Where are you going?

Logo for Where are you going? podcast

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.

Subscribe to Where are you going? where you usually find your podcasts, or listen to episodes online; also check out her Instagram account.

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.

East Germany, Tunnel 29 and no toilet paper

This is not Tunnel 29. The original YouTube video here has been taken offline and this is the only image I had on file of a tunnel!

A couple of years ago, I listened to a fascinating BBC podcast called Tunnel 29.

Broadcast thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in this podcast producer and presenter Helena Merriman tells the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel from West Berlin into the East to help friends, family and strangers escape.

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I was a guest on the new Ways of Agile podcast

On Friday evening, adding to my growing list of interesting life experiences, I was a guest on a new podcast from Romania called Ways of Agile.

The aim of the Ways of Agile podcast is to provide a guide for people to discern whether the IT industry is for them, map out different roles, career paths, required skills and accreditations and understand how they might ‘get a foot in the door’.

The podcast is hosted by my friend and colleague (scrum master) Andrei Gliga, and his friend and podcast producer (scrum master) Vlad Skrypnyk.

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What podcasts I’m listening to in 2021

Screenshot of my current Pocketcasts list

This is the current list of podcasts that I’m listening to.

Quite a few in the productivity, agile and work culture category. Cricket and cycling (obviously!). The two Queen podcasts I blogged about recently.

I’m a late listener to Richard Herring’s RHLSTP (pronounced ruh-hul-US-tuh-puh!) which can be fun.

My True North is a recent addition after following Kalle Flodin’s YouTube channel for a few months.

You can download the OPML file at PocketCasts to grab and import the whole list.

Re-covering Queen podcast

Recovering Queen : The Queen Fan Podcast Podcast Artwork Image
Podcast with three Queen fans, re-recording Queen songs and talking about them.

Well, you wait years for a decent Queen podcast and two come along at once.

On Re-covering Queen, each week, life-long Queen fans Jai, Matt and Ian talk about, rate and challenge each other to take it in turns to record a version of a favourite, or not so favourite track, by the greatest band in the world, Queen.

I’ve loved listening to their conversations, learning new things about the band and their recordings, and especially enjoyed their reinterpretations of familiar songs.

If you are a Queen fan, do check out Re-covering Queen on your favourite podcast application; mine is Pocket Casts for Android and Apple iOS.