9 episodes

What's your Nanecdote? Did your Nan have Gran Designs? Was she more a Nandoze? Stand By Your Nan is part discussion, part show, all Super Nan, with writer/comedian Rachel Sambrooks. Co-produced with Steve Keyworth with music by Lewis Barfoot. Arts Council England funded.

Stand by Your Nan with Rachel Sambrooks Rachel Sambrooks

    • Society & Culture

What's your Nanecdote? Did your Nan have Gran Designs? Was she more a Nandoze? Stand By Your Nan is part discussion, part show, all Super Nan, with writer/comedian Rachel Sambrooks. Co-produced with Steve Keyworth with music by Lewis Barfoot. Arts Council England funded.

    Episode 8 : Compilation Tape

    Episode 8 : Compilation Tape

    The final episode of the Stand By Your Nan podcast is a short compilation of stories sent in to me, including Maggy Whitehouse, Craig Deeley and more. Thank you so much to the participants and to everyone for listening. 


     


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    • 15 min
    Episode 7: Nandy Warhol with Holborn Community Association

    Episode 7: Nandy Warhol with Holborn Community Association

    Stories and sharing grandmother stories with writer Rachel Sambrooks. The final part of my Nan's story looks at life long learning, with guests from a storytelling workshop I ran with Holborn Community Association. 


     


    Thanks to Hazel East from Holborn Community Association and all the participants. 


     


    Stand By Your Nan is funded by Project Grants from the National Lottery and Arts Council England. Thank you for listening! 


     


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    • 19 min
    Episode 6: Granny Yoda with Ishi Khan-Jackson

    Episode 6: Granny Yoda with Ishi Khan-Jackson

    This episode is all about the wise women in our lives, my Nan's spooky stories and a guest interview with comedian and laughter yoga practitioner Ishi Khan-Jackson. 


     


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    Stand By Your Nan was written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, with music by Lewis Barfoot and co-produced with Steve Keyworth. Supported by Arts Council England with a National Lottery Project Grant. 

    • 45 min
    Episode 5: Gran British Bake Off

    Episode 5: Gran British Bake Off

    Did you learn to cook with your Gran? I'm keeping it in the family this episode as my artist cousin Jacqui Calladine joins me to bake Shrewsbury Cakes and talk about my Nan Eve, creating art, moving with the seasons and how to value being wild and creative. 


    Bake along with the recipe from Great Step Gran Alice's recipe book! 


    Shrewsbury Cakes


    1/4lb butter, 1 egg, 1/4lb caster sugar, 1/2 lb flour, flavouring. 


    Cream butter and sugar, add beaten egg, warm flour and add. Roll out thinly and cut out with fancy cutter. Bake 20 mins in a slow oven. 


     


    Stand by Your Nan is written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks with thanks to co producer Steve Keyworth, music from Lewis Barfoot and funding from Arts Council England. 


     


     

    • 36 min
    Episode 4: Frosty the Snow Nan with Craig Deeley

    Episode 4: Frosty the Snow Nan with Craig Deeley

    With special guest Craig Deeley. Nostalgia for Christmas is high on my list of Nan memories, in this episode we learn all about walnuts and how I became a Christmas man. Enjoy a Christmas jolly in the middle of the summer, because there's always time for a bit of peace, love and goodwill to all grans. 


    Contains alcohol references and quite a lot of 1980s references too.  


    Stand By Your Nan was written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, with music by Lewis Barfoot and co-produced with Steve Keyworth. Supported by Arts Council England with a National Lottery Project Grant. 


     

    • 32 min
    Episode 3: Who Do You Think You Are Arr Rach?

    Episode 3: Who Do You Think You Are Arr Rach?

    Episode 3 features an interview with special guest comedian Steve Day. Talking about legacies, memoir, who you think you are and the extraordinary lengths we go to, to avoid being ordinary. What do we leave when we go? 


    The interview was recorded during lockdown over Zoom and there may be some audio distortion. 


    Stand By Your Nan was written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, with music by Lewis Barfoot and co-produced with Steve Keyworth. Supported by Arts Council England with a National Lottery Project Grant. 

    • 43 min

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