One of my recent favourite podcasts is Where are you going? by the chatty and endearing Catherine Carr.
The premise is simple: Carr approaches strangers in the street or park and introduces herself, “Hello, I make a podcast where I ask people, ‘Where are you going?'” and then she listens and gently probes and during the next 5 to 15 minutes unearths the most extraordinary of stories from ordinary people.
But, let’s face it, nobody is truly ordinary—everyone has a remarkable story to tell, everyone’s experience and perspective is unique. And Catherine Carr, who has worked her whole career in radio, has a beautiful way of drawing these stories out through genuine intrigue and interest.
The episodes, which are released each Tuesday and Friday, are short but packed with detail and charm. It’s like everything that is great about BBC Radio 4 squeezed into a pocket-sized podcast.
Right now, I’m going to stay seated at my desk to update someone’s website. After that, I have dinner to make for my children.