23 episodes

A podcast about making radio, from Radio LaB 97.1FM and the University of Bedfordshire. Join Terry Lee as we hear from experts and professionals talking about a variety of radio topics, as well as jargon-busting, and discussion exploring how we define what good audio is.

Fantastic Noise University of Bedfordshire

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A podcast about making radio, from Radio LaB 97.1FM and the University of Bedfordshire. Join Terry Lee as we hear from experts and professionals talking about a variety of radio topics, as well as jargon-busting, and discussion exploring how we define what good audio is.

    LIVE Making Radio Drama (featuring Jeremy Howe, Editor of BBC Radio 4's The Archers)

    LIVE Making Radio Drama (featuring Jeremy Howe, Editor of BBC Radio 4's The Archers)

    This is a special 'live' episode of the podcast, recorded with an audience as part of the University of Bedfordshire's #BedsTalks series before the Coronavirus pandemic closed the University teaching spaces.
    Terry speaks with:
    -       Jeremy Howe - Editor of BBC Radio 4's ‘The Archers’, the world’s longest running drama, with around 19,000 episodes since 1951. In February 2019, the contemporary rural drama was voted as the second best radio programme of all time by a panel of experts.
    -       Adam Jarrell - from 'The Offensive', an award-winning mockumentary podcast that follows fictional Premier League club Ashwood City FC. He answers questions about the challenges of creating new audio drama and establishing an audience without a radio station backing.
    Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.
    You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoise, instagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.
    Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Trail: Making Radio Drama (Live!) - Weds 26th February 2020

    Trail: Making Radio Drama (Live!) - Weds 26th February 2020

    Join us for this very special recording of the Fantastic Noise podcast at the University of Bedfordshire discussing the production of audio drama.
    REGISTER HERE: https://bedstalksfantasticnoiseradiodrama.eventbrite.co.uk/
    Host Terry Lee is Senior Tutor in Radio & Audio at the University of Bedfordshire. He is also responsible for the award-winning community radio station, Radio LaB 97.1FM.
    Joining Terry will be:
    -       Jeremy Howe - Editor of BBC Radio 4's ‘The Archers’, the world’s longest running drama, with around 19,000 episodes since 1951. In February 2019, the contemporary rural drama was voted as the second best radio programme of all time by a panel of experts.
    -       Adam Jarrell - from 'The Offensive', an award-winning mockumentary podcast that follows fictional Premier League club Ashwood City FC. He will answer questions about the challenges of creating new audio drama and establishing an audience without a radio station backing.
    There will also be a quiz, with prizes to be won including Amazon Echo Dot Smartspeakers.
    The event will be recorded, both as a podcast (to be published soon afterwards), and as a video (for the Fantastic Noise Facebook page).
    Before and after the recording there will be an opportunity for networking, and further discussion about radio and our evolving media landscape. 
    Refreshments will be provided, with food & wine after the talk.
    Fantastic Noise launched in summer 2018 as an audio platform for themed discussions on what good radio and audio is. It is used as a pedagogical aid in academic institutions around the world.

    • 2 min
    Family Audio (with Story Pirates' Lee Overtree and Fun Kids' Bex Lindsay)

    Family Audio (with Story Pirates' Lee Overtree and Fun Kids' Bex Lindsay)

    Kids deserve good radio and audio too. And, thanks to digital radio and podcasts, there are plenty of options for them now. Audio for children and families is the theme of this episode, and our guests are largely inspired by Terry's 6 year old daughter's listening habits... We're talking with Creative Director of the Story Pirates podcast, Lee Overtree & Fun Kids radio presenter Bex Lindsay. We discuss the key aspects about making audio aimed at young audiences the ingredients of good storytelling, and the amount of preparation and planning involved. Terry is joined in the studio by Radio & Audio student Megan Murphy.
    Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.
    You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoise, instagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.
    Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Storytelling (with BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Today' Editor, John Shields)

    Storytelling (with BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Today' Editor, John Shields)

    Good journalism requires the ability to tell a story that captures the attention of its audience. And there are lots of great examples of good radio and audio storytelling out there now, using journalistic techniques and with qualified journalists guiding the listeners through the process. In this episode we're talking with Editor of BBC Radio 4's Beyond Today podcast, John Shields. We discuss the ingredients of good storytelling, and John gives great advice for budding storytellers. Terry is joined in the studio by Broadcast Journalism student Karolina Komada.
    Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.
    You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoise, instagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.
    Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

    • 48 min
    Comedy (with Julia McKenzie, Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios)

    Comedy (with Julia McKenzie, Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios)

    Radio and audio comedy is tough to make. When Terry was on the radio, he would refer to himself as the joke killer - comic line delivery was never his strength... So how do you make good radio comedy? In this episode we're talking with Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios, Julia McKenzie. We discuss some dos and don'ts, current trends, and the importance of originality. Terry is joined in the studio by Media Production student Nathan Edwin.
    Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.
    You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoise, instagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.
    Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

    • 45 min
    Sound Design (with podcast producer Sarah Myles)

    Sound Design (with podcast producer Sarah Myles)

    Sound design - using audio to bring your radio programme, package or production to life. But how do you do good sound designing? In this episode of the podcast we're talking with podcast producer and sound designer Sarah Myles. Sarah has loads of professional experience, and generously shares her knowledge with us. Find her website on https://www.podcasts.london and follow her on twitter. Terry is joined by Music Technology graduate Daniel Potter (yes, the one who mixes the theme tune!).
    Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.
    You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoise, instagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.
    Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.
    The clip we use at 23:04 is from https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-entrepreneurs/eureka-121/ - thanks to the Monocle 24 team for their permission.

    • 40 min

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