I was privileged to serve on the board of directors of a local hospice for many years. Having just listened to the program from the 1990s featuring Dame Cicely Saunders, I see now, in 30 minutes of broadcast, everything I misunderstood in my time associated with the movement she started. If I had my time again, I would play her desert island discs for every new recruit into the hospice to set them on their journey from strong foundations. I could only consider doing that because of the depth of conversation, the focus on relevant details and the inevitable emotional opening up of those being interviewed by the presenters of this fantastic program.
planetsmith1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/19
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Thank you for the archived editions, I can't wait to work my way through them! And the search site will keep me occupied for ages too. Some of the best shows are with people who are not necessarily household names, but we gradually find out how interesting their lives have been with Kirstie's...Read full review »
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A classic show that has stood the test of time, a brilliant insight into the personal life's of celebrities. It makes people seem more human when you share a musical taste or idea with them. Truly one of the best shows ever made. Love Kirsty Youngs interview style.
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