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Travel back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up. Recorded live on stage, adults share the weird and wonderful things they wrote as children and teens. Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. The Guardian says "it has much charm," while Splitsider describes GRTTWaK as "equal parts cringe-worthy and cathartic."
RIYL: RISK!, The Moth, Mortified, My Teenage Diary, True Story

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids Dan Misener

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    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Travel back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up. Recorded live on stage, adults share the weird and wonderful things they wrote as children and teens. Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. The Guardian says "it has much charm," while Splitsider describes GRTTWaK as "equal parts cringe-worthy and cathartic."
RIYL: RISK!, The Moth, Mortified, My Teenage Diary, True Story

    "I don't feel like celebrating" (Anniversary Special)

    "I don't feel like celebrating" (Anniversary Special)

    It’s our final episode of season 6, and the 13th anniversary of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. To celebrate, we revisit some of our all-time favourite readings from the archives.
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    Closing theme is “Oh Dear Diary” by Sloan


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    "Hugs and kisses aren't enough" (Toronto)

    "Hugs and kisses aren't enough" (Toronto)

    Holly gets her friends out of jail, Vince lists his favourite things, Peggy crushes on Matthew Perry, and much more. Recorded live at The Royal Cinema in Toronto.
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    • 36 min
    "I'm writing this stark naked" (Montréal)

    "I'm writing this stark naked" (Montréal)

    Dan hates camp, Amanda gets naked in the rain, Ash has a crush on a barista, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.
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    • 33 min
    "Mr. Sexy wears a thong" (Moncton)

    "Mr. Sexy wears a thong" (Moncton)

    Amanda stinks up her school, Kate imagines a US-Canada war, Kayla describes Mr. Sexy, and much more. Recorded live at The Caveau in Moncton.
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    • 33 min
    "I need adventure" (Kitchener)

    "I need adventure" (Kitchener)

    Rachel predicts the future, Tim carries a knife, Sara compares Lucy Maud Montgomery to Stephen King, and much more. Recorded live at TWH Social in Kitchener.
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    • 33 min
    "Kissed by a wet donkey" (Saskatoon)

    "Kissed by a wet donkey" (Saskatoon)

    Corrinne wants a pet gerbil, Heather wants to see balls, Lauryn wants to run away from home, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

podcast_child ,

Wow

Absolutely incredible there’s nothing else like it

Very funny podcast ,

Super funny!

A really hilarious podcast - can't wait for new episodes

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Canned laughter

There is a good idea here but listening to ep 201, the laughter sounded really fake, It took me away from the story. Listen to the moth podcast if you want good story telling.

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