72 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 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
    The Magic of Waves

    The Magic of Waves

    A sonic conjuring By Eve-Marie Bouché (August 2022) “I discovered that I had magical powers, the powers to transform the world’s soundtrack, to make it a better place to live…” Winner of Best Short at Grand Prix Nova (2023) and Third Prize at the UK International Radio Drama festival (2023) Eve-Marie Bouché (Paris, France) At … Continue reading "The Magic of Waves"

    • 3 min
    • video
    Going West

    Going West

    After 72 years living in Iceland, a man visits Reykjavík for the first time in his life. By Rúnar Snær Reynisson for RÚV (2017) First created for the Rás 1 (Channel 1) summer program Sumarmál, played at the 2023 International Features Conference.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Less and Less Soul

    Less and Less Soul

    Emptiness, dust all around, everything’s in disorder… from an empty, dilapidated church Piotr speaks about the harm done to him by a priest. By agnieszka czyżewska jacquemet for Polish Radio Lublin (2021) In search of justice – a whisper can be louder than a shout; it stays in the heart and mind forever. This programme explores … Continue reading "Less and Less Soul"

    • 29 min
    • video
    Sniper

    Sniper

    An unsettling portrait of snipers in the midst of the war in Bosnia in 1992. By Stephen Schwartz for DR (19th December 1992) Familiar surroundings transform and friends and acquaintances turn into enemies. Contains content that listeners may find distressing. Sniper was the winner of the 1993 Prix Italia for Documentary. In the transcript for … Continue reading "Sniper"

    • 45 min
    • video
    Kinoorgel Babylon

    Kinoorgel Babylon

    An organist opens up the sound of silence. By Phoebe McIndoe and Marta Medvešek (2023) Made in 1929 to accompany silent movies, with 913 pipes and 66 registers, it was the biggest cinema organ in Germany. But the organ’s grandeur wasn’t celebrated for long. Soon after its construction, sound film took over and the Babylon’s … Continue reading "Kinoorgel Babylon"

    • 9 min
    • video
    A Mother Tongue (Magic Prelude)

    A Mother Tongue (Magic Prelude)

    A prelude into a world where language and magic are one. By Axel Kacoutié (2023) This was created as part of the audio artist Axel Kacoutié’s live In The Dark event – an evening of magical audio, conjuring aural visions to transport you through time, and space, returning you back to yourself and the world. It … Continue reading "A Mother Tongue (Magic Prelude)"

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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