Listen to the audio trailer HERE
Leeds is the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, it is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. The Working Hours Podcast documents the city’s experiences through CoVid, Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and ongoing resource wars, the ongoing removal of the welfare state and the accelerating ecological emergency.
Watch the 1st video trailer:
Not sure about making your own Leeds podcast yet?
Then why not try a podcast by being a guest on mine?
The Working Hours Podcast – A show about a place called Leeds, a time called now and activity called work.
Listen to Working Hours:
Work is Circular – Working Hours
Working Hours is an original and unique Leeds podcast. Working Hours surveys the residents of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work.
The purpose of the project is to create a depository of knowledge about labour and employment in one place and across this pivotal decade in the human story. The goal is to record an hour of experience and opinion on this topic from one thousand people in the city of Leeds.
The conversation allows for guests to think and reflect on their work in new ways, if you’d like to take part get in touch.
I want to record one thousand Loiners* for this podcast so I am always on the lookout for new guests. All you’d have to do is talk to me for an hour or so about your working experiences and your thoughts and feelings about work and working.
Is it scary? Is it safe?
It’s not scary, you know all the answers so there’s no hard questions. I want to make sure you feel comfortable in and with your interview, so you can be anonymous or give your name. You can big up your company or put down your job.
I work with you on your episode so that I know that that you are happy for our interview to be published as an episode.
If you would like to take part but wish to remain anonymous please email me securely at email@example.com
*Loiners, for the purposes of Working Hours, are anyone living in an LS postcode or working in LS postcode or anyone originally from an LS postcode now living and working anywhere else.
Still not talking, huh?
Okay, so you don’t feel confident or comfortable being recorded, listening to your own voice or being heard by your boss or employer? I get that. But, if this is you and you’re still reading then perhaps you might be interested in taking part in a Working Hours survey?
You need to be Leeds based or Leeds born to take part and the information will help to inform the show and the overall project. The survey can be found here.
For any data protection issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”
― Studs Terkel