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The Listening Project: intimate conversations between friends or relatives

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 February 2018



The Listening Project: intimate conversations between friends or relatives
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 212
Posted DateTuesday 27 February 2018 16:05 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

The BBCs listening project is a fascinating one.

Since 2012 the BBC have been collecting intimate conversations between friends or relatives, to build a unique picture of our lives today. They have collected over a thousand so far, and most are being broadcast on BBC radio and are being archived by the British Library to preserve them for future generations.

Go listen here. Each conversation is only a few minutes long.

The project was inspired by StoryCorps, an initiative set up in the United States. Their mission is “to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives”. The conversations are stored at the Library of Congress.

Here are two wonderful tasters for you, the first from the BBC Mother and daughter Ama and Jan talk about Racism on the Rise and a delightful mother and daughter conversation from StoryCorps I love your more than a unicorn and I really love unicorns.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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