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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
105 Episodes
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Nocturne

Nocturne

2019-06-1100:28:49

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what happens after darkness falls. From Mark Thomas's childhood nocturnal journeys to a late-night story told in the glow of a turf fire.The Little NuneenFeaturing Gerald O'BrienProduced by Regan HutchinsEscapeFeaturing Mark ThomasProduced by Sarah CuddonThe Poem Explains NothingFeaturing Peter BeverleyProduced by Peilin LiProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Mirror Image

Mirror Image

2019-06-0400:30:112

Josie Long gazes into a mirror as she presents short documentaries and sonic adventures on reflections and doubles.A woman wrestles with an unsettling shadow, the double act Split Britches explore life as partners and performers and a work of sound art offers advice on becoming more becoming...Becoming More BecomingOriginally made for the Third Coast International Audio Festival ShortDocs competitionProduced by Sarah Boothroyd Split BritchesFeat. Peggy Shaw and Lois WeaverProduced by Alia CassamThe DetonatorOriginally made for CBC's Love MeProduced by Sarah Geis, Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime and 'Kate'Sound by Mira Burt-Wintonick Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Desire Lines

Desire Lines

2019-05-2800:28:475

Looking for love online, the desire lines we walk to a lover's house and the untethering of a breast-feeding baby from its mother - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about being drawn towards the ones we love.Desire LinesFeaturing Laura BartonThe Real Tom BanksProduced by Jesse CoxSound Engineer Timothy Nicastri Originally made for Radiotonic on ABC Radio NationalUntetheredFeaturing Nell FrizzellProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

2019-05-2000:29:53

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what lies beneath the surface of things - from a subterranean journey to a dive inside a painting.Seams (Extract)Originally made for the Timber FestivalProduced by Geoff BirdThe Neighbour Produced by Sophie TownsendThe BoxOriginally made for the HearSay International Audio FestivalProduced by Sofia SaldanhaA Deeper DiveFeaturing Richard ScottProduced by Alia CassamProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Early Spring

Early Spring

2019-03-2600:30:594

As the days lengthen and a new season approaches, Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the Rilke poem Early Spring.The People Who FeelFeaturing Henry CórdovaProduced by Ariana MartinezFalling Like BlossomFeaturing Naoko AbeProduced by Sarah CuddonLilia is ListeningOriginally made for the podcast Love Mehttps://www.cbc.ca/radio/loveme/in-the-distance-1.4899506Produced by Sara Brooke Curtis, with Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah GeisMix by Cristal DuhaimeReadings by Stacia BrownSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Between the Lines

Between the Lines

2019-03-1900:30:186

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about translation, interpretation and ideas that resonate in the gap between words - from the connection between one man and his translator, through Benjamin Clementine's interpretation of Satie, to the work of an ASL/English interpreter.In TranslationFeaturing Miwako Ozawa and Hiromitsu Shinkawa A version of this story first appeared in the BBC World Service documentary Found in Translation made by Whistledown Productionshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03l3jxjProduced by Rose de LarrabeitiGymnopédieFeaturing Benjamin ClementineProduced by Mooj ZadieThe Go-BetweenFeaturing Christopher DeslogesMusic: Scorch by Nctrnm from the Free Music ArchiveProduced by Aliya PabaniSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Oulipo

Oulipo

2019-03-1200:30:022

Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries and audio adventures inspired by the work of the Oulipo, a loose collective of writers and mathematicians who use playful constraints in their work to spark new ideas. The Oulipo's name - Ouvroir de littérature potentielle - roughly translates as 'the workshop of potential literature'. They have produced works such as Georges Perec's La Disparition; A Void in the English translation, in which the letter e never appears; If on a Winter's Night a Traveller..., Italo Calvino's novel which features ten different first chapters of novels; and Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style, in which the same story is retold 99 times in a different style. Our workshop for potential radio features literary reviews, audio games and new stories from Joe Dunthorne, Jon Tjhia, John-Luke Roberts and Ross Sutherland.As Far As The IProduced by Jon TjhiaPeanut ButterFeaturing Joe DunthorneA VoidFeaturing John-Luke RobertsThe Other Ross SutherlandFeaturing Roddy Forsyth and Ross SutherlandAn alternate version of this story first appeared on the podcast Imaginary AdviceProduced by Ross SutherlandSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
The Descent

The Descent

2019-03-0500:28:543

Falling space debris sparks an adventure across continents - and underpants dangling from a tree push a woman into a downward spiral. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about The Descent. The King and IProduced by Natalie KestecherSkylabFeaturing Stan ThorntonProduced by Hannah DeanSeven Miles DeepFeaturing Don WalshProduced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
The Forgetting

The Forgetting

2019-02-2600:29:143

Josie Long presents fragmentary short documentaries about lost memories. Searching for a half-remembered past, shape-shifting, elusive personal histories, forgetting yourself and a story of societal forgetting.Mother of MemoryProduced by Nanna Hauge KristensenSeven Magic MountainsFeaturing Laura BartonThe Trace of A Cloud In A Chest (extract)You can listen to the feature in full here: https://soundcloud.com/charles-parker-prize/the-trace-of-a-cloud-in-a-chest-by-weidong-lin-silver-2015Produced by Weidong LinThe ForgottenProduced by Karla Marie SweetSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
Known For...

Known For...

2019-02-1900:29:224

Josie Long presents short documentaries about people or places who become known for a single thing. From the contested title of Britain's most haunted village to a tender reflection on an actor defined by their most famous role.Most HauntedProduced by Ross SutherlandBabiFeaturing Rosalind JanaThe BystanderFeaturing William GenoveseProduced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
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Richard de Goede

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Jun 11th
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Sham Bob

I love Natalie's accent. Could listen to her say 'underpants' all day.

Mar 31st
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Maeve Healy

I love everything about Short Cuts. Thank you!

Jan 9th
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Emma Baillie

that story from Mark Thomas was beautiful.

Nov 9th
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Lady Woo

The thing I love is how no two people on earth have the same life story. This is such a wonderful podcast.

Jun 20th
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Annabs Sanchez

That Golden Record story though. 💕 💕 💕

Jan 16th
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James Harrison

love this :D

Dec 24th
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