Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is a live podcast recording of events held throughout Canada, United States, and Australia. Each podcast features three to four individuals who read stories, poetry, or journal entries from when they were significantly younger.
I can’t say enough good things about this podcast.
Funny enough, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids was the first show that truly made me fall in love with podcasting because it gave me the opportunity to relate with the experiences documented from the speakers.
Light commentary by Dan Meisner is fantastic and keeps the podcast moving. The stories shared are extremely well balanced, hitting on both lighthearted and serious topics. It is extremely well produced, which makes it easy to listen from story to story. One of my favourite parts of the show, and one of its most unique features is the occasional reflections from the speakers after reading their stories/poems/journal entries. It gives an intriguing perspective of how life moves on from what seems like your biggest hurdles at such young ages.
Dan Misener is head of strategy and audience development at Pacific Content, an award-winning podcast agency whose clients include Facebook, Dell Technologies, Mozilla, McAfee, Charles Schwab, Prudential, and Shopify. Prior to joining Pacific Content, Dan spent 10 years at CBC Radio, both on-air and behind-the-scenes. He was a producer on Spark, a show exploring the intersection of technology and culture, as well as a national technology columnist.
Stephanie Andrews is Quill’s Head of Production, where she focuses on creating new shows for brands, finding new ways to grow podcast audiences, and connect our community of freelancers. Her favourite podcasts are The Daily, Overheard at National Geographic, and Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids.