Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids from CBC Radio

Dan Misener invites brave Canadians to read their childhood writing...out loud in front of an audience. Embarrassing, moving, hilarious – all captured live during a 10-city tour.

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Episode 10: Montreal

Reluctantly written thank you notes, a catalog of neighborhood ghosts, and a time capsule letter from 1960. Recorded live at Le Cagibi in Montreal, QC.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:12]

Episode 9: Ottawa

A Star Trek parody, some unconventional wedding plans, and a terrifying story about killer bees. Recorded live at Pressed in Ottawa, ON.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 8: Toronto

Boyfriend checklists, self-righteous rants about the education system, and one fine Italian leather trench coat. Recorded live at The Garrison in Toronto, ON.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 7: Winnipeg

A poem about pickles, a twin sister diary duel, and cat-obsessed pre-teen fiction. Recorded live at the King's Head Pub in Winnipeg, MB.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 6: Fredericton

A family obsessed with underwear, kindness to animals, and angst-filled LiveJournal entries. Recorded live at the Cedar Tree Cafe in Fredericton, NB.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 5: Halifax

Science fairs, snobby cousins, and training bras. Recorded live at The Company House in Halifax, NS.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 4: Regina

Poems about fruit, stories about world domination, and a 4H speech about bunnies. Recorded live at The Artful Dodger in Regina, SK.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 3: St. John's

Sibling rivalry, backhanded compliments, and werewolves. Recorded live at The Rocket Room in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 2: Calgary

Teenage mermaid fantasies, passive-aggressive notes to mom, and a new diet to help you gain weight. Recorded live at Broken City Social Club in Calgary, AB.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]

Episode 1: Vancouver

Broken hearts, summer vacations, and ninjas traveling down BC's Sunshine Coast. Recorded live at Little Mountain Gallery in Vancouver, BC.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:29]