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Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up

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Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up

iTunes Ratings

465 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Great Podcast!!!🙂🙃

By Moon_Bear - Nov 25 2019
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I got all my friends into listening to this!!! Love it and hope there’s more episodes to come!!!

Soogood

By pizzzaz!!!! - Nov 14 2019
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#soooooooogooodkeepitcoming!!!!!!😛😛😛😛

iTunes Ratings

465 Ratings
Average Ratings
424
16
7
5
13

Great Podcast!!!🙂🙃

By Moon_Bear - Nov 25 2019
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I got all my friends into listening to this!!! Love it and hope there’s more episodes to come!!!

Soogood

By pizzzaz!!!! - Nov 14 2019
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#soooooooogooodkeepitcoming!!!!!!😛😛😛😛
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Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

Latest release on Dec 30, 2019

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Remembering the good, the bad, and the awkward parts of growing up

Rank #1: "My hand was all the way on her butt" (Halifax)

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Dead chickens, embarrassing erections, and a childhood overdose of vitamin C. Recorded live at The Company House in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Jan 12 2015

32mins

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Rank #2: "Kissed by a wet donkey" (Saskatoon)

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Corrinne wants a pet gerbil, Heather wants to see balls, Lauryn wants to run away from home, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.

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Oct 21 2019

28mins

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Rank #3: "Passion at its finest" (Valentine's Day special)

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From secret crushes to breakup poems, raging hormones to long distance love letters... it's a very special episode of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids dedicated to love, romance, and the awkward, awesome things things that can happen when kids fall in, and out of love.

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Feb 11 2019

52mins

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Rank #4: "Technically, I'm a witch" (Chicago)

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Danielle sings about arithmetic, Lydia remembers her grandfather, Robbie writes a letter to the universe, and much more. Recorded live in Chicago.

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Apr 23 2018

34mins

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Rank #5: "Punk rock is today’s revolution" (Victoria)

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Julia picks up a hitchhiker, Mitra goes to a dance, Doug gets scientific, and much more. Recorded live at the Victoria Event Centre in Victoria.

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Jan 14 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: "Who needs boobs? I don't." (Edmonton)

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Jamie lists things (and people) she hates, Nora and Stanley find love in the feminine hygiene aisle, Carlito writes a song about girl repellent, and much more. Recorded live at the Mercury Room in Edmonton, AB.

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Aug 29 2016

32mins

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Rank #7: "We only want each other for the kissing" (Toronto)

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Emilia recounts her first kiss, Michelle tries to guilt her parents, Natalie recognizes the importance of eye health, and much more. Recorded live at the Royal Cinema in Toronto.

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Oct 07 2019

33mins

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Rank #8: "My new nickname is 'mouth'"(Toronto)

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A bald eagle, war between Canada and China, and lots of French kissing. Recorded live at The Garrison in Toronto, Ontario.

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Jan 18 2015

33mins

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Rank #9: "No better than a rag" (Yellowknife)

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Jane explains the miracle of sponges, Chris tells the tale of a mischievous elf, Emily has an incident on the monkey bars, and much more. Recorded live at the Black Knight in Yellowknife.

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Jan 28 2019

29mins

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Rank #10: "People are becoming fanatical about computers" (Saskatoon)

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Sarah makes rules for her future children, Val recaps the early 1980s, Cody reads a spooky Choose Your Own Adventure-style story, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.

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May 07 2018

31mins

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Rank #11: "Your bum, my pillow" (Winnipeg)

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Brigette puts her heart on eBay, Kyra warns snoopers, Radean obsesses about bubble gum, and much more. Recorded live at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg.

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Apr 09 2018

36mins

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Rank #12: "Wieners are stupid and so is health class" (Ottawa)

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A champion high-jumping snake, an underwhelming sex ed class, and what it's like to work in a cemetery. Recorded live at Yuk Yuk's in Ottawa, ON. ## Links ## Rate GRTTWaK in iTunes: http://goo.gl/pi3Ek3 Join the mailing list: http://goo.gl/4y38tp Upcoming live events: http://goo.gl/RHnTv6 Photos from our Ottawa event: https://goo.gl/GoAGHS Twitter: http://twitter.com/GRTTWaK Instagram: http://instagram.com/GRTTWaK Facebook: http://facebook.com/grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids

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Oct 25 2015

30mins

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Rank #13: "Atomic fart blasts" (Halifax)

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Amy laments being a pre-teen, Krista writes a letter to her future self, Carolyn’s rabbit dies, and much more. Recorded live at The Carleton in Halifax.

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Sep 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #14: "Get down and party" (Woodford)

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Jemma tricks her grandma, Mark writes a rap song, Glen fights a skeleton, and much more. Recorded live at the Woodford Folk Festival.

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Mar 11 2019

29mins

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Rank #15: "My mom is nice. My dad is OK." (Windsor)

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Nellie crushes on fictional characters, Dan plays spin the bottle, Rachel learns a history lesson, and much more. Recorded live at The Rondo in Windsor, ON.

This episode is brought to you by the CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge. Register to step up and stay up at: http://onebravenight.ca/grownups

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Mar 13 2017

33mins

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Rank #16: "A couple of popped-out eyeballs" (Winnipeg)

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Plans for revenge, poetry about chicken pox, and and backhanded compliments in the form of career advice. Recorded live at the Kings's Head Pub in Winnipeg, MB. ## Links ## Rate GRTTWaK in iTunes: https://goo.gl/xbWjGw Join the mailing list: http://goo.gl/5hXrNw Upcoming live events: http://goo.gl/Tvo07W Photos from our Winnipeg event: https://goo.gl/IVRPW8 Twitter: http://twitter.com/GRTTWaK Instagram: http://instagram.com/GRTTWaK Facebook: http://facebook.com/grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids

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Oct 11 2015

28mins

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Rank #17: "Hunting for Yowies" (Woodford)

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Kate tries to drop her boyfriend, Sax hunts Yowies, Oliver debunks the concept of true love, and much more. Recorded live at the Woodford Folk Festival.

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Feb 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #18: "I don't even know what hormones are!" (Windsor)

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Hot dog obsession, Canada-U.S. relations, and falling in love with a waiter. Recorded live at Phog Lounge in Windsor, Ontario. ## Links ## Upcoming live shows: http://goo.gl/XsQENQ GRTTWaK mailing list: http://goo.gl/xcgA6f Dan's journal soundtrack: http://rd.io/x/QIF1L4OhnQ/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/grttwak Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids

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Jan 26 2015

32mins

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Rank #19: "Hello there, big boy" (Toronto)

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John feels funny about Christmas carols, Roger moves to Canada, Esther writes mandatory letters from camp, and much more. Recorded live in Toronto at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema as part of the inaugural Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

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Dec 19 2016

34mins

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Rank #20: "The first time I'd seen a real one" (Yellowknife)

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Maureen contemplates losing her virginity, Rajiv writes a lullabye about the Iran-Contra affair, Kimberley shares a steamy shower scene, and much more. Recorded live at the Black Knight Pub in Yellowknife, NWT.

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Sep 12 2016

28mins

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"I don't feel like celebrating" (Anniversary Special)

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It’s our final episode of season 6, and the 13th anniversary of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. To celebrate, we revisit some of our all-time favourite readings from the archives.

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Dec 30 2019

1hr 6mins

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"Hugs and kisses aren't enough" (Toronto)

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Holly gets her friends out of jail, Vince lists his favourite things, Peggy crushes on Matthew Perry, and much more. Recorded live at The Royal Cinema in Toronto.

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Dec 16 2019

36mins

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"I'm writing this stark naked" (Montréal)

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Dan hates camp, Amanda gets naked in the rain, Ash has a crush on a barista, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.

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Dec 02 2019

33mins

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"Mr. Sexy wears a thong" (Moncton)

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Amanda stinks up her school, Kate imagines a US-Canada war, Kayla describes Mr. Sexy, and much more. Recorded live at The Caveau in Moncton.

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Nov 18 2019

33mins

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"I need adventure" (Kitchener)

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Rachel predicts the future, Tim carries a knife, Sara compares Lucy Maud Montgomery to Stephen King, and much more. Recorded live at TWH Social in Kitchener.

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Nov 04 2019

33mins

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"Kissed by a wet donkey" (Saskatoon)

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Corrinne wants a pet gerbil, Heather wants to see balls, Lauryn wants to run away from home, and much more. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon.

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Oct 21 2019

28mins

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"We only want each other for the kissing" (Toronto)

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Emilia recounts her first kiss, Michelle tries to guilt her parents, Natalie recognizes the importance of eye health, and much more. Recorded live at the Royal Cinema in Toronto.

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Oct 07 2019

33mins

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"Atomic fart blasts" (Halifax)

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Amy laments being a pre-teen, Krista writes a letter to her future self, Carolyn’s rabbit dies, and much more. Recorded live at The Carleton in Halifax.

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Sep 23 2019

36mins

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"Hottie Hunter" (Victoria)

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Marissa goes hottie hunting, Anna dislikes piano lessons, Jeni writes an unauthorized sequel to a 1964 young adult novel, and much more. Recorded live at the Victoria Event Centre in Victoria.

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Sep 09 2019

30mins

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"Mr. Sexy Legs" (Vancouver)

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Carol watches Titanic, Alan shares a pun-filled geography lesson, Ev contemplates success and failure, and much more. Recorded live at The York Theatre in Vancouver.

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Aug 26 2019

36mins

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"A burning furnace of hatred" (Victoria)

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Zebariah hates Bill Gates, Haidee hates two of her friends, Loreen gives her sister a very unusual birthday card, and much more. Recorded live at the Victoria Event Centre in Victoria.

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Aug 12 2019

30mins

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"I thought my mom was an alien" (Toronto)

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Luke wants a pet, Holly goes to a teen dance, Suzan grieves for a llama, and much more. Recorded live at The Royal Cinema in Toronto.

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Jul 29 2019

33mins

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"I love oral hygiene" (Fredericton)

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Brittany investigates a bank robbery, Mike can’t do yo-yo tricks, Ashley wants to pierce her tongue, and much more. Recorded live at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton.

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Jul 15 2019

35mins

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🇨🇦 “The Great White North” (Canada Day special)

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To celebrate Canada Day this July 1, it’s a very special episode full of childhood and teenage writing about our home and native land. Letters to Canadian prime ministers, encounters with Canadian wildlife, a harsh introduction to Canadian weather, and much more.

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Jul 01 2019

47mins

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"How dirty are you?" (Montréal)

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Cora stalks a boy, Jeff puts an unusual spin on a classic children’s story, Eliza learns about personification, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.

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Jun 17 2019

31mins

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"The worst mistake of my whole entire life" (Edmonton)

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Anna documents her first kiss, Laura regrets shoplifting, Eloise wants to rid the world of communism, and much more. Recorded live at The Rec Room in Edmonton.

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Jun 03 2019

30mins

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"My hormones were flying" (Regina)

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Kate writes poems about Prince William, Lynette describes her first kiss, Hannah’s brothers fart in her room, and much more. Recorded live at The Artesian in Regina.

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May 20 2019

38mins

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"Mom, put on some clothes!" (Calgary)

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Hannah asks God an important question, Chris’s brother comes home, Marta loses her virginity, and much more. Recorded live at the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

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May 06 2019

38mins

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"Puberty has taken her" (Montréal)

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Nisha gets drunk, Danielle falls in love on the bus, nobody eats the fish Jonah caught, and much more. Recorded live at La Sala Rossa in Montréal.

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Apr 22 2019

31mins

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"Let the devil take my soul" (Winnipeg)

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Carley writes a postcard to a famous musician, Rheannon gets her heart broken, Sara shares a moral tale about wishes, and much more. Recorded live at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg.

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Apr 08 2019

30mins

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iTunes Ratings

465 Ratings
Average Ratings
424
16
7
5
13

Great Podcast!!!🙂🙃

By Moon_Bear - Nov 25 2019
Read more
I got all my friends into listening to this!!! Love it and hope there’s more episodes to come!!!

Soogood

By pizzzaz!!!! - Nov 14 2019
Read more
#soooooooogooodkeepitcoming!!!!!!😛😛😛😛