Joe Richman is the producer of Radio Diaries. Since 1996, he has been providing “ordinary” people with tape recorders to document their lives over long periods of time. The show airs on radio channels like BBC and broadcasts on Richman’s own Radio Diaries Podcast.
Waiters, priests, office clerks, truck drivers, prisoners: everyone is an ordinary citizen on the show. These people record and present to the public the many intricacies of their lives and adventures.
Along with providing people with a platform to share, the show has also been a pioneer of a new form of citizen journalism; one that utilizes traditional media such as radio to illuminate stories that otherwise remain in the dark.