187 episodes

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 136 Ratings

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

    New Forms

    New Forms

    A therapeutic technique sits at the heart of an interview and the protagonist of a novel speaks back to its writer - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures which experiment with form.

    Everything is Fine Forecast
    Originally produced for the podcast Randomly Generated Thought
    Written and performed by Ewan Cameron.
    Music and sound design by Ewan Cameron

    Life Partners
    Produced by Christina Hardinge

    Afterword
    Written and read by Bongani Kona
    Sound design by Catherine Boulle

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

    • 28 min
    Twilight Hours

    Twilight Hours

    As the light fades, Josie Long presents short documentaries about hovering on the edge of darkness. A poetic dialogue prompted by an eager moon and a wander through nature in the gloaming.

    Eager Moon
    Produced by James T. Green and Ariana Martinez

    The History of Night
    Featuring Dr Andrew Flack
    Produced by Hunter Charlton

    Epilogue
    Produced by Sean Towgood

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

    • 28 min
    Action!

    Action!

    An AI writes a Nicolas Cage film, a Matt Damon lookalike causes havoc and a story has its climax removed - Josie Long presents short action-driven documentaries and audio adventures.

    Matt Damon
    Produced by Jesse Lawson and Arlie Adlington
    Originally created for KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race

    Nic O Las
    Produced by Suzie McCarthy

    The Juicy Part
    Produced by Jess Shane

    Sweat
    Feat. Laura Barton

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

    • 28 min
    Numbers

    Numbers

    From a rhythm that weaves itself through memory to our relationship with deep time, Josie Long presents a countdown of numerically-inspired short documentaries.

    The Everywhen
    Featuring Dave Johnston-Pitt and Sam Juparulla Wickman
    Produced by Jaye Kranz

    The Yelling Birds of the Presidio
    Featuring Jenny Phillips, who also shared the field recordings used to create this piece
    Produced by Kalli Anderson and Kaija Siirala

    Counting to Six
    Accordion played by Kaveh Ghaffari, Tonbak by Farhad Asadi and Pedal Steel by Michael Eckert
    Produced by Arif Mirbaghi

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

    • 28 min
    Detectives

    Detectives

    Josie Long, P.I. investigates a series of mysterious audio adventures and short documentaries including The Young Detective, The Case of the Disappearing Turtle and The Big Sleep (at 73).

    The Missing Turtle
    Featuring Diana and Oliva
    Produced by Maria Dønvang

    The Young Detective
    Featuring Hilde Lysiak

    You Will Die at 73
    Featuring Hugh Clegg and Jamie Robinson
    Directed by Hugh Clegg
    Music composed by Mathilde Koechlin and Jamie Robinson
    Sound Design by Carlos San Juan Juanchi

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

    • 29 min
    Devotion

    Devotion

    Josie Long presents audio adventures and short documentaries dedicated to our love for those around us - an invocation for creating new life, finding meaning in being stood up and decades spent hearing about, and helping, Britain's LGBTQ+ life.

    Alone
    Produced by Noam Osband

    Thank you for being here
    Featuring Switchboard volunteers past and present
    Produced by Tash Walker and Adam Zmith
    Originally from The Log Books podcast, produced by Tash, Adam and Shivani Dave

    An Invocation for All Fertility Treatments
    Accessing the Powers of the Universe: An Invocation for All Fertility Treatments is written and performed by Erica Gillingham
    Co-produced by Erica Gillingham and Andrea Rangecroft

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

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 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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