Italy – North West – Nord Ovest

Leaving Monaco with an Italian novel in my hand (set in Monaco) heading for North West Italy and music from Liguria, Lombardy,  Piedmont, Milan and Bologna....

Hello Monaco – goodbye Monaco

As I continue my search for the best ethno/world music from the Mediterranean, (without leaving my home) I arrive in Monaco with all its soulless...

Mediterranean France

My imaginary Mediterranean music tour continues. It was music from this region that twanged my interest in the search-the-Med-for-music trip. I have no idea how...

Podcasting Interview

I was recently interviewed by email by Index on Censorship about podcasting. This is what I was asked and what I wrote: – Podcasting was...

Adéu a Catalunya, Adiós España

I have tried very hard to trim down the playlists from Mediterranean Spain. I was aiming for 20. The final list has 50 and there...

Mediterranean Music – Catalonia

Catalonia, do you have a lot of music; and even more diversity than I was expecting, and a lot of protest which I suppose...

Books for the journey

In my imaginary musical journey I decided to add some books to read along the way. I had already started to blog the journey and...

Mediterranean Music – Valencia

So far the best discovery of all the music in Valencia is the preservation and performance of early Spanish Music. The key figures seem to...

Mediterranean Music – Murcia

The next stop on my make-believe music of the Mediterranean tour is Murcia. Aside from one discovery – Cuadrillas - the search is disappointing....

Mediterranean Music – Gibraltar

The beginning of the journey and the beginning of the project. The search for interesting and challenging music around the Mediterranean starting in Gibraltar....

FutureLearn Courses

Its website says "FutureLearn aims to pioneer the best social learning experiences for everyone, anywhere." With leading educational partners from around the world, it offers...

Now I’m listening to … Dikanda

Then I discovered the "Related Artists" link on Spotify. (As I write incidentally I am listening to this.) A few years ago I lamented on...

Radio and podcast production – week 4

A podcast will have a running order which communicates to everyone involved what is planned and what is happening. The running order starts out the...

Radio and podcast production – week 3

Recording away from the studio. There are all sorts of reasons why you would record outside. A podcast episode can benefit from changes in tone...

Radio and podcast production – week 2

“Having an intention is really important. The intention [of The Radio Stuff Podcast] was and is to connect radio lovers around the world and share...

Radio and podcast production – week 1

This is an introduction to radio and podcast production. Radio and audio podcasts are not exactly the same thing, each have unique factors, but there...

Episode 21 – The story so far

As we reach episode 21 … this is the story so far. Now the podcast is part of a project with two books Podcasting...

Some recent listening

I have been listening to a lot of good stuff recently and I should share more often. For now I'm going to mention two, one...