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Here are a few podcasts that have been on our radar recently, and yes they all happen to be from the US, it really is time to change this! Nocturne - a monthly exploration of life after dark by Vanessa Lowe, Off The Blockhosted by Britt George Lavender and delves into the lives of inmates, and very topical right now United States of Anxietyexploring the pursuit and loss of the American dream.
London Stories: Made by Migrantsan immersive event revealing the personal stories behind the headlines, featuring the true stories of people who have made London their home. Battersea Arts Centre: 4th-26th November. Phone Homeone play performed internationally across 3 stages inspired by true stories from refugees. Shoreditch Town Hall until Sun 30th Oct
In the meantime you can hear all the 'arrival' stories recorded at The British Museum and RichMix for Something to Declare
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The lack of local podcasts and non BBC or 'arts' funded audio in part due to issues around monetisation. How do you get paid for making great audio? On-demand audio platform Audioboomnow offers podcasters and broadcasters distribution and advertising options.
Identity, belonging and home explored through the stories and experiences from members of East End's Afro-Caribbean community. Backyard - Reflections of Home and Belonging - was created for ResonanceFM (broadcast 25th Oct 8pm, 26th Oct 9am) as part of an Off The Wall Players and Nomad Projects commission. Radio piece and audio portraits produced by Lucia Scazzocchio.
Shareable Audio. WNYC has been experimenting with 'audiograms' creating shorter more 'snackable content' turning audio into a sharable video file. The next step up from Clammr- easily shareable audio via twitter etc. but with a maximum time span of 26 seconds.
Behind the gates of a magical medicinal garden in Bethnal Green a whole world is waiting to be found. The Phytology Hour was created for ResonanceFM as part of the Nomad Projects 'VOICED' installation. Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio.