The Listening Project on the Road
Fi Glover reflects on the conversations gathered during the Listening Project Booth summer tour with the producers who recorded them as it travelled from Bexhill.
Fi Glover reflects on the conversations gathered during the Listening Project Booth tour with the producers who recorded them as it travelled over 3000 miles from Bexhill to Jura and many stops in between last summer.
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.