The Slow Coach on BBC Radio 4

Liz Barclay follows three busy people on a bold experiment to slow down their pace of life. Their ‘slow coach’ is Carl Honoré. He argues that our increasing obsession with speed means we race through life instead of actually living it – by finding a better balance between fast and slow, we’ll increase our wellbeing, creativity and productivity. It’s a compelling theory, but does it work?

Three volunteers have agreed to put Carl’s theories to the test by following his advice over the course of one month –  business owner Steve, working mum Lizzie and volunteer Scott.

Follow their successes and struggles through Episodes 1 and 2…


BBC Radio 4 “Inheritance Tracks”

In this BBC Radio 4 programme, guests discuss one song they have inherited and another they wish to bequeath. Listen here to find out my choices…

In Praise of Slow audiobook (opening chapter)

In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 “Book of the Week.” That means an abridged version was read on the airwaves over five days.

This is the first instalment, which condenses the opening chapter of the book into 15 minutes.

Hitting the Buffers

A BBC Radio 4 programme investigating the pitfalls of our addiction to speed.