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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

    Miniatures

    Miniatures

    Josie Long presents a selection of miniature documentaries and tiny audio adventures. A 3-minute elevator journey with the poet Paul Farley, a snappy surrealist game and a journey into the world of the planet’s tiniest inhabitants.

    Mini Break
    Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

    The Pitch
    Written by Paul Farley
    Produced by Geoff Bird

    Five-Seven-Five
    Produced by Sami El-Enany and Axel Kacoutié

    The Shape of You in Her
    Produced by Jonathan Williams
    Created for audioplayground.xyz

    Time is Happening
    Produced by Annina Lehman

    The Quiet
    Featuring Aisling Gallagher
    Produced by Calum Perrin
    An extract from Conversations Future Selves, a collaborative project commissioned by YLab and HARP

    An Acoustic Acclamation to Things Tiny
    Produced by Action Pyramid

    A Hymn to Cardea
    Featuring Stephen Jenkinson
    Produced by Phil Smith

    Production Team: Eleanor McDowall
    Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    The Interpreter

    The Interpreter

    From the act of translating dance into words to finding understanding between two divorced parents - Josie Long presents stories of interpretation.

    What Is This Shape?
    Producer: Jess Shane
    Music: Daniel Pencer
    Featuring. iele paloumpis, Seta Morton, Alejandra Ospina and Krishna Washburn
    This research featured in this doc was catalyzed by the evening-length dance performance of In place of catastrophe, a clear night sky, which was set to premiere at Danspace Project in May 2020, but has been postponed due to COVID-19. It was directed by iele paloumpis in collaboration with Marielys Burgos-Meléndez, Seta Morton, Alejandra Ospina, Monica Rodriguez, Ogemdi Ude, Krishna Washburn, Adrien Weibgen and Marýa Wethers. For more information, please visit inplaceofcatastrophe.com
    The project featured in this doc was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative and Production Residency Program funded by the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; with additional support through a 2019 Movement Research Residency, funded by the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund; and is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC); as well as Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program, made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and with additional support from the New York Community Trust. Creative developmental residencies at The Chocolate Factory Theater, Queer|Art Pride at Abrons Arts Center, AUNTS Residency at Mount Tremper Arts, and the Zil Culture Center in Moscow through the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, have also contributed to this ongoing research.

    Poem With Captions
    By Raymond Antrobus

    A Birthday Card
    Producer: Nanna Hauge Kristensen
    Sound Design: Astrid Hald

    I'm So Sorry
    Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    Music: Jeremy Warmsley
    Created for audioplayground.xyz

    Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Hauntings

    Hauntings

    Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about absences which leave a mark. An unexpected visitor, a haunted literature and a grandson searches for the truth about a grandmother he never knew.

    Ghosts
    Featuring Mariana Enríquez

    Unexpected Guests (Extract)
    Produced by Phoebe Judge, Lauren Spohrer, and Nadia Wilson
    Originally made for the podcast Criminal

    Alicia
    Written and produced by Sayre Quevedo, with editing by Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah Geis, mixed by Mira Burt-Wintonick
    Originally made for the podcast Love Me

    Beloved
    Featuring Toni Morrison
    Produced by Shanida Scotland

    Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Tomorrow

    Tomorrow

    Programming a stand up comedian, learning to challenge ideas of perfectionism through tending a garden, and poems looking towards a more empathetic future. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring our visions of the future.

    S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D.
    Produced by Ross Sutherland
    Originally produced for Imaginary Advice

    Learning/Unlearning
    Featuring Ciarra Jones
    Produced by Erisa Apantaku

    The Missing
    Featuring Roger Robinson
    Produced by Alia Cassam

    Production Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam
    Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Hinterland

    Hinterland

    Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about hinterlands - areas lying beyond what is visible or known. From how to read the dangers and possibilities of public space to the space you might inhabit after you die.

    When You're Gone, You're Gone (extract)
    Presented / composed by Jocelyn Pook
    Produced by Kate Bland
    A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 3

    Jarman's Garden
    Produced by Sherre DeLys
    Music by Chris Abrahams

    Cruising
    Produced by Mara Lazer

    When You're Gone, You're Gone (extract 2)
    Presented / composed by Jocelyn Pook
    Produced by Kate Bland
    A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 3

    Production team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 min
    The Departure

    The Departure

    Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about leaving places behind. From zip wiring over the Iron Curtain, to reflecting on lost connections with your country of origin and a poem remembering the thousands of people lost to the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

    Zip Wire
    Featuring Daniel Pohl
    Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

    half / half
    Featuring Hannah Kendaru, Lou Kendaru and Remi Kendaru
    Co-created by Lou and Hannah Kendaru.
    Produced by Lou Kendaru
    First developed for Future Currents hosted by The Doing Group

    Seed of the Fruit
    Featuring Mark 'Mr T' Thompson
    Produced by Alan Hall
    With the voice of Cherise Hamilton-Stephenson
    Statistics from slavevoyages.org
    Commissioned by the National Maritime Museum for UNESCO’s International Day for the Rembrance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition

    Production Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam
    Produced by Andrea Rangecroft
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

TheRealMiL ,

Thoughtful and adventurous

Josie is a terrific and insightful narrator, and sometimes quite funny. This podcast is totally charming.

Ponterbee's2ndPhone ,

Podcast Classic!!

I’m so glad Short Cuts is still going strong!! Haven’t heard it in a couple years now so there’s a bunch of new episodes I can listen to now ~!!
The absolutely adorable pixie-ish Josie Long has the PERFECT voice for this PERFECT docu-series;

Irresistibly produced, every episode is comprised of three 9-min. true stories (centered around one topic), and Ms Long’s voice adds a little bit of magic - thanks to her magnetic, instantly likable personality. I am 100% sure that it is SHE that is responsible for the longevity and popularity of the Short Cuts Podcast and I’m so happy to listen to her program again. Brings back memories of much happier times... 😥...)...

lizhyde98 ,

Fabulous Production, Endlessly Fascinating!

Been listening to this everyday. Brilliant and thought provoking — thank you!

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