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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

Fatherhood

1/24/2023
Memories, love and snot. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring the labyrinth of fatherhood. An Occasion for Tears Produced by Mike Williams In Third Person (For my son) Written and read by Raymond Antrobus Are You Here? Produced by Axel Kacoutié Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Produced by Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:29:27

Short Cuts: Series 33: Fatherhood

1/24/2023
Short documentaries and adventures in sound. Presented by Josie Long.

Duration:00:30:00

Without Words

1/17/2023
From searching for voices in a sea of static to words falling away in a period of grief, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about moments when language evades us. A Study in Quietness Produced by Cat Gough Al Waqwaq Composed by Sami El-Enany Understanding Gwyn Co-created by audio producer Christina Hardinge and her interviewee Christina Sound designer & Composer Noemie Ducimetiere Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Andrea Rangecroft and Eleanor McDowall Series Producer:...

Duration:00:31:09

Through the Looking Glass

1/10/2023
A private empty gravel lot transforms into a community beach in the pandemic and an invitation to step inside a work of art - Josie Long presents short documentaries about worlds turned upside down. Bloordale Beach Feat. Shari Kasman Produced by Sarah Melton With music from Pop Plug & Canada Katana and Catjam Portals Featuring Cassi Namoda Originally produced for Shade Podcast's series Interludes. Conceptualised by Executive Producer, Lou Mensah and created by Audio Artist, Axel Kacoutié...

Duration:00:29:50

The River

1/3/2023
Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the flow of water. A stream of voices from around the world speak of the myths and legends born from water. The author Damian Le Bas follows the ripples left by a tragedy on the River Medway in the 1850s. And at the confluence of two rivers, the writer Laura Barton looks to the poet Raymond Carver for guidance on her last decade. Other Water Written and read by Laura Barton In Fresh Water Featuring Ed Granston, Stephen Mallett...

Duration:00:30:11

Time Stops

12/27/2022
As time appears to fall still between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that play with our temporal senses. Blight Created by Jocelyn Pook and John Smith Originally created for the series Sound on Film in 1996 Released on Purge Records Raven Produced by Vaida Pilibaitytė Time Stops Produced by Jules Bradley Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production...

Duration:00:29:55

Season's Greetings

12/20/2022
Josie Long presents short Yuletide documentaries and festive audio adventures. Two women discover their families are tied by the true story behind the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life, and a Ukrainian singing group in Canada remembers loved ones through Christmas songs as war continues in their homeland. Also, a profile on Father Christmas and a nativity criticism session with its young cast. Profile on Father Christmas Featuring Raymond Briggs and Janet Cohen First broadcast on BBC Radio...

Duration:00:31:01

Expression

12/13/2022
The secret language between partners, the melody of the voice, laughter from your belly and permission to scream - Josie long presents short visceral documentaries about how we express ourselves. Belly Laugh Featuring the voices of Jane Watson, Jean Mcglashen and Sue Relf with her husband Willy, and the laughter yoga session run by Brighton Laughter Club. Produced by Jodie Taylor AAAAH! Produced by Jesse Lawson Anatomy of a Voice Produced by Ellie Lightfoot and Spencer Fox Curated by Axel...

Duration:00:30:25

Small Victories

12/6/2022
A sibling faces an unfair accusation of teen pop vandalism, an academic conducts a study into missing forks and three friends search for the right note. Josie Long presents short documentaries about small and petty victories. For Fork's Sake Produced by Mike Williams Good Company Produced by Jesse Lawson The Gouging Produced by Steven Jackson Original music by Steven Jackson and Cue Shop, a music library and scoring co-op Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft...

Duration:00:28:16

Intimacies

11/29/2022
A writer discovers his digital double, the story behind a name and an erotic invitation - short documentaries about the intimate relationships between us. Presented by Josie Long. The Double Written and read by Joe Dunthorne A version of this story first appeared in the London Review of Books Intimacy Produced by Kristina Loring A Name That Sounds Pretty Produced by Erisa Apantaku Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling...

Duration:00:29:17

Autobiography

11/22/2022
A vision of the city after dark through the eyes of a graffiti writer, a poem addressed to a piece of legislation and a glimpse of what it means to sell the pain in your life as art. Short autobiographical docs, adventures in sound and new forms where producers turn the microphone on themselves. Presented by Josie Long. Dear Section 28 Produced by Tash Walker A406 Catharsis Produced by Scottee Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall...

Duration:00:31:23

Symbols and Signs

10/4/2022
Recurring dreams, tarot cards and a message from the universe - Josie Long presents short documentaries about symbols and signs. Look Cool Be Gay Produced by Jesse Lawson and Sylwia Osiecka Call Me Produced by Emily Finch The Magician Produced by Axel Kacoutié Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:30:27

Competition

9/27/2022
A bike race in memory of a Hastings fisherman, the football match that will never happen again, and the highs and lows of a dance competition through the eyes of a child. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the journey to first place. The Cha-cha Champion Featuring Emily, Marlene and Tomasz Produced by Sam Stone When Goss was God Written and read by Juliet Jacques The Ascent Featuring Gary Reid and Paul Joy Produced by Jodie Taylor and Will Davies Producer: Andrea...

Duration:00:30:06

Memento Mori

9/20/2022
A charged summer, a garden blooms again, a silent room and the rumbling of lava - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound which explore our mortality. A New Tense Author: Brit Jensen Sound: Martin Ožvold Music: Kaj T. Jensen, Bjørg Siedelman Christensen and Fagradsfjall Bower Produced by Phil Smith Dragonfly Featuring Rebecca Finkel Produced by Alexandra Salmon Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree...

Duration:00:29:49

Scenes from a Life

9/13/2022
A car ride tumbles through grief, teenagers howl in the woods and a snapshot of a day's answering machines across America - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures where all the action unfolds in the present. Church in the woods, Louisiana, USA at 6pm in April 2020 Produced by Mara Lazer The Balloon Produced by Talia Augustidis Animal Tracking Class With Andrius Gaidamavičius Produced by Vaida Pilibaitytė This recording was originally broadcast in the documentary Širdies...

Duration:00:29:32

Radio

9/6/2022
Treetop antennas, a witness from history and a dialogue with a loudspeaker - Josie Long presents short radio docs and adventures in sound inspired by broadcasts into the ether. From the forests of North Carolina, USA to the city of Kyiv, Ukraine - two ham radio enthusiasts seek each other out and a voice from the past prompts a dialogue on listening between a rabbi and a radio producer. Treetop Radio Featuring Volodymyr Gurtovy and Thomas Witherspoon Produced by Cicely Fell Here Comes...

Duration:00:29:11

New Forms

7/12/2022
A therapeutic technique sits at the heart of an interview and the protagonist of a novel speaks back to its writer - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures which experiment with form. Everything is Fine Forecast Originally produced for the podcast Randomly Generated Thought Written and performed by Ewan Cameron. Music and sound design by Ewan Cameron Life Partners Produced by Christina Hardinge Afterword Written and read by Bongani Kona Sound design by Catherine Boulle...

Duration:00:29:01

Twilight Hours

7/5/2022
As the light fades, Josie Long presents short documentaries about hovering on the edge of darkness. A poetic dialogue prompted by an eager moon and a wander through nature in the gloaming. Eager Moon Produced by James T. Green and Ariana Martinez The History of Night Featuring Dr Andrew Flack Produced by Hunter Charlton Epilogue Produced by Sean Towgood Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Duration:00:28:48

Action!

6/28/2022
An AI writes a Nicolas Cage film, a Matt Damon lookalike causes havoc and a story has its climax removed - Josie Long presents short action-driven documentaries and audio adventures. Matt Damon Produced by Jesse Lawson and Arlie Adlington Originally created for KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race Nic O Las Produced by Suzie McCarthy The Juicy Part Produced by Jess Shane Sweat Feat. Laura Barton Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling...

Duration:00:28:26

Numbers

6/21/2022
From a rhythm that weaves itself through memory to our relationship with deep time, Josie Long presents a countdown of numerically-inspired short documentaries. The Everywhen Featuring Dave Johnston-Pitt and Sam Juparulla Wickman Produced by Jaye Kranz The Yelling Birds of the Presidio Featuring Jenny Phillips, who also shared the field recordings used to create this piece Produced by Kalli Anderson and Kaija Siirala Counting to Six Accordion played by Kaveh Ghaffari, Tonbak by Farhad Asadi...

Duration:00:29:03