The Family Tree-logo

The Family Tree

Radio Drama Podcasts >

More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Language:

English


Episodes

The Family Tree Season 2 - Episode 13 - A Wild Jaguar Chase

4/22/2018
More
In the final episode of Season 2, Melissa calls Dave and asks him to meet her and Ben at Paddington Station. They share a worrying plan with him, and when he gets home and listens to his voicemail, things get even worse. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:01:24:52

The Family Tree Season 2 - Cuttings 5 - Saying Goodbye

4/13/2018
More
In the fifth Cutting of season 2, Dave tries to process recent developments on The Family Tree and get perspectives that will help with issues in his personal life by asking questions about how we deal with loss and with death. Content Note: Death, bereavement, dementia, illness, suicide, euthanasia, violence, murder The Family Tree's Cuttings discuss the real issues raised in the show with special guests from podcasting, journalism, religion and the arts. iTunes RSS Help The...

Duration:00:52:39

The Family Tree Season 2 - Episode 12 - The Wake

3/27/2018
More
In the aftermath of Nathan’s death, Reverend Beech comes to talk to Dave. Together, they share their grief and talk about an important change to Melissa’s understanding of herself as a changeling. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:00:40:42

The Family Tree Season 2 - Episode 11 - Message in a Bottle

3/22/2018
More
An anonymous caller leaves a series of panicked messages for Dave. Is The Family Tree putting the Sullivan family in danger? The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:00:45:19

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 10: The Last Adventure

3/11/2018
More
After receiving some tragic news, Dave talks to Thought Adventures co-host, Nigel, to discuss what has happened to Nathan. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. Tunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:01:04:23

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 9: Nine Lives

2/25/2018
More
Dave meets Violita, who views it as a blessing to have become a changeling. She clearly has a lot more story to tell than she shares in this conversation, but nonetheless, her very particular lineage has a lot to tell us about what happens to someone when they take on the memories of other creatures. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. Tunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:01:11:56

The Family Tree Season 2: Beech and Melanie - Conversations 3

2/8/2018
More
Dear Listeners, David tells me that you like me writing to you, so it has come to feel very right that I accompany these recordings with a short note. I’m afraid I don’t know much about podcasting, so I’ve been leaving all the music to David, who has much more experience and has made the last two sound jolly good. Melanie and I should probably work on introducing ourselves properly; I’m afraid we just jump straight in again. However, I think regular listeners to The Family Tree might be...

Duration:00:28:52

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 8: Mia and the Sapling

2/4/2018
More
Dave talks to Reverend Beech and Kora at Jane’s house before a special party for Mia to say goodbye to the oak tree: they’re going to plant a sapling grown from one of its acorns. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:01:09:29

The Family Tree Season 2: Beech and Melanie - Conversations 2

1/26/2018
More
Dear David (or should I say, Dear Listeners?), I’m delighted that people enjoyed reading my email on your website last time. How funny! I’m not sure I can write anything that will live up to their expectations this time, I’m afraid. But anyway, I attach the latest recording of myself and Melanie talking about our experiences as changelings. Well, I say ‘our’; really it seems to be mostly mine again. Teenagers are very good at steering conversations, I find. As you will hear, we still...

Duration:00:21:33

The Family Tree Season 2: Beech and Melanie - Conversations 1

1/21/2018
More
Dear David, Further to our chat about the possibility of you sharing my research with your listeners, I am sending you the first of my recordings with Melanie. She thinks we should be calling them a podcast, but I think that perhaps that’s more your domain. As you can see, we haven’t yet decided on a name for it… I was thinking maybe we should call it simply, ‘Conversations’. Until we settle on something more permanent, at least. I think to properly be a podcast, we’d really need some...

Duration:00:22:24

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 7: Did my mother become my dog?

1/13/2018
More
In this episode, Dave talks to Shajahan, a friend of a friend, who is considering the hypothesis that her late mother was a changeling. If what her mother told her is true, Shajahan may still have her mother with her after all. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:01:16:34

Thought Adventures: Episode 04

12/21/2017
More
As a favour to Nathan, Dave is still putting out episodes of Nathan's podcast, Thought Adventures, on The Family Tree podcast feed. * We think it's important not to believe everything we're told without thinking about it from all angles, even the ones that might not work the way we think angles work. That's why we've created the new podcast, Thought Adventures. In Episode Four, we exchange seasonal gifts, discuss the interesting new developments that came out last week on The Family...

Duration:00:32:12

The Family Tree Season 2: Cuttings 4: Life and Death - An Imam, a Priest and a Rabbi walk into a podcast...

12/19/2017
More
In the fourth Cutting of season 2, Dave tries to make sense of recent developments on The Family Tree by talking to an Imam, a Priest and a Rabbi about death, change, transition, faith and belief. The Family Tree's Cuttings discuss the real issues raised in the show with special guests from podcasting, journalism, religion and the arts. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron. Find our Guests! Imam Monawar Hussain:...

Duration:01:18:58

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 6: Beech Tree Part II

12/14/2017
More
Dave and Reverend Beech have returned after their trip to St James’s Park. There’s a lot of processing to do as they drink cocoa and go over the events of a very long night. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:00:35:14

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 6: Beech Tree Part I

12/11/2017
More
Reverend Beech has a plan so drastic that Dave has decided to split this episode into two parts. In Part I, they discuss what they plan to do and why that will involve a drill, a sleeping bag and a freezer. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity.

Duration:00:35:08

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 5: “I will not be the Judas goat for changelings”

11/30/2017
More
Ben is eager to come on the show to talk about his new organisation, ‘Change of Heart’, dedicated to researching and protecting changelings. Accompanied again by Kora, Dave begins to see tensions within their relationship. Meanwhile, the threat posed by information disappearing online looms ever-larger. The Family Tree is a magical realist dramatic fiction about family, belonging, change and identity. iTunes RSS Help The Family Tree to grow by becoming a Patron.

Duration:01:12:18

The Family Tree Season 2 - Cuttings 3 - Systems and Structures

11/23/2017
More
In the third Cutting of season 2, Dave looks at the ways that systems and structures hurt people considered different, other or lesser, in order to contextualise the ways that society might treat Changelings. We hear from Schools ABC about their work fighting to keep immigration checks out of UK schools; from writer, activist and ex-prisoner Shaun Attwood about his experience in the Arizona Prison system; intersectional feminist, therapist and equality consultant Guilaine Kinouani...

Duration:01:00:13

The Family Tree Season 2: Episode 4: The Lost Tape

11/19/2017
More
Many years ago, Mark recorded stories for Ben and Nathan to listen to on a car journey. The cassette has turned up in Jane’s loft. But perhaps there’s more to these stories than the family ever realised: from what Melanie has revealed about her pre-Mark history, it would seem that in one of them, Mark may have been subtly telling his family what had happened to him.

Duration:00:26:43

The Family Tree Season 2 - Cuttings 2 - Other Lives

10/30/2017
More
In the second Cutting of season 2, Dave talks to his dad about living with dementia, his brother about making art about diagnosis, and with true storyteller Radcliffe Royds about addiction, past lives and what it's like to come back from the dead. These conversations explore the kinds of human experiences that might help us to understand the experiences of Changelings. The Family Tree's Cuttings discuss the real issues raised in the show with special guests from podcasting, journalism,...

Duration:01:20:29

Thought Adventures: Episode 03

10/26/2017
More
Dave is currently gathering new material for Season 2 of The Family Tree. But as a favour to Nathan, he's also putting out episodes of Nathan's new podcast, Thought Adventures, on The Family Tree podcast feed. * We think it's important not to believe everything we're told without thinking about it from all angles, even the ones that might not work the way we think angles work. That's why we've created the new podcast, Thought Adventures. In Episode Three, we discuss how Mum and...

Duration:00:36:04