It’s more than 10 years since Olly Mann began podcasting. He is now one of the most prolific and popular podcasters in the UK. He and Helen Zaltzman started Answer Me This when hardly anyone recognised the word podcast. You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes Find out more about[…]
This edition of the Podcasting for is all about recording audio Willis lectures in Creative Media at Belfast Metropolitan College. His career began over 30 years ago at the BBC where he worked as a broadcast and communications engineer. More recently he has been a trainer working with non technical people such as journalists[…]
This is my new project; Podcasting for Communities It is a book, podcast, blog, lectures (if anyone will have me) and training (if anyone requests it). All are intended for people, groups, organisations, teams and community organisations who want to learn about podcast and radio production. Perhaps they want to promote their activities, perhaps they want[…]
In the book Podcasting for Communities, I outline five essential skills a podcaster or a radio production team need to perfect: writing … reading … interviewing … recording … and editing. In this edition of the Podcasting For … podcast, Larry talks about how he taught himself to write a script, what he has learned[…]
There is a playlist that goes with this posting – please feel free to add to it. In April 1986 I left Downtown Radio. I began “presenting” programmes there in 1979 – I was a DJ but the convention at the time was “presenter”. I didn’t leave because I was unhappy – I was very[…]
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I don’t intend discussing Brexit, but I offer this link to anyone interested in listening. How might musicians and Film and TV makers be affected by Brexit as seen from Dublin? It is a podcast from the Irish Times. “The Brexit effect seems to have cast a shadow of confusion and foreboding over most industries[…]
I found this band and album by jumping from link to link, suggestion to suggestion. starting with Laibach, through to Melodrom and the next step was Patetico. It looks like the album “Vse je v redu z mojo dušo” (Everything in my soul is good) is their first, but I can’t find out much on this[…]
Stuart Bailie the founding father of Belfast’s Oh Yeah centre hands over to a new CEO. Oh Yeah is a unique place were music is created, celebrated, remembered and the business around I taught. But it has only been one achievement of the man who might have invented the word “Britpop”.
It is not easy to find information (in English) about Dupain. In my continuing search to find really interesting music that I’ve not heard before, this Occitan band is my next stop, and I might hang around here for a while. Since their reformation in 2011 they have been experimenting with electronic, jazz and experimental noise. The most recent studio album is La Sòrga which I have been listening to over the last few days.
Driven away from morning radio current affairs in this run up to the referendum by lies, exaggerations, appalling condescension and guesses presented as fact, I am re-discovering podcasts. Here are some favourites that have brightened my mornings and evenings now that Today and PM are abandoned.
As the paint splattered, “Colourful Revolution” continues in Macedonia, and in part as a response, the country’s President Gjorge Ivanov has revoked pardons for 22 of 56 politicians, which sparked the protests.
Image: Twitter/Balkan Newsbeat
I really am catching up on music I missed sometime over the last 20 years. This week Lila Downs, her album Balas y Chocolate has been played almost every day. She’s playing in London’s Royal Festival Hall, thus proving I have fallen way behind in finding interesting music.
I came by Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla by chance. Last year I was given a private recording of the SFK Youth Orchestra performing at the Bled Festival in 2007. The opening was Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion.
In addition to the news this week former Bosnian foreign minister and ambassador to the United Nations writes about countries unmoved by the Sarajevo siege …
Image: By Christian Maréchal – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6369728
And I was playing their early work in the early 1980s. Nocturnal Koreans is a mini album of 8 tracks which I’ve been listening to for a couple of weeks – since its release.
A news story in the Guardian sent me off to find out about Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Maybe you have already heard his music – as I said in an earlier post, I’m just trying to catch up.
I love Abavuki. They are the most energetic band I have ever seen. The Marimba led multi-instrumentalists change the stage line-up through their performance.
So today to my surprise and delight I have been listening to Mariza and in particular her new album Mundo.
The Eurovision Song Contest is but 2 weeks away and the non-musical pseudo political rumbles have begun. Sympathy, please for the people of Romania who will neither be represented on the Eurovision stage, even though they had a qualifier Moment of Silence by Ovidiu Anton [YouTube] or see the show on TV, but why? Find[…]
The highlights of the main stories from the Balkans
Good advice for journalists of any age.
TNW’s top tips for becoming a better writer – link
It is not so much that streaming video is the future. It’s easy navigation to find it that is the future.
If you don’t know how to, the PR will give you interview tips …
Every week I put together this Slovenia and Balkans News Briefing for friends and clients around the world. I also email it to anyone who asks. Read this week’s posting.
I spend a lot of the week looking for stories about journalism, technology that supports it and how it’s all changing
A pick of the stories I have read this week about stories, news, journalism and social media
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I came across Anchor last week. I read it was “Twitter for radio”. That combines my two favourite platforms.
First impressions – excellent. Welcomed by a “real person” with a “real message” and found a couple of other people who I know from Twitter.