Legendary BBC radio show Desert Island Discs added to LiSTNR

One of the longest-running radio shows in the world, BBC’s Desert Island Discs, is now available to listen to on LiSTNR.

Since 1942, the longstanding British program has asked its guests, known as ‘castaways’, to share eight songs, a book and a luxury that they would take to a deserted island.

Each show sees guests discuss each song in-depth as they reveal the soundtrack of their own lives to listeners, with the ensuing conversations painting an intimate portrait of some of the world’s most loved public figures.

Spanning over 3,000 episodes, Desert Island Discs is currently presented by model, musician and media personality Lauren Laverne, with notable guests to appear on the program including Maya Angelou, Yoko Ono, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and activist Malala Yousafzai.

Australian listeners will be able to access 13 episodes from the Desert Island Discs archives on LiSNTR, including shows with Keith Richards, Sir David Attenborough, David Beckham, Sheryl Sandberg, Ed Sheeran and Dame Judi Dench.

The syndication of Desert Island Discs comes weeks after LiSTNR’s content partnership deal with the BBC came into effect, allowing for LiSTNR’s owner Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) to select and distribute content across its channels.

Other BBC programs available on LiSTNR include Sir David Attenborough’s Life Stories, as well as BBC Radio 1’s coveted Essential Mix and more.

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