Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Lynne and Queenie, about their love of wild swimming.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Devon, Plymouth

  • Interviewees

    Roper, Lynne, 1961- (female, paramedic), Martin, Sarah 'Queenie', 1970- (female, auditor)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Devon

  • Recordist

    Loosemore, Jo

  • Abstract

    Lynne and Queenie are wild swimmers. They swim in rivers and seas throughout the year. They discuss learning to swim, taking up wild swimming, their fear of water and fish (especially conga eels), the death of a friend at sea and coping with the cold.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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