Where Are You Going? [World Service]

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Where are you going? - Belfast20190319

One question – Where Are You Going? – reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

In this new series, with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

(Photo: Young newly wed couple. Credit: Simon Mills)

In Belfast, strangers are asked where they are going to reveal insights into their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - Belfast2019031920190320 (WS)

One question – Where Are You Going? – reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

In this new series, with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

(Photo: Young newly wed couple. Credit: Simon Mills)

In Belfast, strangers are asked where they are going to reveal insights into their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - Belfast2019031920190323 (WS)

One question – Where Are You Going? – reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

In this new series, with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

(Photo: Young newly wed couple. Credit: Simon Mills)

In Belfast, strangers are asked where they are going to reveal insights into their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? - Belfast2019031920190320 (WS)
20190323 (WS)
One question – Where Are You Going? – reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

In this new series, with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

(Photo: Young newly wed couple. Credit: Simon Mills)

In Belfast, strangers are asked where they are going to reveal insights into their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - Cardiff20190312

Cardiff in early February is freezing cold but the people have a warm welcome. Catherine Carr meets two young men on their way to work, fresh from recording their comedy podcast – it’s a small act of political resistance. She meets some young carers too who have been at The Welsh Assembly petitioning the government for change.

In Bute Park, she shares a moment of wonder as someone experiences snow for the first time and there is joy and laughter from a couple who describe how they met in a three-legged race. But disquiet about Brexit surfaces too from a Frenchman who has made Wales his home and does not know if he can stay.

Producer: Jo Coombs

(Photo: A man who has recently moved to Cardiff, sees snow for the first time in his life in Bute Park, Cardiff. Credit: Paul Jay)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - Cardiff2019031220190313 (WS)

Cardiff in early February is freezing cold but the people have a warm welcome. Catherine Carr meets two young men on their way to work, fresh from recording their comedy podcast – it’s a small act of political resistance. She meets some young carers too who have been at The Welsh Assembly petitioning the government for change.

In Bute Park, she shares a moment of wonder as someone experiences snow for the first time and there is joy and laughter from a couple who describe how they met in a three-legged race. But disquiet about Brexit surfaces too from a Frenchman who has made Wales his home and does not know if he can stay.

Producer: Jo Coombs

(Photo: A man who has recently moved to Cardiff, sees snow for the first time in his life in Bute Park, Cardiff. Credit: Paul Jay)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - Cardiff2019031220190316 (WS)Cardiff in early February is freezing cold but the people have a warm welcome. Catherine Carr meets two young men on their way to work, fresh from recording their comedy podcast – it’s a small act of political resistance. She meets some young carers too who have been at The Welsh Assembly petitioning the government for change.

In Bute Park, she shares a moment of wonder as someone experiences snow for the first time and there is joy and laughter from a couple who describe how they met in a three-legged race. But disquiet about Brexit surfaces too from a Frenchman who has made Wales his home and does not know if he can stay.

Producer: Jo Coombs

(Photo: A man who has recently moved to Cardiff, sees snow for the first time in his life in Bute Park, Cardiff. Credit: Paul Jay)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? - Cardiff2019031220190313 (WS)
20190316 (WS)
Cardiff in early February is freezing cold but the people have a warm welcome. Catherine Carr meets two young men on their way to work, fresh from recording their comedy podcast – it’s a small act of political resistance. She meets some young carers too who have been at The Welsh Assembly petitioning the government for change.

In Bute Park, she shares a moment of wonder as someone experiences snow for the first time and there is joy and laughter from a couple who describe how they met in a three-legged race. But disquiet about Brexit surfaces too from a Frenchman who has made Wales his home and does not know if he can stay.

Producer: Jo Coombs

(Photo: A man who has recently moved to Cardiff, sees snow for the first time in his life in Bute Park, Cardiff. Credit: Paul Jay)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? - Glasgow20190305

With Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

In Glasgow, the first programme in the series, we find a city with a festive hangover, still counting the cost of Christmas and facing a cold January. A bereaved mother buys sweets for someone else’s son. A Croatian student on the way to celebrate a friend’s 20th birthday confesses how anxious she feels about Brexit, saying ‘Maybe the deal won’t pass and they’ll forget about it and wake up and Brexit is cancelled’. While in the marketplace Catherine meets a proud father taking his son out for his first legal drink, a new mother who describes how bringing a new life into the world has transformed her thinking, and a newly transitioned woman who wishes she’d done it “half a lifetime ago”.
The stories we encounter are woven with the sounds of the city - creating an intricate and beautiful audio portrait of Glasgow and its people.

(Photo: Mother and daughter in Glasgow. Credit: Anna Cervinkova)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? - Glasgow2019030520190306 (WS)

With Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

In Glasgow, the first programme in the series, we find a city with a festive hangover, still counting the cost of Christmas and facing a cold January. A bereaved mother buys sweets for someone else’s son. A Croatian student on the way to celebrate a friend’s 20th birthday confesses how anxious she feels about Brexit, saying ‘Maybe the deal won’t pass and they’ll forget about it and wake up and Brexit is cancelled’. While in the marketplace Catherine meets a proud father taking his son out for his first legal drink, a new mother who describes how bringing a new life into the world has transformed her thinking, and a newly transitioned woman who wishes she’d done it “half a lifetime ago”.
The stories we encounter are woven with the sounds of the city - creating an intricate and beautiful audio portrait of Glasgow and its people.

(Photo: Mother and daughter in Glasgow. Credit: Anna Cervinkova)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? - Glasgow2019030520190309 (WS)

With Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and London. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really on their minds.

In Glasgow, the first programme in the series, we find a city with a festive hangover, still counting the cost of Christmas and facing a cold January. A bereaved mother buys sweets for someone else’s son. A Croatian student on the way to celebrate a friend’s 20th birthday confesses how anxious she feels about Brexit, saying ‘Maybe the deal won’t pass and they’ll forget about it and wake up and Brexit is cancelled’. While in the marketplace Catherine meets a proud father taking his son out for his first legal drink, a new mother who describes how bringing a new life into the world has transformed her thinking, and a newly transitioned woman who wishes she’d done it “half a lifetime ago”.
The stories we encounter are woven with the sounds of the city - creating an intricate and beautiful audio portrait of Glasgow and its people.

(Photo: Mother and daughter in Glasgow. Credit: Anna Cervinkova)

One question reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world.

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - London20190326

Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in London. From the American who left her young children on the other side of the Atlantic, and the Russian buying Soviet propaganda posters at a tube station, to a ‘born and bred’ Londoner who protests that “we all voted out, we should be out”. With the original date for Brexit just days away, we find out what is really on people’s minds.

(Photo: A man in Shepherds Bush, London. Credit: Wunmi Onibudo)

People in London are asked where they are going to reveal hidden truths about their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - London2019032620190327 (WS)

Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in London. From the American who left her young children on the other side of the Atlantic, and the Russian buying Soviet propaganda posters at a tube station, to a ‘born and bred’ Londoner who protests that “we all voted out, we should be out”. With the original date for Brexit just days away, we find out what is really on people’s minds.

(Photo: A man in Shepherds Bush, London. Credit: Wunmi Onibudo)

People in London are asked where they are going to reveal hidden truths about their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where are you going? - London2019032620190330 (WS)

Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in London. From the American who left her young children on the other side of the Atlantic, and the Russian buying Soviet propaganda posters at a tube station, to a ‘born and bred’ Londoner who protests that “we all voted out, we should be out”. With the original date for Brexit just days away, we find out what is really on people’s minds.

(Photo: A man in Shepherds Bush, London. Credit: Wunmi Onibudo)

People in London are asked where they are going to reveal hidden truths about their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? - London2019032620190327 (WS)
20190330 (WS)
Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in London. From the American who left her young children on the other side of the Atlantic, and the Russian buying Soviet propaganda posters at a tube station, to a ‘born and bred’ Londoner who protests that “we all voted out, we should be out”. With the original date for Brexit just days away, we find out what is really on people’s minds.

(Photo: A man in Shepherds Bush, London. Credit: Wunmi Onibudo)

People in London are asked where they are going to reveal hidden truths about their lives

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Amsterdam20160412
Where Are You Going? Amsterdam20160412Astonishing responses from strangers in Hong Kong to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Amsterdam2016041220160416 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in Hong Kong to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Brussels2017060720170611 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in Brussels to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Brussels20170607Astonishing responses from strangers in Brussels to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Calais20160830Astonishing responses from strangers in Calais, France, to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Calais2016083020160903 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in Calais, France, to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Hanoi20180807An interrupted journey is like a portal into somebody else’s life. In this programme, Catherine Carr invites strangers to pause on their way from A to B and asks them one simple question: ‘Where Are You Going?’

In the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, Catherine meets the feminist teenagers who dream of equality and a jet-setting seven-year-old who is already worried about college. She meets a depressed new mother struggling to cope, and a teenager praying for good exam grades. The exchanges can be funny, sad or sweet or simply unforgettable. Mixed with the sounds of the city, the stories create a poetic and unpredictable listen.

(Photo: A girl on a motorbike makes the peace sign with her fingers, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Amazing stories in Vietnam are uncovered by asking strangers - Where are you going?

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Hanoi2018080720180808 (WS)An interrupted journey is like a portal into somebody else’s life. In this programme, Catherine Carr invites strangers to pause on their way from A to B and asks them one simple question: ‘Where Are You Going?’

In the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, Catherine meets the feminist teenagers who dream of equality and a jet-setting seven-year-old who is already worried about college. She meets a depressed new mother struggling to cope, and a teenager praying for good exam grades. The exchanges can be funny, sad or sweet or simply unforgettable. Mixed with the sounds of the city, the stories create a poetic and unpredictable listen.

(Photo: A girl on a motorbike makes the peace sign with her fingers, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Amazing stories in Vietnam are uncovered by asking strangers - Where are you going?

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Hong Kong20170621Astonishing responses from strangers in Hong Kong to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Hong Kong2017062120170625 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in Hong Kong to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Kolkata20160419
Where Are You Going? Kolkata20160419Astonishing responses from strangers in Kolkata, India, to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Kolkata2016041920160423 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in Kolkata, India, to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? New York20160405
Where Are You Going? New York20160405Astonishing responses from strangers in New York to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? New York2016040520160409 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in New York to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Reykjavik20170614Astonishing responses from strangers in Reykjavik to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Reykjavik2017061420170618 (WS)Astonishing responses from strangers in Reykjavik to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Seoul20180814Catherine Carr travels to the South Korean city of Seoul and invites passers-by to stop for a moment and answer one question - Where are you going? She meets a Korean-American who regrets her decision to move to Seoul – a place her parents call ‘Hell City’ - to a wannabe author with a dark past. And she talks to a political refugee stuck in a passport-less limbo, and a couple in love, who simply cannot live together. These fleeting moments of intimacy are mixed with the sounds of the city to create an unpredictable and poetic audio portrait of Seoul.

(Photo: A young woman visiting the Gyeongbukgung Palace. Credit: Jun Michael Park)

The amazing stories of strangers in Seoul, uncovered by asking - Where are you going?

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Seoul2018081420180815 (WS)Catherine Carr travels to the South Korean city of Seoul and invites passers-by to stop for a moment and answer one question - Where are you going? She meets a Korean-American who regrets her decision to move to Seoul – a place her parents call ‘Hell City’ - to a wannabe author with a dark past. And she talks to a political refugee stuck in a passport-less limbo, and a couple in love, who simply cannot live together. These fleeting moments of intimacy are mixed with the sounds of the city to create an unpredictable and poetic audio portrait of Seoul.

(Photo: A young woman visiting the Gyeongbukgung Palace. Credit: Jun Michael Park)

The amazing stories of strangers in Seoul, uncovered by asking - Where are you going?

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Tijuana20170307Astonishing responses from strangers in Tijuana to a simple question

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Tokyo20180731An interrupted journey is like a portal into somebody else’s life. Catherine Carr invites strangers to pause on their way from A to B and asks them one simple question: ‘Where Are You Going?’. The conversations which follow reveal what really keeps people awake at night. Stories of love and loss, regret, ambition and joy. The encounters are fleeting but always disarming. Some are simply extraordinary.

In this programme Catherine heads to Tokyo and meets a professional pick up artists of Shibuya, an ageing, peace-seeking anarchist, and a couple who love to dress identically in public. These brief portraits have been woven together with the sounds of the city, to create an unpredictable and poetic listen.

(Photo: A girl in Yogogi Park, Tokyo)

Amazing responses from strangers in Japan to one simple question - Where are you going?

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world

Where Are You Going? Tokyo2018073120180801 (WS)An interrupted journey is like a portal into somebody else’s life. Catherine Carr invites strangers to pause on their way from A to B and asks them one simple question: ‘Where Are You Going?’. The conversations which follow reveal what really keeps people awake at night. Stories of love and loss, regret, ambition and joy. The encounters are fleeting but always disarming. Some are simply extraordinary.

In this programme Catherine heads to Tokyo and meets a professional pick up artists of Shibuya, an ageing, peace-seeking anarchist, and a couple who love to dress identically in public. These brief portraits have been woven together with the sounds of the city, to create an unpredictable and poetic listen.

(Photo: A girl in Yogogi Park, Tokyo)

Amazing responses from strangers in Japan to one simple question - Where are you going?

Illuminating responses to a simple question from around the world