The Listening Summer Special - from the Rhondda Valley.
Fi Glover and guests with the first of two The Listening Project Summer Specials. Today's edition comes from Treorchy in the Rhondda Valley.
Fi Glover presents the first of two The Listening Project Summer Specials. Today's edition comes from Treorchy in the Rhondda Valley and includes a lively range of The Listening Project conversations recorded in Wales in the past year. Among Fi's guests will be BBC Radio Wales producer Lynne Rosser who recorded them, journalist and broadcaster Carolyn Hitt and Radio 1 and 6 Music presenter Huw Stephens.
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