Storytelling and Memories in the Digital Now With Richard Grant and Fi Glover

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Start and Journey of Lifetile
  • Preserving a Life Digitally
  • Capturing the Most Important Moments vs the Day to Day
  • The Listening Project and What it Does
  • How It Has Shaped the New Storytelling
Richard Grant

Richard Grant is founder and CEO of lifetile (www.lifetile.me), an online service which provides users with a simple and secure way to capture, save and share their most precious memories – all in one place.

Richard is hugely enthusiastic about his vision and passionately believes that, in a world where people are absorbed with capturing the debris of our day to day lives, lifetile can help to change the way people capture and preserve their most precious moments online – creating a virtual shoe box of memories, to share now, and to serve as a lasting reminder of a lifetime’s achievements.

Richard was inspired to leave a 20 year career in a large corporation to create lifetile following the death of his father.  He vowed that when he became a dad, he would make sure that he was able to provide his children with a more complete story of their lives, so he created a place where our most precious memories could be brought to life and enjoyed for years to come, generation by generation.

He describes his journey as an entrepreneur as the most incredible, exhilarating roller coaster of his life.  Richard is married with 3 children – a 3 year old, an 18 month old and a new arrival!

You can read more about Richard here.

 

Fi Glover

Fi Glover is a multi-award winning broadcaster, writer and voice over artist. She was described in the Guardian as ‘gifted’ and ‘disproportionately likeable’. Fi has won a Sony Gold and a Sony Silver for Saturday Live, and a Sony Silver Award for Broadcasting House (both on Radio 4), as well as a Bronze Award for the GLR Breakfast Show. Fi has also received four other nominations over the last 10 years. She is one of this country’s best known radio voices, and was voted the 9th Most Powerful Voice on Radio in the Radio Times 2010.

Fi has worked on Radio 4, Radio Five Live, Radio 2, Radio 1 and GLR and having left Saturday Live in April 2011 she is now presenting a landmark 3 year documentary series for BBC Radio called Generations Apart.This summer she also joined the roster as a panellist on Just a Minute.

Fi cut her teeth on the BBC’s Trainee Reporter scheme in 1993, travelling the country working for local radio stations. She used some of those experiences in her 2001 book Travels With My Radio which was a top 20 bestseller on Amazon.

Fi joined GLR in London as a junior reporter, ending up presenting the Breakfast Show there after 3 years. She then left to work on Five Live where she presented the Late Night Show, the award winning Sunday Service and the mid morning phone in.From 1997 to 1999 she also presented The Travel Show on BBC 2, travelling to 36 countries in 3 years.Fi left Five Live in 2004 to write a book in New York – it remains one of the literary world’s great unfinished masterpieces as she was asked to return and take over at the helm of Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005 and then to help create and launch Saturday Live on Radio 4 in 2006. The latter is now one of the station’s most celebrated, and enjoyed, shows.

Over the last 16 years in broadcasting Fi has also presented Rough Justice Live on Channel 4, The Technophobes Guide to the Future on BBC 2, she has appeared on The Apprentice and Call My Bluff. She is in demand as a voice over artist, with credits including Heston Blummental’s Mission Impossible and Willy’s Chocolate Adventure for Channel 4. Fi’s corporate work has included chairing major events for Clifford Chance, hosting the 2010 Charity Commission Awards, the 2010 Independent Publisher’s Awards and she is hosting this year’s Stirling Prize ceremony in Rotherham in October.Fi is on the board of Sound Women, the industry organisation promoting women’s rights within the industry and was Chair of Judges for the 2009 Orange Prize for Women’s Literature. She has written columns for The Guardian and Women’s Weekly and currently writes a weekly opinion piece for Waitrose Weekend. In January Fi was a contestant on Sport Relief does the Great British Bake Off on BBC2. She is currently presenting the Listening Project on BBC Radio 4 – www.bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Fi is 42 and lives with her partner Rick and their two children in East London.

You can read more about Fi here and the Listening Project here.

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