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Clock it to ’em

I’ve been putting my foot in my mouth rather a bit too much recently. At the first In The Dark and Lidf event, I so mis-framed an admiring…

More Sinology, more Radio

There is something so evocative. “For me and a number of other people in the field, he’s very much in the same league as Arthur Waley as a…

Weekend Wogan Pilot

I was in the audience this morning at the pilot for Weekend Wogan, the weekly live chat & music show Sir Tel is to start, next month. It’s…

Busy week!

The freelance life is a fun one! I’ve been terrifically busy so far this year, and frankly loving it. I’ve had very little reporting work this week, so…

Cans or no cans

It’s always there, isn’t it? The reporter’s question: “Do I have to wear headphones?” I’ve been firmly taught to wear them. And firmly taught not to wear them….

Under the bridge at Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival, last weekend. I’d love to know how to convey in a recording the LOUDNESS. It’s as much about that as anything else – I haven’t chopped…

Catherine

Good radio can happen with a few qualities: narrative, intellectual engagement, emotional breadth, sonic engagement… Powerful radio can be just one person, telling a story that hardly varies…

Death Diminishes Me

Radio New Zealand‘s contribution to the annual Global Perspectives series is Death Diminishes Me, by Gareth Watkins. The theme this year is islands – including Alert Bay from…

Stone Soup

So someone tweets about… you know which radio show, and you follow it round to her blog which suggests you lay off the blogging. For the reasons I…

Radio Lab and the BBC

Sometimes, it’s easy to see how Radio Lab has positively influenced BBC Radio 4. Take for example, the two part series presented by Dr Ben Goldacre, on the…

Hello Everyone

I’ve been pondering this phrase, after hearing it used on the CBS Evening News. The CBS newscast is carried by Sky News in the UK and Ireland in…

Acting in Features

Just realised something while listening to RTÉ’s recent Secrets and Lies. The narrator is being acted – she’s not the producer, not a presenter, but an actor. That…

DNTO, outside radio

Sometimes, I lose interest in DNTO because Sook-Yin Lee is so un-radio, it seems irrelevant to me, it falls apart. But she is so un-radio, that she she…

This week:

On Sunday, the batteries that came with my Olympus LS-10 finally gave up the ghost. I bought it in late June, and recorded about three hours of audio,…

Orientalism, China, radio.

I’ve just been listening to Studio 360’s piece on the poetry of Mao Zedong. Raised some thoughts. It started in the menu, where they played a clip of…