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...

Recording with an audience

By their very nature podcasts are always pre-recorded. A “live” edition is one recorded in front of an audience. Over on the Facebook group “UK...

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...

The “Podcasting For …” project

The original idea remains the same: anyone who wants to podcast can. The more they know about radio and audio production, the better their podcasts...

On the road and in the air

I was hoping to spend all of January here, but as Harold McMillan once said, "Events." I was anticipating three trips to Dublin to teach...

Maxine Mawhinney talks about interviewing

As an anchor on the BBC News channel, Maxine Mawhinney probably spends more time interviewing than anything else. The interviewees will be in the studio...

Back to work 2017

At some point over Christmas I began to write predictions for 2017; questioning algorithms, rise in media literacy and fixing the internet to make it...

Opinion: a new iPhone podcasting app

A friend - a journalist with decades of experience - asked me about starting a podcast - but nothing too complicated. She needed a simple...

Music walk around old town Ljubljana

I was in Ljubljana on a Saturday morning to record some of the sounds of the streets. Particularly the street music and the other music...