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Four high-achieving students redefine what it means to be successful beyond the books.

Traditionally, a wooden spoon is given to the person who comes last in a race. Instead of lingering on the failure of coming last, that same wooden spoon can be put to work and become something useful.

The Wooden Spoon is a podcast about success, but more importantly, what success really looks like after you finish school and take on the real world. It's no longer defined by a grade - it's about living a successful life that is unique to you.
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We have arrived at the last episode of season one! This week Eve, Jade, Jack and Ruby discuss the important lessons they have learned throughout the last season, reveal funny moments from behind the scenes and chat about a prank that never made it online.Thank you so much for your support of The Wooden Spoon! It has been amazing seeing you enjoy the episodes each week, and we would love to hear more about what you would like next season. You can fill out our survey here: https://bit.ly/2Ip372fMake sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2GRft2CFeaturing Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards.
What do independence and sense of self have in common, and how are they different? Today’s episode of The Wooden Spoon explores this question, along with unpacking what it really means to be independent. Jade, Jack, Ruby and Eve share personal anecdotes about their own independence, explore whether your independence increases as you age, and discuss ways in which you can become more aware of your sense of self.Thank you to Rosetta Stone for sponsoring this week's episode! Listeners of The Wooden Spoon can get a crazy 50% discount on a Rosetta Stone language course. Get yours at http://www.rosettastone.co.uk/spoonMake sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2GRft2CFeaturing Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards
This week’s episode of The Wooden Spoon is diving deeper into the serious topic of mental health. We hear Jade, Ruby, Jack and Eve discuss the stigma surrounding mental health, how people approach mental health in comparison to physical health, as well as what schools and health care systems are doing to help. The group also share their own personal mental health experiences and insights into what they do to look after themselves on a day-to-day basis.Make sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2GRft2CFor further information on the topics in this episode, please visit the amazing websites below:https://www.thecalmzone.net/https://www.samaritans.org/https://www.mind.org.uk/Featuring Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards
Click here to find out more about Unite Students' social responsibility initiatives - https://bit.ly/2U1oaypAnother episode of The Wooden Spoon, and this time we're chatting all about leadership and responsibility. We hear the group discuss what makes the difference between a leader and a manager, the importance of teamwork and how you can take on a role of responsibility within your community. Can anyone be a leader? Is being bossy seen as something negative? This episode also discusses the elements of being part of a team, including taking on different roles, dividing tasks and building trust between team members.Make sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: spoti.fi/2GRft2C Featuring Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards
What does hip hop and Harry Potter Society have in common? They're both extra-curricular activities that are discussed in today's podcast! This episode explores the various ways that you can spend your free time, how taking a break can improve your productivity and the numerous benefits to extra-curricular activity. We also look at how you can take on too much, and whether there is validation in being busy.Make sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: spoti.fi/2GRft2C Thank you to VC Students for sponsoring this week's episode! If you are a student, sign up here to be the first to hear about #FOMO Friday every week: http://bit.ly/VCSpoonFeaturing Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards
Episode number 3 is here! This week we hear the group discussing the difference between being proactive and being reactive. Are you a proactive or a reactive person? Eve, Jade, Ruby and Jack discuss how to improve your overall level of productivity, say "yes" to more opportunities and take steps to becoming more proactive.Make sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2GRft2CThanks so much to the Financial Times for sponsoring this episode. FT.com is free for secondary schools anywhere in the world. Teachers can register their schools and then 16-19 year old students can create their own login at www.ft.com/schoolsarefreeFeaturing Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards
The second episode of “The Wooden Spoon” explores perfectionism and how the concept of 'being perfect' changes throughout life. We hear the group discuss personal moments of self-criticism from University and work life, the impact of social media, and the journey to finding acceptance with imperfection. This episode also dives deeper into a discussion about clinical perfectionism and what can be learnt from failing to be perfect.Make sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2GRft2CFeaturing Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack EdwardsMentioned in this episode:- Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game- R. Shafran - Clinical Perfectionism: A Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis - Amanda Ruggeri - The Dangerous Downsides of Perfectionism - Rahul Kanakia - Enter Title Here
Have you ever been rejected? Have you ever failed at achieving a goal? Episode 1 of "The Wooden Spoon" explores how the definition of failure is subjective, as well as discussing society's view on failure. We hear about the group's biggest personal rejections (such as being rejected from top universities like Oxford and Cambridge) and consider what comes after failure - reflection, growth and ultimately success.Make sure to follow The Wooden Spoon Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/2GRft2CFeaturing Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack EdwardsMentioned in this episode:- Guy Winch - Emotional First Aid- TED Talk - ‘The Benefits of Rejection’- George Ezra & Friends - Lily Allen- 100 Days of Rejection Experiment- Anna Wintour - The Late Late Show With James Corden- Oprah Winfrey: 5 Things You Didn’t Know - Vogue.com
Welcome to The Wooden Spoon

Welcome to The Wooden Spoon

2019-02-1400:04:0128

Ruby Granger, Jade Bowler, Eve Cornwell and Jack Edwards introduce you to their brand new podcast, "The Wooden Spoon". Listen to snippets of the upcoming episodes and find out the real meaning behind "The Wooden Spoon".Our first episode is going live next week, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast so that you don't miss it!Produced by Sixteenthwww.sixteenth.co
Comments (22)

Fiona Pelly

Really good content but I find the smug privilege a bit hard to stomach

Jul 6th
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Nur Dayanti

Hii :)) I'm a student from Singapore. I can relate a lot from the 20th to 30th minute! It helps me to know that I'm not the only one being stupid/ greedy/ whatever, and that it's not wrong (albeit embarrassing) to let go of some commitments in order to focus on the few that matter.

Jun 5th
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rahil radfar

It was highly inspirational and I really enjoyed listening to it, however it would be great if you could share the transcripts as well. Sometimes I just lost the track of it.

May 26th
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tamarakissarany

Absolutely loved S01 of the Wooden Spoon! I hope we get many more episodes, many more topics to talk about and reflect on. Keep up all the good work guys, and hopefully see you spoon! 🥄❤️

Apr 12th
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Ngina Gitau

You're right... That is the catchiest tune ever

Mar 31st
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Bakhytzhan Saparbay

please stop focusing on the sex so much

Mar 28th
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Valerie Lu

Hello, guys! Good episode. Please, write all the songs titles in the description or in comments. Spotify isn't available in my country.

Mar 22nd
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Kulrajbir Singh Sandhu

You all were already My Favourite SrudyTubers and now, you are my Favourite Podcasters...

Mar 15th
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Ashley Miller

I've been watching Ruby on YouTube for so long now! can't wait to hear more from her!

Mar 13th
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Samantha Novak

the podcast is fantastic! thank you for being so open about your experiences and opinions on these sorts of things because it is really thought provoking and relatable! looking forward to the next episode!

Feb 28th
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Grace Illingworth

I love this podcast! It is so inspirational and has helped me to realise that I can always bounce back from the failure of reaching my goals!

Feb 22nd
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James Watson

Look forward to listening to these on my walk to and from campus!

Feb 21st
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tamarakissarany

This is so exciting! ❤️

Feb 20th
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Madyson Brown

this was so incredibly motivating and sweet! cant wait so see what you guys talk about next.

Feb 20th
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Madyson Brown

I cant wait!!!

Feb 19th
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Clementine Rocks

💃✨

Feb 17th
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Amara Baker-Onyancha

💃🏽🥄

Feb 17th
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Polycarp Joseph

💃♂🥄....love you guys

Feb 16th
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Raafiah Munir

This is going to be goood #TheWoodenSpoon

Feb 16th
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Neve Hunter

yeass

Feb 16th
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