This is an old piece! Back in 2008 I made this on spec in Wellington, in New Zealand. Before In The Dark came into my life and opened me up to good radio-making! But it works fine for what it is. The plan was to pitch to Deutsche Welle, and so it’s all narrated, factual, not very soundy. It was around the time I finally gave up on This American Life and perhaps just as I was beginning to fall in love with early Radiolab, so I do at times sound like I’m heavily sedated. And I did the American pronunciation of ‘Galapagos’.
I made this in Amadeus Pro – which was an excellent application (great spectorgrams), and probably still is, but I don’t have it anymore. So this is just the mixed down wav, in which I admit, I’ve turned down the levels in a few chunks…!