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Yingg Tongg Songg

A Prairie Home Companion last weekend was a jokes show. It was a right laugh! And get this, the half-way song is a cover version of the Ying…

Pip-lot of the Future!

I just created these pips, and the name that came to mind was Dan Dare and the Time Signal of the Future! However I expect to name it…

A weekend’s listening

So I’ve bombed back to London for the weekend – there was an In The Dark event, of course I did! Very last minute I got to pre-rec…

Hearing radio in poetry, part eleventy

I see radio in every poem, it seems. Creating worlds, telling stories, recreating spaces and places and emotions. Even when the poem actually mentions photography. A Disused Shed…

Bob McDonald. He’s great!

As a kid, I loved science. When I was in primary school, I found secondary school science books, and devoured them. There was the science of radio reception,…

NGO Audio-ing

This post is mostly two weeks old – I’m only just getting round to wrapping it up now, though the programmes mentioned have all been superseded. I’m back…

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:…

Disk Diving

For some reason, I wanted to find a programme from late ’06/’07  about falling. Some guy fell down a hole in a farm, in Australia I think, and…

Back when the phone was stuck there

Life was different before we all had mobiles. It was an era I just skirted the end of – waiting by the phone, relying on the phone, the…

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…

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…

Keep it online, longer than a week, please!

You probably know, most online audio from BBC radio vanishes after a week. This is short-selling both the BBC, and the people who fund it. Much BBC Radio…

Sinology on t’radio

Another step back to sinology on the radio. I had the privilege of preparing this radio version of the inaugural Angus Charles Graham Memorial Lecture. It was presented…

In The Dark

Last night I listened to a radio documentary. With maybe fifty other people. Afterwards, the producer and editor of the documentary answered questions from Alan Hall and the…