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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

Language:

English


Episodes

First Light

6/22/2021
Josie Long presents short documentaries about illumination, the breaking of a new day, healing and hope. Light in the Winter Forest Written and read by Anna Selby First published in Field Notes (Hazel Press) Call Me Mother Featuring Sandra Caldwell and Shon Faye Produced by Thomas Curry The original version of this interview was produced for the Call Me Mother podcast from the production company Novel. The Day of Flowers Featuring Tamika Bell, Paulette Carrington, Starr Granger, Ivy Johnson,...

Duration:00:31:02

Land

6/15/2021
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about our connection to the land. The devastation of bushfires in south eastern Australia, the significance of the acorn for tribal members from the Konkow Nisenan Maidu Nations, and the storyteller Richard O’Neill on the stopping places woven into the British landscape. Then came the birds Featuring Alice Ansara Produced by Sarah Mashman Winner of the HearSay Audio Prize ‘Provoke’ Award 2021 Our rocks are alive Featuring Alicia...

Duration:00:28:55

Grace Notes

6/8/2021
Audio adventures and short documentaries about music, presented by Josie Long. The soundtrack to an exploration of queerness, moments of transcendence in Indian classical music, and the folk singer Rowan Rheingans on her musical homage to a Dutch Jewish diarist. Etty Featuring Rowan Rheingans Produced by Alia Cassam Nada - On Being Sound Featuring Pandit Uday Bhawalkar With thanks to Romila Thapar, Arun Khopkar and the George Harrison family Produced by HJ Radia Chasing a Meaning Produced by...

Duration:00:30:17

Smoke and Mirrors

6/1/2021
Josie Long presents magical short documentaries and audio adventures about illusions. From a series of magical failures to an illusion which helped steer someone safely home. Magic Mike Produced by Mike Williams Third Man Factor Produced by Olivia Humphreys Sand Produced by Ariel Mejia Curatorial Team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Exec Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:31:02

Sensory

5/25/2021
Josie Long presents visceral short documentaries and audio adventures about - or made to engage - the senses. From the taste of a soup nearly lost to a storm, to a collective kiss in. Kiss Featuring Ted Brown Produced by Olivia Humphreys Gow Gei Produced by Jess Ho and Michelle Macklem Restless Texture Featuring Ajay Chandra and Trish Cummings Produced by Calum Perrin Curatorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Zakia Sewell A...

Duration:00:30:02

Silence

5/18/2021
A hush descends as Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about silence. From an artwork that pulls sounds outside of the range of human hearing within it - vibrations in the soil, the sound of bats in Senegal caught on a supersonic microphone - to a story about the silence which lies between generations in a family. Winter Forest, Bala, Ontario on 2nd December 2020 Recorded by Jess Shane Originally featured on the Field Recordings podcast The Inaudible Spectrum...

Duration:00:29:55

Unfinished

3/30/2021
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about looking for completion. A son who finishes his mother’s novel, a family returning to a sacred place and an exploration of a body as ‘an unfinished product’. Return to Iraq Featuring Zohra Aly and Amina Alimohamed The Four Corners of the Heart Featuring Denis Westhoff BBC Archive of Françoise Sagan, 1989 Produced by Hannah Dean PMHx Written, sound designed, scored, and performed by James T. Green A special thanks to C’ne...

Duration:00:29:19

The Blue of Distance

3/23/2021
Short documentaries and adventures in sound about the colour blue, presented by Josie Long. From a view of the earth from space to an affinity with the ocean. A Blue Gem Below Featuring Jessica Meir Produced by Lauren Armstrong Carter The Blue of Dover Featuring Naji Ali Produced by Hunter Charlton and Ben Tulloh A version of this story first appeared on the SwimOut podcast Almost Blue Featuring Laura Barton Curatorial team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree...

Duration:00:29:32

The Gallery

3/16/2021
Short documentaries and adventures in sound about artworks and artists, presented by Josie Long. From an audio re-imagining of Bridget Riley to the work of a courtroom sketch artist. The Mandjet A response to Shih-Li by Bridget Riley Produced by Sami El-Enany Adipositivity Project Feat.uring Substantia Jones Produced by Ellie Lightfoot with sound design by Miles Mercer Drawing From The Gallery Featuring Priscilla Coleman Produced by Ben Tulloh and Hunter Charlton A Model Life Featuring Sue...

Duration:00:30:29

Moonlight

3/9/2021
Short documentaries and adventures in sound which take place under the light of the moon, presented by Josie Long. From a night swim across a freezing cold lake to the writer Courttia Newland on astral projection. Home In Darkness Featuring Courttia Newland Produced by Phoebe McIndoe and Redzi Bernard The Night Swimmer Featuring the voice of Marilyn Korzekwa and the sounds of Lake Superior Produced by Kalli Anderson and Kaija Siirala Music: By Micah Smith, Jordy Walker and Off World Re: The...

Duration:00:30:42

Motherhood

3/2/2021
Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about mothers and motherhood. We hear a story of a recurrent dream about searching for an absent mother, Heather O'Neill delves into the ways her mother and her own experience of motherhood have threaded through her life, and the writer Nikesh Shukla reflects on ways to remember a mother you've lost. Fragments Of My Mother Written and read by Nikesh Shukla Motherhood, a short story Featuring Heather O'Neill Produced by Sarah...

Duration:00:30:40

Correspondents

2/23/2021
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about letter writing - Mother’s Day cards travelling thousands of miles home, love letters that are cherished, hidden and lost, and a one-way correspondence bringing comfort during chemotherapy. Letters to My Dear Lovers Produced by Sofia Saldanha You Go First Featuring Helene Ishikawa Produced by Rachel Ishikawa Ursula Bloom speaking to Jack Singleton Home This Afternoon, BBC Radio, 1965 From Me To You Featuring Alison Hitchcock...

Duration:00:28:53

Acts of Love

2/16/2021
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that centre around acts of love - from the story of Ruth Coker Burks, who became a loving caretaker for hundreds of men during the AIDS epidemic, to the poet Nikita Gill's look at a love which ended in its beginning. Jewels from the Sun Written and read by Nikita Gill The Last Act Featuring Anita Barrows Produced by Phil Smith This interview first appeared in the documentary To Bear Witness on BBC Radio 3 in Between the Ears. Comet...

Duration:00:30:11

A Merry Little Christmas

12/22/2020
Cold-calling Santa Claus, family gatherings and a solo tradition for the 25th December - Josie Long presents festive short documentaries. Santa Clauses Produced by Noam Osband Merry Christmas Grandad Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah Cuddon Christmas at the Movies Featuring Hanif Abdurraqib Production team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:33:39

The Caretakers

12/15/2020
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the caretakers who help our worlds to run and re-imagining the places we love. The Reason That I'm Still Here Featuring Usnia Granger Produced by Michael Segalov Caretaker Featuring Scottee and his mum Sarah The Dustbin Man Cometh Produced by Ed Prosser From Surface to Core Feat. Miriam González Produced by Ariana Martinez Production team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC...

Duration:00:30:13

Silent Symphonies

12/8/2020
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about listening to what lies beneath the surface. Uncovering one woman’s secret musical rebellion, rescuing musical scores written by prisoners in concentration camps and mapping our differing experiences in a sonic poem by the audio artist Axel Kacoutié. A Unique Literature Featuring Francesco Lotoro Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Mirry Featuring Tom Fraser, Margaret Drage and Geoffrey Drage Co-produced by Kirsteen McNish and...

Duration:00:30:20

Readers

12/1/2020
Short documentaries and audio adventures about the letters and books which reach unexpected readers - with Josie Long. From the woman who has collected 8000 strangers' diaries to the letter treasured by a political prisoner who'd never met its senders. The Mother Featuring Cedric Jones, Sonia Sanchez and Haki Madhubuti Produced by Sarah Cuddon Revolutionary Greetings Featuring Lee Mostert, Freda Mostert, Estelle Leonard and Chris Giffard Produced by Neroli Price with additional reporting by...

Duration:00:29:12

Miniatures

11/24/2020
Josie Long presents a selection of miniature documentaries and tiny audio adventures. A 3-minute elevator journey with the poet Paul Farley, a snappy surrealist game and a journey into the world of the planet’s tiniest inhabitants. Mini Break Produced by Andrea Rangecroft The Pitch Written by Paul Farley Produced by Geoff Bird Five-Seven-Five Produced by Sami El-Enany and Axel Kacoutié The Shape of You in Her Produced by Jonathan Williams Created for audioplayground.xyz Time is Happening...

Duration:00:28:38

The Interpreter

11/17/2020
From the act of translating dance into words to finding understanding between two divorced parents - Josie Long presents stories of interpretation. What Is This Shape? Producer: Jess Shane Music: Daniel Pencer Featuring. iele paloumpis, Seta Morton, Alejandra Ospina and Krishna Washburn This research featured in this doc was catalyzed by the evening-length dance performance of In place of catastrophe, a clear night sky, which was set to premiere at Danspace Project in May 2020, but has been...

Duration:00:28:59

Hauntings

9/22/2020
Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about absences which leave a mark. An unexpected visitor, a haunted literature and a grandson searches for the truth about a grandmother he never knew. Ghosts Featuring Mariana Enríquez Unexpected Guests (Extract) Produced by Phoebe Judge, Lauren Spohrer, and Nadia Wilson Originally made for the podcast Criminal Alicia Written and produced by Sayre Quevedo, with editing by Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah Geis,...

Duration:00:29:44