23 episodes

Littoral Space is a podcast that explores social, cultural, and environmental topics using a geographical lens. Each episode is a conversations with a person who has experiences and expertise in an area of interest that provides a distinct insight into the world around us. It is hosted by Dr Richard Scriven, a social scientist and lecturer in human geography. The podcast intends to contribute to understanding of contemporary issues (especially in an Irish context), and hopefully spark explorations of subjects or promoted action to help make a better world. Littoral - an adjective, relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake - is used as a metaphor from a zone of convergence and change, a liminal space in which fluid understandings emerge and positive impact is encouraged

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Littoral Space is a podcast that explores social, cultural, and environmental topics using a geographical lens. Each episode is a conversations with a person who has experiences and expertise in an area of interest that provides a distinct insight into the world around us. It is hosted by Dr Richard Scriven, a social scientist and lecturer in human geography. The podcast intends to contribute to understanding of contemporary issues (especially in an Irish context), and hopefully spark explorations of subjects or promoted action to help make a better world. Littoral - an adjective, relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake - is used as a metaphor from a zone of convergence and change, a liminal space in which fluid understandings emerge and positive impact is encouraged

    Fluvial Tones: Cork is the Lee Supplemental

    Fluvial Tones: Cork is the Lee Supplemental

    Fluvial Tones is a creative response to my work on the River Lee that blends field recordings with short excerpts from interviews to indicate how the natural, social, and cultural all flow together. The pieces collated from the Cork is the Lee podcast directly present the soundscape without commentary to let the river and voices speak for themselves highlighting the river’s agency and complex role for the people and region. Rivers are natural systems that have enabled human life and habitation for millenia, as a result they are subjected to all types of uses and interferences. Despite being forded, bridged, dammed, and channelled the river Lee continues to flow adding to the richness of Cork. It is a meeting place for the natural and the human, and the accompanying questions that occur at these confluences.

    Fluvial Tones derives from Cork is the Lee, a component of Littoral Space podcast created by Dr Richard Scriven, which received funding from Cork City Council's Local Heritage Grant 2019. It features field recordings made and edited by Vicky Langan and myself, as well as the voices of Ailsing White, Councillor Dr Kieran McCarthy, Diarmuid Crowley, Megan Cronin, John Armstrong, Councillor Lorna Bogue, and Joya Kuin. Fluvial Tone is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

    Littoral Space webpage: liminalentwinings.com/littoral-space-podcast/

    Twitter: twitter.com/LittoralSpace

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/littoralspaces/

    Dr Richard Scriven tweets at: twitter.com/RichardScrivGeo

    • 8 min
    Cork is the Lee Episode 7 Oxbow Lakes & Conclusions

    Cork is the Lee Episode 7 Oxbow Lakes & Conclusions

    This final episode gathers sections left over from the other installments to tell a varied story of the Lee combining its natural, geographical, cultural, and historical layers. It also includes the main conclusions from the project and recommendations made to Cork City Council.

    The opening and closing music is composed and played by Claire Layton; the field recordings are made and edited by Vicky Langan (www.vickylangan.com) and Richard Scriven, narration is provided by Ruth Harrington, Aisling White, Dionne Carroll, and Joe Kiely gave production assistance. Cork is the Lee is co-created by geographer Dr Richard Scriven, with funding from Cork City Council's Local Heritage Grant 2019. This podcast is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means you can remix, tweak, and build upon this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the same terms; save for the materials from Cork Folklore Project who retain the copyright of those sections.

    Littoral Space webpage: liminalentwinings.com/littoral-space-podcast/

    Twitter: twitter.com/LittoralSpace

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/littoralspaces/

    Dr Richard Scriven tweets at: twitter.com/RichardScrivGeo

    • 18 min
    Cork is the Lee Episode 6 Being On And With

    Cork is the Lee Episode 6 Being On And With

    This episode focuses on our connections with the river by experiencing it from on the surface or on the banks. Despite everything else going on around the city - the traffic, the rushing, the noises - the river itself passes, threading its own course. By being on or by the river we can feel affinities to it, a sense that links us with its calming presence.

    • 17 min
    Cork is the Lee Episode 5 Nature and Wildlife

    Cork is the Lee Episode 5 Nature and Wildlife

    The River Lee and its tributaries are a rich habitat for wildlife and biodiversity running across county Cork and through the city. This episode focuses on nature and wildlife along the river encourages us to (re)appreciate its natural heritage through discussions of otters, fishing, pollution, and birdlife.

    The opening and closing music is composed and played by Claire Layton; the field recordings are made and edited by Vicky Langan (www.vickylangan.com) and Richard Scriven, narration is provided by Ruth Harrington and Aisling White, and Joe Kiely gave production assistance. Cork is the Lee is co-created by geographer Dr Richard Scriven, with funding from Cork City Council's Local Heritage Grant 2019. This podcast is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means you can remix, tweak, and build upon this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the same terms; save for the materials from Cork Folklore Project who retain the copyright of those sections and the rendition of The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee.

    Littoral Space webpage: liminalentwinings.com/littoral-space-podcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/LittoralSpace
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/littoralspaces/

    Dr Richard Scriven tweets at: twitter.com/RichardScrivGeo

    • 18 min
    Cork is the Lee Episode 4: Cultural Connections

    Cork is the Lee Episode 4: Cultural Connections

    This episode focuses on the Lee is a cultural force in the life of Cork. It uses historical accounts, art works, and poetry to emphasise the importance of valuing the river. The installment also highlights potential threats to our personal and communal attachment to the river and the need to ensure we foster and encourage appreciations and sustainable uses of the Lee.

    Excerpts from The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee by Dick Forbes and J.C. Flanahan are sung by Seán O'Sé. The opening and closing music is composed and played by Claire Layton; the field recordings are made and edited by Vicky Langan (www.vickylangan.com) and Richard Scriven, narration is provided by Ruth Harrington and Aisling White, and Joe Kiely gave production assistance. Cork is the Lee is co-created by geographer Dr Richard Scriven, with funding from Cork City Council's Local Heritage Grant 2019. This podcast is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means you can remix, tweak, and build upon this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the same terms; save for the materials from Cork Folklore Project who retain the copyright of those sections and the rendition of The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee.

    Littoral Space webpage: liminalentwinings.com/littoral-space-podcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/LittoralSpace
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/littoralspaces/

    Dr Richard Scriven tweets at: twitter.com/RichardScrivGeo

    • 26 min
    Cork is the Lee Episode 3: Crossings: Bridges & Tunnel

    Cork is the Lee Episode 3: Crossings: Bridges & Tunnel

    This episode looks at the crossings of the Lee with a focus on the bridges found in the city. The city's expansion from its medieval core in the late 16th century involved initial building of bridges between the marshy islands before culverting over most of the channels. Then, as the urban are grew, crossings were required along the banks linking the central island with the south and north sides. As well as providing an overview of the topic, specific reference is made to South Gate Bridge, St Patrick's Bridge, the Shaky Bridge, Brian Boru and Clontarf Bridges, and the Jack Lynch Tunnel.

    The opening and closing music is composed and played by Claire Layton; the field recordings are made and edited by Vicky Langan (www.vickylangan.com) and Richard Scriven, narration is provided by Ruth Harrington and Aisling White, and Joe Kiely gave production assistance. Cork is the Lee is co-created by geographer Dr Richard Scriven, with funding from Cork City Council's Local Heritage Grant 2019. This podcast is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which means you can remix, tweak, and build upon this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the same terms; save for the materials from Cork Folklore Project who retain the copyright of those sections.





    Littoral Space webpage: liminalentwinings.com/littoral-space-podcast/
    Twitter: twitter.com/LittoralSpace
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/littoralspaces/

    Dr Richard Scriven tweets at: twitter.com/RichardScrivGeo

    • 17 min

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