Week-in, week-out, Moncrieff on Newstalk from Dublin features engaging stories – all told in live interviews. No editing, all real-time, over three hours each weekday. This Highlights podcast features the story of a book written by a ten year old girl to explain to her classmates what it's like to have cystic fibrosis. You might never have heard accents like them, but these two fathers talking to each other may well still move you.
Hmm Beeer. Andrew and Bob loooove beer. But Bob is in Brooklyn, and Andrew is in Brussels. Both Americans who, did I mention, love beer, they won't let the Atlantic Ocean come between them. In this episode of their Beerly Coherent podcast, the connoisseurs taste and review a Dormaal Donker.
Caution: contains the words/phrases "geez", "crap", "Oh my god" and "spewing".
East London + former local power station = arts space, inevitably. The artistic creation on display in this particular one is breathtaking, in a gentle, philosophical way as captured in this piece. The space is dark and engrossing, as you'll hear. Adding to the paradoxes is the knowledge that the designer of the physical artwork is fashion designer Yohi Yamamoto. More information on the producer's page, here.
Forest to Desert is described best by the producer Sarah Boothroyd: 'An audio doodle about this phrase: "Humankind is preceded by forest, and followed by desert."' Great use of natural, found and sampled sound, composed together to clearly follow that brief. Produced for and featured in the Third Coast Festival's Short Docs Radio Ephemera Challenge in 2008.