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American broadcast radio versus young Americans

Ah, the radio voice. It’s difficult, isn’t it? Because on the one hand, we’ve all fallen for it. Broadcasters, sound artists, we all believe in willingly giving in…

A Broadcaster’s Guide to Chinese Pronunciation

Economics, politics, sport – there are more Chinese names popping up in your scripts than anytime (since, I guess, the 2008 Olympics. Sorry this guide is six years…

Vox pop wrap

Two weeks back I set myself the task of recording a vox pop a day for a week, to deal with my greatest fear in radio. The daily…

Ronan Kelly Showcase

“Did ya?!” is a trade-mark question of Ronan Kelly‘s work. What a lovely man. He makes programmes talking to people. He makes people very comfortable to talk with…

Correspondence

Ten weeks ago, Martin WIlliams proposed collaborating on a spare-time project. It turned into Correspondence, and was an absolute blast! The rules: Martin spends a week making one…

“confusing the listeners”

It’s a key warning from editors and reference books: don’t confuse the listener. Montages are “notoriously difficult to follow”. In creative or features circles, we tend to groan…

My First Hydrophone

Just stumbled across this – my first recording with a hydrophone. It’s a DolphinEar Pro, into the left channel of my then brand-new Fostex FR-2le, with the Beyer…

Putting mics in a funnel and recording my heart

I was supposed to be packing. But in a cheap household things shop in Electric Avenue today, I spotted a funnel for the princely sum of £2. The…

Turn off that phone!

This would have been a nice field recording of Brugges at night. But it was rushed, and I certainly hadn’t time to put on headphones. Or to turn…

Inez Tan Interview

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Slow Radio

Just listened to the Saltcast – Rob Rosenthal and Jay Allison talking about slow radio. Reiterating the points made by Rick Moody in the forward to Reality Radio:…

Proteins and Short Science

Did ya hear me on this morning’s Short Science? Did ya? Did ya? Yeah I missed it too, but thank heavens for podcasts. This ep has me introducing…

Recording in Los Angeles

It’s fair to say that if you can’t get good tape in Los Angeles, you can’t get good tape anywhere. They people love to talk, and to our…

Angus Graham: A Profile

Tada! The first new audio I’m posting here for quite a while: Angus Graham, A Profile. Angus Graham (1919 – 1991) was professor of Classical Chinese at SOAS….

In The Dark @ LIDF

If you ignore me, you’ll not know I’m a thrilled volunteer for In The Dark Radio. Well, I is. Listening to five excellent long-form documentaries and a handful…