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Talking Teenage Life

39 EpisodesProduced by Rose CourteenWebsite

“Talking Teenage Life” is a podcast where teenager, Rose Courteen, interviews adults about the lessons they’ve learnt and the stories their lives have told since they too were a teenager. Rose meets with people of all different ages, with backgrounds in sport, business, and the arts. They’ll talk ab… read more

39 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Question 4 - What do I want to do?

November 14th, 2022


This question may seem like it should be the last one of the series, but as we've mentioned before, all these questions are pieces for a jigsaw …

Question 3 - What am I actually good at? - The Debate

October 24th, 2022


In this episode, we are joined by three other teenagers who help us tackle Trevor Waldock's question of what am I actually good at. This question seems very simple and straightforward but proves to be harder to answer …

Question 3 - What am I actually good at?

October 17th, 2022


What have you written for your story so far? What have you achieved?

We all have stories to tell right? Yours may feel insignificant now but all great stories have to start somewhere.

In this episode, we delve into the …

Question 2 - Where do I want to change the world - The Debate

October 10th, 2022


Sometimes, it can feel like there isn't a chance of changing the world in our own desired way, which is why this question seems so hard to answer.

Can we really have an impact on the world and on the people around us?

Question 2 -Where do I want to change the world?

October 3rd, 2022


What impact do you want to have on the world?

This seems like a very rhetorical question, as you would never be able to live out your answer. …

Question 1 - What do I love? - The Debate

September 26th, 2022


What do you love?

I'm guesing that the answer can be as varied as loving a friend or family member to pepperoni pizza. Love is such a broad term.

So whilst the question of 'what do you love' seems like a question with a …

Question 1 - What do I love?

September 20th, 2022


What do you love? 

This question may sounds really simple and easy to answer, but is it? Do you truly know where all your energy is focused? Is it …

Introducing the Guests

September 12th, 2022


This new Podcast series - The Seven Questions to Create your Future - has two halves.

In the first, social entrepreneur and author, Trevor Waldock, discusses the questions he believes are critical in helping teens …

The Seven Questions to Create your Future

September 5th, 2022


Currently we are living in a time of climate crisis , economic difficulty and a war in Europe.

The future is always so uncertain but it seems even …

Let's talk about ... Dating

September 26th, 2021


Dating these days has become more complex due to social media and reality TV shows with the image that is presented on them. Yet dating is something that most of us do during our teenage years and probably for the first …

Let's talk about ... Bullying

September 12th, 2021


 Bullying is one of the toughest things to deal with and it occurs in our teenage years regularly.

On this episode, Rose will chat to her guests …

Let's talk about ... Mental Health

August 1st, 2021


Mental Health is cuurrently considered the toughest and most challenging part of teenage life. 

At the moment, it is a prime topic in the news with three major sports competitors, including Naomi Osaka, taking a break …

Let's talk about ... Friendship

July 18th, 2021


With the use of social media, we can have hundreds and hundreds of 'friends', even if we have never actually met or spoken to them. 

On this episode today, we will delve into what creates real and lasting friendships …

Let's talk about ... Body Image

July 4th, 2021


Negative body image is a huge issue that many teenagers struggle with.

Research shows that 40% of teenagers felt that images on social media caused them to worry about their body image.

In this podcast, with the help of …

Let's talk about ... Faith

June 20th, 2021


How important is faith to teenagers today?

We are living in a world where church attendance is in decline whilst the average age of those who do attend is going up. However, in a post pandemic world, where due to social …

Let's talk about ... Family Life

June 6th, 2021


Currently in the modern world, family life is different for everyone. Parents can include step-parents and as a whole, family life is becoming more …

Let's talk about ... Leadership

May 23rd, 2021


In this first episode of a new series, Rose is joined by some fellow teenagers and a leadership specialist to have a round table discussion about leadership. Can we all lead or are there really those who are born …

Series 3 Introductory Podcast

May 22nd, 2021


Welcome to series three of the Talking Teenage Life Podcast!

A lot has changed since the last series: we have a sponsor - Paddy and Scott's coffee - and we also have a new different format. For this series I am joined …

Trevor Waldock

October 4th, 2020


If you're looking for a story to prove that A level results don't determine your future success, then Trevor Waldock's story could be the one. After …

Scott Russell

September 20th, 2020


Scott Russell has always been attracted to selling things. From a young boy selling conkers in the school playground to now selling over 30,000 cups …

Brian Alabaster

September 6th, 2020


Brian Alabaster is a sculptor who works across the country. He was commissioned by Hereford County Council to create the life - sized sculpture of …

Sue Anstiss

August 23rd, 2020


From competing as a triathlete for Team GB through to running her own PR agency, Sue Anstiss has a passion for sport. Actually, she has a passion for women in sport. In this podcast we discuss what needs to happen to …

Michelle Owen

August 9th, 2020


Even as a teenager, Michelle Owen was always prepared to challenge stereotypes. Her love of football has always been with her and when she was forced …

Hazel Harrison

July 26th, 2020


Dr Hazel Harrison is a clinical psychologist who studies the brain. In this fascinating podcast you can listen to Hazel talking about how we can get …

Jen Lambra-Stokes

July 12th, 2020


Imagine racing across the world for around 54 days and then being a few seconds short of winning £20,000? 

Jen Lambra-Stokes was part of the BBC Race Across the World series with her husband Rob. In this podcast, she …

Colin Tapscott

June 28th, 2020


Colin Tapscott is someone I have known almost all my life and is a close friend of my family. I wanted to interview him for this podcast because he …

Amelia Reynolds

June 14th, 2020


BBC Look East presenter, Amelia Reynolds, talks to us about her career in journalism. We also learn about her life as a teenager, gap year travelling …

Sandra Hartley

May 31st, 2020


This is the first episode of series 2 in Talking Teenage Life. 

From relocating from the country of her birth, to setting up her own Dance School …

Bridget McIntyre

July 7th, 2019


In this podcast, the last of our first series, we interview Bridget McIntyre. From struggling at school to leading a large blue chip organisation to …

Matt Levett

June 23rd, 2019


In a recent RE lesson, we all got the chance to imagine the questions we would want to ask a Christian. There were some great questions; what is …

Matt Prittchett

June 9th, 2019


Imagine having to be funny everyday. Matt Prittchett is 'Matt' the Daily Telegraph's cartoonist and everyday he has to produce a cartoon for the front page. He talks about the creative process that he goes through each …

Mel Menhams

May 26th, 2019


From surviving being caught up in an earthquake whilst on a gap year, through to her personal crusade to combat the climate crisis, Mel’s story is a fascinating listen. She has now set up her own plastic-free mobile and …

Vicci Chalk

May 12th, 2019


In this podcast Vicci and I talked about how her parents divorced at an early age and how she coped with having step-parents. We also talked about …

Sue Piddock-Jones

April 28th, 2019


In this podcast we talk to Sue Piddock-Jones about her life in teaching and dance. Sue talks about going back to University after she'd started work. …

Cathie Sabin

April 14th, 2019


After a career in teaching and a life in tennis, Cathie ended up becoming the first ever female President of the LTA. Her time in that role meant she …

Stuart Dunn

March 31st, 2019


Having grown up in Shrewsbury, Stuart's dream as a teenager was to be a football commentator on his home town team. Now in his 40's he has commentated on over 1,000 games for Shrewsbury Town on Radio Shropshire. He has …

Zoe Bolton

March 17th, 2019


There is so much to admire about Zoe and you will find her interview fascinating and enlightening. Zoe is now off to Africa on a year long adventure. We talk about faith, university choices and how to deal with your …

Helen Piddock Jones

March 3rd, 2019


In this, the very first edition of the Talking Teenage Life podcast series, Helen Piddock-Jones encourages teenagers to go for every opportunity they have.

Helen has enjoyed a varied career, from being a barrister to …

Series 1 & 2 Introductory Episode

February 24th, 2019


Here is an introduction to Talking Teenage Life podcast. Hear some of the interviews and get an overview of what this podcast is all about

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