Life on Lockdown (LOL)
Stories from a World in Quarantine
The world is a little scary today - and might be for a while to come. So I’d like to use my corona-bunker time to make something hopeful and true for BBC Radio 4.
Wherever you are in the world – would you record a message for me and tell me how you’re doing?
Tell me where you’re sitting. Tell me what you can see. Tell me what’s happened to you today. Tell me if you’re a home worker and you’ve already eaten your stockpile. Tell me if you’re a health worker who doesn’t want to go to work. Tell me if you see your bunker-partner in a whole new light - what you’ve discovered about them, now you're cooped up so close. Tell (or sing) me your hand washing song. Tell me if you see examples of kindness, altruism, or co-operation. Tell me if you're enjoying having time to garden or jigsaw or bake. Tell me your moments of bravery and cowardice, your moments of panic and joy.
Tell me what gives you hope.
If you've got your own recording kit, please use that. If not, a smart phone is great! (Particularly if you go to settings > voice memos > audio quality > and change to 'lossless'). Send your recording to and remember to include your name and where you're based.
If you can, please do send sounds and atmosphere as well. I've had recordings from walks and baths and
tool sheds. But in front of a phone or laptop is just fine as well.
You can also record your message on your laptop using the link below.
And don't forget: sending a message constitutes agreement for its potential inclusion on BBC Radio 4’s Life on Lockdown (LOL).
Love (in a time of quarantine),