Where Are You Going?

Publisher:
Loftus Media

Where Are You Going?

4.8/5

Critic Rating

Catherine Carr stops strangers to ask them “Where Are You Going?” and uncovers unexpected stories about people’s lives.---Named 'Podcast of the Year' by Radio Times and picked as 'Best Podcasts of the Year 2023' by the Financial Times, Observer, Pod Bible and The Week. The conversations that follow are always unpredictable: sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking, silly, romantic or occasionally downright ‘stop-you-in-your-tracks’ surprising. Catherine’s been travelling and recording since 2014.Be transported to places around the world and into the lives of others: You just never know what story is coming next…We'll publish new episodes twice a week, every Tuesday...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Daisy Dunn • The Spectator Aug 5, 2023

"...Carr has such an easy way with people that you can’t help but warm to her methods. The manner in which she draws out the family story of a Pakistan-raised post-office worker in Windsor is wonderful. You may never blank a stranger again. …"

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Jul 22, 2023

"Carr is such a lovely presence that people quickly open up to her, and this is a delightfully cockle-warming show – a humane antidote to life’s darker times. …"

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Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK May 28, 2023

"Surprising, touching and sometimes insanely informative, the brisk answers can reveal volumes…"

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Apr 21, 2023

"I envy Catherine Carr, host of the new podcast Where Are You Going?. She is living my dream: approaching strangers at random and asking them what’s up. Carr — who worked as a producer on the pioneering podcast Talking Politics — is better at staying in the background. Less of an ego. She knows how to charm. How to politely tickle people into opening up. The results are touching and funny. Life is so very brief."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Apr 16, 2023

"Along with strangers’ stories, Where Are You Going? finds beauty in the sounds that those who live with them invariably tune out...It’s a reflection of Carr’s warm but direct approach that the people she accosts nearly always respond with openness. A simple “hello” and a coaxing tone elicit some remarkable confessions as well as more universal gripes about, for instance, the soaring cost of housing. These capsule portraits are at once ordinary yet utterly compelling and unique. They remind us that everyone has a story to tell, if only we think to ask them."

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