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Lives Less Ordinary

BBC World Service
Society & CulturePersonal Journals

Have you ever locked eyes with a stranger and wondered, "What’s their story?" Step into someone else’s life and expect the unexpected. Extraordinary stories from around the world.


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  • Good news story

    In a world where there are so many reasons to feel hopeless this podcast tells stories of real people being brave and resilient It’s uplifting and inspiring!

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    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Great

    I just started with the last episode(My Husband thought I was an imposter) and now I’m hooked!

    Apple Podcasts
    Australiaa month ago
  • Stories of Trauma ?

    I guess this is listenable for people. I can’t imagine having the luxury of seeking out traumatic stories on the regular. I find it very stress-inducing. Just my personal experience. Would prefer something more balanced.

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