This 15-minute episode was part of a much longer (85 minute) rehearsal for combining a Hello Hackney podcast with a live radio stream. We were talking about ways to develop the podcast project, but we were also experimenting with ways to manage people and noise in the community centre.
The missing 80% of the conversation was often very interesting – but also off-topic or would have been inaudible to a live audience.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Dane, Irene and Rick. Four other people contributed to the live rehearsal, but are not heard on this episode.
Recorded 4 May 2018. 15 minutes.
Hackney elders talking about how their friends, family and neighbours cope with loneliness – and how they would cope with it themselves.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Dane, Elizabeth, Irene, JohnJ, JohnW, Ken, Mark, Pauline and Stephen.
Recorded 27 April 2018. 25 minutes.
An unplanned, spontaneous chat about growing old – in Hackney and other places. We did it in the garden to simulate an outside broadcast.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Cornelia, Irene, Megan, Pauline and Sallie.
Recorded 20 April 2018. 29 minutes.
Hackney elders talking about personal and community happiness.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Calmeta, Cornelia, Evelyn, Irene, Megan, Rhonda, Rick, Sallie, Wadley.
Recorded 29 March 2018. 40 minutes.
Hackney elders gather to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, and to discuss the relevance of feminism in the lives of younger generations as well as their own.
The voices belong to service users and volunteers at the Hackney 50+ Drop-in: Andreas, Cornelia, Irene, Mimi, Patricia and Sallie.
Recorded 9 March 2018. 29 minutes.
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