The Friendship File Podcast
Do you ever wonder how your friends really see you? How much time do you spend thinking about your friendships? Maybe not enough.
Parents, partners, children all come and go, but our friends stay - witnesses, cheerleaders, therapists, playmates. Each friendship is unique. But what makes it work?
In The Friendship File podcast, two friends answer 17 questions about each other - recording on their own and without conferring. Each episode is a combination of those answers, flipping open the blueprint of one of the world's most valuable things - a friendship.
Listen to the files
Each file is self-contained. There isn't too much biographical detail to distract you. Just two people talking about what makes their friendship tick. Scroll down to find Episode 1 - which gives you a bit of background to the project - and take it from there.
Simon and Mary doing what they do best.
Kepa (L) and Bayanda - performers, critics, friends.
Annabel (L) and Rachel - from machetes to sisters.
Richard and Sukhthi - politics, football, food and surrogate siblings.
Nombasa (L) and Andiswa - supporting each other to follow their dreams.
The Series One Reunion - our friends reveal what taking part in The Friendship File is really like.
Tony (L in early pic) and Os - from day one at univeristy and all the days since.
Celia (R) and Ange - friends, bridesmaids, confidantes.
Engel (L) and Mackenzly - rivals to cheerleaders.
Nathan (L in LH pic) and James - nerds who found each other across the internet.
Jeremy (L) and Dej - schoolmates reunited by chance to become lifelong friends.
A taste of Jeremy and Dej's episode.
Elizabeth (L) and Marge - sisters from school to beach and beyond.
Megan and Rudy - creative minds and cricket.
Grace (L in L pic) and Sarah - it started with a song.
Hailey (R in LH pic) and Sarah. So far apart and yet so close.
Dorothy (L) and Chantelle - misfit schoolgirls who became each other's cheerleaders for life.
A taste of the Series One Reunion.
A few details on the people behind the scenes and some other bits and pieces you might enjoy.
The Friendship File has had some very lovely reviews. Here's just a sample of what people have been saying about it. If you've enjoyed the podcast, please rate (5 stars would be really great) and review us on Apple Podcasts or your own usual app. It makes a big difference to how many people we're able to reach. Thank you in advance!
Jayne Morgan worked as a producer for BBC R4 in the UK, and the SABC and commercial talk radio in South Africa. After being commissioned to make one, she discovered podcasts and started Podcart in 2007 (in South Africa), to make quality content for anyone wanting to use the power of audio to reach their audiences. She recently returned to live in London, but not before she'd made a BBC Radio 4 documentary - The City that Sings - about how music is helping to heal her recent home town of Makhanda, in South Africa's Eastern Cape. The Friendship File is an idea she's had for a long time that wouldn't go away.