Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

By 2024, the RNLI will have been saving lives at sea for 200 years. To commemorate this, I have the privilege of unearthing stories past, present and future, and featuring them in the RNLI’s mammoth podcast series, 200 Voices.
RNLI lifeboat

200 episodes will be released – one a day – in the run-up to the RNLI’s bicentenary in March, 2024. The series will salute the selfless courage of lifesavers past and present, some of whom have sacrificed their lives in order to save complete strangers. 

It will celebrate the fundraisers who sacrifice their time to ensure that the charity can go on saving lives. And it will look ahead, revealing how technology and innovation are making the RNLI fit for the future.

We’ll hear from the rookie volunteer thrown into a 24-hour rescue on his first time out. The crew member called away from her own wedding. And the sailor who overcomes cerebral palsy to raise crucial funds. All in their own words.



The audio sting (above) succinctly combines elements such as crew shouts and radio static to immerse the listener into the world of volunteers about to launch. Deftly mixed by Richard Adams at the RNLI.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things