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Getting Better Acquainted

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A weekly podcast: Join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. There are lots of shows about famous people. This is a show about the rest of us. Part interview show, part oral history project, the show was nominated for a 2012 Radio Production Award, goes out regular on Resonance 104.4 FM and was featured on the Radio 5 Live podcast special, Helen and Olly's Required Listening. Listen to over 25,000 radio shows, podcasts and live radio stations for free on your iPhone, iPad, Android and PC. Discover the best of news, entertainment, comedy, sports and talk radio on demand with Stitcher Radio. more
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GBA 172 Sophia Walker

5 days ago61 minutes

In GBA 172 we get better acquainted with Sophia Walker. She talks about going round the world in 8 mistakes, drawing on her experiences of working in the care industry to create a new piece of spoken word theatre, experiencing 9/11 through the wider social context of her international school classmates, filming documentaries in warzones, the etymology of the words and so much more. Sophia plugs: Can't Care, Won't Care 2-24th August 1.40pm at the Banshee Labyrinth: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/420338-cant-care-wont-care/ Around the World in Eight Mistakes 9-24th August at the Pilgrim 5.30pm: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/420579-around-the-world-in-eight-mistakes/ Both shows are part of The Free Fringe. Her first book Opposite the Tour Bus coming out this year from Burning Eye Press Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaWalker Twitter: https://twitter.com/poetwalker I plug: Stand Up Tragedy at the Free Fringe - 7.30pm every day from 2nd-22nd August at the Banshee Labyrinth: www.facebook.com/events/316554115169995/ Sophia Walker will be performing with Stand Up Tragedy on 6th and 23rd. Getting Better Acquainted Live at the Free Fringe 3.15pm every day from 18th-22th August at the Royal Oak: www.facebook.com/events/773670469351784/ We mention: Free Fringe spoken word album: http://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/album/a-maze-of-breaths-spoken-word-at-pbhs-free-fringe Lucy Ayrton: http://www.lucyayrton.co.uk/ Dogstar: http://dogstarbrixton.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Andrea Gibson: http://www.andreagibson.org/ Arts Council: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ Kevin Cadwallender: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/kevin-cadwallender Ted Talks: http://www.ted.com/ BBCQT Watchalong: https://twitter.com/BBCQTWatchalong Moscow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow Washington: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C. Soviet Union: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union UPI: http://www.upi.com/ National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ The Mountain People: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-People-Colin-M-Turnbull/dp/0671640984 David Pluth - Green Peace: http://www.ugpulse.com/heritage/1-on-1-with-national-geographic-photographer-david-pluth/530/ug.aspx IkLand: the worst people in the world http://iklandmovie.com/index.php Boston International Film Festival: http://www.bifilmfestival.com/biffhome.html Hanoi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi George Bush: http

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