Getting Better Acquainted
About This Show
A weekly podcast: Join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. Part interview show, part oral history project and part autobiography through conversation.
British Podcast Award 2017 winner (bronze in Best Interview category)
GBA was nominated for a 2012 Radio Production Award, aired for 3 seasons on Resonance 104.4 FM and was featured on BBC Radio 4's In Pod We Trust, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Helen and Olly's Required Listening and has been recommended by The Guardian, Time Out and the Financial Times.
Most Recent Episode
GBA 334 Donna #2
5 days ago
In GBA 334 we get even better acquainted with Donna. We reflect on and update the first conversation we had for GBA which was recorded in 2012 when we both had very different understandings of ourselves and the world around us. We compare notes on therapy and talk about some of the labels we now have to describe our experiences, in Donna's case dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and OCD, in my case depression and anxiety. Donna talks about her new job advocating for special needs within a school, and how advocating for other people's needs has helped her understand her own, and vice versa. We talk about the unique job that we both used to do working with the under 5's on behalf of the library service and catch up on what has been happening in the 4 years since we last saw each other.
This was our first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-replayed-gba-113-donna
Connecting with the world.
Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/
What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity
Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360
The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/
My Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity
Lee Valley White Water Centre: https://www.gowhitewater.co.uk/
Presents blog: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html
Impostor Syndrome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome
Capital Ring: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/capital-ring
Lea Valley Walk: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/lea-valley
Forty Hall: https://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/
Werther's original: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werther%27s_Original
Walpole Park: http://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/walpole-park
In between generation: Xenniels https://www.vogue.com/article/what-is-a-xennial-definition-attribution
Hasan Minhaj: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasan_Minhaj
The quote I was badly remembering is featured in this piece I wrote: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d772d9c01615
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