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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to listen better, then you’ve found the right podcast! Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s first solo percussionist to sustain a full-time career despite being profoundly deaf since the age of 12, and she’s a better listener than many who can hear! Displayed in her TED Talk, Evelyn illustrates how listening involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Each episode, Evelyn invites special guests to discuss their idea of listening and interpretation of sound. So let's get listening!
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The Evelyn Glennie Podcast Evelyn Glennie

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to listen better, then you’ve found the right podcast! Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s first solo percussionist to sustain a full-time career despite being profoundly deaf since the age of 12, and she’s a better listener than many who can hear! Displayed in her TED Talk, Evelyn illustrates how listening involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Each episode, Evelyn invites special guests to discuss their idea of listening and interpretation of sound. So let's get listening!
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    EP10 - Nicola Benedetti

    EP10 - Nicola Benedetti

    This was such an exciting episode for me, aside from the police raid that seemed to be happening outside Nicky’s flat! Nicola shared with me the guilty pleasures of being able to cook 3 meals a day and having time away from the rigours of concert tours to her thoughts on providing music opportunities for all children. She really is a remarkable lady so Let’s get Listening!
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    • 50 min
    EP9 - Jake Humphrey

    EP9 - Jake Humphrey

    No coffee and cake today - this is my first Zoom podcast - but Jake Humphrey, broadcasting professional that he is, soon put me at my ease!! Jake told me about his journey from hapless schoolboy to children's television presenter to respected sports commentator. We chatted about the impact of the recent lockdown on listening and being with others and agreed that we all need to appreciate each other more! I hope you'll appreciate this episode so Let's get Listening!!
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    • 42 min
    EP8 - Nicky Goulder founder of Create

    EP8 - Nicky Goulder founder of Create

    The remarkable Nicky Goulder has joined me for a chat to discuss all things Create. Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. Each year they put on hundreds of arts workshops to engage people who don’t normally get the chance to be creative.In this episode, we discuss the importance of listening to young patients; disabled children and adults; young and adult carers; schoolchildren in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; young and adult offenders; and marginalised children and adults.
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    • 39 min
    EP7 - Mary Beard

    EP7 - Mary Beard

    Renowned historian, TV presenter, feminist and all round good egg, Mary Beard joins me for, not a little, cake. We compare her experiences of motherhood to my percussion ‘babies’ and ponder how much the world has really changed in the last two thousand or so years. Bon appetit!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP6 - Griff Rhys Jones

    EP6 - Griff Rhys Jones

    Alas! It’s not nine-o-clock but it’s starting to get dark as I talk to Griff Rhys Jones, who is eager to go outside to take photographs. We cover so many topics from boats to not speaking Welsh and he has me laughing throughout, thank you Griff!
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    • 57 min
    EP5 - Julian Lloyd Webber

    EP5 - Julian Lloyd Webber

    It’s been a well overdue, and much needed, catch up with Julian. Renowned cellist and principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Julian discusses with me the challenges of being unable to perform and the joys of being able to share his wisdom and passion for music with the next generation.
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    • 41 min

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