We are oldies, talking about what we know, what we have seen, what we have done – real experiences and real stories. We record our conversation, then we put a shorter, edited version on the Internet – every week.
We make podcasts because we think older people in this area have unique insights about the world changing around us – and there is no point keeping it to ourselves.
We talk – other people listen and take notice. It’s fun, very effective, and we would like you to join us. You don’t need any technical skills to make your voice heard.
We don’t use expensive professional equipment or a sound studio. Our resources are minimal, but we do it all ourselves — oldies own the process — since 2010.
Keep scrolling down! The most recent published episodes are below (and there are usually 3 or 4 in post-production, waiting to be published).
A heavily-edited conversation that started with Andreas’ life as a shoemaker.
Voices: Andreas, Brian, Janette, Rick, Sallie and Walter.
Recorded 19 November 2018 in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London E8 3DF, UK.
Brian tells us about his early life: growing up in Romford, his first job, National Service in Egypt, St Martin’s School of Art.
This is an outtake from a longer group discussion. The background crackling sounds are from the Pineapple House log fire.
Recorded 19 November 2018 in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London E8 3DF
On the day that Tracey Crouch announces the UK government strategy to combat loneliness, Hackney elders discuss their own understanding and experiences of loneliness and isolation.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Marylin, Mimi and Sallie.
Recorded 15 October 2018 in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London E8 3DF.
Hackney elders talking with the young PEER UK ambassadors about growing up and living in Hackney.
The oldie voices belong to: Marylin, Paula, Peter, Rick, Sallie, Walter. The PEER UK voices belong to Alice, Davinia, Dela, Elise, Mariam.
Recorded 21 September 2018 at PEER UK, London N1 6QL
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Hackney oldies look back on their lives in a conversation that begins and ends with Hackney Carnival.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Mark, Paula, Peter and Rick.
Recorded 11 September 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden, London E2 8EL
Hackney elders sharing how they keep themselves physically and mentally fit. Part 1 of a longer session.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Janette, Maralyn, Margaret, Paula, Peter and Sallie.
Recorded 28 August 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden. 34 minutes.
Hackney elders talking about housing problems. Part 2 of a longer session. Listen to Part 1 first.
The voices belong to: Alice, Andreas, Maralyn, Paula, Peter, Sallie and Walter.
Recorded 28 August 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden, London E2 8EL
Hackney elders remembering their school days in London, Trinidad and Zimbabwe.
The voices belong to: Irene, Janette, Mark, Sallie.
Recorded 7 August 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden. 25 minutes.
Miss Kakande brings her talk show back to Whitmore Community Centre.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Irene, Janette, Miss Kakande, Paula and Sallie.
Recorded 27 July 2018 at Whitmore Community Centre.
Belén Barros leads a conversation with Hackney elders about old technology. Belén is a PhD candidate at the Northumbria University School of Design.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Belén, Chitra, Irene, Rick, Sallie and Stephen.
Recorded 20 July 2018 at Whitmore Community Centre.