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...

Music: Jupiter Okwess

Three years ago, when he released his international debut album Hotel Univers, it seemed that Jupiter Bokondji would be the new hero of the African...

Music: Amira Medunjanin

Amira Medunjanin is the finest exponent of sevdah, the melancholy and emotional folk music of Bosnia, and is remarkable not just for her clear, pained...

Tržič

I spent about two and a half hours wandering around the old Slovenian town Tržič, which is a short drive on the highway from Bled,...

Ljubljana Christmas Lights

As Dawn and I stood on the Triple Bridge on a damp Friday evening, there were voices around us from well beyond Ljubljana and Slovenia...

Antiq Palace Hotel review

Ljubljana is one of my favourite cities in the world – and I have been to many. I’m lucky to visit Ljubljana quite often these...

The resurrection of Fact Checking

Last week I gave a lecture at the university of Ljubljana about post-fact, post-truth, hyperpartisan Facebook pages and the resurrection of fact-checking. It was timely....

How long should a podcast be?

People listen to podcasts differently. I have often sat in my car to hear the end of a programme or interview. Now, I can catch...

Interview with Malachi O’Doherty

Trying to put Malachi into any convenient category is far from easy. His work, hobbies and interests constantly overlap. But the core is journalism. He...