The Listening Project

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20181111The many different hurdles in life being discussed by men: half-brothers reflect on the birth fathers they never knew; childhood friends reminisce on how their paths continued to cross; and fathers talk about how a dreadful coincidence brought them closer together.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Men talk and listen just as much as women. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200325Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.
20200327
20200415Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of the lockdown.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200417
20200607New edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown and beyond.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present, old and new on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. In this edition two volunteers who work with a charity delivering food speak for the first time. From different backgrounds they've found themselves - and the community - united in a common cause, but reflect on prejudices towards Muslims and whether attitudes will change. A father and son in Belfast talk about how things might be different going back to school and rare bird sightings in the back garden. Two university students compare notes on the uncertainty hanging over their future. And a survivor of Covid 19 has a heartfelt conversation with his nurse.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer Neil McCarthy

20200628The nation in conversation as we emerge from lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents the extended weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. In this edition strangers discuss love, loss and casual racism.

Two women who have been coping with grief in isolation during lockdown talk about their anxieties about stepping out now it's being relaxed. A female Christian chaplain and a man from a British Pakistani background discuss gender stereotypes. Two young mixed race people living in York reflect on their identities and their experiences of casual racism. And two expectant mothers look forward to emerging from lockdown

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producers Neil McCarthy and Beaty Rubens

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

20200705Fi Glover presents a weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond.

In this edition strangers share their experience of being part of close families and communities and of coping with loss in these challenging times; compare notes on running a rural pub which will be opening at the weekend, and running an Indian restaurant in the heart of Leicester as the city embarks on the first local lockdown in the UK; and on the joys of pursuing a shared passion for embroidery. And we catch-up with sisters on how Covid 19 is stretching and deepening the sisterly bond in unexpected ways.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Capturing the nation in conversation as we emerge from lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200712Fi Glover presents the weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and emerging from it. This week friends and strangers share stories on subjects as varied as having hopes and aspirations for a career in the theatre being dashed by Covid 19; friends from different racial backgrounds living in Wales talk about the importance of talking about race; and friends in Manchester reflect on their time on the streets and the challenges of homelessness during lockdown; and sisters aged 12 and 14 talk about the challenges of going back to school as well as being carers for their Dad who has ME, arthritis and Fibromyalgia, and as well as helping their profoundly deaf Mum and looking after a younger sister.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

The nation in conversation as we emerge from Lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200719Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.

Fi Glover presents the extended weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. In this edition, four conversations between friends and strangers on the challenges of farming, the joy of books, coming out of homelessness and the fine art of making PPE.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

The nation in conversation as we emerge from lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200726Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Kofi Smiles presents the extended weekly edition of the programme this week on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. In this edition relatives, strangers and friends discuss the highs and lows of running small businesses - from supermarkets to independent cinemas. And a music genre particular to the city of Hull.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

20200802Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents the longer weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond.

In this edition two recent university students who have never met compare notes on coming to terms with their 'new normal' -online graduation ceremonies and curtailed plans for the future; strangers from different parts of North Yorkshire – one a bus driver and the other coach driver - share their passion for being behind the wheel and working for the community they live in; two women from different parts of the country talk about the joys of taking up cycling again during lockdown - the first time since childhood; and an older couple who live with a grown-up son who has Down’s Syndrome reflect on how the last few months have been for the 3 of them.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

The nation in conversation as we emerge from lockdown. Fi Glover presents.

20200809Fi Glover presents the new and extended weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. This edition includes a powerful conversation about black masculinity and rap music; students anxiously awaiting for 'A' Level results and anxieties about the 'new normal'; and an older couple reflecting on the positives and negatives of living through lockdown.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

The nation in conversation as we emerge from Lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200816Fi Glover presents the extended weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. In this edition a couple discuss their anxieties and expectations of a lockdown wedding just days before the event; two dads who have never met exchange stories of what life was like for them when their new-born babies were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital during the pandemic; two women talk about the challenges of running a business during the pandemic; and two teenagers studying the same GCSE subjects talk through their anxieties as they await results coming out this week.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

The nation in conversation as we emerge from lockdown. Presented by Fi Glover.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200913
20200920Fi Glover presents friends, relatives and strangers in conversation as we learn to adjust to the 'new normal'.

In this week's programme - strangers separated from partners during lockdown and beyond, talk about making life-changing decisions as a result of the experience; strangers who came together during lockdown through a charitable book borrowing scheme set up by one of them outside her house; head teachers giving a revealing insight into their lives now; and two men who had never met reflect on a shared experience which is as traumatic as it gets - the murder of a daughter and the so-called honour killing of a brother.

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20200927Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents friends, relatives and strangers in conversation as we emerge from lockdown and adjust to the 'new normal'.

This week's edition is devoted to just one conversation - between 16 year old Lloyd and Ariba who have never met. He lives in rural Wales and she lives in Peterborough. They share and compare notes on their very different life experiences. They reflect on life in lockdown, the areas they live in, school and GCSE results, their hobbies and political interests - which range from the BLM movement and the importance of tolerance, to gardening and environmental issues. And they discuss the need to talk openly about the such everyday matters such as the menstrual cycle.

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20201004Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20201011

Fi Glover presents the longer weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond.

In this week's edition two music producers and DJs from different generations and backgrounds share their passion for the club scene and talk about how they have had to adapt to a world without it; two granddaughters of Betty Campbell, the first black head teacher in Wales , discuss racial equality, the prejudices that need unpicking and how to raise self-confident black and mixed race children; and two women who work in education, both of different faiths and cultures, talk about their shared commitment to change through action rather than words.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The
conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

20201018Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

26/04/20202020042220200426 (R4)Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of being in lockdown.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

A Change Of Culture20200531New and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present, old and new on the shared experience of being in lockdown. In this week's edition: two Muslim men, one a healthcare assistant in Bradford, the other a renal patient currently shielding at home in Blackburn, talk about the challenges of fasting during Ramadan and of celebrating Eid this year; of working on the Covid19 frontline and of trying to raise awareness of organ donation in the Asian community. A mother and daughter separated in lockdown in Belfast talk about all manner of things – from the joys gardening and de-cluttering to career changes and playing 28 games of online Scrabble at the same time. And a married couple, both lecturers, share their take on combining life with a young family and trying to teach online, as well as dealing with students turning up to lectures in pyjamas.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Abbe And Eyal - Pen To Paper2014050220180325 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation remembering a courtship conducted via pen and ink, and its romantic advantages over today's glib communications via social media, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

How pen and ink had romantic advantages over today's social media.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Abigail And Lina - Leaving Home2013101820170319 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between friends about what makes them happy and sad.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Adam And Jayden - A Metaphorical Angel2014110720170611 (BBC7)A 10-year-old quizzes his youth worker about what he was like at his age; has he changed?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Adie And Ruth: Adventure In The Blood2014042520170430 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a mother and son who share a love of travel and adventure.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Adrian And Peter - Becoming A Father20180316Decisions we'd never have thought about back then are now our responsibility.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Agie And Katie - Strong New Business Women20181214Two Polish friends talk about the long, hard road to business success in Britain.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Aiden And Jack - Growing Up With Rugby2015122520190331 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation recorded at the CBBC Live and Digital Festival in Hull, between friends who have been training together since they were six years old and have a very advanced knowledge of Rugby League. Another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen, and this one can be seen, animated, on http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Old Rugby League heads on very young shoulders.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Aimee Corinne And Victoire Anne And Victoire Annielle - Ready To Start Again20160624A family is reunited in a new life in Scotland after five years apart.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alan And Jack - An Epidemic Of Selfishness20170920Selfie-culture is anathema to this pair.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alan And Victoria - Fishing For Family History20160122A father and daughter whose family business was fishing consider the beauty of the sea.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alec And Audrey - Marriage Isn't For Us20170519They have been together for 30 years but are no nearer tying the knot.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alex And Chris - Just Friends20160629One of this pair would like them to become a couple, but the other desires no such thing.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alex And Josh - First Time Fathers2015093020160108 (R4)Two friends who are new fathers-to-be reflect on forthcoming life changing events.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alex And Rolf - Sing Our Own Song2015012320170709 (BBC7)The brothers who formed the band Tinlin reflect on how their musical careers began.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alex And Terry - Three Words2018040620180831 (R4)Hearing the words 'do not resuscitate' changed their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ali And Kieran - Finding Your Voice20180309It's easy to fade into the shadows in a world that's very loud.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ali And Peg - Love, Life And Leeds United2013120620180415 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends about how football has seen them through divorce and re-marriage, even if Elland Road isn't the best place to find a new partner.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover with a conversation about the role football plays in friendship and love.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ali And Tammi - Our Grandmothers2014072420170305 (BBC7)Two friends share the stories of their grandmothers, who couldn't have been more different

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alice And Adi - Growing Up With President Trump20170118Whether to be a midwife or a spy, an athlete or a PE teacher in a Trump-led future.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alison And Adam - Family Politics2014060620180304 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between the first black woman to be elected to Leeds city council and her son; 20 years on it's obvious that politics is in the blood.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

The first black woman to be elected to Leeds City Council talks politics with her son.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alison And Irene - We Were So Proud Of Them20180518We provided children with experiences they'd never had.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alkin And Paul - We Could Be Brothers20160727Friends of Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot descent are proud of their shared heritage.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Allyson And Sarah - Animal Rescue2014072320171202 (BBC7)
20171203 (BBC7)
Two animal rescue workers consider whether we help animals or they help us.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Alyssia And Jessica - Time To Hit Delete2014050220170205 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about the invasion of our lives by social media.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ama And Jan - Racism On The Rise20180209Challenging the changes they've experienced since the UK referendum.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Amanda And Mark - The Love Of The Game20180323Love me, love my football team.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ami And Gemma - Poets On The Hill20170224Benjamin Zephaniah came to Swansea and inspired them to write poetry for the first time.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Amy And Amy - Goodbye To The Old Us20170310University life does not always live up to its promise.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Amy And Katie - Check Ingredients Before Eating20170407Even if the smell is enticing, she knows just a taste could be catastrophic.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Andrew And Archie - Debatable Redheads2017102520180126 (R4)Are redheads hot heads?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ann And Daniel - Breaking The Sound Barrier20160219A hearing mother and her profoundly deaf son use signing to explore his life and hers.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ann And Jane - Our Sons20160226Losing their sons to suicide has forged a strong friendship between two women.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Anne-marie And Marie - Things I Could Have Been20181219Mother and daughter on patronising careers advice given to black girls in the past.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Arian And Annabel - So Where Are You From?20180420How you look can still generate certain expectations.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Armida And Bernice - You've Left Your Mark20160610Friends share happy memories as they face the fact that one of them is dying.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Assad And Helen - Isolation Versus Privacy20170526A volunteer and a refugee who met in The Jungle find they can learn a lot from each other.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Avril And Patricia - Nothing Will Come Between Us20161104Sometimes the decision to move back to your roots can turn out to be a mistake.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Barbara And David - We Thank Our Lucky Stars20160401When you have your third heart attack, you can no longer avoid changing your life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Barbara And June - The Lifeboat Ladies2013062120170723 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation about coping when the lifeboat and menfolk are at sea.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Becky And Bill - Try Being Me For A Day20200322Two strangers talk about their lives and dreams and their passion for the performing arts. Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Becky And Jackie - Splitting Up For The Kids20180105Sometimes being apart brings happiness you can't generate when you're together.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Becky And Lorna - An Equal Chance20171110Having a learning disability doesn't mean you can't have a job.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Becky And Mia - Belonging And Not Belonging20160603A mother and her mixed race daughter deal with other people's expectations.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Belinda And Jane - Work/life Balance At Hull Royal Infirmary20180622Waking up at four in the morning, worrying about the ward, worrying about the clinic.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ben And Rufus - I Never Say I'm A Cabaret Performer20160706The two halves of a cabaret act on whether or not theirs is a proper job.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ben And Veronica - Always There20180302I would have taken the hurt off you.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Bernie And Steph - A Difficult Conversation20170331A couple who lost their baby 18 years ago finally confront their loss together.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Bev And Terry - Adolescence Is A Really Hard Time20171115Someone who listens and respects your views can be enough to distract you from the X-Box.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Biggy And Barry - Dogs We Have Known2013061420171231 (BBC7)Fi Glover presents another intimate conversation, this time about dogs.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Bill And Claire - Running For Life20170217She took up running and now she has caught up with her husband.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Bill And Madeleine - The Proposal2016102820170120 (R4)40 years after her father split them up, a couple are back together, but will she say yes?

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Billy And John - The Way The Cookie Crumbles20200329Two strangers Billy and John look back over the opportunities that life gave them.

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Billy And John - You've Got A Friend20170203Music has forged a strong bond between these friends who only met in retirement.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Bob And Ben - Glory Days2015102320180211 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces two friends who meet regularly for a 'clonc' (West Welsh for chat) and enjoy exulting in the art of rugby - another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Two friends from Wales who like nothing more than talking about rugby.

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Bobbie And Tommy - Under The Thumb Of None20180223Northern Ireland reflected in music and photographs.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Brandon And Sarok - Keeping Out Of Trouble2017063020180110 (R4)Ten-year-old friends get to grips with priorities at school.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Brenda And Joan - The Retired Pe Teachers' Home2017042120170811 (R4)Friends look forward to life in the specialised care home they are planning.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Brendan And Brenda - The Value Of Giving Back20200313Father and daughter they look back at the things that have shaped their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Brian And Joe - It's Not About Fighting2015051320180624 (BBC7)Fi Glover with two Tae Kwon Do experts - one four-times world champion - reflecting on the attitudes of the parents of the children they teach and the misconceptions about the art. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Two taekwondo teachers reveal the truth behind the martial art.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Caitlin And Orfhlaith - Challenging Tradition20181012Mammy never once made our packed lunch; Daddy got five of us out of the house each morning

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Callum And Adam - The Guilty Pleasure Of Computer Gaming20160316Two men admit to guilt about the time they spend gaming, but they are unlikely to change

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Callum And Rense - Being The New Guy20180608When every day is like a school day.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Carleen And Toni - It's All About The Mother And The Baby20180516We don't do it to cuddle babies.

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Carmel And Muire - Drama Queens20171004Sharing the drama and the humour of life on stage.

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Carol And Kate - Missed Generation2015081420171203 (BBC7)Friends in their 60s believe that younger men today would make better partners.

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Carolyn And Chris - Carrying On As Normal20180523Two members of staff at Chetham's School of Music reflect on the impact on their lives and on the children in their care when an IRA bomb exploded in Manchester on 15th June 1996. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

The impact of the other Manchester bomb, 21 years before the Arena bombing.

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Carolyne And Caroline - A Safe Space20190102Two friends from childhood celebrate 50 years of friendship. Fi glover presents.

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Catherine And Bea - The Art Of Inspiration2015013020181028 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a mother and daughter who are both artists, debating who inspires whom, and discussing living with art and learning from it too.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A daughter praises her mother's ability to pass on artistic inspiration without preaching.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Catherine And Catrina - I Forgot What Dad Sounded Like20181017He said we were the hardest people to tell.

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Catherine And Liz - Settling Down20180413Friends reflect on life no longer lived abroad.

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Catherine And Moira - Positively Positive20171215You have to make the best of the time you have.

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Catherine And Nina - Anyone Who's Different Is A Target20160203Coming to terms with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Charlie And Caroline - Raining Clocks20180808Remote controls - how many is too many?

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Charlie And Chaz - When I'm Cleaning Windows2013120620180610 (BBC7)
20180611 (BBC7)
Fi Glover introduces a conversation between window cleaners. Charlie's now retired but, after falling 40 feet himself, he worries about his daughter Chaz's safety on the job. He still has nightmares that he has to clean a school, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a father and daughter talking about cleaning windows for a living.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Charlotte And Cecily - The Importance Of Women Asserting Themselves In The Workplace20181219Aunt and niece debate the importance of women asserting themselves in the workplace.

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Charlotte And Gareth - My Royal Flush20180214Love and commitment in the face of an uncertain future.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Charlotte And Jim - Rely On Your Training2018013120180817 (R4)Climbing to the top of a fire ladder is a daunting business.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Charlotte And Lyndie - Puppets And People2015020620170507 (BBC7)The art of puppetry goes beyond the theatre, influencing the puppeteer on stage and off.

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Cheryl And Michelle - Fit At Fifty20180713I can't say that I really enjoy it, but I'm glad when I've done it.

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Cheylene And Ryan - Let's Tour The World Together2018020220180817 (R4)Work and romance can go together.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Children In Need Conversations20181118In a week of conversations illuminating the work of Children in Need - from children with worries about social media; a teenager and her mentor; and brothers with a history of drug abuse, homelessness and attempted suicide- Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it’s surprising what you hear when you listen

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

A week of conversations illuminating the work of Children in Need. Fi Glover presents.

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Chloe And Duke - Opening Doors20181116A week of conversations from good causes supported by Children in Need.

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Chris And Henry - A Forest On A Plate20171103Foraging from the forest and even the car park can provide a gourmet meal.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Chris And Marcus - Standing Out From The Crowd20180718Bunny O'Hare and Lady Portia Di'Monte explain their bond.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Chris And Suzanne - Life Is Full Of Patterns2015050120181104 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple who could never paint their walls magnolia. For them pattern is essential and life-affirming, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A couple who met at art college still fill their life with colour and patterns.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Chrissy And Larissa - Life After Drugs And Prison20181130Mother and daughter on rebuilding life after drugs and prison. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Christian And Nat - Sea Rowing20161111A couple have found a common passion in Celtic long boats and French Yoles.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Christina And John - Ashamed Of Beckham And Giggs20170310What the posters on your bedroom wall reveal that you'd prefer your girlfriend didn't know

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Christine And Sheila - Living Without Roots2015052920190407 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversations between sisters who came to Lancashire from Rhodesia in their teens, reflecting on the impact this displacement has had on their lives. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Sisters reflect on the impact leaving Rhodesia in their teens has had on their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Christmas Day Omnibus20161225Father Christmas, Toy Story and six-year-old twins all feature in this festive edition.

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Christopher And Annabelle - Back To Being Annabelle Again20170929Terminal illness alters one's perspective.

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Claire And Claire - Dance Fixes Everything20171124You're never too old or the wrong shape for ballet.

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Claire And Findlay - When Your Parent Has Ms20170901Children can feel very isolated when if their parent is different.

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Claire And Monica - Taking Things At Face Value2014121920181223 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a mother who remembers how her daughter’s birthmark affected her early life, and her daughter who confirms that her parents were right not to have it removed.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Her birthmark has always made Monica stand out, but it's only a tiny part of who she is.

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Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Claire And Peter - Claire's Prepared20170510If you care about your funeral and aftermath, it's worth setting down some plans.

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Claire And Richard - Our Secret Place At Low Tide20161102Escaping from the London commute means there is time for long walks with distant horizons.

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Clara And Matthew - Art And Life20160527Two artists enjoy teaching at the pop-up Royal Drawing School at the Hay Festival.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Clare And Ruth - Climbing The Ladder2017032420170804 (R4)When you are a female bricklayer, the wolf whistles come from passers-by.

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Claudia And Alan - Living After Loss20160608Her husband and her friend remember a remarkable woman.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Claudia And Isabella - Sisterly Hierarchy2012113020170115 (BBC7)Claudia is 11 and Isabella 10. They're close, but Claudia will always be the older sister.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Clinton And David - Grab That Kernel Of Interest20180530There's more to art than galleries!

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Colin And Ashley - Heroes And Glasses20180223Crowd-surfing isn't for everyone.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Colin And Rolf - The Benefits Of National Service20160810Friends remember National Service and the opportunities it gave them.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Connor And Piper - I Don't Have A Sellotape Dispenser20170906Leaving home for uni brings up all sorts of anxieties.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Craig And Luke - No Laughing Matter2013060720170129 (BBC7)It's not funny being a comedian. It's frightening. Craig and Luke feel the fear.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Cricketing Enjoyment20181005All for the love of the wicket

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Cristina And Alicia - Wanting To Change The World20170721United by a burning desire to challenge injustice and do the right thing.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Cynthia And Maggie - The Same Dad20161202Despite not growing up together, the family ties are strong

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dagmar And Adam - Just William20180704Happiness is knowing there's a Morris 1000 tucked up in the garage.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dalbinder And Dara - Football Talk20161026A young footballer shares his expertise with his mum.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dalip And Ranjit - Inner Strength20181012People ask if we shave our legs

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Damian And Aine - Beginners' Guide To Parenthood2018033020180822 (R4)If you have a weak relationship, then having a baby can totally explode all that.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dani And James - Self Help20170317No matter how close your friends are, sometimes the only way is to take control yourself.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Daphne And Jack - Needing To Know Why You're Crying20180427The isolation of life as a carer and the frustrations of the cared for.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Darren And Donna - I'm Starting To Believe In Myself20161104It is easier to have confidence in yourself when someone else has confidence in you.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Darren And Grace - Disabled Superheroes Would Help20170830Refusing to be defined by disability can be an uphill struggle against stereotypes.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dave And Amy - Feeling Lucky2017091320180119 (R4)A near fatal cycling accident has a lasting impact.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dave And Dan - Leicester Till We Die20170517Grandfather and grandson are equally dedicated to the Fearless Foxes, no matter what.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dave And Martyn - The Meaning Of Spurn20180606It's hard to imagine life away from the close-knit RNLI family.

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Dave And Sid - Grandad's Bachelor Pad2018040420180831 (R4)The family gave Grandad a home; he gives them a lot more.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Davey And Bridget - Taking Up The Mantle20180216Separated by 50 years but united by a common purpose.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

David And Al - Man's Best Friend2013110120180826 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about guide dogs in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen. Gypsy is David's first dog; as he faces her retirement, Al, who has had four, reassures him that each one is special.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation about the special relationship between guided and dog.

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David And Clare - The Emotion Drives It20180615It felt crafted to me, but it wasn't - it was coming from the immediacy of experience.

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David And Jane - Where Do We Belong?20180711Being involved in restoring Campbeltown Picture House helps an outsider to feel at home.

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David And John - Bowing Out Gracefully20160708One of this pair knows it is time for his curtain call, but the other is not convinced.

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David And John - Moving To The Country20160713The peace and quiet of rural Wales can be hard to take after living in London.

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David And Mairead - A Pregnant Pause2015100220160106 (R4)A conversation during the first stages of labour, only hours before their baby was born

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

David And Mike - Words Of Love Not Hate20171227Gordon Wilson speaks about losing his daughter in the bombing of Enniskillen.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

David And Natasha - Warriors Or Wizards2013121320180708 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple who met LARPing about their favourite characters and the way Live Action Role Play has influenced their own personalities, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover presents a conversation about LARPing - that is, Live Action Role Play.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

David And Siobhan - Long Distance Love20170908The complications of a relationship that straddles London and Glasgow.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Debbie And Janette - Are We Local Yet?20200318Friends talk about their affinity with the place they both now live in the Forest of Dean.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Debbie And Linda - Loving Your Own Body20180907Going from never getting my tummy out to pretty much always getting my tummy out.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Declan And Luke - Something For The Weekend20170728There was a time when Fridays saw sailors of all nationalities land in Londonderry.

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Dennis And Daniel - Marmite For The Gorillas2015092320181111 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation recorded in the Booth at Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey between two zoo workers who give an entirely new meaning to a day’s work: it can involve handing over flamingos in a car park… Another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject
Producer: Marya Burgess

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two zoo workers about their working day.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Derek And Hugh - Lessons On The Farm2013110120170521 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about finding your way out of sticky situations.

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Dermot And Sinead - Access For All20160715Prejudice can be upsetting, but Dermot's priority is getting on with life.

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Diane And Michael: Man's Best Friend2012122820161218 (BBC7)A conversation between a father and the daughter who thinks he prefers his dog to her.

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Dom And Sarah - Wild About Wildlife20160511Their passion for the natural world remains undimmed after working together for 26 years.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Donald And Chris - A Peace-loving Household20170920Brought up to keep the sixth commandment.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Donald And Mark - Walking And Talking20161209Two friends reflect on identity and the right to roam.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Donna And Matt - In Tune2015061220170910 (BBC7)The two halves of Bella Voci consider the essential nature of singing in their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Doreen And Florence - Age Is Just A Number20180914A ghost in the mirror.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Dot And Jean - The Garden Keeps On Giving20170519The benefits of dialling down the pace of life and enjoying the garden.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Douglas, David And Alan - Still Speaking Doric20180420A celebration of a Scottish dialect.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Duncan And Paul - The Band Plays On2015072920190414 (BBC7)Fi Glover with band members who have played together for decades in different bands. Even though they have still not known success, their commitment to music remains just as strong. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Success still evades these two musicians, but there's nothing else they'd dream of doing.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Eamonn And Roisin - Two Parents, Two Homes2016012920160831 (R4)When parents split up, children often end up splitting their time between two homes.

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Eddie And Jack - Busy Doing Nothing2016101220170106 (R4)The joys of watching the world go by once you reach your 80s.

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Eddie And Jon - Controlled By Fear20171013The smell of Jeyes fluid makes me shake.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Edward And Ben - A Working Relationship2014072920170702 (BBC7)Father and son discuss their successful family business and what it is that makes it work.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Edward And James - The Sausage Machine20160122Two recent graduates reflect on the unrelenting pressure to succeed academically

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Eedie And Bethan - It's Debatable2017042820170816 (R4)It's important to back up your opinion with logical reasoning.

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Eifion And Berwyn - Community Matters2015010220171008 (BBC7)Two men who are at the heart of their community find that their efforts are repaid tenfold

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Eileen And Amanda - Costume Drama2013122720170326 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a wardrobe mistress and her assistant, preparing for their Christmas show.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Eileen And Angus - Like Mother Like Son20180720Surviving the year when your mother is also your class teacher.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Elisha And Charlotte - The Best Thing That Ever Happened2016101420190120 (BBC7)
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Adopted sisters conclude that their new family is cause for celebration.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between sisters who were adopted and who share a positive outlook on their lives. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Elizabeth And Regina - Kindred Spirits20181123Close friends whose lives mirror each other's. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ella And Helen - Life After Retirement20160914Adjusting to the freedom and pleasures of retirement can take a while.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Else And Steven - Growing Up In Lederhosen2013101120180408 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a mother who wrote a book about her traumatic WW2 childhood in Germany and her son, who is planning his own book about growing up in England with a German mother, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a mother and son remembering their childhood experiences.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Elsie And Netta - Home Is Where The Heart Is2014091020170924 (BBC7)You can take the woman out of Jamaica, but you can't take Jamaica out of the woman.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Elspeth And Sue - Period Pains20161130A childhood with some unusual features required a lot of explaining.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Eluned And Neal - Becoming Invisible20161216About to turn 60, a couple reflect on what changes and what remains the same.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Emet And K'ets - Five Dozen Miles20161221Twins debate irritating older siblings and expose widely differing perceptions of distance

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Emily And Karen - One Last Conversation20180921A sudden death leaves so much unsaid.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Emma And Claire - The Importance Of Being First2015031320180603 (BBC7)Even now they are nearing forty, people still confuse these twins. Yet they make it clear how much they differ from each other in this conversation introduced by Fi Glover, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Twins ask how people still can't tell them apart when they are such very different people.

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Emma And Emily - The Prom20170707It's never too early to sort out your prom dress.

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Emma And Emma - Making A Difference2014111420181125 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about how a poor start in life can inhibit the skills needed for family life, and how they can still be learned, with help, proving yet again that it's surprising what you hear, when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Growing up in care can make it difficut to parent your own children, without skilled help.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Emma And Helen - Broken Boobs20180928When your body fails your child, you feel grief, not just disappointment.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Emma And Tamar - This Too Shall Pass20161021A friendship that provided support through postnatal depression.

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Enya And Ayaan - I Felt Like A Teenager20171115Being a young carer can mean having to grow up too fast.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Erica And Lloyd - The Importance Of Art2017042120170809 (R4)Retired art teachers recall the motivational techniques they employed.

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Erica And Lucia - Doing Our Best With The Donor's Choice20180810I'm a lover of life because I've been given the gift of life.

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Esther And Elizabeth - You're Still A Lovely Sister20160805It's hard to feel you're doing enough if there's a severely disabled member of the family.

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Eugene And Margaret - Bread For Africa2014072520160115 (R4)Fi Glover with a conversation about how a bakery changed lives for the better in Ifakara.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Eva And Raymond - Educating The World20180601Forget the fancy-shmancy hotels - delegates for world peace should meet at Auschwitz.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Faiza And Lauren - Two Sides Of The Same Coin2017042820170818 (R4)Their post went viral when they showed that, beneath the headscarf, they were the same.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fanzi And Michele - Sharing Cultures20160729The importance of family, food and conversation connects two apparently different cultures

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Feeling Herd20181207Mums who became friends through a project using the therapeutic benefits of horsemanship.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fiona And Ursula - Missing Someone You Never Knew20170210Even if you were too young to remember him before he died, you can still miss your brother

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Florence And Amy - Nobody Knew2018033020180824 (R4)Being a single parent in 1974 carried a lot of stigma.

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Floyd And Tommy - Losing The Beautiful Game2014062720170101 (BBC7)Two footballers find the thought of life without the game a frightening prospect.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Francesca And Lizbeth - Puzzle Pieces20161118When your child is disabled the milestones you celebrate may be different.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Frank And Hubertus - Germans In Guernsey2015070320190317 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two younger Germans who hope that their countrymen's Occupation of the Channel Islands will be forgiven, but never forgotten. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before.

The 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.

Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium.

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2015.

Two Germans from Guernsey reflect on responsibility, reconciliation and remembrance.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Frank And Irene - It's Opened Our World20180321Celebrating the delights of digital access to all their favourite music and more.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Friends Alex And Nick - What Are The Chances?20181109'We believe in destiny and fate now.'

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Funmi And Faith - I Already Knew20180706A mother is surprised that her 10 year old daughter was aware that her brother has autism long before being told of his diagnosis. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen, this one recorded with the help of BBC Own It.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

I just wasn't sure if you were ready to tell me.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gareth And Leon - Not Perfect2015110620160824 (R4)An artist facing a worsening neurological condition shares his potter's wheel with his son

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gavin And Moira - The Power Of Touch20180627Holding a patient's hand or touching their face can give comfort.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gee And David - A Literary Marriage2014120320180311 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a successful writer and her physicist husband as they embark on writing a novel together, proving once again it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A writer and her physicist husband talk about writing a novel together.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Georgia And Clive - Having To Let Go20160916Foster parents reveal the bond that can form, however temporary the placement is.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Georgina And Holly - Community Spirit2016021020160724 (R4)Friends for whom community is at the heart of their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gil And Abi - My Mother's Voice20180302In bed, not walking and talking, I still feel normal.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gill And Deb - Birth Partners2015041020170618 (BBC7)Deb shares a special friendship with Gill, who was there at the birth of her daughter.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gill And Mari - A Good Team2014103120181007 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about whether a massage can ever feel too close for comfort, and the ups and downs of a working relationship.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A holistic therapist and a health spa owner contemplate the benefits of massage.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gill And Paul - Marriage And Msa2014072520160115 (R4)A husband and wife deal with her fatal illness differently, yet face their future together

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Gill And Wendy - School Reunion2013053120171210 (BBC7)Two friends talk about a school reunion and how it reminded them of their friendship.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gillian And Ian - Healing The Sick20160325Two GPs reflect on how much their jobs have changed.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gilly And Jane - The Head And The Tale2013052420170827 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between both ends of a pantomime camel.

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Gilly And Sally - A Hole In The Head20170127A friendship formed through singing has withstood radical treatment for a brain aneurysm.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ginny And Sally - A Dyslexic Brain20180511I don't have to explain to you what the impact is of being dyslexic.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Glyn And Hywel - Dark Suits And Blazers2015100720190324 (BBC7)Fi Glover hears two of the first basses from the Cor Meibion Aberystwyth consider whether or not some swaying in time to the music would enhance the male voice choir experience. Another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen, this one recorded in the mobile Booth on the Promenade at Aberystwyth.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

A Welsh male tradition faces competition through the increasing popularity of the choir.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gordon And Claire - The Kindness Of Strangers20170208The insights of others can prove invaluable when your wife or mother takes her own life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Graham And Derek - Dealing With People20161125There was a time when both journalists and funeral directors visited the bereaved.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Graham And Jonathan - Eternity Versus Infinity20170712A believer and a non-believer find that the words of comfort they need differ.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Graham And Lisa - Where Angels Walk2016122320171224 (BBC7)A Buddhist Santa Claus and a chaplain contemplate Christmas morning in a hospice.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Graham And Natalie - It's Just A Piece Of Paper2016012720160902 (R4)
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A couple who have been together many years, but have never wed - are they missing out?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple who have never married; they reflect on the reasons why not, and whether or not their children will eventually tie the knot - another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

A couple who have been together many years, but have never wed - are they missing out?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gwen And Clive - Perfect Harmony2014050920170528 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a couple whose love of theatre is second only to their love of each other.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gwen And Yumi - Chapter And Verse2012113020170514 (BBC7)Despite a 63-year age gap, grandmother and granddaughter, Gwen and Yumi love to talk.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Gwyn And Kim - A Never-ending Tick List20170405A quest to bag Munros, Corbetts and even a few Marilyns.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Hal And Natasha - Double Exposure2014072820180506 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about the intimacy of nude photography and how it can reveal the unexpected, proving again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A conversation in which a photographer and his model come to terms with nude shots.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Hannah And Emma - Diabetes Then And Now20171110A childhood diagnosis of type 1 diabetes means something different now from 40 years ago.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Harry And Arun - There For Each Other20171220If you can't talk to your family, you can always talk to me.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Harry And Clive - Men Of War20200403Two Jerseymen who joined up in World War II talk movingly about their experience of war.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Harry And Jane - A Pile Of Boys20170329Losing their mate when they were just 12 doesn't mean they've forgotten him - or his mum.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Hazel And Barbara - In My Mother's Footsteps20181214Mother and daughter, both army women, on changing attitudes and changing times.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Helen And Becky - The Night She Died20181019The fact that we were all there helped

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Helen And Joy - Life Is Like A Pack Of Cards20180713Things that happen are often for the best.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Helen And Laura - Building The Blade20170602Women engineers on their journey to renewable energy.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Holly And Axel - Aftershock20160420A year after the Nepal earthquake, a couple who were there reflect on its impact on them.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Humayrah And Saima - Like A Punch In The Chest20170203Two 13-year-olds talk a lot of sense about misperceptions of Islam.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Hwa And Lesley - The Adoption20181010Proud of being Vietnamese.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

I Want To Look Like Me20181114The first of the week's conversations from good causes supported by Children in Need.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Iain And Claire - No Job Like It20160205Two Police Inspectors reflect on how policing has changed since he first walked the beat.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ian And Chikodi - Leaving Things Where You'll Trip Over Them20160617The hazards a sighted person can unthinkingly create for their visually impaired partner.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ian And Chikodi - People Stare At Us20160617A mixed-race couple reflect on other people's assumptions about them.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ian And Chikodi - Sharing In A Different Way20160615A couple who are mixed race deal with their difference in age and his visual disability.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ian And Matthew - A Farming Family History2015071020180204 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a farmer and son about the pull of the land and the responsibility of tradition. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A farmer and his son discuss the pull of the land.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ian And Peter - Organising A Funeral20170927You need to get the music right.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ibraheem And Amari - Just Be Yourself2017102720180124 (R4)Looking after Mum and staying true to yourself, even if you are in the Premier League.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Isobel And James - Memories Of Mum20160224A ten-year-old and her younger brother reflect on death and stepmothers.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Itchy Feet - Ian And Judith2013102520180520 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a husband, who once set off on his motorbike for 4 months and came back 14 years later, and his wife. He's planning another trip, proving yet again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A wife talks to her husband about his 14-year roadtrip on a motorbike..

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ivaline And Joy - I Haven't Wasted Much Time20171006It took hard work to make a life for her family in the UK.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jack And Simon - Under Fire From Life20180103Losing their wife and mother put a father and son's relationship on the line.

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Jacqueline And Seren - Family Comes First2017042620170818 (R4)A grandmother is impressed by her granddaughter's caring nature.

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Jaf And Faz - Mixing In20181003The guts, hard work and staying power that lie behind a successful curry restaurant

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James And Jonathan - No Established Route To Follow20180502Working out their own parenting rules since adopting their son.

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James And Victoria - The Step-parent2016012920160902 (R4)The way a step-parent is introduced and other pitfalls in reconstituting a family.

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Jamie And Drew - Orange Boats Are In My Blood20180608If you're a descendant of Grace Darling, what else can you do?

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Jan And Adrian - Hanging On To Life20180307Passing on to the next big adventure isn't scary.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jan And Anna - Speech Therapy20160518After a stroke, being able to communicate again was essential.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jan And Julie - Bedpans And Walnut Whips20180620When we trained we spent thirteen weeks learning how to be compassionate.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jan And Louise - Olympic Memories2013101120180429 (BBC7)Fi Glover presents a conversation between Olympic handball player Louise and her games maker mum Jan, about the unforgettable events of their Olympic summer, which included making the Queen laugh, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces an Olympian and her games-maker mum, remembering their Olympic summer

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jane And Bella - It's Never Your Fault20160318A mother is appalled by the frequent sexual harassment suffered by her teenage daughter.

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Jane And Felicity - Do You Think You'll Sell Johnny Depp?20180601He's really just for decoration... but it would be nice if he turned up in person!

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Jane And Hannah - Deaf Or Hearing20160219A daughter who was born deaf anticipates the birth her first child with her hearing mother

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Janet And Michele - Going Natural20170825How you wear your hair says a lot about how you feel about yourself.

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Janet And Vicki - The Single Mums' Mansion20180525Learning to live apart, together.

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Jason And Alice - Dungeons, Dragons And Daughters2016031820200412 (BBC7)Dungeons and dragons helped form a strong bond between this father and daughter

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a father and daughter about their shared interests during her childhood and the foundation they buuilt for their continued relationship. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Dungeons and dragons helped form a strong bond between this father and daughter

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Jason And Darren - Finding The Right Tools20181024I started believing in myself.

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Jason And Kim - A New Town, A New Life20160311A job in a different town from where she grew up has given a disabled woman a fresh start.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jason And Kim - I Just Want To Be Like Everyone Else20160311If you are disabled, getting a job means more than simply earning a living.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jason And Kim - The Person, Not The Disability20160309Disability need be no bar to employment.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jason And Sam - Sex And Social Media20160701Friends bemoan the impact that social media has had on relationships.

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Jayne And Joe - This Constant War Within20180926A cleft palate is only a problem if people perceive it as such.

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Jayne And Karen - On The Beat20170127A rookie police officer learned everything from her mentor, apart from directing traffic!

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Jayne And Margaret - Mayor And Consort20160212Unexpected thrills and surprises for friends involved in public office.

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Jean And Georgina - It's Strictly Not Come Dancing2016010120160907 (R4)A mother and daughter rejoice in what others view as their eccentric hobby - clog-dancing!

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jean And Joff - I Didn't Want You To Be From A Broken Home20160930In the 1980s being from a single parent family still carried a stigma.

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Jean And Khursheed - Our Lives As Migrants2016030420201004 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who both immigrated to the UK, one from the US and one fleeing Idi Amin’s Uganda, comparing their experiences. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

Whether you migrate to marry or to escape persecution, you are still an immigrant.

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Jenny And Billy - Home Is Where The Caravan Is20160603A resident of Appleby enjoys the colour that the Roma bring to her town each June.

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Jeremy And Jessica - Life Goes On2014041820180617 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a father and his daughter, who is determined not to let Type 1 diabetes get in the way of living her life to the full, proving again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover with a conversation about living with Type 1 diabetes.

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Jill And David - Our Life's Been Quite Difficult20180427A young sibling can find their brother's illness frightening.

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Jillian And Krista: I Cried At My First Birth2019040320200415 (R4)Friends travel back in time to when they first met as student nurses. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Jim And Meg - Dance Like No-one's Watching20171122The simple, restorative joy of movement and music.

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Jim And Robin - Setting Sail2016012020180218 (BBC7)
20200927 (BBC7)
Two friends united by their love of the sea.

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Fi Glover with friends who are united by their love of the sea and encourage unity through traditional seafaring: "If we don't all pull together in one direction we'll go nowhere" - another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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Jimmy And Fiona - Choosing My Religion20180504Did you ever ask?

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Jo And Andy - A Written Relationship20161230Sometimes partners in a marriage do not communicate in the same way.

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Jo And Andy - Divorce And Diagnosis20161228With hindsight it is easy to see that autism played a part in their marriage.

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Jo And Andy - Just Good Friends20161230A few years on from their divorce, their relationship is solid.

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Jo And Carolyn - A Hand In Death20170512Taking an element of control of the event that none of us can control can help the process

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Jo And George - Washing Your Dirty Linen In Public2012122120170716 (BBC7)Fi Glover presents a conversation about the daily irritations of living with one you love.

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Jo And Kaye - The Family Secret2018032820180824 (R4)Growing up wanting an older brother, she didn't know she had one.

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Joan And Angela - Heidi, Hobbits And Horror2013120620171126 (BBC7)Two reading group friends whose tastes range from Tolkien to bloody murder.

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Joanna And Freddie - Coming Of Age2016041520170111 (R4)Will the insightful 11-year-old inevitably grow into the self-absorbed teenager?

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Joanne And Isobel - Adventures In Teaching20170609A generation separates two teachers, but their inspiration is the same.

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Joanne And Russell - From London To Lincolnshire20160622For a city dweller the peace of the countryside can be overwhelming.

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Joe And Amy - Losing More Than My Job20171115Coming to terms with the loss of useful employment is part of coming to terms with cancer.

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Joe And Charlie: The Relaxation Of Running2019040520200417 (R4)Friends who met through their shared love of running. Fi Glover presents.

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Joe And Kevin - Barstool Philosophy2015040120180107 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about how working in a bar in Derry has changed over a generation, and how the emigration of Ireland's young continues, in the series that shows it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A father and son reflect on working in a bar and the pressures to emigrate from Ireland.

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Joel And David - The Art Of Conversation2018040620180829 (R4)Beyond the small talk.

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John And Diane - Lemons With Liver2016072920190127 (BBC7)How a shared culinary palate expanded after growing up with some unusual tastes.

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Fi Glover with a conversation between a brother and sister who recall the limited cuisine of their upbringing, apart from one strikingly unusual combination. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

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John And Fiona - A Second Chance2015011620180916 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between a father and daughter, both musicians, reflecting on the turn of events that led her to exchange her career as a dancer for one as a singer.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

An accident ended Fiona's career as a dancer, but her father helped her to become a singer

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John And Laura - A Working Relationship2014092620180422 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between colleagues who went for the same job but didn't both get it. Twelve years on, they reflect upon power in the workplace, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two colleagues on power in the workplace.

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John And Stella - An All-consuming Notion2017091520180119 (R4)Donating a kidney to a stranger.

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John And Victoria - Pancake Batter Horror20170823The lessons Freddy Krueger and Frankenstein can teach us.

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Josephine And Sarah - The Smell Of Death20160720A vicar and a GP recall the impact of the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak on their community.

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Jovana And Ashleigh - Women In Engineering20181212A lecturer in engineering and former student on women in engineering. Fi Glover presents.

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Joyce And Bill - We're Really Alright20160429A couple reflect on the reality of life in retirement.

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Joyce And Romy - Back From The Brink20161019A mother and daughter remember the daughter's desperate battle with cerebral malaria.

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Judith And Penny - Vive La Difference20180727No desperate need to search for another soulmate.

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Judy And Babs - A Difficult Decision20170901A painfully honest conversation about what it means to have a disabled child.

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Julian And Helen - A Bit Of A Surreal Existence20200410Health care colleagues and friends discuss how to keep well and self-isolate with family.

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Julie And Catherine - Running As Therapy20160930Running can improve your mental as well as your physical health

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Julie And Mandy - They'll Be Dragging Us Out On A Stretcher2018020220180815 (R4)Knowing they will be working into their late 60s is a cause for concern.

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June And Wayne - A Modern-day Relationship2014081520170806 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a mother and her son's civil partner, who have formed a close bond.

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Karen And Beth - A World Without Me20170512A recurrence of cancer means coming to terms with what is inevitable in the end.

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Karen And Colin - Lucky To Be Alive20160330A cardiac arrest at Anfield that had a happy ending.

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Karen And James - The Kindness Of Strangers20181123Mother and son remembering how they coped with father's Alzheimer's. Fi Glover presents.

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Karen And John - The Good And Bad Of Gaming20181228Mother and son reflect on the pros and cons on gaming. Fi Glover presents.

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Karen And Victor - Butlin's Redcoats20171208Abseiling in the Pig and Whistle and meeting Freddie and the Dreamers.

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Kate And Ian - Country Girl, City Boy20160408You don't have to like the same things in order to be friends

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Kate And Rachel - Limestone Beneath My Feet And Above My Head2014112820181021 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between a poet fascinated by the limestone landscape of her home and a theatre director who values the secrets hidden beneath the limestone.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Limestone landscape celebrated by a poet and a potholer, from above and below.

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Katherine And Finlay - Making Dad Proud20160226Living with the aftermath of suicide.

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Katherine And Lizzie - Mum's The Word20161021It can be hard to admit that all is not well following the birth of your baby.

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Kathy And Nuala - Colour Of Life20160408The strength and support of female friendship.

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Katie And Clive - How Many Is Too Many?20180907Your baby could be number 81.

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Katrina And Elaine - No Embarrassment, Period20180216Tackling the taboo around menstruation.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Katrina And William - The Joy Of Long-distance Horse Riding20181228Two friends share their deep love of travelling long distances on horseback.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Kay And Rachel - A Musical Friendship20160715Musicians whose friendship goes way beyond performing together.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Keith And Cath - A Life Of Bad Decisions20181130A couple reflecting on fraud, prison and a life of bad decisions. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Keith And Jessica - Last Day At Work20170623One is retiring, the other just starting her career.

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Ken And Peter - Staying In Touch20180912With old friends you can be as rude as you like.

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Ken And Peter - The Pain Of Divorce20181005Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Keren And Mike - Rekindling Passion20170412The impact that prostate cancer treatment can have on a couple's love life.

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Kerry And Liesje - Hopes And Fears20170201When your child is disabled you worry about who will care for them when you are gone.

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Kevin And Derek - In The Line Of Fire2015072220180701 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a former soldier and a war photographer, both of them artists, about an incident in Bosnia. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Two artists, one of whom was in the army... but he is not the one who got shot.

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Kieran And Katie - Put The Biscuit Down20170920Going to the gym means more than just keeping fit.

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Kim And Luke - Really Good At Laughing2015110420160826 (R4)Luke is the champion and best friend of his disabled twin.

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Kizzy And Emma - Friendship On Four Wheels2014111220180909 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two young wheelchair users who have forged a friendship through their common experience and positive attitude.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Two ten-year-olds who do not let being in a wheelchair get in the way of fun and activity.

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Kofi And Bax - Young, Vegan And Black20170719The 'Face of Hull 2017' compares notes on veganism with his friend.

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Lara And Maya - Living With Jeykll And Hyde20171201A mum and her 14-year-old daughter are very close, except when it comes to piercings.

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Lauren And Taylor - Living In The Moment20170524Tips on how to overcome stage fright and general anxiety.

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Laurie And Roland - A Legacy In Lego2015110620160826 (R4)
20200315 (BBC7)
A father and his four year old son share a passion for the tiny coloured bricks\u2026

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Fi Glover introduces a conversation recorded during a building session, between a father whose own childhood obsession with the Danish toy has been passed on to his small son; another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

A father and his four year old son share a passion for the tiny coloured bricks\u2026

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Leah And Cathy - The Fridge Magnet20181031Life can turn on some pretty strange things.

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Lee And Steven - A Fine Line20181109
Lena And Finola - Sad But Never Angry20180921Suicide can leave loved ones with a kind of survivor guilt.

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Leonie And Tobin - I'm Glad He's Your Dad2017062820180112 (R4)Even though they do not live together, they will always be connected.

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Lesley And Alan - Growing Down20180725Losing a loved one to dementia can be like watching the reverse of growing up.

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Lesley And Elle - It's All Because Of Stephen Fry20170908A mother and daughter anticipate their lives apart now the daughter's off to Cambridge.

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Lesley And Kieron - Surfing Through Life2013112920180318 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation where a mother questions her son's priorities since he became a father; should surfing and skateboarding still take centre stage, even if the fact that he's celebrating beating Crohn's disease influences his outlook?

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation about whether life should change when you have a child

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Lettice And Alice - Gluten-free20170721There are times when it is a relief that the birthday cake has run out.

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Life Gets Cluttered - Lynn And Gordon2013102520170312 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about the challenges of de-cluttering.

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Linda And Alison - Finding Purpose And Meaning In Life20170714A non-believer can do without her friend's prayers.

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Linda And Johnathon - A New Family2016041520170113 (R4)Going to live with your neighbour's family can change your life for the better.

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Lindsey And Isabel - Weavers And Dyers2014090520180527 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about discovering the joys of spinning, weaving and dying and the surprises that natural dyes can spring on you, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Members of the Tawe Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers share the secrets of natural dyes

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Linsey And Tamsyn - Theatrical Friends20160406A friendship forged through am-dram - on stage and backstage.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Listening Project Live From Swansea20160825Fi Glover and friends consider Welsh conversations in the booth by Swansea Central Library

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Liz And Juliane - Heimat20180209It can be hard to find a precise translation.

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Liz And Margaret - I Found You A Bit Scary20180511It's your way of ensuring everybody's ok.

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Lizzie And William - The Bee's Knees20161028Fi Glover with a conversation between a third-generation beekeeper and his daughter.

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Lloyd And Yvonne - Old-school Ways20160722Sometimes time-saving developments take up time that could be spent more personally.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Lockdown - A Different Sort Of Reality2020042220200426 (R4)A new and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

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Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of being in lockdown.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Louis And Ashley - Darker Sides2014053020170820 (BBC7)Fi Glover with two men who both love horror, but are unsure if it is a curse or a cure.

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Louise And Emily - Our Different Paths20180803We'll do different things together, but friendship and support will still be there.

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Louise And Ivor - Negative Attitude20160217Now he has a digital scanner, is it worth preserving an archive of photographic negatives?

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Louise And Sam - Coping20170331Friends who have both lost a young son to cancer share the pain.

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Lucia And Mariella - Don't Waste Time20170526Sisters with a future in dance in the end chose the academic route.

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Lucy And Jo - Time And Trouble20171018Friendship is strengthened by acceptance and never judging.

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Luke And Dream - Meeting Of Minds20160819Friendship within the parameters of the autism spectrum.

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Lydia And Tor - A Painful Privilege20170602The doctors' dilemma of how to break bad news to a patient's family.

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Lyndon and Martin - Breaking Point2016040120201011 (BBC7)

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a climber who fell and broke his back and the paramedic who rescued him. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

Memories of a dramatic mountain rescue in the Cumbrian Fells.

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Lyndon And Martin - Breaking Point20160401Memories of a dramatic mountain rescue in the Cumbrian Fells.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Lynn And Johnnie - The Good Guys V The Bad Guys20160722The youngest ever Listening Project contributor shares his views with his mother.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Lynn And Phoebe - Best Day Ever20170705How The Killers made the future brighter.

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Lynne And Donna - Flooding And Friendship2013042620170917 (BBC7)Fi Glover presents a conversation about the despair of seeing your home flooded - twice.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Lynne And Queenie - Sea Life2015061920180114 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between wild swimmers who prefer not to look too closely at what may be swimming with them. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Friends who love wild swimming but are not that wild about the wildlife in the water.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mahera And Moh - It's My Choice How I Live My Life20170301A son feels that his parents value their religion over him.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Maja And Eleanor- Getting Help20171215You can't wait for help with addiction.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mandy And Geri - It's Not My Name That Matters20160422When you don't reach your fundraising target, it's easy to forget how much you've achieved

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Marc And Trevor - On The Bus20170614Experiencing the liberation that comes from travelling by bus.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Margaret And Marie-therese - Brought Up By Nuns2012113020170604 (BBC7)Margaret and Marie-Therese have been friends since they met in a Belfast children's home.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mari And Melita - I Love Lockdown2020040820200411 (R4)Mother and daughter discuss the positive and the funny sides to living in lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Maria And Michael - Proud Of Who We Are20180720As a young black person, to be successful you have to work twice as hard as anyone else.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Marian And Ray - Like A Light Had Gone Out20170125When the stress of work leads to burn-out, you need a friend to lean on.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Marie-suzanne And Anne - User And Provider20200319Two palliative care nurses share thoughts on life on the receiving end of NHS cancer care.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Marilyn And Aneira - That Was The Plan20180629The first NHS-born baby, named Aneira in honour of Nye Bevin.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Marion And Fiona - Music And Memories20170707Missing out on The Beatles can haunt you in later life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mark And Alys - Words And Pictures2014062020170730 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation about collaboration between writers and illustrators.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mark And Eugene - Different Paths20160921Friends whose lives have been very different find they still share a lot.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Martin And Glyn - Llandudno Lions20170728Doing good works has its funny side.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Martin And Jude: I Love Yorkshire (but I Wasn't Born There)20170825Identity isn't necessarily connected with where you were born.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Martin And Molly - Look Smile Chat2017032220170804 (R4)Ways to overcome deafness.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mary And Colette -things Move On20160812Sisters consider how marriage has changed since their day.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mary And Keith - Second Time Around20180525Married in 1969, they've just celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary!

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Matt And John - Lifelong Impact20171213You know you're getting better when you hear yourself laugh again.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

May And Jackie - I Wasn't In A Happy Situation20180323Now ye cannae hold me back.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mel And Andy - The University Of Life20160323Friends muse on what comes after university when it's no longer a sure start to a career

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mel And Flossie - Having It All20180803Admitting you can't cope is actually a strength.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Melanie And Derek - Never Give Up20180504When your back's against the wall, that's when you come out fighting strong.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mia And Luke - Our Siblings2017102720180126 (R4)Whether your sibling with Down's is older or younger, they have a lot to teach you.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Michael And Florian: Always Punctual And Efficient?2013062820171119 (BBC7)Two friends who live in London and have to face the British stereotypic view of Germans.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Michael And Lynsey - I Should Have Come Out Earlier20170317On reflection, honesty would have been the best policy.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Michael And Ryan - My Mentor20180801Giving your all to the point that you're nearly throwing up.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Michael And Shrivatsa - 50 Years Of Yearning (in 5 Minutes)20170222Friends reflect on film-making, poetry and the Isle of Innisfree.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Michelle And Georgy - Penguins And Vulcans2013062120180121 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between best friends who have approached motherhood in very different ways, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover with two best friends in conversation about different approaches to motherhood.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Miguel And John - Smell The Coffee2013112920170219 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between friends about the mysteries of life, luck and coffee

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mike And Dennis - It's All About Survival20160601Ex-soldiers share their opinions about how the armed services are viewed

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mike And Philip - A Love Of The Railway2014112620170416 (BBC7)Volunteering on the world's first preserved steam railway comes with surprising benefits.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Mike And Pip - Our Place In The Sun2015040320190106 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation about beginning again abroad, and whether there will be more to regret than leaving the cat behind, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

A couple mull over the pros and cons of leaving their Devon home for a new life in Spain

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Miriam And Ruth - Preparing To Cope20180411When you have had your mother for nearly 60 years, life without her seems impossible.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nancy And Nick - The Caring Profession2017091520180117 (R4)Junior doctors reflect on the pressures they are under at work.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Naomi And Mayella - The Need To Protect20171013If your father abused you, should you blame your mother?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Natalie And Kenny - In Sickness And In Health2014062020170226 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple with a 25-year age difference.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nazli And Mariam - The Sound Of Magic20161111Artists who have found inspiration and sisterhood in working together

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Neil And Daisy - It's Your World Now20200315A dairy farmer and a vegan talk about the pros and cons of a meat versus plant-based diet. Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Neil And Helen - Creating A Monster?20180314Outsourcing problems instead of fixing them.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nene And Adele - We Just Felt That Connection20200313An asylum seeker and the director of a charity talk about how they became firm friends.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nichola And Ann - Missing The Way We Used To Talk.20170414It's hard to have a conversation when aphasia has taken the words away.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nick And Peter - Them And Us20170308They had cool hair - like a mass boy band of 1,000 kids.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nick And Simon - Snack Attack20170607Can a large bar of fruit and nut ever provide a nutritious lunch?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nicola And Susanne - A Foreign Exchange20170303A reunion after 37 years reveals that time and distance do not matter.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nicole And Alison - Living With Cancer20161116Friends who are both cancer survivors continue to live in the shadow of recurrence.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nigel And Andrea - Falling Out With Yourself20170303You can survive differences of opinion as long as you respect them.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nigel And Roger - Peak Experiences2013041220170122 (BBC7)Nigel and Roger climbed Everest together yet found it to be a very different experience.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nikola And Maris - Leaving Latvia20160304The cost that economic migrants pay in terms of family life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Niomi And Struan - I Don't Like Manners2017063020180112 (R4)Having to say please and thank you all the time can get boring.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Norbert And Trish - A Lovely Life Together2016101420170106 (R4)Falling in love in their 80s has given this couple a new lease of life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nuala And Maria - Stop The Pity Party20171020How not to let a man come between friends.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Nyree And June - Sharing Life Skills20160212How a tea party changed a widow's life as well as her younger friend's view of the elderly

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Olivia And Eve - Proud To Be Carers20181121Eve and Olivia are young carers who help to look after their mum. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Olly And Katy - A Love Of Biking20160205The thrill of the open road experienced from a motorbike saddle.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omar And Radhika - Education Is Everything20160708A career as an actor was not what this Asian mother anticipated for her son.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus2016110620161213 (R4)Moving can bring peace or regret, but friendship and support always helps.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus20181209Fi Glover presents three conversations revolving around doing things that make you happy.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject.

Producer: Mohini Patel

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - A Certain Stage In Life20180715Fi Glover introduces conversations about getting fit, accepting you'll never have grandchildren, and coming to terms with where you live in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - A Child's Perspective2017102920180128 (R4)Redheads, football, Eastern Europe and siblings with Down's - a child's eye view.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces conversations between parents and children, and between children, covering a broad range of topics, providing some surprising insights. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Omnibus - A Male Perspective20181007Fi Glover introduces conversations between a father and son, friends and brothers about things that matter to them, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - A Question Of Faith20170716Different beliefs and different faiths in conversation.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Abused In Childhood20171015Abuse by family or by those meant to care for a child is never forgotten.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Adoption20170507Being adopted, adopting, and having a younger sibling who is adopted.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Adventures In Parenting20180318Fi Glover introduces four conversations exploring the anxieties that parents face and the rewards that they reap. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Ageing Gracefully20180916Fi Glover introduces conversations about the changes that come with age and the challenges posed by the modern world. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - All About Sharing20170528Refugees in the community and siblings with artistic tendencies.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Artistic Inspiration20180603Fi Glover introduces conversations about the political and social value of art and its capacity to promote joy and resolution, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

The expansiveness of art.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Artists, Horse Riders And Gamers20181230Three conversations involving artists, horse riders and gamers. Fi Glover presents another omnibus edition of the series that proves it’s surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Fi Glover presents three conversations involving artists, horse riders and gamers.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Being True To Yourself20180311Fi Glover introduces conversations about being assertive, accepting the end of life, and finding ways to cope when scuba-diving in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Being Who You Are20180722Fi Glover introduces conversations about standing your ground, whether that's against racist or homophobic expectations, or simply dealing with your mother teaching your class. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Challenging stereotypes and standing tall.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Belonging20170312Not being defined by first impressions or early experiences.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Big Decisions20180506Fi Glover introduces three conversations that reflect a dramatic shift in circumstance or belief, from Wiltshire, Sussex and Antrim, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Breaking Down Barriers2017032620170806 (R4)Overcoming a covert stammer, profound deafness, and prejudice against women bricklayers.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Challenging Perceptions Of Disability20171112Down's Syndrome, type 1 diabetes and learning disabilities do not need to be life-limiting

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Changed By Loss20180923Fi Glover introduces three conversations between loved ones about losing sons, brothers or boyfriends to sudden death or suicide, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Children In Need20171119Life as a young carer or with terminal cancer or just facing challenges when growing up.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Coming Clean20180107Fi Glover introduces conversations between a father and son, a mother and daughter, and between two friends, all of which bring past problems out into the open, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Three exceptionally honest and revealing conversations.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Coming Out20170319Acknowledging your sexuality, your eating disorder and your relationship problems.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Conversations With Or About Mum20180304Fi Glover introduces conversations between a mother and son about his stammering, a daughter and mother about her MND, and a grandmother and grandson about the death of his mother in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Stammering, death and motor neurone disease are all shared in this poignant selection.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Difficult But Important Conversations20170416Regretting the loss of speech and of sex, and wanting to repay a debt to your country.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Doctors And Nurses20180624Fi Glover introduces conversations between nurses and consultants in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

The stresses and the rewards of a career in the NHS.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Engaging With Life20170219Disengaging from social media, getting painted blue and taking up running.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Facing Forward20171001Planning funerals and dealing with marriage where one partner falls ill.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Facing The Inevitable20170514Death cannot be avoided and should be talked about.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Family Influences20180617Fi Glover presents conversations between brothers, parents, and a father and daughter, about common interests and the influences that travel in both directions, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Fathers And Sons2018040820180902 (R4)Fi Glover introduces four conversations that reveal the particular bond between generations of men, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

An exploration of the relationship at different stages of life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Feeling At Home20180211Fi Glover introduces conversations about the post-referendum rise in racism, whether you want to die where you were born, and German national characteristics in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Where you feel welcome and understood.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Female Friendship20171022You can rely on your women friends, whether they are new or long-standing.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Fire In The Belly20170723Whether it is human rights or veganism that puts it there, or the need to avoid gluten.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Friends And Mentors20170625Supportive relationships forged in the swimming pool, the office and in childhood.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Getting Through It20180527Fi Glover introduces conversations about marital failure (and re-invention) and the 1996 IRA bombing of Manchester in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Surviving marriage breakdown and a bombing.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Health Care20180701Fi Glover introduces conversations about treatment, between patients and between nurses, and a reflection on healthcare before the NHS, from the first NHS-born baby and her sister in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Health Matters2017091720180121 (R4)Life-changing accidents, kidney donation and life as a junior doctor.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces conversations about Air Ambulance rescue, the decision to donate a kidney to a stranger, and the pressures of work as a junior doctor in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Omnibus - In Recovery20171217Recovery from PTSD, addiction and everyday life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Inspiration20171224Stained glass, friends who listen, late-in-life-love, and mother-daughter closeness.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Inspirational Others20180513Fi Glover introduces conversations with the person who understands, complements and challenges you, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Finding the person who helps you realise your potential.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Language And Belonging20180422Fi Glover introduces conversations that explore the experience of being mixed race, the sectarian relevance of names, and the Doric dialect, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Let's Be Honest20170521Honest conversations about relationships, pets, football and gardening.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Life Is Finite20181021Fi Glover with conversations between those who have lost parents and siblings to cancer, and friends who recognise that they are much nearer the end of life than the beginning. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Reflections on the death of parents and on getting older.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Lifeboatmen20180610Fi Glover introduces conversations between members of the RNLI team at Spurn Point in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces conversations between members of the RNLI team at Spurn Point.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Lists20170409Lists to live by and lists to tick off.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Living In The Best Of Times20180218Fi Glover introduces conversations about love in the face of difficulty, smashing the menstruation taboo, common purpose between old and young, and life as a centenarian in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Love, age and periods.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Losing Loved Ones20180729Fi Glover introduces conversations about the loss of partners, to dementia or death, and ways of coping with the absence, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Making A Difference20180909Fi Glover introduces conversations about dyslexia, body confidence and independent sperm donation. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Through learning, belly-dancing or donating sperm.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Making The Best Of Things20180812Fi Glover introduces conversations between friends who have supported each other through difficult experiences and find the positive in their situations. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Meanings In Life20171231Three conversations about the things that give life meaning.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Men In Conversation20170618Losing your sense of smell, learning to love, and loving to travel on the bus.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Men Of Ulster20180225Fi Glover introduces four conversations about life in Northern Ireland between men who have music in common in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Men On Work, Food And Friendship20171105The trials of management, the joys of foraging, the rewards of long-term friendship.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Mothers And Daughters20171008Sharing the stage, a faith or the experience of being an incomer.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - My Special Brother20180708Fi Glover introduces conversations with and about brothers who have autism, cerebral palsy and Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and a love of life in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen. Two of the conversations were recorded with the collaboration of Children In Need and BBC Own It.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Negotiating Difference20170305Different outlooks and beliefs can bring people close or drive them apart.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Not Conforming To The Norm20180930The experience of having dyslexia or a cleft palate, or being unable to breast feed.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Perspectives On Disability2017090320171111 (R4)Conversations about living with disability - your own or your child's or your parent's.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Places Life Takes You20180415Fi Glover introduces conversations about coping with loss, sharing your home with a refugee family, and settling down after life abroad in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Planned And Unplanned Parenthood2018040120180826 (R4)Fi Glover introduces conversations remembering the pain and secrecy of illegitimacy and celebrating the possibility of choosing between having a baby or getting married in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

The changes over time in having a baby out of wedlock.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Principles That Guide Us20170924Lives affected by political or religious belief or social pressure.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Reflections On The World Of Work2018020420180819 (R4)Fi Glover introduces conversations about working with family or partners, caring for loggerhead turtles, and facing a delayed pension age in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fire-fighter or musician, aquarist or factory worker.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Rock, Pop And Prom20170709The influence of musical events on our lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Sharing The Load20180429Fi Glover introduces three conversations about dealing with Parkinson's, with renal failure and with the after effects of a brain tumour with the support of family and friends, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Friends and family supporting those with health issues.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Someone To Turn To20180805Fi Glover introduces conversations between female friends who face changes as one has a child or moves away, and men whose friendship grew out of a training relationship in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Sons Of Ten Years And Under2015110820160828 (R4)Conversations between parents and their young sons.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Support When Needed20180520Fi Glover introduces conversations about midwifery, breast feeding, and teaching children with special needs in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Either during or after birth, or at primary school.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Teachers20170611Conversations about the experience of teaching, past and present.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Career Paths We Choose To Take20181223Three conversations between women of different generations about changes in women's working lives and work choices. Fi Glover presents another conversation in a series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Three conversations between women of different generations about women and work choices.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Creative Urge20170226Creative writing, poetry and film-making.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Fun And Freedom Of Times Past20170730Memories of unencumbered travel, riotous good works and Londonderry at the weekend.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Passage Of Time2017042320170813 (R4)Exploding toilets, retirement homes for PE teachers, and pranks played by art teachers.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Power Of Dance20171126Whether it's ballet or contemporary dance, the joy of movement can boost self confidence.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Things That Bind Couples Together20180325Fi Glover introduces three conversations between couples about the interests they share, and the changes they have made to each others' lives. All in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Things That Bind Us20170827Hair, film and identity can all bring us together.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The Wisdom Of Youth2017043020170820 (R4)Putting others first, seeing them clearly and listening to their opinions.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - The World According To Boys2017070220180114 (R4)Meeting the requirements of the adult world can be hard work.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces conversations about re-constructed families, good behaviour and dealing with a stammer in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Omnibus - To Lose A Child20170402Honest conversations about experiencing the death of your child.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Together And Apart20170910Starting at uni, dealing with the empty nest, and long-distance love.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - We Aren't Always The Same Person20171203Identity is more than how you look or sound, or where you live.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Why We Choose The Jobs We Do20171210Life experience can direct our career path.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Women And Identity20181014Fi Glover introduces conversations from London, Stoke and Belfast about the culture and beliefs women feel aligned with, in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

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

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Women And Work20181216Three conversations exploring the ever-changing face of women at work-in engineering, in business and in the army. Fi Glover presents another omnibus edition of the series that proves it’s surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Three conversations exploring the ever-changing face of women at work.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Working Life20170604Conversations about the choices involved in choosing our career paths.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Omnibus - Writing, Reading And Speaking20181028Fi Glover introduces conversations between ex-offenders, pen-pals and friends about the impact of writing and speaking on their lives in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Conversations about the power of the spoken and written word

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Oscar And Isaac - Badges And Adventures2015122320200322 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation recorded at the CBBC Live and Digital Festival in Hull, between ten year olds who are well aware of the life skills they can learn in the Cub Scouts. Another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen, and this one can be seen, animated, on http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

A mentoring relationship in the Cub Scouts grew into friendship

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Paddy And Mick - Swimming And Philosophy2015020620180812 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between men who share an interest in mindfulness and meditation, and who also brave the icy waters of Northern Ireland's lakes, rivers and seas. Another chat in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Meditation and wild swimming apparently have a lot in common. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Padraig And Ian - What's In A Name?20180418Your name is a clear signal of who you are.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Pam And Sam - You Can't Fix Lives20171208Usually all you can do is sit and listen.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Patrick And Caoimhin -the Domino Effect20181116The last of the week's conversations from good causes supported by Children in Need.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Paul And Dan - Our Signal Flyer20180221Derry is reflected in our music.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Paul And Danny - Learning How To Love20170616Men who have had to adjust their preconceptions about love.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Pauline And Lucy - Grandmother's Footsteps20161202Some strengths are inherited while others develop independently.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Peering Into The Horizon20200510New and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

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

Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of being in lockdown.

In this week's programme, we hear from Ron and Wendy from Scarborough, both in their 70s, who had never met before, talking about what they would like the future to look like after restrictions are lifted; an aunt and nephew, both spending lockdown alone and separately, compare notes on their average day and the call of the sea; vicars Clare and Val on the joys of conducting online services; and strangers Jane and Tracy, passionate about working in mental health and supporting vulnerable children respectively, on the backwash of difficult childhoods.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Pema And Louise - 50 Things To Do At 5020170407Recording a Listening Project conversation comes in at number 18...

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Pete And Les - Fifty Years Of Friendship20171101Distance never parted them, and now they are back as close as when it all began.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Pete And Steve - Guitar Guys2015020420180722 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between two men who have been changed by the guitar-making experience and who now want to spend all their time building them, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

It can take three months to make a guitar, but for these two men it is time well-spent.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Pete And Tricia - Remembering Jon20180613Jon's life was tragically short, but it changed his parents forever.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Peter And Amy - Ronnie's Recipes2014100320180715 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about how a grandfather passed his love of cooking down to his granddaughter, even though he died when she was just six months old.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A father and daughter talk about the recipes a much-loved grandfather left as his legacy.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Peter And Billy - The Fine Art Of Pottery20181207Two ceramics students talk about their passion for making pottery. Fi Glover Presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Peter And Sophie - Constant Performance Appraisal20170505The blood tie with your children feels important when you yourself were adopted.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Phyliss And Freda - Trains And Tears20200401Friends recall painful memories of their childhood experience of being WWII evacuees.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Phyllis And Rona - Teaching Without Lessons20170609The freedom of teaching outside a set curriculum.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rab And Nicki - Life At The Sharp End20180629Don't tell me it's just a scratch!

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rachael And Kirsten - Why Would You Live On An Island?20171201Life on Jura is appealing, but it is hard to make the change.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rachel And Jade - Things I Can Do20181102How I beat my anxiety. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rachel And Linda - Falling In Love With Glass20171222A painting disappears when you look away; you stay in the light of a stained glass window.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rachel And Mandy - Diary Keepers2014100820180902 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who record their activities and their likes and dislikes with considerable dedication.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Two friends who are both avid diary keepers share their secrets.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rachel And Silas - Adventures Of A Teenage Mum20160803Going to university with a toddler in tow caused problems but no regrets.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rachel And Viba - Nothing Down About Down's20171108Not a label but a person.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Radha And Sharon - Another Layer Of Support20180810It's hard to rely on others when you're used to being self-sufficient.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ranjit And Sara: It Started In A Coffee Shop2012110920170423 (BBC7)An English girl and an Indian Brahmin fall in love over a spaghetti bolognese breakfast.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ray And Alan - Search And Rescue2014042520171217 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation about working with search-and-rescue dogs.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ray And Paul - Chrysanthemums And Pumpkins20160427A father and son reminisce about skulduggery at the flower and produce show

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ray And Tom - Living With Parkinson's20180425Friends reflect on the changes in one's life since a diagnosis of Parkinson's, and the involvement of the other in the charity they set up to support others with the disease. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

I don't like it that people may think I'm drunk.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rhian And Meirion - A Farming Family2014121920190203 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a couple who have been married for half a century and have passed their love of their mountainous land on to their children.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

A love of the land and the hard graft and rewards of farming unite a redoubtable couple.

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Rhys And Linzi - Dance Never Goes Wrong20171124Dance can inspire confidence and self-belief.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Richard And Chris - On The Street2014120520181209 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces friends who met via The Connection at St Martin in the Fields and have both been helped to find a means of breaking the cycle of homelessness. The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal helps fund the work of The Connection.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Friends who have both experienced homelessness find that it can have unexpected bonuses.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Richard And Mark - Men Of Metal2014082720180513 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation about the hidden history that is revealed when you go searching with a metal detector and what makes someone look for such discoveries.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

More is revealed than simply treasure when you go searching with a metal detector.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rishard And Richard - Creative Journeys20180509A playwright and actor reflect on their roles, and the fact that it's the one without a disability who feels he has learned the most from their creative partnership. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

It works because I'm funny and you're not!

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Roari And Alfi - Rainbow Flicks20180706Premature twins, now 11, share a love of football and play for different teams, though one plays from his electric wheelchair. Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen, this one recorded with the help of Children in Need.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Dancing and playing football in an electric wheelchair.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rob And Alison - Art With A Smile20160520A 'Funny Brummie' painting attracted the attention of a punctuation enthusiast.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rob And Chris - Beyond Methodism20161209A father and son's different outlooks are still grounded in the Methodist experience.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rob And Matt - Not Knowing Our Other Dads20181107
Robin And Concha - Just Trying To Fit In20170623A strong friendship grew out of their initial relationship as nanny and her charge.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rodney And Trevor - You Can Never Retire From It20180615Music keeps your brain going.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Roger And Cal - Leaving Home For The Circus2013100420180225 (BBC7)Fi Glover presents a timely conversation about leaving home for college. Cal will be leaving his father Roger in County Down when he sets off for Bristol; the same thing is happening all over the nation. But Cal's course is less common: he'll be studying circus arts, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.
The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a father and son talking about leaving home for the circus.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Roger And Percy - A Seven Year Itch20170315The truth about what happened when Percy left Roger - and then came back.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rory And Jenny - Growing Stronger In 'roryness'20180316A text from her son was the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle that made sense of who he is.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rory And Nick - The Same Underneath20160923The shared experiences of childhood have bound these friends closely through life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ros And Harry - Swimming The Distance20170621Physical and mental preparations with the help of a good coach.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rose And Cordelia - Facing The Future20160805Hard choices lie ahead regarding the care of a family member who is unable to live alone.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Rose And Joe - I'm Here For The Long Haul20170929A marriage changes when one partner is in a wheelchair.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ruby And Kathleen - The Toilet Explodes2017041920170811 (R4)Shared memories of growing up on the Fountain estate in Derry twenty 20 years apart.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Russ And Louise - What's In A Name?20160429A couple work through the process of naming the baby they are expecting.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ruth And Alan - Shoemakers20160513He taught her to become a shoemaker, and now she is about to employ her own apprentice.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ruth And Noreen - Imagine Anything20170224A writer's ability to speak in any voice can take publishers by surprise.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sally And Meriel - The Big Blue20180309It can be unnerving, having no reference point.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sam And June - Marriage And Faith20171006Finding solace in the shared faith of their husbands.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sam And Tom - Where's Woody2016122320190113 (BBC7)Friends for whom Toy Story \u2013 especially film number three in the franchise \u2013 means a lot.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between friends who find that art can reflect life, both poignantly and humorously. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Sangeeta And Simon - It Has Made Us Human20180919The ways that the tragedy of suicide can change those left behind.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Saph And Milly - Agents Of Burlesque2016010120190421 (BBC7)
20160909 (R4)
A conversation that includes discussion of the hazards of removing nipple tassles...

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover with a conversation between friends for whom burlesque has provided a confidence-building outlet for creativity, and an opportunity to prove that a walrus act can be sexy. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sara And Jane - The Need To Connect20160513Sisters separated by the Atlantic feel they miss out on a lot.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sarah And Anna - Saving The Estate20181102Friends who met through working towards improving life on their council estate.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sarah And Hasina - A Reborn Funeral Director20170210Funeral directors reflect on the best support they can give the bereaved.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sarah And Lucy - Adventure In Love2014071120180401 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between an adventurer and her partner who accepted her marriage proposal over satellite phone across distant oceans.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

An adventurer and her partner talk about how a marriage proposal was made and accepted.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sarah Jane And Louis - A Unique Artistic Connection20181226Mother and son, both artists, talk about their shared passion. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sarfraz And Bridget - A Family Festival20160527Fi Glover with the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Seamus And Asha - Love Isn't Just Feelings20170503A daughter and her adoptive father reflect on the ties of blood and those of love.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sephbon And Hughbon - Carnival Kings2013101820180128 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a father and son about the impact Leeds Carnival has had on their lives, shaping their family and their relationship, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A father and son discuss the impact the Leeds Carnival has had on their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sharon And Jonathan - Job For Life, Or Not20160325Expectations of long-term employment have changed between generations.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sharon And Melanie - Learning From Cancer20171229Discovering how to live with cancer can have unexpected positive side effects.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sharron And Siobhan - Ms Does Not Define Me20160520Art connects these two as much as their experience of MS.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sheena And Nicola - Brain Pain20180928The repeated frustration when the computer tells you you've spelt it wrong again.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Shirley And Janie - A Journey Well-travelled2013052420170212 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between travellers who have travelled far.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Shirley Ann And Karlis - Paint It Blue20170217When you are painted blue you stop being invisible, even if you are over 60.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sian And Harry - Grieving Together And Apart20161216A couple come to terms with the loss of their son - in different ways but still united.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sian And Jane - An Unlikely Friendship20181128A university academic and a woman who fled serious domestic abuse on how their friendship grew out of working together for a charity for other survivors of domestic abuse. Fi Glover presents another conversation in a series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

Producer: Mohini Patel

A university academic and a woman who fled serious domestic abuse. Fi Glover presents.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sigs And Pauline - They Shoot Horses Don't They20161125It looks like this difficult decision is not going to go away.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Simon And Huw - Together Stronger20161207Two Swansea fans celebrate the Welsh performance in Euro 2016.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sophie And Jan - Love Without Borders2015123020160909 (R4)
20200329 (BBC7)
The allure of the exotic - and the power of shoes and ironed jeans to attract

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple for whom the chemistry was instant, fuelled by foreign attraction -
another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

The allure of the exotic - and the power of shoes and ironed jeans to attract

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sophie And Mike - Fathers And Figures20180105The smell of clay brought back memories that can now be laid to rest.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sophie And Monica - Leaving A Legacy2015100220160108 (R4)What do you leave to the world if you don't leave children?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Stacey And Elle - Walking With My Head High20160819A rapper and a dance music composer share thoughts on education and creativity

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Stephanie And John - The View From The Bike2015092520170903 (BBC7)How the 'pilot' can be the eyes for the 'stoker' in a successful tandem team for the blind

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Steve And Debbie - Becoming Grandparents20180914Watching our daughter being a mother is fantastic.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Steve And Derek - Things That Go Bump In The Night2013052420170409 (BBC7)Fi Glover with a conversation between friends who have differing views of the supernatural

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Steve And Gill - The Joy Of Nursing20180622The patients are amazing people; they're going through all this and just dealing with it.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Steve And Jane - Our Faiths20170714A couple share their different faiths.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Steve And Stephen - I Didn't Contact My Family For Weeks20170726Before social media, going travelling involved sending the odd postcard home.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Stuart And Kate - A Shared Grief20180727Losing a husband and losing a friend.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sue And Lauren - I Was An Outsider20181026In Scotland I was a Sassenach; in England no one could understand my Glaswegian accent.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sue And Lloyd - It's A Lifelong Process20180228Feeling relatively in control.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sue And Sylvia - Not Another Robinson20160812Bringing up eight children on her own was not easy, as her youngest daughter acknowledges.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus2014072720160117 (R4)Conversations from three married couples who each face very different challenges.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160124The power of the sea and the unrelenting pressure for academic success.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160207Living with Asperger's syndrome, changes in policing and the thrill of motorcycling.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160221Children and parents talk about being deaf or hearing, and about a photographic legacy.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160320Computer gaming as a means of communication, and sexual harassment on the streets.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160501Competition at the flower and produce show, naming your baby, and life in retirement.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160515Conversations about wildlife, size zero, living thousands of miles apart and shoe-making.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160522Art and punctuation, communication after a stroke, and not being defined by having MS.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160703Relationships - online or face-to-face, and the way eczema can disrupt a family.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160717The love of family and friends and dealing with change.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20160724Conversations about emails, foot and mouth, and Darth Vader.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20161002Conversations about stillbirth, single parent families and running.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20161023Dealing with crises in mental and physical health.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus20161127Changing attitudes to race and death, plus facing the final decision for your pet.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - A Male Perspective20161211Men on Euro 2016, identity and mass trespass, and Methodism.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - A Positive Outlook2016101620170108 (R4)The joy of life, romance and grandchildren in old age, and of gaining an adoptive family.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Artistic Expression2016010320160911 (R4)Clogs, burlesque and foreign attraction.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Changes In Working Life20160327Jobs are no longer for life, and the focus of many has changed.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Children In Need20161120Finding solace on the farm and in shared experience.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Contending With Death20170212How to comfort, how to remember and how to face loss.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Embracing Change20160918Going to university, retiring from work, and saying goodbye to foster children.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Families2016013120160904 (R4)Conversations about unconventional, reconstituted and divided families.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Friendship20160410The important relationships that see us through the joys and the pain of life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Having Babies... Or Not2015100420160110 (R4)Views from parents-to-be, fathers-to-be and friends who have not had children.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Hay Festival20160529Art, camping, children and postcodes all feature in this Hay Festival special.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Ian And Chikodi20160619A couple share their differences and reflect on how they have blended their lives.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Learning To Live Somewhere New20160626Refugees and those who have chosen to move talk about the different lives they have made.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Looking Back20160814National Service, attitudes to marriage, and bringing up a family as a widow in the 1960s.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Men And Friendship20160925Conversations between male friends about similarities and differences.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Mothers And Sons2016041720170115 (R4)The challenges of dyslexia, puberty and violence are more easily faced with your mum.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Nepal Earthquake20160424A year after the Nepal earthquake, conversations about its impact, and about fundraising.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Not All Families Are The Same20160807Caring for disabled family members and getting by as a single, student parent.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Our Shared Experience20200412Fi Glover presents the omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen - with three conversations about our shared existence past and present.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Three conversations from our shared existence past and present.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

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

Sunday Omnibus - Passion2016103020170122 (R4)Beekeeping, football and a marriage proposal.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Postpartum Psychosis20160508The experience of postpartum psychosis and its aftermath.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Saying Goodbye20160612A chance to reflect on losing someone you love and sharing the loss.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Seeing People Differently20160605Perceptions of soldiers, mixed-race families, and the Roma community.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Shared Differences20160731Conversations that show we are more similar than different, despite some strange tastes.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Someone To Lean On20161009Role models, friendship and a relationship in transition.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Still Alive20160403Surviving cardiac arrests and climbing accidents, with the help of others.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - The Distaff Side20161204Conversations about what's normal, what's inherited and how much is shared in family life.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - The Power Of Two20161218Dealing with bereavement, kidney disease and ageing - as a couple.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Thespian Edition20160710Conversations about life on the stage.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Trauma And Separation20200405Three conversations from the archive which covered events that have led to separation and trauma - painful childhood memories of being World War II evacuees and being separated from their loved ones; memories of living through the 1953 East Coast tidal surge in which 43 people lost their lives; and how the experience of fighting in World War II as young men, still haunts. Fi Glover presents the Sunday edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Conversations from the archive about how people navigated the huge roadblocks of history.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - Understanding20170205Autism, Islam and friendship are all open to misperceptions.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - We All Need Support20170129Homelessness, illness and stress at work can all be tackled with support.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus - What We Choose To Tell20160821Discovering the truth, creative education, and friendship on the Autism spectrum.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus: Dealing With Death And Suicide20160228Surviving the death of parents through accident or suicide, and the suicide of sons.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus: Jason And Kim20160313How employment can change perceptions of disability.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus: Jo And Andy - Divorce20170101A divorced couple reflect on marriage, autism and friendship.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus: Migration20160306What is it like to leave your home country to live somewhere else?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sunday Omnibus: Nature's Inspiration20161113The beauty of nature on land, on water and in sound.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Susan And Henrietta - Defined By My Career20181220Mother and daughter reflect on the changes in women's working lives between generations.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Susan And Margaret - Finding Female Friendship20171020Moving to a new town and making a new friend.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Susan And Naomi - You Stopped Speaking20171222As a child it can seem best to withdraw in the face of inexplicable change.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Susanna - Talking To Mum20160610It is never too late to talk to someone you love.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Susie And Sam - Life Is Finite20181019There's something about turning sixty; there's less left ahead than behind

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Suzanne And Julie - Rustic Rites2014050220180729 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between former May Queens from Lustleigh in Devon, reflecting upon the pagan roots of the coronation that marked their transition into womanhood, and proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover introduces a conversation about May Queens and the meaning of May Day traditions

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Suzi And Rob - The Seat Crew20170531If you don't love your job, get a different one!

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Suzy And Bridget - My Flaky Friend20161007The affectionate honesty of a long-established friendship.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Swazi And Khushbir - Our Team20170505The arrival of an adopted younger brother can disrupt the established family dynamic.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Sylvia And Dennis - Rollercoaster Riders2014081320180923 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces the oldest members of the Great Britain Rollercoaster Club, who have ridden Nemesis at Alton Towers 3800 times, and are wondering when they will have to stop.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Fi Glover with two pensioners who still love riding the twists, turns and trick tracks.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tallulah And Elijah - Transitioning Together20161007When a woman transitions to a man, does a gay relationship become a straight one?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tara And Anna - Funeral Food2015032720180819 (BBC7)A love of food is a driving force in their lives, and they know what they'd like served after their deaths. But ultimately all they want is to preserve the natural order of things, as Fi Glover introduces another conversation in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Cooks who cater for gatherings of all kinds on what they want served at their own funerals

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tari And Harlie - Why We Love The Farm20161118Time with the animals and in the farm kitchen can be a welcome break from home and school.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tasha And Lois - Adventures In Breastfeeding20180518When you see the relief in the new mum's face, it's the nicest feeling.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Terry And Judy - A Mixed Race Journey20161123A couple reflect on how language and attitudes have changed since they met, 41 years ago.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Terry And Lucy - Learning To Learn20180905Trying to right the wrongs of the past.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Joy Of Playing Goalball20181205Fi Glover presents another conversation in the series that proves it’s surprising what you hear when you listen. Two 13 year old friends talk about the joys of playing Goalball - the sport developed for visually impaired people using a ball with a bell inside it. The club they both play at receives funding from Children in Need.

Two young friends talk about goalball - the sport developed for visually impaired people.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project - Black Lives Matter20200614New and extended edition with voices old and new on the murder in America of George Floyd.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

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

Fi Glover presents an extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the impact of the brutal murder in America of George Floyd at the hands of the police.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

The Listening Project At Tara Theatre20180505Fi Glover hosts an evening at Tara Theatre in south London, as part of its 'I'll Say It Again' season of work by women artists to celebrate the centenary of Women's Suffrage. On the panel on stage with her at Britain's first purpose-built multicultural theatre are some of the women who make up this special season: Eileen Page (Eleanor of Aquitaine, Mother of the Pride); Dina Mousawi (Complicite Cooks, Syria Recipes from Home): Medhavi Patel (We Are the Lions Mr Manager); Jules Haworth, (Half Breed). The panellists will talk about their productions and share their responses to the Listening Project conversations curated by Fi.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A celebration of women's art and conversation.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project Christmas Special2018122520181226 (R4)Fi Glover and guests celebrate Christmas reflecting on a lively range of conversations between children, and between adults and children. Special guests: Greg James, Radio 1 breakfast host and co-author of the highly successful Kid Normal books ; and writer and child psychologist Tim Gill.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Fi Glover and guests celebrate the joy of listening to conversations involving children.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project In Hull2017122520180105 (R4)The local community on how Hull's UK City of Culture year has affected them and their city

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover and guests reflect on Hull's momentous year as UK City of Culture, through the people and conversations gathered by BBC Radio Humberside in The Listening Project Booth

In front of a local audience in Radio Humberside's theatre space, Fi Glover welcomes some of those who contributed to more than 250 conversations recorded in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Reaching audiences in market squares and country parks, housing estates and workplaces, the Booth was towed up and down the region, sporting the logos of Radio 4, Radio Humberside, and the British Library. It caused waves on social media and sparked new interest in The Listening Project and in the BBC. Local producers worked with charities and employers to find conversations; contributors, intrigued by the small white caravan, stepped up to take part.

On stage with Fi is Kofi Smiles, the BBC's 'Face of Hull 2017'. Also the BBC Radio Humberside producers who made it happen. Using some of the conversations recorded in the Booth, as well as the reflections of those who took part, Fi recalls an extraordinary year.

The Listening Project Live From Dundee20180709A celebration of Scotland's fourth-largest city.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project Live From Hull - Bransholme20170821Fi Glover and friends celebrate 50 years of East Yorkshire's largest housing estate.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project Live From Hull - Humber Dock20170822Fi Glover and friends acknowledge the heart of Hull UK City of Culture UK regeneration.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project Live From Stoke20180716A celebration of Stoke-on-Trent and its heritage.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project Live: From Bexhill-on-sea20160713Fi Glover and guests explore identity and perception - of person and place.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Listening Project On The Road2016122620161225 (R4)Listening Project producers remember the highs and lows of the Booth summer tour.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Past Shaping The Future20181202Three conversations on the challenges of trying to move on from a troubled past - friends who met through charity work talk about helping victims of domestic abuse obtain legal aid; mother and daughter on mother's long history of drug taking and rebuilding their relationship after her release from prison; and a retired couple coming to terms with a history of financial fraud and a prison sentence, by devoting themselves to helping others.
Fi Glover presents another conversation in a series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject.

Producer: Mohini Patel

Conversations on the challenges of trying to move on from a troubled past.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Positive Power Of Change20181104Fi Glover introduces conversations between sisters, mentor and mentee, and friends on a mission about the positive impact of change in the Omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Conversations about effective advice and the positive power of change.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

The Power Of Chat20200517Fi Glover presents four conversations between strangers talking to each other and exchanging stories about their experience of life in lockdown - primary school head teachers from opposite ends of the country exchange notes and discuss their hopes and fears for school re-openings; a young Polish mother and an experienced local teacher talk about their contrasting lives as well as the things they have in common; an out-of-work lorry driver and the man who works for a charity which delivers food parcels to those in need like him, discuss their past lives and present; and two young students exchange positive notes on living in lockdown with cancer and HIV respectively.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

New and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

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

The Power Of Conversation20200419New and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of the lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of the lockdown.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

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

Thembi And Kyle - You're My Role Model20161005An immigrant from apartheid South Africa is an inspiration to her grandson.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Theresa And Lauren - Facing The Truth20160817When you hide painful facts from a child, sometimes the rumours can be even worse.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tim And Ali - Everest: The Other Woman20160422If your husband is on Everest and there is an earthquake, you need him to get in touch.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tim And Arthur - Remains Of The Day20171206King Arthur's influence lives on.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tim And Michael - Living On The Border20160525Even though Hay-on-Wye is in Wales, at times it seems to be part of England.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tom And Daniel - Going Through The Motions20171103Sometimes it is hard to let go of the details and manage the bigger picture.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tom And Duncan - The Fifth Sense20170616Coming to terms with the loss of the sense of smell.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tom And Mick - Life In A Shanty Town2016092320180827 (BBC7)
20180828 (BBC7)
Incomers to a seaside town have brought the songs of the sea with them.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a longstanding and a more recent immigrant to Hastings , who celebrate the town that accepts them for who they are, even if that involves singing sea shanties. Another in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Tom And Sandra - Life Goes On2014121220181216 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a couple who are beginning to acknowledge the ageing process and that it means their future is finite.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2014.

A couple consider a time when they will no longer be around to see what happens.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Tony And Chris - Magical Powers2015010220180805 (BBC7)Fi Glover with two magicians who are expert in card tricks, mind-reading and spoon-bending, but acknowledge that they deliberately deceive their audiences. Is magic moral?

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

Two magicians debate the morality of magic and deception.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tony And Matthew - Different Childhoods20171011A father's brutal childhood experience ensured his son's upbringing was very different.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tracey And Joanne - Just A Numbness20160506Two friends remember the depression that following treatment for postpartum psychosis.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tracey And Joanne - The Cavalry's Coming20160504Friends remember the devastating reality of post-partum psychosis.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tracey And Joanne - There But For The Grace Of God20160506Two friends realise it is important to talk about mental health.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tumi And Tilly - Best Cousin Ever2013040520170625 (BBC7)Cousins Tumi and Tilly have very different views of life yet support each other throughout

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Tush And Toller: The Names People Play2012102620170402 (BBC7)Tush and Toller on the extraordinary names the fishing community has given its members.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Ulrich And Anna - A European Family20160302Is it where you're born or where you live that provides your national identity?

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Urvesh And Mohammed - Walking Is Next To Godliness20161109A Muslim and a Hindu find peace and beauty in the Cumbrian fells.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Verene And Alastair - Still Part Of A Family20160928Finding a way forward after the devastation of a stillbirth.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Victor And Finola - The Key Of Heaven2014090320181014 (BBC7)Fi Glover introduces a conversation in which 63 year old Victor shares the joy of his new life, now he's learned to read and write, with the mentor who handed him the key, proving once again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

A conversation about the joy of finally being able to read and write in your sixties.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Victoria And David - Anger Is The Stickiest Emotion20170215Stop yourself getting sucked into #angry mode by spring cleaning your social media habit.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Victoria And Lisa - Sitting Tall2015030420181230 (BBC7)An enlightening conversation between two physiotherapists about the importance of posture and how differently it's viewed by different cultures, introduced by Fi Glover, in the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess

Physiotherapists recognise cultural differences that can make their advice hard to take.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Capturing the nation in conversation in partnership with the British Library.

Victoria And Rosie - Looking After Martha20160701A seven-year-old and her mum united in the care of her younger sister and each other.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

We Are All Carers20181125Fi Glover introduces three conversations between young sisters who help to care for their mum; close friends who each care for children with Down's Syndrome; and mother and son remembering the highs and lows of looking after a father with Alzheimer’s.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject.

Producer: Mohini Patel

Conversations exploring the lives of carers in the family.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Wendy And Christine - Speech Therapy2017032420170802 (R4)Hiding her stammer was limiting her life, but now Wendy has found her voice.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

What Binds Us Together20200621Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present, old and new on the shared experience of being in lockdown. In this week's edition: feminism and the issues facing trans women; managing social distancing if you are blind or visually impaired; the specific problems Lockdown presents for those coping with addiction; and we assess how The Listening Project archive is reflecting the way we are living through the pandemic.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

New and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

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

When Talking Matters20200524Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of being in lockdown. Sisters talk about the transformation of the younger one from being little sister living at home to little sister living in the big wide world – in Canada – even taking to housework and cooking for the first time. A powerful and moving conversation between mother and daughter - talking about the late husband/father's alcoholism and death and how it impacted on them; and what it would be like if he were alive during lockdown. Acquaintances share how they are managing their time in lockdown and the things they have in common.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

New and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

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

When Talking Matters Most20200503A new and extended edition with voices old and new on the shared experience of lockdown.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover presents a new and extended weekly edition of the programme with voices past and present on the shared experience of being in lockdown.

A police trainer in South Wales talks to a sergeant in the Response Unit in Cheshire for the first time about front line policing; Fi catches up with hairdressing sisters in Cambridgeshire about the place of hairdressers in the new world order; and listens in on a chat between Scarborough-based café owners who have come together to form a community kitchen project while in lockdown to provide meals to local people in need; and an older father and teenage daughter living in separate households, have a chat in a way they might not have done before.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moments of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in this decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Mohini Patel

Will And Matt - Stone Age Men2013051720170813 (BBC7)Fi Glover presents a conversation between friends about the joys of flint-knapping.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

William And Elizabeth - Finding Love In Orkney2014073020181118 (BBC7)
20160113 (R4)
Going to live on a remote island brought about more life changes than anticipated.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Fi Glover introduces a couple who moved to Orkney as business partners and now reflect on how they fell in love with the remote islands and with each other, proving again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The 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. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used 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

Producer: Marya Burgess

Women And Community2016021420160316 (R4)Conversations between women about active community involvement in retirement.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Xiuli And Bemi - First Impressions20171129Identity is more than your accent or your job.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Yonathan And Rachel - Refugees At Home20180413Bringing a refugee family into her home has changed both families' lives for the better.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Yvonne And Jayne - Pen Pals20181026You're like my mirror in life, and help me to sort things out.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Zachary And Jacqui - Testing Times With Dyslexia2016041320170113 (R4)When you have dyslexia, exams can seem even more daunting.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Zahra And Yousif - A Lot To Pay Back20170414Ambition as a way of repaying a perceived debt.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Zakk And Anthony - Where Is Home?20180207Sometimes where you're born isn't where you want to die.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.

Zoe And Cameron - Perhaps I'll Join The Quidditch Team20160916Learning to live apart and embrace student life at different universities.

Capturing the nation in conversation, in partnership with the British Library.