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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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    • 4.8 • 515 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

4.8 out of 5
515 Ratings

515 Ratings

Supercalifragilistic123 ,

The best

Thank you for keeping me company while I work! This podcast is moving and funny. And promotes empathy. I couldn't like it more.

Meme-addicted human .-. ,

YES.

I love this show! This is my all-time favorite podcast but I’m kind of bummed they stopped the show. 10/10

mbarclay1982 ,

Oh the nostalgia!!

First let me say I am INCREDIBLY BUMMED that I can no longer listen to any episodes….. please make them available again???
Secondly… listening to this podcast reminded me of when I was young and would journal. I would have some of those same feelings about life and love and things in general. The ability to laugh at some of the awkwardness and emotional writings you did as a child is something I do when I go through my old things.
Not to mention that although I am in America, I grew up in northern Maine and hearing a Canadian accent is like being home. ❤️❤️

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