Day 191 - Teenagers wanted for new podcast, The Slow Dance.

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Jim Manganello and Lucy Ireland who choreographed our panto Aladdin in 2017 are looking for teenagers who want to talk about sex. Do you?

The Slow Dance is a podcast about teenagers and their thoughts on sex, lust and relationships. This is not a time for adults to educate teens. This is a space for teens to educate us and talk to other teens about how relationships work among young people today. We'll be speaking to groups of teenagers around Scotland in Autumn 2020. If you'd like to take part in one of these discussions, please get it touch.

We would love to hear from teens of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and genders – and from all around the country. We will accommodate any access needs to facilitate your participation – please let us know when you contact us if there are any barriers to participation.

Who are Shotput?

Shotput are an arts organisation in Glasgow. Normally, we make dance and theatre. But we enjoy working across many forms – and this podcast is an opportunity to make voices heard. You can see more about us here.

How does it work?

  1. You express interest by emailing Shotput at

  2. Shotput will be back in touch with some potential dates and times for an interview. We'd ask that you be available for two online sessions of two hours each – these will be in September-November 2020.

  3. Once we've set a date/time, you'll be asked to sign a consent form. This allows us to record, edit, and distribute the interviews in the final podcast. If you're under the age of 16, we'll also need a signature from your parent/guardian.

  4. Lucy and Jim (the co-directors of Shotput) will conduct group discussions through Zoom. These discussions will be free-flowing and responsive to your thoughts and tastes. You will never be pushed to share information you don't want to share. We'll have a few questions and creative tasks. We hope to have a frank discussion. And we hope to have fun.

  5. After the discussion, you can email or phone us if you have concerns about any of the material, if you want to add or clarify something you said in the discussion, or if you want to contribute something else in a more private space.

  6. After all discussions are conducted, we will edit together our interviews into themed episodes. The identities of all participants will be anonymous – unless you explicitly state that you would like to be identified, in which case we can discuss how you'd like to be identified. We expect the podcast to be released in late 2020/early 2021.

This is not a space for judgment. Nor is it sex education. We want to hear your thoughts. This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard.

Please get in touch with your interest and/or questions at by Saturday 19 September 2020.

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