BBC Radio 4  - From Our Own Correspondent

I occassionally contribute to From Our Own Correpondent (or ‘ FOOC' as it’s fondly known by its contributors) on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service

I'm almost certainly better at writing the scripts than reading them out, but to me FOOC is the perfect format: 750 words, which translates to five-minutes of radio. 

I am a real fan of this show and tune in on Saturdays or download the podcast when I travel. Podcasts are available here: http://bbc.in/1gRm6z2

My own FOOC’s have covered vodou priests in Haiti, shamans in Kazakhstan, archivists in Ukraine, Bangladeshi tribal kings, brides in Samarkand and master weavers in both Uzbekistan and Bangladesh. I also interviewed the man who designed the Kyrgyz flag. 

Here are links to a few FOOCs I’ve recorded recently:

Kazan - back to the 1980 Summer Olympics https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b52f33
Uzbekistan
- Tashkent’s golden bread http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05z0fh9
Odessa - the Brodsky synagogue http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ltb3v
Uzbekistan - why no-one marries in May http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050skm3
Kyrgyzstan - nation-building and flags: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hpwbd
Uzbekistan - master weavers of Marghilan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04n1x88
Bangladesh - not all mass-market clothes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02rzjv1
Bangladesh - A new Buddhist Raja:: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017zs51
Kazakhstan - Meeting a shaman in Almaty: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01qh9c4