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Show hosts: Sam Gerrans
Pratibha Arora is from New Delhi, India. Her family was very focused on education and she excelled at school and enjoyed it. She graduated in Science, then did her teacher training before continuing to obtain her Masters. Her husband's business was in Russia and they moved here in 1994.
Joseph DeVeny is from Ohio in the US. Born and raised a Baptist, he had a strict religious childhood, but he reviewed his position as he grew older. He enjoyed the humanities and music as a child, and played the bassoon and flute at school.
Alex Teddy is from Oxford, England. He enjoyed his first school - called The Dragon. At 13 he moved to another school which for him was less inspirational, but he still did well, thanks to several motivating teachers and his interest in History in particular.
Jeff Owings is from Wichita, Kansas. His early schooling was at a Christian non-denominational school, where he generally did well. He went on to study (and got a double-major in) History and Communications at the University of Kansas. University made Jeff more liberal in his worldview.
Alex Shifrin was born in Belarus but grew up in Canada. He studied International Relations with a view to perhaps working as a diplomat. However, even before graduating he felt more interested in the private sector. He worked part-time starting from high school right through university for a meat company.