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The Listening Project

The Listening Project

Description

Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.

Link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrshh

Categories

Society & Culture

Episodes

The Listening Project

Feb 17, 2019 833

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Glam Rock and Gooseberries

The Listening Project

Feb 10, 2019 840

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Love Lost and Found

The Listening Project

Jan 27, 2019 795

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Omnibus

The Listening Project

Jan 20, 2019 836

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Omnibus

The Listening Project

Jan 13, 2019 55

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Podcast

Friends of Old

Jan 6, 2019 828

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Podcast

Art, horse riding and gaming

Dec 30, 2018 790

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Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today.

The career paths we choose to take

Dec 23, 2018 787

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Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today.

The Listening Project

Dec 16, 2018 780

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Podcast

The Listening Project

Dec 9, 2018 807

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Podcast

The Listening Project

Dec 2, 2018 839

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Podcast

The Listening Project

Nov 25, 2018 833

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Podcast

The Listening Project

Nov 18, 2018 828

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The Listening Project

The Listening Project

Nov 11, 2018 796

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Omnibus

The Listening Project

Nov 4, 2018 832

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The Positive Power of Change

Writing, Reading and Speaking

Oct 28, 2018 865

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Conversations about the power of the spoken and written word

Life is Finite

Oct 21, 2018 863

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Reflections on the death of parents and on getting older.

Women and Identity

Oct 14, 2018 856

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Whether it's being Vietnamese, a baptised Sikh, or an unwavering feminist

A Male Perspective

Oct 7, 2018 840

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On cricket, on divorce, and on starting a curry restaurant

Not Conforming To The Norm

Sep 30, 2018 852

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The experience of having dyslexia or a cleft palate, or being unable to breast feed.

Changed by Loss

Sep 23, 2018 847

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The impact of sudden death or suicide on those left behind.

Aging Gracefully

Sep 16, 2018 856

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As friends, as grandparents, or as ghosts in the mirror

Making a Difference

Sep 9, 2018 858

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Through learning, belly-dancing, or donating sperm

Making the Best of Things

Aug 12, 2018 856

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Whether it's a liver transplant, a wheelchair, or a son with unusual interests

Someone To Turn To

Aug 5, 2018 857

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Whether it's a mentor or a long-standing friend, we all need somebody

Losing Loved Ones

Jul 29, 2018 862

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Whether to a long, slow decline, or to a shockingly sudden death

Being Who You Are

Jul 22, 2018 876

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Challenging stereotypes and standing tall

A Certain Stage in Life

Jul 16, 2018 860

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Accepting what you can't change later in life, and getting on with what you can change.

My Special Brother

Jul 9, 2018 828

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Three brothers with special needs and a huge capacity for joy and enthusiasm

Health Care

Jul 2, 2018 854

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Needles may hurt, but treatment is still a lot less painful than it was before the NHS

Doctors and Nurses

Jun 25, 2018 862

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The stresses and the rewards of a career in the NHS

Family Influences

Jun 17, 2018 852

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In poetry, in jazz, or in the lasting impact of children - however young - on parents

Lifeboatmen

Jun 10, 2018 827

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They risk their lives for those in peril at sea

Artistic Inspiration

Jun 3, 2018 863

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The expansiveness of art

Getting Through It

May 27, 2018 838

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Surviving marriage breakdown and a bombing

Support When Needed

May 20, 2018 823

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Either during or after birth, or at primary school

Inspirational Others

May 13, 2018 841

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Finding the person who helps you realise your potential

Open To Change

May 6, 2018 859

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Adopting a child, letting go of religion and moving on after bankruptcy

Sharing The Load

Apr 29, 2018 860

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Friends and family supporting those with health issues

Language and Belonging

Apr 22, 2018 854

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How you speak, how you look, and what you're called all affect how you are perceived

Places Life Takes You

Apr 15, 2018 854

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The ultimate destination is death, but everyone travels a different journey

Fathers and Sons

Apr 8, 2018 858

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An exploration of the relationship at different stages of life

Planned and Unplanned Parenthood

Apr 1, 2018 825

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The changes over time in having a baby out of wedlock

The Things That Bind Couples Together

Mar 25, 2018 839

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It can be football, or music, or simply providing support and understanding

Adventures in Parenting

Mar 19, 2018 861

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Being a parent is a rollercoaster ride of love, acceptance, and responsibility

Being True to Yourself

Mar 12, 2018 811

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Taking control of your life, your death, and the infinite blue of the ocean

Conversations With or About Mum

Mar 5, 2018 861

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Stammering, death and Motor Neurone Disease are all shared in this poignant selection

Men of Ulster

Feb 26, 2018 856

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Men who have used their creativity to reflect their experience of their homeland

Living in the Best of Times

Feb 19, 2018 854

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Love, age and periods

Feeling At Home

Feb 12, 2018 851

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Where you feel welcome and understood

Reflections on the World of Work

Feb 5, 2018 862

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Fire-fighter or a musician, aquarist or factory worker

Coming Clean

Jan 8, 2018 857

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Three exceptionally honest and revealing conversations

Meanings in Life

Jan 1, 2018 850

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Three conversations about the things that give life meaning

Inspiration

Dec 25, 2017 847

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Stained glass, friends who listen, late-in-life-love, and mother-daughter closeness

In Recovery

Dec 18, 2017 864

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Recovery from PTSD, Addiction, and Everyday Life

Why We Choose the Jobs We Do

Dec 11, 2017 842

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Life experience can direct our career path

We Aren't Always The Same Person

Dec 4, 2017 817

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Identity is more than how you look or sound, or where you live

The Power of Dance

Nov 27, 2017 855

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Whether it's ballet or contemporary dance, the joy of movement can boost self-confidence.

Children in Need

Nov 20, 2017 865

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Life as a young carer or with terminal cancer or just facing challenges when growing up

Challenging Perceptions of Disability

Nov 13, 2017 856

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Down's Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes and Learning Disabilities don't need to be life-limiting

Men on Work, Food and Friendship

Nov 6, 2017 880

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Trials of management, joys of foraging, rewards of longterm friendship, with Fi Glover.

A Child’s Perspective

Oct 30, 2017 816

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Redheads, football, Eastern Europe, siblings with Down's. Child's eye view with Fi Glover

Female Friendship

Oct 23, 2017 880

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You can rely on your women friends - new or long-standing. Fi Glover presents.

Abused in Childhood

Oct 16, 2017 950

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Abuse by family or those meant to care for a child is never forgotten. Fi Glover presents

Omnibus – Mothers and Daughters

Oct 9, 2017 958

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Sharing the stage, a faith or the experience of being an incomer

Omnibus – Facing Forward

Oct 2, 2017 832

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Planning funerals and dealing with marriage where one partner falls ill

Omnibus – Principles that Guide Us

Sep 25, 2017 856

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Lives affected by political or religious belief or social pressure

Omnibus - Health Matters

Sep 18, 2017 864

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Life-changing accidents, kidney donation and life as a junior doctor

Omnibus – Together and Apart

Sep 11, 2017 834

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Starting at uni, dealing with the empty nest, and long distance love

Omnibus - Perspectives on Disability

Sep 4, 2017 864

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Conversations about living with disability - your own or your child's or your parent's

Omnibus - The Things That Bind Us

Aug 28, 2017 856

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Hair, film and identity can all bring us together

Omnibus – The Fun and Freedom of Times Past

Jul 31, 2017 864

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Memories of unencumbered travel, riotous good works and Londonderry at the weekend.

Omnibus - Fire in the Belly

Jul 24, 2017 849

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Whether it's human rights or veganism that puts it there, or the need to avoid gluten

Omnibus - A Question of Faith

Jul 17, 2017 854

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Different beliefs and different faiths in conversation

Omnibus - Rock, Pop and Prom

Jul 10, 2017 812

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The influence of musical events on our lives

Omnibus - The World According to Boys

Jul 3, 2017 850

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Meeting the requirements of the adult world can be hard work

Omnibus – Friends and Mentors

Jun 26, 2017 870

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Supportive relationships forged in the swimming pool, the office, and in childhood.

Omnibus – Men in Conversation

Jun 19, 2017 842

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Losing your sense of smell, learning to love, and loving to travel on the bus.

Omnibus - Teachers

Jun 12, 2017 838

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The experience of teaching, past and present.

Omnibus - Working Life

Jun 5, 2017 862

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Conversations about the choices involved in choosing our career paths

Omnibus – Let’s Be Honest

May 22, 2017 850

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Honest conversations about relationships, pets, football and gardening

Omnibus - Facing The Inevitable

May 15, 2017 991

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Death cannot be avoided and should be talked about.

Omnibus - Adoption

May 8, 2017 958

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Being adopted, adopting, and having a younger sibling who's adopted

Omnibus - The Wisdom of Youth

May 1, 2017 969

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Putting others first, seeing them clearly and listening to their opinions

Omnibus - The Passage of Time

Apr 24, 2017 1000

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Exploding toilets, retirement homes for PE teachers, and pranks played by art teachers

Omnibus – Difficult But Important Conversations

Apr 17, 2017 853

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Regretting the loss of speech and of sex, and wanting to re-pay a debt to your country

Omnibus - Lists

Apr 10, 2017 841

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Lists to live by and lists to tick off

Omnibus - To Lose A Child

Apr 3, 2017 853

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Honest conversations about experiencing the death of your child

Omnibus - Breaking Down Barriers

Mar 27, 2017 854

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Overcoming a covert stammer, profound deafness, and prejudice against women bricklayers

Omnibus - Coming Out

Mar 19, 2017 865

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Acknowledging your sexuality, your eating disorder and your relationship problems

Omnibus - Belonging

Mar 13, 2017 850

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Not being defined by first impressions or early experiences

Omnibus – Negotiating Difference

Mar 6, 2017 838

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Different outlooks and beliefs can bring people close or drive them apart

Omnibus - Understanding

Mar 6, 2017 850

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Autism, Islam and friendship are all open to misperceptions

Omnibus - The Creative Urge

Feb 27, 2017 818

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Creative writing, poetry and film-making

Omnibus – Contending with Death

Feb 13, 2017 853

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How to comfort, how to remember, and how to face loss

Omnibus - Jo and Andy - Divorce

Jan 19, 2017 835

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A divorced couple reflect on marriage, autism and friendship

Christmas Day Omnibus

Dec 26, 2016 826

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Father Christmas, Toy Story and 6 year old twins all feature in this festive edition

Sunday Omnibus - The Power of Two

Dec 19, 2016 829

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Dealing with bereavement, kidney disease and ageing - as a couple

Sunday Omnibus - A Male Perspective

Dec 12, 2016 816

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Men on Euro 2016, identity and mass trespass, and Methodism

Sunday Omnibus - The Distaff Side

Dec 5, 2016 839

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Conversations about what's normal, what's inherited and how much is shared in family life

Sunday Omnibus

Nov 28, 2016 856

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Changing attitudes to race and death, plus facing the final decision for your pet

Sunday Omnibus - Nature's Inspiration

Nov 14, 2016 849

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The beauty of nature on land, on water, and in sound

Sunday Omnibus

Nov 7, 2016 850

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Moving can bring peace or regret, but friendship and support always helps

Sunday Omnibus - Passion

Oct 31, 2016 850

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Bee-keeping, football and a marriage proposal

Sunday Omnibus

Oct 24, 2016 852

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Dealing with crises in mental and physical health

Sunday Omnibus - A Positive Outlook

Oct 17, 2016 842

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The joy of life, romance and grandchildren in old age, and of gaining an adoptive family

Sunday Omnibus - Someone To Lean On

Oct 13, 2016 857

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Role models, friendship and a relationship in transition.

Sunday Omnibus

Oct 3, 2016 822

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Conversations about still birth, single parent families and running

Sunday Omnibus - Men and Friendship

Sep 25, 2016 851

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Conversations between male friends about similarities and differences

Sunday Omnibus - Embracing Change

Sep 18, 2016 864

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Going to university, retiring from work, and saying goodbye to foster children

Sunday Omnibus - What We Choose To Tell

Aug 22, 2016 843

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about the challenges facing relationships and creativity when they fall outside the standard parameters

Sunday Omnibus - Looking Back

Aug 15, 2016 835

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Fi Glover introduces conversations reflecting on past attitudes to service, relationships and families

Omnibus - Not All Families Are The Same

Aug 8, 2016 843

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Fi Glover with conversations between mothers and their offspring about the challenges of university life for a single mum with a toddler, and of looking after a disabled sibling

Sunday Omnibus - Shared Differences

Aug 1, 2016 858

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Fi Glover introduces three conversations about how embracing differences, whether cultural or culinary, can reveal that more is shared than we realize

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 25, 2016 844

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about the loss of personal interactions at work, the crisis that faced Cumbria in 2001, and a three year old's view of good and evil

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 18, 2016 850

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Fi Glover with conversations that highlight the support of friends through tough times, the difficulties of adapting to change, and how a happy outcome can right past wrongs.

Sunday Omnibus - Thespian Edition

Jul 11, 2016 829

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Fi Glover with conversations about how long one can usefully pursue amateur dramatics, cabaret and choosing a career as a performer

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 4, 2016 856

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about dealing with eczema, and with different expectations of the same relationship, and with sex and social media.

Sunday Omnibus - Learning to Live Somewhere New

Jun 27, 2016 844

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between families who had to leave their home country to settle in the UK and one that chose to make the shorter move from town to country.

Sunday Omnibus – Ian and Chikodi

Jun 20, 2016 802

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Fi Glover with three excerpts from an illuminating conversation between a visually impaired man who's white and his sighted, younger partner who's black, about their life together

Sunday Omnibus - Saying Goodbye

Jun 13, 2016 786

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Fi Glover introduces conversations that reflect on loss and also prepare for it, in this special Omnibus Edition

Sunday Omnibus - Seeing People Differently

Jun 6, 2016 829

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Fi Glover introduces conversations from Cumbria, Lancashire and London, about the ways people view those who look or live differently from them.

Sunday Omnibus - Hay Festival

May 30, 2016 818

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Fi Glover introduces four conversations recorded at last year's Hay Festival which illuminate the possibilities at this year's

Sunday Omnibus

May 22, 2016 826

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Fi Glover with conversations from Bangor about the person, not the diagnosis, Exeter about finding one's words again, and Birmingham about punctuation and humour in art

Sunday Omnibus

May 16, 2016 831

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Fi Glover introduces conversations from Jersey, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff, which include mention of worms, thighs, emigration and bunions.

Sunday Omnibus - Post-Partum Psychosis

May 8, 2016 769

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Fi Glover with a conversation between friends, one of whom supported the other through a psychotic episode and the depression following treatment, about how it changed them

Sunday Omnibus

May 1, 2016 810

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Fi Glover with conversations about the ruthless dedication of some flower and vegetable growers, things to consider when choosing a baby's name, and the realities of retirement

Sunday Omnibus - Nepal Earthquake

Apr 28, 2016 821

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Fi Glover introduces two conversations about the reverberations of last April's earthquake in Nepal on some who experienced it, and one about failing to reach a fund-raising goal.

Omnibus - Mothers and Sons

Apr 18, 2016 836

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Fi Glover introduces conversations which reveal the close bond between mothers and sons, from Cumbria, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Sunday Omnibus - Friendship

Apr 11, 2016 803

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Fi Glover introduces friends who share interests and those who have little in common, yet whether they live in Omagh, Tadcaster or Manchester, they rely on their mutual support

Omnibus - Still Alive

Apr 4, 2016 825

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Fi Glover introduces three conversations about the joys of still being alive, despite the odds, from Manchester, Cumbria and Wales.

Omnibus - Changes in Working Life

Mar 28, 2016 823

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Fi Glover with conversations between GPs, students, and a graduate employee and his line manager, about the shift to focus on data, and the significant changes in expectation.

Omnibus

Mar 21, 2016 815

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Fi Glover hears from friends who share a love of gaming, a father and daughter who used to, and a teenager sharing with her mother her experience of day-to-day harassment.

Sunday Omnibus - Jason and Kim

Mar 14, 2016 770

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Fi Glover introduces three clips from a conversation between an employer and a disabled employee, about how her job in the company has changed both their outlooks.

Sunday Omnibus - Migration

Mar 7, 2016 803

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about the reasons for migration, the impact on those left behind and the question of identity in your new homeland

Omnibus - Dealing With Death and Suicide

Feb 29, 2016 831

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about a mother's death and a much loved stepmother, a father's suicide, and sons who took their own lives.

Sunday Omnibus

Feb 22, 2016 814

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Fi Glover with The Listening Project's first conversation using signing - one of a pair between hearing mothers and deaf children - and another about film versus digital legacy

Omnibus - Women and Community

Feb 15, 2016 790

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between women in Derry, Barry and Grantham about community action, public office and life skills.

Omnibus

Feb 8, 2016 819

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Fi Glover with conversations from Edinburgh, Aberystwyth and Manchester about growing up with Asperger's Syndrome, gender expectations on a motorbike, and how policing has changed.

Sunday Omnibus - Families

Feb 1, 2016 816

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Fi Glover with conversations about various ways of living family life - married or not, in one home or two, and how not to introduce a step parent.

Sunday Omnibus - The Sea and surviving university

Jan 25, 2016 813

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Fi Glover introduces conversations from Northern Ireland, Jersey and Manchester, about the beauty of the sea, and the cost of academic success

Sunday Omnibus - Artistic Expression

Jan 4, 2016 830

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Fi Glover with conversations about clog-dancing, burlesque performance, and the allure of the European male

Sunday Omnibus - CBBC

Dec 28, 2015 832

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about sharing a room, playing rugby league, the benefits that come from joining the Cub Scouts, and learning to live in a new country.

Sunday Omnibus - Refugees in Lebanon

Dec 21, 2015 824

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between Syrians who have had to flee their country and who find life in Lebanon gives them little hope for their futures.

Sunday Omnibus - Life after The Troubles, taking on a farm, and filling retirement with fund-raising

Dec 14, 2015 811

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Fi Glover with conversations about living the farming dream, making retirement worthwhile, and recovery from a childhood spent in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.

Sunday Omnibus - Passing Down of Wisdom and Experience

Dec 7, 2015 835

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Fi Glover introduces conversations which reflect changes between generations and the importance of childhood experiences in making us who we are

Sunday Omnibus - Letting Go

Nov 30, 2015 821

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about friendship between former opposing extremists, the church rising above differences in belief, and letting go of a loved one

Sunday Omnibus

Nov 23, 2015 833

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about competition, support, and understanding from Cumbria, Wales and Devon.

Sunday Omnibus - Children in Need

Nov 16, 2015 834

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Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who both have disabled children, about the impact on their lives from the moment of their birth.

Sunday Omnibus - Sons of Ten Years and Under

Nov 9, 2015 795

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Fi Glover with three conversations between parents and their sons, about having a disabled twin, having a disabled father, and the joys of Lego

Sunday Omnibus - Social Anxiety and Supportive Friendship

Nov 2, 2015 814

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Fi Glover with conversations between friends whose supportive relationship is built on listening and a couple who are adapting to life minus the wife's former social anxiety

Sunday Omnibus

Oct 26, 2015 777

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Fi Glover introduces conversations from Aberystwyth, Birmingham and Grantham, celebrating rugby, community, and the mother-son relationship.

Sunday Omnibus - Challenges

Oct 19, 2015 786

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Fi Glover introduces conversations from Lowestoft, Omagh and Glasgow, between family members who have had to face challenges but have overcome them with no regrets.

Sunday Omnibus - Men Talking

Oct 12, 2015 790

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Fi Glover with conversations between first basses in a male voice choir, residents of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and members of church groups on either side of the Atlantic

Sunday Omnibus - Having Babies...or not

Oct 5, 2015 828

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Fi Glover with conversations about the joys and fears of prospective parenthood - one of them recorded just hours before the baby's arrival - and about not choosing parenthood.

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 28, 2015 808

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between a blind man and his cycling guide, between horsewomen, and between zookeepers, from Derry, Devon and the Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 21, 2015 785

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Fi Glover introduces conversations gathered during The Listening Project Booth's summer tour, about retirement and memories, learning, and the power of history to change lives.

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 17, 2015 819

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Fi Glover introduces conversations about changing attitudes to love and partnership and the frustrations of living with a disability that others cannot see.

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 14, 2015 822

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Fi Glover hears about the surprising rewards of youth work, and the differing attitudes of one couple to cycling, and of a much younger pair to ballroom dancing

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 10, 2015 833

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between friends and between a mother and son, about being true to your beliefs and how difficult that can sometimes be.

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 3, 2015 816

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Fi Glover with three chats about commitment: A farmer's wife now realizes she married the herd, retired friends recognise the charity depends on them, and the music never dies...

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 27, 2015 833

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Fi Glover with conversations about bravery in the line of fire, how drug addiction affects a relationship, and what kind of school a 9 year old with autism wants to go to.

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 20, 2015 835

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Fi Glover with conversations acknowledging the impact of self-harm, MS and arthritis while finding ways to deal with them, from Cumbria, Glasgow and London

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 13, 2015 832

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Fi Glover with conversations about generations farming the same land, combating aging with charity work, and the human face behind the medical mask.

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 6, 2015 826

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Fi Glover with conversations from Sark, Guernsey and Jersey, remembering the Occupation that ended 70 years ago and reflecting on the changes wrought by the Second World War.

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 29, 2015 828

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between couples who face the aftermath of rejection, the onset of Alzheimer's, and the benefits of a dedicated working life

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 21, 2015 812

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Fi Glover introduces conversations between friends brought together by a passion for performance and for wild swimming, and a father and daughter remembering a courageous woman.

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 15, 2015 812

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The changes imposed by acquired brain injury, how friends each recorded a year in their lives, and the impossibility of life without song, in three conversations introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 8, 2015 833

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The work of a Birmingham foodbank, how Airfix helped a teenager recover from burns, and how art can help cancer patients facing breast reconstruction; three conversations introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus - Living in Rhodesia

Jun 1, 2015 834

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Three conversations revealing the reality of life in Rhodesia before 1980, when independent Zimbabwe was born, between women whose memories of that time still inform their lives. Introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

May 25, 2015 818

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How autism affects children's education, and the impact of one partner's stammer or dyslexia on two separate relationships, in conversations introduced by Fi Glover.

17 MAY 15

May 18, 2015 825

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Martial arts, men's apparent difficulty with monitoring their own health, and growing up with parents who serve overseas. Conversations from Wales, Birmingham and Devon, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

May 11, 2015 828

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Conversations about the impact of the death of a child and about being torn between two cultures, from Edinburgh, Devon and Essex, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

May 4, 2015 822

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The changes dementia imposes, the importance of colour, and a family gift for ceramics, all in conversations from Cumbria, Wales and Northern Ireland, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 27, 2015 802

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Coming to terms with not having grandchildren, not living where you want to, and negotiating a relationship, all feature in conversations from Devon, Derry and Shap, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 20, 2015 823

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Mental health in the City, coping with loss in Herefordshire, and a wish-list for the ideal carer from Leeds, all in conversations introduced by Fi GLover

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 13, 2015 829

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Conversations about CDG1A, birth partners, and whether to marry or buy a camper van, from Cumbria, Wales and Northern Ireland, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 6, 2015 810

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Conversations about why it may not be a good idea to marry again, working in a bar, and reasons to emigrate - or not - from Surrey, Derry and Totnes, introduced by Fi Glover

29 MAR 15

Mar 30, 2015 805

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Illegitimacy, successful marriage, and what to eat at funerals, conversations from London, Scotland and Devon, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Mar 16, 2015 808

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Conversations from a monastery in Devon, twin sisters in Northern Ireland, and between a prospective grandmother with Motor Neurone Disease and her pregnant daughter, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Mar 9, 2015 820

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The importance of posture, teenage romance becoming adult love, and which box to tick when you are gender-queer are discussed in conversations from Birmingham, Cumbria and London, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Feb 27, 2015 814

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The death of a 15 year old, marriage and divorce, and how similar children with Down's Syndrome are to all children, discussed in conversations from Scotland, Devon and Cumbria introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus Shared Passions

Feb 9, 2015 806

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Conversations between two guitar-makers, two people associated with the Little Angel Puppet Theatre, and two meditative wild swimmers, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Feb 2, 2015 811

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Conversations between mothers and daughters about losing your voice, losing your sight, and inspiring art, all introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Jan 26, 2015 828

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Conversations between couples who have dealt with serious head injury and with wrongful accusation at work, plus the musician brothers who form the successful band Tinlin, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jan 19, 2015 807

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Teenagers campaigning on the issue of anorexia, and fathers and daughters dealing with the loss of a family member and the loss of a career, introduced by Fi Glover

@ Sunday Omnibus - Alison and Shirley

Jan 12, 2015 819

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Sisters reflect on their childhood in Sedbergh and the difficulties they've both overcome in their lives since, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jan 5, 2015 826

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Conversations about magic, community and fatherhood, from Devon, Wales and Leeds, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus - Children's Special

Dec 29, 2014 824

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Gems of youthful wisdom from Suffolk, Devon, Leeds and Leicester as Fi Glover revisits some of the children's conversations featured by The Listening Project over the past two years.

Sunday Omnibus

Dec 22, 2014 772

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Conversations about being stared at because you look different, being persecuted because you behave differently, and being in love with the land you farm, all introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Dec 15, 2014 821

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A moving, one-sided conversation between a mother and her stillborn son, introduced by Fi Glover, together with a couple facing the finiteness of life, and friends debating disability caused by polio or by sport

Sunday Omnibus

Dec 8, 2014 827

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Conversations between men who have had help to get off the streets, a couple planning a collaborative writing project, and a mother and son who were both boarders, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Dec 1, 2014 807

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Moving up to secondary school, walking on and caving beneath limestone, and volunteering on the Talyllyn railway all feature in conversations introduced by Fi Glover, from Devon, Cumbria and Wales

Sunday Omnibus - Karen and Nicole

Nov 24, 2014 792

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Three excerpts from one of the last conversations a mother dying from cancer will have with her adult daughter, introduced by Fi GLover.

Sunday Omnibus

Nov 17, 2014 812

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The death of a parent, growing up in care, and the skilled use of wheelchairs all feature in conversations between people helped by Children in Need funded charities, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Nov 10, 2014 822

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Conversations between people who have been helped by charities funded by Children in Need, about autism, fear and growing up,from Walsall, Stoke and London,introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Nov 3, 2014 827

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Conversations between women, revealing friendships forged through travel or work, or living through the death of a 6 year old, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Oct 27, 2014 780

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A mother and son from Carlisle talk about whose right it was to reveal he was gay, and the depression which both he and his father have experienced, in a conversation introduced by Fi Glover

19 OCT 14

Oct 20, 2014 830

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Conversations about adoption by civil partners, getting around the Underground with a disability, and children dealing with their alcoholic father's death, all introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Oct 13, 2014 797

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Three snippets from a conversation between friends who became close when Rachel's daughter died but who still find joy in writing a diary or running for charity, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Oct 6, 2014 803

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The challenges of adoptiion, remembering grandad through his recipes, and facing terminal cancer, all feature in conversations introduced by Fi Glover, from Devon, Northern Ireland and Leeds

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 29, 2014 810

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Three conversations between work colleagues, old friends, and female members of a Jewish family introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 22, 2014 828

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Living with blindness, with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and with Parkinson's all feature in conversations from Glasgow, London and Maryport introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 15, 2014 828

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Life as an immigrant, adoptiing a child, and surviving sexual abuse,all feature in conversations from Wales and Leeds,introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 8, 2014 830

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Conversations between UKIP councillors, members of the Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guild, and a man whose life was changed by literacy with the mentor who taught him, all introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Sep 1, 2014 829

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The impact of the National Front in the 1980s, coming to terms with infertility, and the history beneath your feet all feature in conversations from London, Scotland and Devon, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 25, 2014 803

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A conversation from Cumbria between a mother and daughter about coping with the death of the strong man who was their husband and father, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 18, 2014 823

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Mothers who have lost sons, a mother-in-law and her son's civil partner, and a couple of pensioners who regularly ride roller coasters all feature in conversations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 11, 2014 826

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Conversations about choices to be made around health, education and career, between two mothers and their sons and between an eight year old and her grandmother, introduces by Fi GLover.

Sunday Omnibus

Aug 4, 2014 836

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For 40 years Iby kept it secret that she’d been held in Auschwitz – she didn’t even tell her husband. Finally, 30 years ago, she told Carolyn. Now the two have a conversation about why her, and why then. Iby also talks with her granddaughter about her refusal to be defined by being a Holocaust survivor, and reads the powerful poem she wrote in the hope that her experiences will not have been in vain.

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 28, 2014 831

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Conversations between couples who together find the strength to make a fresh start, eliminate starvation in a small Tanzanian town, and deal with fatal illness, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 21, 2014 823

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Losing your sight but holding on to your appearance, the power of scouting to break down cultural barriers, and whether we help animals or they help us all feature in conversations from Devon, Wales and Cumbria, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 14, 2014 826

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Life after anorexia, proposals over satellite phone and posing nude from Edinburgh, Leicester and Cumbria all feature in conversations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jul 7, 2014 815

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Marriage and disability, children and disability and the importance of grandmothers all feature in conversations from Scotland, Devon and London, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 30, 2014 845

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A gay vicar and his partner, two footballers, and a father and son who work together are in conversation from London, Suffolk and Leeds, all introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 23, 2014 827

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Age differences in marriage, the learning curve in adoption, and collaboration in writing and illustrating all feature in conversations from Cumbria, Suffolk and Devon introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 16, 2014 831

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Divorce, surviving road traffic accidents and comas, and multi-tasking as a gifted child all feature in conversations from Scotland, Leeds and London, introduced by Fi Glover.

08 JUN 14

Jun 9, 2014 826

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Coming out as gay after marriage and children, life as a dwarf and life with a politician in the family all feature in conversations from Birmingham, Devon and Leeds, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Jun 2, 2014 757

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A fitness instructor with MS, two men who haven't been held back by their learning disabilities, and two more with a passion for horror all feature in the conversations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

May 26, 2014 814

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Clean breaks from drugs, making friends with the person who talked you out of suicide, and whether one child is enough all feature in the conversations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

May 19, 2014 842

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The silence around childhood sexual abuse, love and marriage late in life, and childhood friends rediscovered, all feature in conversations from Devon, Birmingham and London, introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

May 12, 2014 810

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A widow's loneliness, a long-lasting theatrical romance, and how not to be an absent father all feature in conversations from Middlesbrough, Llandudno and Leeds Chapeltown, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

May 5, 2014 841

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May Queens, letter writing, and deleting Facebook on your phone all feature in conversations from Devon, Wales and Suffolk introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 28, 2014 828

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Conversations about life with unstable epilepsy, work with search and rescue dogs, and a family predisposed to adventure from Cumbria, Wales and Leicester, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 21, 2014 798

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Muslim attitudes to the arts, the experience of wartime evacuation, and life with Type 1 diabetes all feature in conversations from Cardiff, Torquay and South Shields introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 14, 2014 815

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Living with wolves, having gastric surgery, and finding inspiration in David Hockney's art, all feature in conversations from Devon, Leeds and London, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 7, 2014 827

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Second chances, final choices and life-changing events all feature in conversations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition - Listeners' Choice

Dec 30, 2013 841

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Transgender life, pantomime camels, parents who were in holy orders, and running away to the circus all feature in the conversations chosen by listeners, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition Children's Voices

Dec 23, 2013 838

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Siblings, ambition, stolen chocolate and imaginary gaffer tape all feature in these conversations involving children introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Edition Women Dealing With Life

Dec 16, 2013 843

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Terminal cancer, acne, friendship and dreadlocks all feature in the four conversations introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Edition - Being Parents

Dec 9, 2013 842

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Conversations about letting wolves care for your child or bringing him up as a vegetarian are introduced by Fi Glover, along with the highs and lows of fatherhood.

Sunday Edition The Connection

Dec 2, 2013 841

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Conversations between people who work at The Connection and those who have found friendship and purpose there, whether through art or cooking, introduced by Fi Glover.

The Listening Project Sunday Edition

Nov 25, 2013 843

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Young carers and a couple dealing with alcoholism and the path to recovery feature in these conversations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition Man Talk

Nov 18, 2013 843

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Conversations ranging from managing a NHS Trust to being a football hooligan, via fishing in the Irish Sea and enjoying pickled eggs in a pub, all between men, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition Couples Talking

Nov 11, 2013 842

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Couples talk about pregnancy, weight loss, the anxieties of being an army wife, and how two different worlds can collide within a marriage in four conversations introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Edition Mothers and Daughters

Nov 4, 2013 840

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Conversations between mothers and daughters, whose shared experiences range from tragic death in the family to simply discovering the power of a hug, introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition Kath and Kate

Oct 28, 2013 843

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A 90 year old and her eldest daughter talk about children, marriage, holidays and death, and explain what recording their conversation meant to them to Fi Glover.

Sunday Edition Family Support

Oct 21, 2013 844

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Conversations between grandparents, a grandchild, and a mother and daughter;the strength of their relationships and their enduring support shines through. Introduced by Fi Glover.

TLP 13 Oct 13: Sunday Edition

Oct 14, 2013 830

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Books, hugs, flowers and loss all feature in four conversations introduced by Fi Glover in the Sunday Edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

06 Oct 13

Oct 7, 2013 797

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At the British Library, Fi Glover discovers how Listening Project conversations are archived as the Library launches its online archive of the unedited recordings.

TLP Sunday Edition Edinburgh Special

Sep 2, 2013 843

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Conversations recorded at the Edinburgh Festival between people inspired by the Listening Project make up this special Sunday Edition, presented by Fi Glover.

The Listening Project Sunday Edition

Jun 27, 2013 839

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Death and remembrance, soul midwives to ease the final journey, and contact with the other side are all dealt with in conversations introduced by Fi Glover in the Sunday Edition of Radio 4's series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Sunday Edition - Two Plus Two

Jun 24, 2013 840

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Life as a transgender woman and beating leukaemia - Fi Glover surprises listeners with the unexpected turn each conversation takes.

The Listening Project Sunday Edition

Jun 10, 2013 843

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Love, marriage and education feature in conversations uploaded by listeners themselves and introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition

Jun 3, 2013 843

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The miners' strike,the Suffolk flood of 1953, how mums are never satisfied, and the impact a teacher can have on a student all feature in the conversations introduced by Fi Glover.

Sunday Edition StoryCorps

May 27, 2013 843

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Conversations from StoryCorps, the American inspiration for The Listening Project, in this Sunday Edition presented by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition - Parenting

May 20, 2013 842

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Life with locked-in syndrome, with terminal cancer, without your grandchild, and with a dominatrix called FiFi all feature in conversations from around the UK introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition

May 13, 2013 842

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From the appeal of the Morris Minor to an admission of self-harm, and whether to take the test for a cancer gene - all subjects of conversations from around the UK introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition Schools Project

May 6, 2013 837

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Eleven and twelve year olds recorded conversations about their lives and those of their parents and friends for The Listening Project Schools Pilot

Sunday Edition

Apr 29, 2013 814

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The perils facing fishermen, Catholicism, ensuring disabled children are cared for after you've gone, and career choices all feature in the converations introduced by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition

Apr 22, 2013 827

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Community,changesin Northern Ireland, and memories of the glamorous 1950s are all featured by Fi Glover in this Sunday Edition

Listening Project Sunday Edition

Apr 15, 2013 840

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Swansea City, coming out, delivering your own grandchildren, and second time around marriages are all covered in the conversations Fi Glover presents in this Sunday Edition

Sunday Edition

Apr 8, 2013 835

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Teenage sexuality, stepmothers and organ donation are all covered in the conversations Fi Glover introduces between friends, mothers and children in this Sunday Edition

Sunday Edition

Dec 31, 2012 841

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Listeners' requests presented by Fi Glover in the Sunday Edition of Radio 4's series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen

Sunday Edition

Dec 24, 2012 841

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Babies, Christmas and loved ones remembered: all in the conversations presented by Fi Glover for the Sunday Edition of the Radio 4 series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen

Sunday Edition

Dec 17, 2012 842

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Marriage, spiders, frogs, birds, leaving home for university and coming back again: conversations about all of these in the Sunday Edition presented by Fi Glover

Sunday Edition - Lyn and Mary

Dec 10, 2012 843

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After Lyn's prison sentence for drink-driving she and her civil partner Mary re-consider their relationship Fi Glover presents.

Sunday Edition

Dec 3, 2012 840

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Homelessness on the streets of London: one of the conversations introduced by Fi Glover on the day Radio 4 launches its Christmas Appeal. Also conversations about politics and activism.

Sunday Edition

Nov 26, 2012 826

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Fi Glover hears what Professor Dorothy Sheridan of the Mass Observation Archive thinks of the value of The Listening Project to oral historians of all types.

Sunday Edition

Nov 19, 2012 840

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Conversations between people helped by Children in Need-funded charities, ranging from theatre groups to those offering support for victims of domestic violence.

Sunday Edition

Nov 12, 2012 838

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Fi Glover with conversations about Nepal, love, death - and spaghetti bolognese for breakfast. All uploaded by listeners themselves.

Sunday Edition

Nov 5, 2012 839

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Conversations between those who have suffered from psychosis and depression, and those who have stood by them.

Sunday Edition

Oct 29, 2012 842

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Fi Glover features men's conversations exclusively in this Edition and proves that, when you listen, it's surprising how far from stereotypical expectations they can be

Sunday Edition

Oct 22, 2012 839

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Surprising conversations about dead pets, plastic surgery, retirement, and the impact of disability on family relationships.

Sunday Edition

Oct 14, 2012 839

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Two is stronger than one when it comes to meeting life's challenges.Couples talk about how they've survived family crises together.

Sunday Edition

Oct 8, 2012 841

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A marriage proposal and conversations about sex, Romany mourning traditions and the weather prove that it's surprising what you hear when you listen as Fi Glover eavesdrops on The Listening Project nationwide

Sunday Edition

Jun 27, 2012 834

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Encounters from Scotland, Cheshire and a British Library view of the Project. we meet former Olympic athlete Mark, who remembers his experiences in Moscow and Los Angeles for his daughter Sophie, and civil partners, Nick and Philip from Scotland, who reflect on how attitudes to homosexuality have changed. Jonny Robinson explains how the British Library is saving such conversations for posterity.

Sunday Edition

Jun 25, 2012 829

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Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of Radio 4's series capturing the nation in conversation. Today's programme focuses on the residents of the east London borough which is the focus of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Hackney, with its diverse and colourful community. We hear from Oby and Rebekah about the consequences of their childhood as Jehovah's Witnesses, from Ashley and Raj about friendship in childhood and beyond, and from Gabin and Paul, Kerry and Duncan and Victoria and Nathaniel about their lives - all lived in Hackney. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Sunday Edition

Jun 11, 2012 848

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Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of Radio 4's series capturing the nation in conversation:we meet Sarah Jane and Philip, a brother and sister from Wales who talk frankly about the pressures and problems that Philip's period behind bars caused the family; from London Margaret and Barry, whose son Jimmy was murdered in a knife fight, remember their beloved boy; and a chance to meet David Isay, the award-winning American documentary-maker who came up with the idea of these intimate conversations in the first place. StoryCorps is so successful that the BBC has, with David's blessing, brought it to Britain as ...The Listening Project. Many of the conversations are being archived by the British Library which they will use to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Sunday Edition

Jun 4, 2012 846

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Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of Radio 4's series capturing the nation in conversation: today's programme covers the vital support offered by friendship, and also family life in all its rich variety. Betty, a retired cook from Hull, chats with her daughter, Elaine - a cleaner - about bringing up ten children with lots of love, but not much money. Catherine tells her friend, Liz, about the impact the fact that her parents met when they were a priest and nun had on her childhood, and on her current relationship with the Catholic church. And friends Anne and Steve talk about how each has supported the other through the serious dramas of life: bereavement and the suicidal despair caused by childhood abuse.

Sunday Edition

May 28, 2012 844

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Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of Radio 4's series capturing the nation in conversation: today we meet Jasmit and Jaswant from Lincolnshire, still happily married 34 years after it was arranged. From Scotland mother and son, Lily and Francis, on Francis' addiction to heroin and its terrible consequences. And from Berkshire the dilemma facing dairy farmers,as Michael and Don decide whether to sell their herds. Also, the first User Generated Content to be uploaded to The Listening Project: Sophie wanted to ask her brother Oscar about his experience of living with autism. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

The Sunday Edition

May 21, 2012 847

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Fi Glover introduces Joan and Ray from Merseyside, who only recently discovered they shared a father, farming brothers Gerald and Roland from Lincolnshire, and Michael and Jill, friends from Hull who both lost family members in the 1968 triple trawler tragedy. And she hears from producer David Reeves who recorded two of the conversations.

Sunday Edition

May 14, 2012 843

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Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of Radio 4's series capturing the nation in conversation: today encounters from Cardiff, Lincolnshire and Reading - via Northern Ireland. The Listening Project is a new initiative for Radio 4, offering a snapshot of contemporary Britain. Conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Many of the long conversations are being archived by the British Library which they will use to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Sunday Edition

May 7, 2012 846

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Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of Radio 4's series capturing the nation in conversation: in today's programme we meet 19 year old Afshan, who has left her traditional Muslim home in Manchester for university in London, and her mother, Flavia, who is unhappy that her daughter also seems to have left behind all plans for an arranged marriage. And from Radio Merseyside, a conversation through bars - not prison bars but those of an enclosed convent. Here brother and sister Peter and Mary, priest and nun, discuss their lives and religious vocations. And the producer who recorded this extraordinary Listening Project encounter gives his personal account of the meeting. The Listening Project aims to offer a snapshot of contemporary Britain Learn more by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Sunday Omnibus

Apr 30, 2012 841

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In today's programme, we meet Ciaron and Brendan, Irish brothers whose fraternal bond was tested to the limit when Brendan fell ill; from Radio Berkshire, the story of Jim and John who touchingly remember the biscuity pleasures of working at the Huntley and Palmers factory in Reading which closed in the 1970s, while from Stoke on Trent, the agonising tale of Stevie, the brother to Chris and son to Norman, who vanished while on holiday in Crete. And there's a chance too to hear just how the magic of these Listening Project encounters actually works from one of the team gathering the interviews across Britain.

Between friends

Apr 23, 2012 827

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Barbara talks to her best friend Becky about her compulsive disorder and how it's affected her life; Humberside transsexual Michelle discusses living as a woman with her friend Cilla; Bob talks to his son-in-law James about his life of crime and Jim and Joan from Northern Ireland share an intimate conversation about growing old together and the end of life.

A Family Matter

Apr 16, 2012 843

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Mike talks to his adoptive son about how he rescued him as a baby from South Vietnam; Jayne talks to her mother Sally in Liverpool about their life together and the father she never knew; from London, Jamaican-born Monica discusses with her gay son Rikki how coming out as gay was difficult for her too; and in Stoke on Trent Marc discusses with his foster dad Colin about how he's managed to turn his life round after a very difficult beginning.

Generations in conversation

Apr 9, 2012 831

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Beryl is a twice married grandmother who talks with her grandson about love, loss and how she lost her heart late in life to the man who gave her a lift home in his Reliant Robin; Jean and her daughter Rebecca talk about the difficulties of facing up to failing health and death; Cy tells his granddaughter Lucy about his life as a musician in Liverpool's glory days and Alan and Christine from Stoke on Trent talk about the magnetic hold the town's Spode porcelain factory has had on their lives.

The nation in conversation

Apr 2, 2012 833

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Chick is a former miner from Pontefract in Yorkshire. He discusses his life in a conversation with his granddaughter Lindsay, whose eyes are set on a very different career path. Sasha is a mother from Berkshire whose son Paddy has an inherited heart condition. They talk about life together at home in Marlborough. Alison and Willie are a couple in their mid-sixties from Northern Ireland. They've had a rich life together, but now face the challenges of an uncertain future as old age approaches. And from Tunstall in Stoke on Trent, Paula and Maddie share memories of Paula's comedian father.

Preview

Mar 21, 2012 289

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Capturing the nation in conversation. A BBC Radio and British Library Partnership. The Listening Project is inviting people across the UK to share an intimate conversation. Some of these conversations will be broadcast by the BBC and curated and archived by the British Library building a unique picture of our lives today and preserving it for future generations. What people talk about is their choice. It could be a moment of joy, sadness or reflection. This project is about creating the space for people to have that conversation they always meant to have. Radio 4's Controller Gwyneth Williams is bringing a new kind of conversation to Radio 4, made possible by the unique nature of radio, its intimacy and entanglement in the lives of audiences.