Tune in tonight at 7pm for Buddyline. BuddyLine is a series of intergenerational telephone conversations between people from the Sonder Radio Community of over 60s and the Reform Radio Community of under 28s.
In this series, we’ve matched four pairs of strangers from different generations and got them chatting. These calls have been recorded and yesterday, we heard Sara and Olivia’s first call where they got to know each other a bit and Sara shared stories of the swinging sixties. Today they share tales of their travels and talk about the importance of discussing topics like colonialism.
Please note that this call was recorded in early May, before the death of George Floyd and the subsequent events
Taking advantage of the technology available to us, the conversations will be recorded from each of their homes during isolation. Through these honest conversations, our listeners enter into an intimate and genuine meeting between two people who would not otherwise interact in everyday society.
We have matched people with stories that will enlighten both the listeners and each other, and demonstrate that isolation does not have to be isolating, and can instead create long-lasting friendships.
Each week we will follow a different pair over the course of 5 conversations, and listen in to how their relationship develops. BuddyLine has been produced in partnership between Reform Radio and Sonder Radio and funded by Audio Content Fund.
Listen in each weekday at 7pm or tune in to the omnibus at 4pm on Saturday on North Manchester FM.