can be too ambitious at times – trying to discuss topics they have no sufficient grasp of. There is never sufficient evidence to their claims, it’s all this new generation stuff where an opinion is the best evidence there is.

NOT REALLY.

Having said all that which can come as hard hitting, I particularly enjoy Eve’s discussions. They are insightful. It seems like she is balancing out a group of freshers.

Best of luck to all!

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