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. Rarely does a story need to be longer. 

I absolutely love this show and tune in on Saturdays or download the podcast when I travel. All of the podcasts from the show are available here: http://bbc.in/1gRm6z2

My own FOOC’s have covered vodou priests in Haiti, shamans in Kazakhstan, Bangladeshi tribal kings, brides in Samarkand, master weavers - in both Uzbekistan and Bangladesh - and artists in Kyrgyzstan. 

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

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
BangladeshA new Buddhist Raja:: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017zs51
KazakhstanMeeting shaman in Almaty: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01qh9c4