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Sunday Omnibus - Working in the Arts, Working with Dogs and Young Dads and Mental Health

Three conversations about the power of working in the arts; dogs trained in search and rescue; and young fathers and their mental health. Fi Glover presents the omnibus edition.

Fi Glover presents the omnibus edition of the series that proves it's surprising what you hear when you listen - with three conversations between friends who share a fascination with dogs; two young fathers who talk frankly about the fragility of their own and each other’s mental health; and friends on how working in the arts helped them to discover what their strengths are.

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

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14 minutes

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Animated conversations

Animated conversations

Listening project conversations brought to life by talented young animators.

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey roam the fields of broadcasting talking to interesting people.

Find a conversation

Find a conversation

Broadcast across Radio 4 and on local radio stations across the UK and Northern Ireland.

The British Library

The British Library

The Listening Project is a BBC Radio & British Library partnership.