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@TheAudioFeature

Update: in November 2015 I let this little project run free and take off by itself, I hope fully fledged and ready for more wandering! — @TheAudioFeature is…

Joyous or sad

Generalising, but: features producers love radio that brings joy. A bit of a laugh. Comparative “outsiders” – writers, musicians, listeners – are moved more highly by desperately sad, gut-wrenching…

Some listening

Catching up on more than a day of unheard listening is taking some time. It’s easy to go for the guaranteed hits – WireTap before work on a…

Off to Leipzig – Future of Radio in the Digital Age

Weeee! Off to Leipzig today, for the EBU/Prix Europa/Leipziger-Medienstiftung Think Tank on Radio in the Digital Age. Lots of good (and short) thought pieces to read on it…

Hearing Voices is Meditation

I spent a sunny hour in autumnal Green Park yesterday with a keen and experienced practitioner of Yoga. And I spent an hour ironing shirts today while listening…

Review: Williams F1 podcast

Plenty of Formula 1 teams do podcasting. And in a sport that relies on marketing to keep glamorous and wealthy, the tendency is to bring a company in…

Review: Irish Blood English Hearts

A Radio 4 programme written and presented by Joseph O’Connor presents the risk of infuriation and a huge listening boost for Classic FM, but I think they pulled…

Review: Bin Laden’s Hollywood Ending, Studio 360

It would be surprising if Studio 360, the world’s best produced pop-culutre programme, hadn’t reacted to the killing of Osama bin Laden. After all, the most common reaction…

Review: The Wheels of Power

What great potential the inside story from inside the ministerial cars holds! Though with a bit of thought, it was never going to be quite full of fascination….

Preparing for International Features Conference

This day week we’ll be getting to know fellow producers at the International Features Conference in Hilversum. Very exciting. I shall do my utmost to write here about…

Review: FT Podcasts

Podcasts from the Financial Times are fairly well established, and not insignificant in volume. They probably have made a reasonable difference to the standing of podcasts among older,…

Review: RjDj

RjDj is an iPhone app that take the sound input from your headset mic and then does different things to it – mixing it with a soundtrack or…

A happy difficulty

The Third Coast have thrown me into a big fat dilemma. They’ve opened the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Competition (note the map!) for this year. I thought, shall I…

Review: An Extraordinary Affair

What a delightful story! From the beginning, you suspect this 18th century tale may well be one of lesbian love in majestic Kilkenny. You don’t expect how much…

Review: Arts & Ideas Podcast on The Avengers

The Radio 3 Arts and Ideas Podcast is usually a selection of prime interviews from their daily Nightwaves. They’ve started doing occasional Landmark single-topic programmes – perhaps a…