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Stories about the past and future versions of ourselves and what we want to tell them. Hosts Maria, Steph and Sophie speak to people who have recently received a letter from their past self, to ask if life turned out as they expected. Guests unravel their most personal thoughts with three strangers, and find the beauty in the everyday. #HopeThisFindsMeWell is an editaudio original.
 
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When you get this, you'll know what I'm talking about: Kim, a future best-selling author* in the Philippines, writes to herself days after a holiday romance in Vietnam came to its natural conclusion. In one of the season’s most visual, dream-like letters, Kim immortalizes moped rides in the rain, and all-encompassing joy tinged with sadness. While …
 
Good luck, future me. I hope you feel more certain: Noah, a high school senior in Illinois, is writing to organise his thoughts. Considering ideas of gender and where his identity might fit on the spectrum, Noah’s letter is full of questions for his future self. Now, as that slightly older person, Noah shares how the answers weren’t as important as…
 
I'm forever changed, you are forever changed: Nataya, a communications student at Washington State University, is writing to capture the anger and inspiration she feels after a powerful day of learning. Her curiosity piqued by an inspirational teacher, Nataya realizes the privilege her education affords her, and is determined to never stop reading …
 
You can still do all the things your heart aches for: Nicholas, a Marketing and Media Director in Colorado, is writing a letter for his 30th Birthday. But far from celebration, Nicholas’ mind is full of worry. What does faith look like when the church condemns him? Will he be rejected by those closest to him for living authentically? Will he ever b…
 
I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you. I love you: Jessica, a teacher in New York, writes to preserve the memory of losing her mother. Guilt-ridden and grieving, Jessica confesses to her mom how she lied to protect her, why she kept her voicemails, and what she’d give now to go out and run the errands she used to resent. In today’s convers…
 
Hope all goes well and you're not too grey or fat: Rory, a new dad in Kilkenny, Ireland, is writing to himself 7 weeks into fatherhood. A first baby and a new job; Rory finds life as he knew it quickly slipping away. Speaking to hosts Sophie, Steph, and Maria 10 years later, Rory reflects on the fear he had for his future, who gets baby-naming prio…
 
The one thing about love is it doesn’t run out!: Marie, an accountant in her 50s living in the Midwest of America, is writing to her future self and telling us the realities we often don’t see in the media. Does debt-free living actually exist? Can you heal a marriage after an affair? What is sex in your 50s really like? Hosts Steph Colbourn, Sophi…
 
It's fun to hope that things stay the same: Madison, an Eating Disorder Prevention Advocate in Iowa, is writing to herself to preserve her contentment, and remind Future Madison of all she’s achieved in the past year. Hosts Steph, Sophie, and Maria talk with Madison about moving away from home, learning to love our bodies and look after our minds, …
 
You are a queen to me, and I send nothing but love and reverence to you: Jenn, an entrepreneur in Oregon, is writing to herself in a rare moment of peace, before the garbage trucks and her abusive partner return and kick up the dust once more. Now, three years later, she shares how overcoming the challenges in her letter - as well as yoga and weed …
 
Change the world sir, and love like crazy: Marlo, a public speaker in Barbados, writes to his future self off the back of a breakup and on the brink of another big move. Hosts Steph, Sophie and Maria discuss what ‘home’ really means, hear Marlo’s philosophy on expectation-free-dating, how to make friends as an adult, and why he went for coffee with…
 
With hope, love and with whatever emotion is left in you: Bella, a recent highschool grad in Utah, is writing her future self encouraging messages during a global pandemic. Hosts Steph, Sophie and Maria talk to her about maintaining friendships during COVID, living in such a polarizing political state, and finding strength in yourself. Her letter s…
 
The one thing about love is it doesn’t run out: Marie, an accountant in her 50s living in the Midwest of America, is writing to her future self and telling us the realities we often don’t see in the media. Does debt-free living actually exist? Can you heal a marriage after an affair? What is sex in your 50s really like? Hosts Steph Colbourn, Sophie…
 
Stories about the past and future versions of ourselves and what we want to tell them. Hosts Maria, Steph and Sophie speak to people who have recently received a letter from their past self, to ask if life turned out as they expected. Guests unravel their most personal thoughts with three strangers, and find the beauty in the everyday. #HopeThisFin…
 
We kick off the series with an exploration of community. How is Library of Things connecting neighbours? And can it help solve the problem of loneliness in our capital city? Each episode in this series is accompanied by a bonus feature. This week's bonus explains more about the borrowing model and the larger sharing economy. Keep an eye out for it,…
 
This week we consider something that brings people of all ages and cultures together. Discover why Kath's house smelled amazing for a week, and why David's son Melvin is excited about visiting Library of Things. We've had some lovely feedback from listeners on the first episode and bonus feature. If you're enjoying these stories please rate and rev…
 
Our third episode shares stories from people using Library of Things to look after their homes, gardens, and the planet. How can a rake reinvigorate a volunteer, and why is it important to lend only the most durable, high quality items? Every Saturday we release a bonus feature to accompany that week's episode. Hit subscribe below so it downloads a…
 
The final episode of this series looks back at how Library of Things, and the community who uses it, has developed over the past year. How are volunteers and borrowers building their confidence and learning new skills, and what does the future hold in store for the organisation? Since recording this episode Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has pled…
 
This final bonus feature shares two stories from borrowers who were inspired by the Things to brush up on their practical making and mending skills. If you've enjoyed this series there are several ways you can show your support: Tell your friends and encourage them to listen! Let us know what you'd like to hear in the next series Visit Library of T…
 
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