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Leona Fensome

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Leona Fensome's 46th home is St Albans

Radio Walks

Leona Fensome is a producer and historian. Itinerant by nature, she has made St Albans her 46th home in 45 years. Her mixed-race heritage has made her inquisitive of people – always looking round the corner for an interesting story to re-tell. Jonathan Kempster managed to catch up with her briefly, and share a walk around her current nesting site, the cathedral city of St Albans, to hear the story of Leona’s continuing journey. (Listen to Leona's latest oral history project, 'Tape Letters', here: https://www.audiocontentfund.org.uk/projects/tape-letters/) If you know someone who can walk and talk at the same time, or if you'd like to be a guest on the programme, please get in touch via: jonathan.kempster@gmail.com Produced by: Jonathan Kempster for Oral History Sound Recording, February 2022.

30mins

1 Mar 2022

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Leona Fensome – working across different media

Me & My Job

In this continuing series of interviews with people who either live or work locally, this week's guest Leona Fensome talks through her journey into various media roles - including BBC Radio 4's 'Saturday Live' and 'Womans Hour', community radio, social media and more.

22 Feb 2020

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Leona Fensome – working across different media

Local Life

In this continuing series of interviews with people who either live or work locally, this week's guest Leona Fensome talks through her journey into various media roles - including BBC Radio 4's 'Saturday Live' and 'Womans Hour', community radio, social media and more.

22 Feb 2020

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Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 - behind the scenes with producer Leona Fensome

Freelance Pod

Producer Leona Fensome guests on the podcast to tell us about working on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. After working in written journalism in her native Australia, Leona tried out some audio and liked it. Two years ago, after moving to the UK with her British husband, Leona ended up in the BBC's freelance pool, and, after some work experience on Jeremy Vine's show, got her start on one of the BBC most famous radio shows.  Leona tells us what it's like to work with Jane Garvey, how ticking a few diversity boxes as a journalist can work to your advantage and, of course, about the story she can't forget.  If that's not enough BBC Radio for you, try my interview with 6 Music Breakfast and Desert Island Discs presenter, Lauren Laverne.  Media news this week: it's been a horrible time for redundancies. Here's a guide on how to get out of bed after being laid off. -- How has your industry moved from analogue to digital? Each episode, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised work. Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/freelancepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD

33mins

29 Jan 2019

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Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 - behind the scenes with producer Leona Fensome

Freelance Pod

Producer Leona Fensome guests on the podcast to tell us about working on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. After working in written journalism in her native Australia, Leona tried out some audio and liked it. Two years ago, after moving to the UK with her British husband, Leona ended up in the BBC's freelance pool, and, after some work experience on Jeremy Vine's show, got her start on one of the BBC most famous radio shows.  Leona tells us what it's like to work with Jane Garvey, how ticking a few diversity boxes as a journalist can work to your advantage and, of course, about the story she can't forget.  If that's not enough BBC Radio for you, try my interview with 6 Music Breakfast and Desert Island Discs presenter, Lauren Laverne.  Media news this week: it's been a horrible time for redundancies. Here's a guide on how to get out of bed after being laid off. -- How has your industry moved from analogue to digital? Each episode, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised work. Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/freelancepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD

33mins

29 Jan 2019