An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.
Take Me to Your Happy Place
Winterwatch's Gillian Burke chooses music and natural sounds that encourage her own personal wellbeing, including lapping waves, doves and crickets from her childhood in Kenya.
Lighting the Beacon
A slow radio journey into illumination, drawing inspiration from light beacons and signal fires. Used across the centuries as alert systems and warnings of invasion, but also for celebrations and as emblems of hope, this programme lights up the darkness, conjuring a chain of signal fires and beacons out of sound and reflecting on their meaning and purpose. Drawing on short quotes from literature from Ancient Greece to the present day, we move from the lighting of a match, to the creation of a chain of beacons, and end next to the coast at a lighthouse casting its warning light out over the sea.
Producer: Catherine Robinson for BBC Wales
Sounds of the Earth – December
Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - from the banks of the River Wye to Kenton, near Newcastle, via the Bristol Downs and Manningtree.
With field recordings by Karen Hall, Tim Dowling, Stefan Taylor and Chris Watson.
Sounds of the Earth - October
Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - from the Flow Country of the Scottish Highlands to the Bristol Downs, via Chesil Beach and an East Sussex bluebell wood.
With field recordings by Chris Watson, Timothy Dowling, Martin Handley, and Steve Urquhart.
Sounds of the Earth - September
Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - from the beaches and forests of Costa Rica, to the shores of Loch Ballygrant on the Isle of Islay.
With field recordings by Les Pratt, Bronwen Buckeridge, Chris Watson, and Stephanie Lyons.
Sounds of the Earth - July
Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - including a Swedish forest, a Dorset dawn chorus, and water lapping the shores of Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.
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I've seen the light !
more please 🙏
Thank you for the podcast. I love to listen to it when I’m in bed before I got to sleep.
I love listening to this podcast. So gentle and lovely.