Relatively: a podcast, quite simply, about siblings. What a great format.
For most of us, our relationships with our brothers and sisters are the longest lasting of our lives, sometimes spanning 80 or 90 years. Sibling relationships come before friendships or romances, and usually outlive any links with our parents.
Incredibly, you can share as little as 37.4% of your DNA with your brother or sister, or as much as 61.7% – meaning you could be more like cousins… or more like twins.
Relatively talks to siblings about the connections they have with each other as adults, as well as what it was like growing up together. Expect nostalgia, honesty, revelations – and lots and lots of teasing.
The podcast definitely ‘goes there’ on the tricky questions, asking: what impact did birth order and roles in the family have in shaping their relationship? Who is the baby? Who is the ‘clever’ one? The ‘irresponsible’ one? Where did these labels come from, and how have they mattered?
Host Catherine Carr has worked in radio and podcasts for over 20 years. She is the middle child of three, and created this podcast to finally get some attention.
More on Catherine Carr
Catherine has worked in radio for over 20 years at BBC Radio 4, The World Service, local radio and for indies. She set up Pocket in 2015.
She has produced Woman’s Hour and You and Yours and reported for the Today programme.
Her series ‘Where Are You Going?’ on the World Service won 2 golds at New York Festivals and a silver at the Arias. Her reporting on Woman’s Hour has won awards for highlighting issues like teen mental health and child trafficking. She is the producer behind the politics Talking Politics which recently reached the 20 million download mark.
Relatively came out of an idea she had during the summer of 2020. It launched in December 2020 and has had great reviews across the board.