45 episodes

Radio Atlas is an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world. A place to hear inventive documentaries, dramas and works of sound art that have been made in languages you don’t necessarily speak.

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    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Radio Atlas is an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world. A place to hear inventive documentaries, dramas and works of sound art that have been made in languages you don’t necessarily speak.

    • video
    Pointing at Canopus

    Pointing at Canopus

    Visit a Tehran that blossoms in language, fable and collective imagination. By Arif Mirbaghi for Constellations (2020) Pointing At Canopus was composed by Arif Mirbaghi and edited by Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane. It was made with the voices of over a dozen friends. Special thanks to Michael Eckert for his pedal steel improvisation and … Continue reading "Pointing at Canopus"

    • 11 min
    • video
    When I Touched the Ground

    When I Touched the Ground

    A woman tells the story of her own birth. By Nyurpaya Kaika Burton and Caddie Brain (2019) Nyurpaya was born deep in the desert of Central Australia. Her mother travelled hundreds of miles barefoot before giving birth alone at a massive desert mesa called Atila – a place which became her spiritual country. Nyurpaya Kaika … Continue reading "When I Touched the Ground"

    • 15 min
    • video
    The Night Watchman

    The Night Watchman

    A night watchman walks alone through an Anatomic Institute. By Stephen Schwartz for DR (1971) A lonely walk in the dark, skeletons and floating body parts caught in the beam of a flashlight… in the ‘The Night Watchman’, Detroit-born Stephen Schwartz pioneers his landmark interview technique known as the ‘moments interview’ or the ‘full Schwartz’. … Continue reading "The Night Watchman"

    • 28 min
    • video
    Price of Secrecy

    Price of Secrecy

    A series about unspoken secrets. By Zoha Zokaei (2019) Price of Secrecy is a fictionalised podcast series that addresses some of the legal, social, cultural and familial constraints that contribute to the silence around the issue of child sexual abuse in Iran. At the heart of the series is the question – ‘why, as members … Continue reading "Price of Secrecy"

    • 28 min
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    Can He Have a Dog?

    Can He Have a Dog?

    A woman tries to meet someone. By Lotta Erikson for Sveriges Radio (1996) Recorded in the pre-internet dating days, Lotta Erikson searches for a partner through telephone contact agencies. Lotta Erikson has been a freelance for the Swedish radio (SR) and Swedish national television (SVT) in various forms since 1992, making around 15 radio documentaries … Continue reading "Can He Have a Dog?"

    • 20 min
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    Man: A Dog’s Best Friend

    Man: A Dog’s Best Friend

    A power struggle in the domestic space. By Eva Lammelová for Czech Radio (2018) According to numerous statistics, Czechs are a nation of dog-lovers. On average, there is a dog in every second household in the Czech Republic, resulting in the most hounds per capita in all of Europe. In Eva’s house there’s Tonča. Tonča … Continue reading "Man: A Dog’s Best Friend"

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

CathyFitzg ,

Mesmeric

Fascinating audio documentaries from around the world, so beautifully subtitled that watching the words dance across the screen feels nigh on mesmeric at times. Fills a huge gap not just in the podcast world, but the culture broadly.

thegeoffmcq ,

Groundbreaking

Radio Atlas is such a simple and wonderful idea. Take the best non-English language radio features from around the world and make them into videos with English translations. Foreign films where the pictures are created in your own mind. Just beautiful.

ArlieOutlaw ,

Radio Atlas is boss

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