193 episodes

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 138 Ratings

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

    Autobiography

    Autobiography

    A vision of the city after dark through the eyes of a graffiti writer, a poem addressed to a piece of legislation and a glimpse of what it means to sell the pain in your life as art.

    Short autobiographical docs, adventures in sound and new forms where producers turn the microphone on themselves. Presented by Josie Long.

    Dear Section 28
    Produced by Tash Walker

    A406

    Catharsis
    Produced by Scottee

    Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 min
    Symbols and Signs

    Symbols and Signs

    Recurring dreams, tarot cards and a message from the universe - Josie Long presents short documentaries about symbols and signs.

    Look Cool Be Gay
    Produced by Jesse Lawson and Sylwia Osiecka

    Call Me
    Produced by Emily Finch

    The Magician
    Produced by Axel Kacoutié

    Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Competition

    Competition

    A bike race in memory of a Hastings fisherman, the football match that will never happen again, and the highs and lows of a dance competition through the eyes of a child. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the journey to first place.

    The Cha-cha Champion
    Featuring Emily, Marlene and Tomasz
    Produced by Sam Stone

    When Goss was God
    Written and read by Juliet Jacques

    The Ascent
    Featuring Gary Reid and Paul Joy
    Produced by Jodie Taylor and Will Davies

    Producer: Andrea Rangecroft
    Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 min
    Memento Mori

    Memento Mori

    A charged summer, a garden blooms again, a silent room and the rumbling of lava - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound which explore our mortality.

    A New Tense
    Author: Brit Jensen
    Sound: Martin Ožvold
    Music: Kaj T. Jensen, Bjørg Siedelman Christensen and Fagradsfjall

    Bower
    Produced by Phil Smith

    Dragonfly
    Featuring Rebecca Finkel
    Produced by Alexandra Salmon

    Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Scenes from a Life

    Scenes from a Life

    A car ride tumbles through grief, teenagers howl in the woods and a snapshot of a day's answering machines across America - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures where all the action unfolds in the present.

    Church in the woods, Louisiana, USA at 6pm in April 2020
    Produced by Mara Lazer

    The Balloon
    Produced by Talia Augustidis

    Animal Tracking Class
    With Andrius Gaidamavičius
    Produced by Vaida Pilibaitytė
    This recording was originally broadcast in the documentary Širdies formos pėdsakais (Heart Shaped Footprints)

    Thank you for Calling
    Produced by Jules Bradley

    Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Radio

    Radio

    Treetop antennas, a witness from history and a dialogue with a loudspeaker - Josie Long presents short radio docs and adventures in sound inspired by broadcasts into the ether.

    From the forests of North Carolina, USA to the city of Kyiv, Ukraine - two ham radio enthusiasts seek each other out and a voice from the past prompts a dialogue on listening between a rabbi and a radio producer.

    Treetop Radio
    Featuring Volodymyr Gurtovy and Thomas Witherspoon
    Produced by Cicely Fell

    Here Comes Everybody
    Extract from Shake Rattle Roll - originally made for New American Radio
    Produced by Gregory Whitehead and Dan Lander
    www.somewhere.org

    Mattie's Broadcast
    Produced by Veronica Simmonds
    Featuring music from Alphabet of Wrongdoing by Cantor/Composer/Vocalist Daniela Gesundheit

    Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft
    Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Foshou ,

Where have I been?

Great host and wonderful short documentaries that are varied and so engaging. I can’t believe I only just learned about it.

querbles ,

Listened to every episode multiple times, never tired of it

Short cuts are beautifully curated shorts. Close your eyes, listening to each short is completely immersive. Josie Long is fabulous.

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Divine

This podcast is a work of art. I could listen to Josie forever!

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