10 episodes

An adventurous podcast that tells musical, funny and heartfelt stories in unique spaces using innovative recording techniques.
The stories that follow range from an epic battle between the Nit Nurse and Margaret Thatcher, a panic attack in an escape room and an intimate tale about 3 scrapbooks that belonged to one Cornish couple.

Incorporating binaural, three dimensional recording to capture the unique acoustics of each location, Headphone Story takes listeners on an immersive journey through carefully curated soundscapes, happy accidents and expert storytelling. Headphones very much encouraged.

‘A laid-back, gently revelatory experience…the best theatre to stream this month’
(June 2022)
The Guardian on George

Headphone Story Tom Adams

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

An adventurous podcast that tells musical, funny and heartfelt stories in unique spaces using innovative recording techniques.
The stories that follow range from an epic battle between the Nit Nurse and Margaret Thatcher, a panic attack in an escape room and an intimate tale about 3 scrapbooks that belonged to one Cornish couple.

Incorporating binaural, three dimensional recording to capture the unique acoustics of each location, Headphone Story takes listeners on an immersive journey through carefully curated soundscapes, happy accidents and expert storytelling. Headphones very much encouraged.

‘A laid-back, gently revelatory experience…the best theatre to stream this month’
(June 2022)
The Guardian on George

    The Lantern Men

    The Lantern Men

    Narrated by Bill Walston
    Contributors - Abi, Alex, Bridie, Bill, Fiona, Githa, Ian, Nicky, Paul, Penny, Savi, Sophie, Steve and Tina
    Inspired by the folklore of the Lantern Men - a mysterious white light that hovers over the Fenland at night, luring wanderers into the reed beds - this sound piece is the culmination of a six month collaboration between Composer Tom Adams and participants from the Camsight and Vision Norfolk community. Together, they have explored Wicken Fen by boat and on foot, handled museum objects at Ely Museum, and developed songs, sonic meditations and a whistling choir in response to their experiences.
    The Lantern Men intersects the tale of the untimely death of wherryman Joseph Bexfield with sonic sounds, personal reflections and field recordings made during the project.
    The Lantern Men is part of Sensing Nature, which celebrates work made with local communities who have creatively engaged with the heritage and significance of the Fenland landscape, in partnership with Ely Museum, RNIB and Wicken Fen. Curated by Basecoat Collective – a group of artists aged 15-25 years – the exhibition invites you to contemplate the personal connections and relationships you hold with nature through looking, listening, touching and tasting. Artworks include a new sound installation co-produced by Composer Tom Adams and participants from Camsight and Vision Norfolk, 3D printed fossils developed through Artist Kaitlin Ferguson’s engagement with teachers and pupils from Highfields Littleport Academy, and over 50 drawings, sculptures and sound pieces selected from an open call. Sensing Nature has been made possible with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. 
     

    • 29 min
    Paperboy

    Paperboy

    Tom retraces his steps of his old paper round, where he learned several lessons in one day. 
    'Paperboy' is a Headphone Story production
    Co-produced by Tom Adams & Karen Pirie
    Listen to more Headphone Story episodes anywhere you find your podcasts.

    • 11 min
    Frances and Derek

    Frances and Derek

    In February 2023, I made an audio piece called Scrapbook, inspired by three scrapbooks I found in a junk shop in Falmouth, Cornwall. The scrapbooks belonged to one couple called Ray and Mary Preedy and I researched everything I could about them.
     
    Ray and Mary were both born in 1915 in Redruth. Ray died in 1987. Mary died in 1997.
    From the various cards that filled the scrapbooks - Anniversary cards, Birthday cards, Easter cards, Christmas cards and Valentines' Cards, I found out their address in Newquay. I went to their house. It was a rainy day when I knocked on their door, wondering who might answer.... no-one did. 
     
    The trail had run cold. 
     
    Just when I had given up trying to find out any more about Ray and Mary there was an incredible breakthrough. 
     
    Their niece Frances and nephew Derek wanted to meet up. 
     
    So, that's exactly what we did.
     
    You can listen to the original Scrapbook story (and other Headphone Story episodes) at headphonestory.com or wherever you find your podcasts 
     
     

    • 16 min
    Basement

    Basement

    HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!
    Join Tom as he faces his demons, his monsters and his ghosts. All in the same day. 
    Happy Halloween everyone!
     

    • 15 min
    DJ For Life

    DJ For Life

    A fascinating and absorbing insight into a lone professional. A DJ called Kit. 
     

    • 16 min
    Headphone Story Trailer

    Headphone Story Trailer

    An adventurous audio series that tells musical, funny and heartfelt stories in unique spaces using innovative recording techniques.

    • 3 min

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