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Review: Moncrieff

Moncrieff, the afternoon sequence on Newstalk 106-108, is always a good listen at that time of the day. The topics make the competition over on 5 Live sound…

Impressive mix of radio and web!

In fact a super-impressive piece of work. Soundcloud, with it’s in-audio tags. A transcript, that follows bang on time. And a text fall that breaks the rules of…

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…

Review: James and the Giant Eagle

Atmosphere and story, both fleshed out by useful expert interviews. James and the Giant Eagle is a great listen. in short, our hero has to place a camera…

Review: Tony Schwartz: 30,000 Recordings Later

On this side of the pond, we’ve heard that New Yorker Tony Schwartz was a radio legend. And this programme makes you understand exactly why. Tony Schwartz: 30,000…

Review: Pick of the Pods

This highlists show has been arriving every couple of weeks since mid-February, and now seems a good time to give it a reviewical whirl. Some big-name podcasts are…

Review: Jules Verne’s Volcano, Radio 4

As if Chris Watson could do a bad programme about a volcano in Iceland. This is just delicious. Few people can be so effortlessly endearing as presenters. Few…

Review: The Cuckoo, BBC Radio 4

The Cuckoo on Radio 4 was, sadly, yet more of the same from the BBC Natural History Unit. A white English male with a boring way of expressing…

Review: Random Edition on Yuri Gagarin, BBC Radio 4

Peter Snow gave us a broad look at the first manned spaceflight. It’s fifty years tomorrow since Yuri Gagarin took those honours, and this programme portrayed his public…

Even More Poetry & Radio

Returning to a familiar thread here – some more poetry that models techniques for radio, AND in this case also describes radio. It’s A Sofa in the Forties…

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…

Radio and Telly

I’m probably one of those radio people with a chip on their shoulder about telly. After hearing about the the possibility of a Bleak Expectations moving to TV,…

“No YouTube for audio!” Part 2

This is a rather more simple and short post than part one. Huffduffer I was well pleased when I found this, a few years back. Plenty of social…

“No YouTube for audio!” Part 1

It’s one of those topics that comes up in radio-ist conversation: “there’s no YouTube for audio” preceded sometimes by “how come/it’s a shame that” (and followed by “telly…