Welcome to the
Listening Project

Hi, my name is Joshua Lazerson, and I’m glad you’re interested in learning about, or learning more about, the Listening Project.



The idea for the Listening Project first came to me around three years ago. The idea was very simple: set up a couple of chairs in public places and offer people the opportunity to speak uninterrupted about anything they wished for five or ten minutes, with the promise that if they did so I would really listen.

You will find more information on this page about why I have chosen to do this, what is involved in doing it, why I think it is valuable, what I have experienced in doing it, and most importantly (to my mind), why I hope you will consider becoming a listener also.

First, a Thank You

The Listening Project

A Modest ‘How-to’ Guide to Get Started

My Contact

If you would like to be in touch with me, ask questions, make suggestions, have thoughts to share, or wish to share your experiences, I would be pleased to hear from you. I will do my best to get back with you as soon as I can, while acknowledging that, perhaps like you, I still have a full working life going on. I appreciate your patience, just as I appreciate your reaching out.

If you decide to move forward as a listener yourself, I would be very interested to know that and to hear about your experiences.
Thanks, Joshua”