Short Cuts

Short Cuts

By BBC Radio 4

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

Episodes

Hereafter

Chrononormativity, duppies and post-colonial thought. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring beyond the past, present and futures. Language in the Land of Duppies: Exploring the origins of Jamaican folklore as a gateway to understanding the legacy of slavery on the island. Produced by Laura Carty Special thanks to Alexander Powell, Carmen Johnson, Natalia Downer, Kandice Thompson and Jean Smart.All my friends are turning into Stars Written and performed by David Amber Devereux With Dr Matthew Temple, Research Fellow, Universidad Diego Portales Additional voices by Lou Sutcliffe and Alessa Catterall Featuring quotes from De Profundus by Oscar Wilde, Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, and In A Queer Time And Place by Jack HalberstamInterjections on the future: There is not currently any obvious path to reconstructing a popular faith in political, economic and even some social institutions but while it might not always feel like it today, the unwinding of colonial modernity is underway and accelerating. Produced by composer and researcher, Sara Rahman. Featuring psychiatrist Isabel Valli and writers and artists Fer Boyd and Maedeline Stack.Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Produced by Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
13/02/24·28m 54s

The Net

Word spirits, back rooms and a reply all-pocalypse - Josie Long presents short documentaries that emerge from the internet.Word Spirits With thanks to Caroline Hesse, Donovan McGrath, Mary Dolejsi, Nicole Reinsch, Nalini Kumari, Zen Priest & Buddhist Scholar John Stevens (for permission to include his Classical Aikido Kototama Chant), and Critical Sound Explorer & Artist Matt Parker (for permission to include excerpts from The People's Cloud / Field Recordings of Internet Data Centres): https://www.earthkeptwarm.com Additional mixing by Maitreya Produced by HJ RadiaThe Back Rooms Produced by Mae-Li EvansThe Bello Tolls for Thee Produced by Nadia MehdiCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
06/02/24·29m 28s

Roots

Josie Long presents short documentaries that go back to the start. The musician Lucinda Chua traces the journey of a rose, a connection is forged between a young woman now and a trapeze artist on New Year's Eve 1942, and a touching personal archive illuminates the journey of a word. Muscles and Mysteries Produced by Teresa KristofferssonFirst Words Produced by Kalli Anderson Featuring the voices of Kalli's parents, Kathy Hunt and Lance Anderson, as well as Kalli's husband, Zack Finkelstein, and their two children, aged 12 and 8. Reclaiming The Rose Produced, narrated and music by Lucinda Chua Chinese Narration by XiaoQiao Poetry in English and Chinese by He Sun Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
30/01/24·29m 16s

In Dreams

A couple looks for each other in their dreams, a research facility delves into the otherworldly, and a philosopher imagines a flow of time set to the rhythm of our rivers - Josie Long presents short documentaries that emerge from the dreams of others.River Time Featuring Jonathon Keats Produced by Nadia MehdiHaunted Featuring Linda Fleishman Produced by Elizabeth FriendDarling, Are You Dreaming? Featuring Jules and Vital Produced by Eloise StevensCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
23/01/24·29m 13s

Instructions

A pamphlet from the 1980s illuminates the world we live in now, a musical invitation for your domestic space, and some dazzling canine choreography for your ears. Josie Long presents short documentaries based around instructions.How to Listen... including How Not To, How You Ought To, and How You Won't (Extract) Written by Stephen Potter and Joyce Grenfell Produced by Stephen Potter Originally broadcast on BBC Third Programme in 1946Hot Dogs! Presented by Alan Smith Produced by Steve Urquhart Originally broadcast on Alan Smith's Mid Morning Show, BBC Radio Cumbria in 1999Hell Rubs and Sobs Produced by Sami El-EnanyHow To Look 30 When You're 30 Produced by Jesse LawsonCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
16/01/24·28m 51s

Minis

The moment of time before a camera shutter closes, a symphony of ums reveals a partner's untruths, and two women linked by a phantom thread reflect on their changing bodies. Josie Long presents even shorter short documentaries.Is This An Image? Produced by Jon TjhiaDeath from Above Written and read by Joe DunthorneBody of Work Featuring the voices of writer Marleen Kruithof and cinematographer Babette Mangolte Music by Nicola Mecca Produced by Georgia WalkerWhat's in an Um? Produced by Talia AugustidisCharon Composed, produced and performed by Jamie PayneCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
09/01/24·29m 51s

Archival Imaginings

Liminal prose and cryptic hotlines. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures navigating our relationship and imaginations to history collecting.The Flight of Sankofa Produced by Weyland Mckenzie-Witter Featuring Lisa Anderson, the Director of the Black Cultural Archives, Dr Etienne Jospeh of Decolonising the Archive and Christopher West the inaugural curator for the Black diaspora, John Hay Library, Brown University, who recently curated an exhibition using Brown University’s Mumia Abu-Jamal collection.Xenoglossia Produced by Kamikaze JonesFish & Chips (best listened to with headphones) Produced by Abira Hussein and Olani Ewunnet Recorded with Sue Bowerman Featuring the voices of Somali Aunties from London Special thanks to Alan Archer-Boyd, and Whose Knowledge?Produced by Axel Kacoutié Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
14/11/23·29m 22s

Heart's Desire

Getting lost in childhood longings, the search for the home we carry inside ourselves and exploring true sexual desire in a world shaped by media and societal pressures. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that explore our desires.American Glove Cafe Featuring Conor O’Toole and Fán Written and produced by Conor O’TooleAre We There Yet? Featuring Angeliki Androutsopoulos, Garth Davis, Amira and Danita, plus recordings by Mary Hufford for The Library of Congress. Produced by Jaye Kranz Original commissioned and produced for Constellations podcastDesire Shapes Featuring Poppy Produced by Phoebe McIndoeProduced by Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
07/11/23·28m 38s

Creature Features

From a creature that leaps in the darkness of your basement to a fish that drains the life force of its partner - Josie Long presents creature features and creepy crawly short documentaries for Halloween.In Spirit Featuring James Maclaine, Senior Curator of Fish, at the Natural History Museum, London Produced and sound designed by Meera KumarThe Seventh Sense Thanks to Emma Rathbone, Gaye Williams, Ben Pagac, Mary Jane Epps, and everybody who shared a camel cricket story Music by Cue Shop, Big Lazy, and Blue Dot Sessions Produced by Jesse DukesFor the Pigeons Produced by John Luke RobertsSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
31/10/23·29m 22s

The Soil

A remnant from the Cold War becomes an accidental haven for wildlife, a poet and a tree surgeon search for the roots of a metaphor, and a musician searches for an anchor to home. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the ground beneath your feet.Always Moving Cello performed by Joe Reynolds Engineered by Yuri Shibuichi Composed and produced by Tendertwin (Bilge Nur Yilmaz)Memorial Landscape Featuring Kai Frobel Translator Jana Kosok Produced by Tom PhillipsPoet / Tree A conversation between Matthew Reid and Raymond AntrobusSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
24/10/23·29m 54s

Into the World

Visions and out of body experiences during birth and a name that stretches back through time - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the experience of coming into the world.Transition Produced by Kalli Anderson and apè Aliermo Featuring excerpts from SIMULA, an 8.2-channel sound installation by apè Aliermo and mixed and mastered by Rose Bolton. This composition includes sound recorded during three anonymous births and electromagnetic sound recorded in a hospital during one of the births. The voices you hear are Redzi Bernard, Becky Kenna, Amy Macfarlane and Andrea Gummo.Hope is the thing with feathers Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen Originally broadcast, in a different version, on BBC Radio 3's Between the EarsLoweza Ayazi Featuring Nomkhubulwane Mnisi Produced by Kagiso Mnisi Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
17/10/23·28m 49s

Meeting Myself Coming Back

Notes to Self and Sonic Symmetry. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring what it looks like coming back to yourself.The News Produced by Jess Shane Featuring Jennifer MillsDrawn Onward Produced by Alan Goffinski and Sarita Bhatt Music, Mix and Sound Design by Alan GoffinskiMan to Boy Produced by Christina Hardinge and Jack Miguel Featuring Jacob Kelly Music by Samuel MumfordProduced by Axel Kacoutié Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
10/10/23·29m 51s

Echoes

A simple object offers comfort and connection to a grandmother and a long line of Indian women; a wife uncovers the fingerprints her husband left on their world and with them, the microscopic details of grief; and an Urdu language lesson between a father and daughter reveals cultural loss and the father's longing to belong. Josie Long presents short documentaries that reverberate through time.Silver Cup: A Female Grammar Written and produced by HJ Radia With thanks to Laura Barton In loving memory of J.K Dave (1956-2023)Fingerprints and Lightbulbs Written and produced by Amanda Priestley22 Words Featuring Safwat Saleem and his daughter Produced by Safwat SaleemProduced by Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
03/10/23·29m 36s

The Tipping Point

A small boy accidentally creates a vast new lizard population in his hometown, a sonic storm gathers and a writer takes his family on a precarious family boat trip. Josie Long presents short documentaries about situations tumbling out of control.Eight Go To Treasure Island Written and read by Joe DunthorneA Mirror Featuring Steve Urquhart Produced by Eleanor McDowall Featuring cellos by incidentalnoise With thanks to Rosalind Jana for pointing out the poetry of the Beaufort ScaleLazarus Lizards Narrated by Addie Produced by Jennifer McCord and Carrie Ann WelshSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
26/09/23·28m 39s

Signal to Noise

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about finding meaning amid the noise.The poet and audio producer Ross Sutherland seeks to understand the strange echoes in his hearing, a remnant from a house fire is transformed into music and the radio-maker Liza Yeager finds magic in a series of encounters. Hallucinations Featuring Dr Theresa Marschall and Lizzy Dening Produced by Ross SutherlandThe Right Colour Candle Featuring Annegret Curtis, Ed Dadey and Jan Gehmlich Produced by Liza YeagerStovepipe Wind Harp Summons the Frogs Produced by Fil CorbittSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
19/09/23·30m 10s

New Word Order

Made up, mixed or invented. Josie Long presents not-so-long-radio sound paintings melting how we use words to make space for who we want to be.A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening Produced by Darragh Amelia Featuring June Katz, Patricia Hirsch, poet Xiao Yue Shan, photographer Anna Francesca Jennings and historian Alma Simba.The Magic of Waves Produced by Ève-Marie BouchéRemember There Is More Produced by Tej Adeleye Featuring activist Ngozi Alston, creator of the term Neuroexpansive; Dr Nick Walker, creator of Neuroqueer theory; Dr Ned Hallowell; Dr Keri Opai; Matana Roberts; Aiyanna Goodfellow, founder of Neuromancers and “a darling spook, writer, ghost whisperer, and friend".Produced by Axel Kacoutié Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
25/07/23·29m 29s

Art

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures rediscovering the contexts that give cause to communities and their art. An Image Interrupted Produced by Danny Greenwald Featuring the voice of Taha Heydariàlá lo lá (You Dreamed a Dream) Produced by Tobi Adebajo Poems: In a Dream, Agbegbe T’ala, Safari Ya Siri Sound Design by Tobi Adebajo Music by Akin Euba, Nabalayo, petals and Tobi AdebajoBanned in America Produced by Lucy Evans (they/them), also known as the drag king Sir Cum Sized (he/him). Featuring interviews with: Angelique Young-Cavalier (she/her), a Trans, Equal rights activist, Motivational Speaker and Drag Queen Entertainer Based in Tampa, Florida. Jackie Rosebutch (they/them), a non-binary drag Goddex and environmental science enthusiast based in Missoula, Montana. Maxi Glamour (they/them) @maxiglamour, a multidisciplinary artist at the intersection of high fantasy and social critique. Known as the Demon Queen of Polka and Baklava, Maxi Glamour uses demonological imagery as an allegory for how marginalised people are demonised by society, and wit and magic to examine the structural harm of oppression. Bella DuBalle (she/her), a Show Director and Host at Atomic Rose in Memphis Tennessee, and also a licensed minister who has performed many weddings. Bella created and hosts “the Mid-South’s local RuPauls’s Drag Race", a competition called War of the Roses. Bobby Pudrido (he/him), a Texas-based drag king and show producer who uses drag as a way to explore, blend, and showcase his queerness and Latine culture. In his drag show productions, Pudrido prioritises trans, gender diverse, black and brown drag kings and their accomplices as a way to push back against the erasure of these identities in mainstream culture. Special thanks to Samara Slaughter (she/her), JD Miller (they/them), Butch Mermaid (they/them), Sam Bam Thankyoumaam (they/he), Hugh Mann Race (he/they), Puppi Love (she/they), Dick TransDyke (they/he), Problem Child (she/they), Luxury Bones (he/they) and Andie Sleaze (they/he) from New York the chorus of resistance heard at the beginning.Produced by Axel Kacoutié, Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
18/07/23·30m 6s

Soundscape

From the texture of silence to sonic disappearances, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the soundscapes we inhabit.Omissa Oloisaan Produced by Miyuki JokirantaA Moonlit Memory Featuring Salma Ahmed Caller Sounds from YleArkisto, reinsamba, Benboncan, Julius_galla, Straget, FaireDesVagues and SoundLover16 on freesound.org Produced by Taqwa SadiqSacha Taki Featuring Jonathan Grefa, president of the Ancestral Kichwa Population of Kawsak Sacha (PAKKS - https://pakks.org.ec/), Rosa Santi, Education and Health Coordinator of PAKKS, Dr. Paola Moscoso, Director of Voces del Bosque and Graciela Tupay (singer) With thanks to Amaru Grefa, External communication and media of PAKKS, Pastor Inmunda, ex-president of PAKKS, Didier Lacaze, Director of Sacha Warmi. Rosa Canelos, Sacha Warmi, Dr. Alice Eldridge, University of Sussex, Gustavo Chiriboga, Voces del Bosque, Sozapato With recordings from Voces del Bosque https://www.vocesdelbosque.com/?lang=en Produced by Mickal AranhaCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
11/07/23·30m 5s

Memory

An in-patient in a spinal injuries unit reconnects with herself by learning to cook again after a life-changing injury, friends remember the musician Joe Scurfield and the archive of folk music he left behind, and a radio cantata in memory of 12 civilians killed by US forces in Iraq in 2007. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about remembering, relearning and commemorating. Canto I, Crazy Horse One-Eight Produced and performed by Gregory Whitehead Commissioned by Magz Hall for the 2014 Radio Dreamlands projectFeast Produced by Bronwen LivingstoneThe Tunebank Featuring Tim Dalling and Pete Challoner Produced by Rowan Rheingans Music performed by Joe Scurfield, Tim Dalling, Pete Challoner and Rowan RheingansProduced by Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
04/07/23·29m 15s

Flow

From professional news watchers who speak each word aloud to melting ice, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the flow of stories through and around people.Melting Produced by Jules BradleyCirculation Field Recordings from InspectorJ, Zimbot, Dobroide, Tosha73 on freesound.org Produced by Son HansonBikes Up Ben Nevis Featuring Iain Lynn Violin by Eloise Kenny-Ryder Produced and composed by Calum PerrinCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
27/06/23·29m 39s

Geographies

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures centred on a specific point on the map. An Arctic voyage that veers off track and echoes for years in the minds of its passengers, a baking hot summer evening in Suffolk, and an audio essay exploring the effect of environmental racism on memories of the West London town of Southall.At Sea Featuring Dr Carol Cotterill, Liam Frost, Dan Harvey and the ship’s crew Produced and read by Vicky Long8pm, rural village garden, Suffolk, UK on 19th July 2022 Produced by Melissa Harrison Originally featured on the Field Recordings podcastThe Personal is Political Written and read by Daljeet Kaur JutlaProduced by Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
20/06/23·29m 9s

Movement

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about being in motion - from scandalising dance moves to taking flight.The Twist Extract from Between the Ears: Monument (London 1935 - 1993) First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1993 Composed by Ian Gardiner Produced by Alan Hall Performed by Ensemble George W Welch With a cast of voices from the BBC Sound ArchiveLife Begins in the Stillness Featuring Gabriel Rodreick Produced by Julie CensulloUnknown Person (from Baggage Allowance) Released on the album A Secret Code Composed and performed by Pamela ZJoy of Bundle Sound design by Axel Kacoutié Written and produced by Lou MensahCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
13/06/23·29m 10s

An Ending

From one last journey in the morning light to caring for an endling - the last of a species - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that begin at the end.Toughie Featuring Mark Mandica Produced by Sarah Craig Including recordings by Mark Mandica and Thomas BancroftThe Heart's Chorus (Extract) Originally created for the HearSay Festival in 2019 With musical performances from Niamh O'Brien (harp) and Wes Swing (cello) Produced and composed by Phil SmithSetting Sail (Extract) Originally broadcast in 1985 Produced by Piers PlowrightCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
06/06/23·29m 30s

Fugitive

From pirate radio to queering futures, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring fugitive acts of resistance.Radio Free Dixie by Weyland McKenzie-Witter Produced by Weyland McKenzie-Witter Featuring Teishan Latner (Assistant professor of history at Thomas Jefferson University and author of Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992 (UNC Press, 2018). Claude Marks is the co-director of the Freedom Archive in Berkeley California 2023 A2 History class from BSix College in HackneyWHITE NOISE Produced by Axel KacoutiéA Symphony of Quiet Produced by Tej Adeleye Featuring Professor Kevin Quashie, Mabel, Bridget, Flo and Idris from Out & Proud African LGBTI (OPAL) and PetalsCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Produced by Axel Kacoutié Executive Producer: Alan Hall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
18/04/23·28m 44s

Creatures

Eavesdrop on the conversations of cows and go in search of the 'whistle pig', as Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about animals.Extract from Actual bird record of a nightingale no. 1. Published by The Gramophone Company Ltd in 1910. From the British Library Sound Archive, part of the Animals: Art, Science and Sound exhibition https://sounds.bl.ukRoger Produced by Kalli AndersonDoes a Cow Know? Featuring Samar Nasrullah Khan Produced by Katie RevellCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
11/04/23·29m 2s

Invitations

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that invite a listener to participate. From a musical performance to sinking into the perspective of your wall.Your Wall Produced by Sharon Mashihi Originally created for the audio issue of McSweeney’s magazine, in collaboration with Radiotopia Sharon’s editor at McSweeney’s was Claire Boyle. Additional notes were provided by Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro.Three Layer Score Produced by Kalli Anderson Engineer: Chad Bernhard Composer and Narrator: Elizandro Garcia Montoya Performers: Kalli Anderson, Theo Carroll, Minna Finkelstein, Elwyn Finkelstein, Zack Finkelstein, Jacob Krupnick, Lu Olkowski, Jess Shane, Carly Stone, Kate Sutherland and Zoe TennantLate night, with headphones, in a completely, utterly, dark room, with some space to move by Hofesh Shechter From Everyday Moments, produced by Fuel To hear more, visit Fuel Digital at https://fueltheatre.com/projects/everyday-moments/Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
04/04/23·29m 31s

On Wheels

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about life on wheels. A woman cyclist rolls solo though the Scottish landscape, a car park becomes a vortex of roller skaters and Jungle music at night, and listening to the rhythms of all that spins.Carpark Cruisers and Jungle Movers Produced by Olivia DaviesWheel Talk Composed and produced by Sami El-EnanyPostcards Written and produced by Rowan Rheingans Music composed and performed by Rowan Rheingans Bagpipes by John-Francis GoodacreProduced by Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
28/03/23·29m 32s

Dig for Joy!

Listen to the music of decomposing mushrooms, look through a photographer's lens at a surprising streak of streaking in the 1970s, and explore the world of a Danish hospital clown who opens up a pocket of a different reality. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the joys that lurk beneath the surface of things.Mushroom Music Featuring Mati Araoz Produced by Seb MastersA Different Reality Featuring Boaz Barkan Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenThe Streak! Featuring Ron Harr Including original compositions by Alan Goffinski Produced by Alan GoffinskiCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
21/03/23·29m 56s

Present Tense

A shared experience of sonic joy crosses over the boundary of a prison wall, a conversation across generations explores being alive to the present moment, and an audio artwork from the archives plunges a listener into the sensation of time speeding up. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that hold you in the present tense.The Evenings of Certain Lives (two extracts) Produced by Barry Bermange Composition by Delia Derbyshire (Radiophonic Workshop)Listening / Reminiscing by Lavender Suarez (via the producer Kalli Anderson)In The Moment Produced by Amalie SortlandPrisoncast! These sounds were originally recorded for Season 4 of the Motive Podcast from WBEZ, hosted by Shannon Heffernan WBEZ’s Lauren Frost and Alex Keefe headed up the original Prisoncast! broadcast, which was hosted by Ayana Contreras. But a big team of producers and editors came together to record and mix the sounds. This Short Cuts edit was created by Shannon HeffernanCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
14/03/23·29m 55s

Fatherhood

Memories, love and snot. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring the labyrinth of fatherhood.An Occasion for Tears Produced by Mike WilliamsIn Third Person (For my son) Written and read by Raymond AntrobusAre You Here? Produced by Axel KacoutiéCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Produced by Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
24/01/23·29m 27s

Without Words

From searching for voices in a sea of static to words falling away in a period of grief, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about moments when language evades us.A Study in Quietness Produced by Cat GoughAl Waqwaq Composed by Sami El-EnanyUnderstanding Gwyn Co-created by audio producer Christina Hardinge and her interviewee Christina Sound designer & Composer Noemie DucimetiereCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Andrea Rangecroft and Eleanor McDowall Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
17/01/23·30m 17s

Through the Looking Glass

A private empty gravel lot transforms into a community beach in the pandemic and an invitation to step inside a work of art - Josie Long presents short documentaries about worlds turned upside down.Bloordale Beach Feat. Shari Kasman Produced by Sarah Melton With music from Pop Plug & Canada Katana and CatjamPortals Featuring Cassi Namoda Originally produced for Shade Podcast's series Interludes. Conceptualised by Executive Producer, Lou Mensah and created by Audio Artist, Axel Kacoutié Shade Podcast - https://pod.link/1469562537FIELDS Original music by Ariana Martinez Produced by Ariana MartinezCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
10/01/23·29m 43s

The River

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the flow of water. A stream of voices from around the world speak of the myths and legends born from water. The author Damian Le Bas follows the ripples left by a tragedy on the River Medway in the 1850s. And at the confluence of two rivers, the writer Laura Barton looks to the poet Raymond Carver for guidance on her last decade.Other Water Written and read by Laura Barton In Fresh Water Featuring Ed Granston, Stephen Mallett and Damian Le Bas Produced by Damian Le Bas and Andrea Rangecroft A River of Voices Featuring Devi Lockwood, Jo Darrington, Zella Downing, Iain Wilson, Mark Binder, Ole Øvretveit, Lupita Pocket, Leszek Daworski, Ateli Nasoru, Steve Maina, Ryan Burns and 3 anonymous women in Mississippi. Produced by Samia Bouzid and Devi LockwoodCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
03/01/23·30m 4s

Time Stops

As time appears to fall still between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that play with our temporal senses.Blight Created by Jocelyn Pook and John Smith Originally created for the series Sound on Film in 1996 Released on Purge RecordsRaven Produced by Vaida PilibaitytėTime Stops Produced by Jules BradleyCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
27/12/22·29m 47s

Season's Greetings

Josie Long presents short Yuletide documentaries and festive audio adventures. Two women discover their families are tied by the true story behind the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life, and a Ukrainian singing group in Canada remembers loved ones through Christmas songs as war continues in their homeland. Also, a profile on Father Christmas and a nativity criticism session with its young cast.Profile on Father Christmas Featuring Raymond Briggs and Janet Cohen First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1981Seneca Falls Featuring Elizabeth Kress and Kathy Williamson Produced by Andrea RangecroftNativity Criticism Featuring Harold Williamson and children from two schools in Sunderland Produced by Michael Barton From an episode of Children Talking called The Spirit of Christmas. First broadcast on Boxing Day 1963.Can We Come Carol? Featuring Natalia Telentso The singers are Eli Camilo, Natalia, Carlos, Olga, Vera, Olessia, Briga, Anna and Mira from the Montreal Koliada group that was co-founded by Natalia and Eli. Produced by Mira Burt-WintonickProduced by Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
20/12/22·30m 53s

Expression

The secret language between partners, the melody of the voice, laughter from your belly and permission to scream - Josie long presents short visceral documentaries about how we express ourselves.Belly Laugh Featuring the voices of Jane Watson, Jean Mcglashen and Sue Relf with her husband Willy, and the laughter yoga session run by Brighton Laughter Club. Produced by Jodie TaylorAAAAH! Produced by Jesse LawsonAnatomy of a Voice Produced by Ellie Lightfoot and Spencer FoxCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
13/12/22·28m 44s

Small Victories

A sibling faces an unfair accusation of teen pop vandalism, an academic conducts a study into missing forks and three friends search for the right note. Josie Long presents short documentaries about small and petty victories.For Fork's Sake Produced by Mike WilliamsGood Company Produced by Jesse LawsonThe Gouging Produced by Steven Jackson Original music by Steven Jackson and Cue Shop, a music library and scoring co-opCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
06/12/22·28m 8s

Intimacies

A writer discovers his digital double, the story behind a name and an erotic invitation - short documentaries about the intimate relationships between us. Presented by Josie Long.The Double Written and read by Joe Dunthorne A version of this story first appeared in the London Review of BooksIntimacy Produced by Kristina LoringA Name That Sounds Pretty Produced by Erisa ApantakuCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
29/11/22·29m 9s

Autobiography

A vision of the city after dark through the eyes of a graffiti writer, a poem addressed to a piece of legislation and a glimpse of what it means to sell the pain in your life as art. Short autobiographical docs, adventures in sound and new forms where producers turn the microphone on themselves. Presented by Josie Long.Dear Section 28 Produced by Tash WalkerA406Catharsis Produced by ScotteeCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
22/11/22·30m 5s

Symbols and Signs

Recurring dreams, tarot cards and a message from the universe - Josie Long presents short documentaries about symbols and signs.Look Cool Be Gay Produced by Jesse Lawson and Sylwia OsieckaCall Me Produced by Emily FinchThe Magician Produced by Axel KacoutiéCurated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
04/10/22·29m 43s

Competition

A bike race in memory of a Hastings fisherman, the football match that will never happen again, and the highs and lows of a dance competition through the eyes of a child. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the journey to first place.The Cha-cha Champion Featuring Emily, Marlene and Tomasz Produced by Sam Stone When Goss was God Written and read by Juliet Jacques The Ascent Featuring Gary Reid and Paul Joy Produced by Jodie Taylor and Will DaviesProducer: Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
27/09/22·30m 8s

Memento Mori

A charged summer, a garden blooms again, a silent room and the rumbling of lava - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound which explore our mortality.A New Tense Author: Brit Jensen Sound: Martin Ožvold Music: Kaj T. Jensen, Bjørg Siedelman Christensen and FagradsfjallBower Produced by Phil SmithDragonfly Featuring Rebecca Finkel Produced by Alexandra SalmonCurated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
20/09/22·29m 42s

Scenes from a Life

A car ride tumbles through grief, teenagers howl in the woods and a snapshot of a day's answering machines across America - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures where all the action unfolds in the present.Church in the woods, Louisiana, USA at 6pm in April 2020 Produced by Mara LazerThe Balloon Produced by Talia AugustidisAnimal Tracking Class With Andrius Gaidamavičius Produced by Vaida Pilibaitytė This recording was originally broadcast in the documentary Širdies formos pėdsakais (Heart Shaped Footprints)Thank you for Calling Produced by Jules BradleyCurated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
13/09/22·29m 24s

Radio

Treetop antennas, a witness from history and a dialogue with a loudspeaker - Josie Long presents short radio docs and adventures in sound inspired by broadcasts into the ether. From the forests of North Carolina, USA to the city of Kyiv, Ukraine - two ham radio enthusiasts seek each other out and a voice from the past prompts a dialogue on listening between a rabbi and a radio producer.Treetop Radio Featuring Volodymyr Gurtovy and Thomas Witherspoon Produced by Cicely FellHere Comes Everybody Extract from Shake Rattle Roll - originally made for New American Radio Produced by Gregory Whitehead and Dan Lander www.somewhere.orgMattie's Broadcast Produced by Veronica Simmonds Featuring music from Alphabet of Wrongdoing by Cantor/Composer/Vocalist Daniela GesundheitCurated by Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
06/09/22·29m 13s

New Forms

A therapeutic technique sits at the heart of an interview and the protagonist of a novel speaks back to its writer - Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures which experiment with form.Everything is Fine Forecast Originally produced for the podcast Randomly Generated Thought Written and performed by Ewan Cameron. Music and sound design by Ewan CameronLife Partners Produced by Christina HardingeAfterword Written and read by Bongani Kona Sound design by Catherine BoulleCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
12/07/22·28m 54s

Twilight Hours

As the light fades, Josie Long presents short documentaries about hovering on the edge of darkness. A poetic dialogue prompted by an eager moon and a wander through nature in the gloaming.Eager Moon Produced by James T. Green and Ariana MartinezThe History of Night Featuring Dr Andrew Flack Produced by Hunter CharltonEpilogue Produced by Sean TowgoodCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
05/07/22·28m 50s

Action!

An AI writes a Nicolas Cage film, a Matt Damon lookalike causes havoc and a story has its climax removed - Josie Long presents short action-driven documentaries and audio adventures.Matt Damon Produced by Jesse Lawson and Arlie Adlington Originally created for KCRW's 24 Hour Radio RaceNic O Las Produced by Suzie McCarthyThe Juicy Part Produced by Jess ShaneSweat Feat. Laura BartonCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
28/06/22·28m 19s

Numbers

From a rhythm that weaves itself through memory to our relationship with deep time, Josie Long presents a countdown of numerically-inspired short documentaries.The Everywhen Featuring Dave Johnston-Pitt and Sam Juparulla Wickman Produced by Jaye KranzThe Yelling Birds of the Presidio Featuring Jenny Phillips, who also shared the field recordings used to create this piece Produced by Kalli Anderson and Kaija SiiralaCounting to Six Accordion played by Kaveh Ghaffari, Tonbak by Farhad Asadi and Pedal Steel by Michael Eckert Produced by Arif MirbaghiCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
21/06/22·28m 55s

Detectives

Josie Long, P.I. investigates a series of mysterious audio adventures and short documentaries including The Young Detective, The Case of the Disappearing Turtle and The Big Sleep (at 73). The Missing Turtle Featuring Diana and Oliva Produced by Maria DønvangThe Young Detective Featuring Hilde Lysiak You Will Die at 73 Featuring Hugh Clegg and Jamie Robinson Directed by Hugh Clegg Music composed by Mathilde Koechlin and Jamie Robinson Sound Design by Carlos San Juan JuanchiProducer: Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
14/06/22·29m 2s

Devotion

Josie Long presents audio adventures and short documentaries dedicated to our love for those around us - an invocation for creating new life, finding meaning in being stood up and decades spent hearing about, and helping, Britain's LGBTQ+ life.Alone Produced by Noam OsbandThank you for being here Featuring Switchboard volunteers past and present Produced by Tash Walker and Adam Zmith Originally from The Log Books podcast, produced by Tash, Adam and Shivani DaveAn Invocation for All Fertility Treatments Accessing the Powers of the Universe: An Invocation for All Fertility Treatments is written and performed by Erica Gillingham Co-produced by Erica Gillingham and Andrea RangecroftProducer: Andrea Rangecroft Curated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
07/06/22·29m 7s

Sound Effects

Listening to the melodies in auctioneer school, reimagining the sound in your ears and a twilight audio-experience which takes you back in time. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures inspired by unusual sound worlds.The Auctioneer (Excerpt) Originally produced by Ned Sublette for New American Radio somewhere.orgAccompaniment for Ever-Present Sounds Composed by Sami El-EnanyFlying Fox Featuring Lawrence Pope Produced by Thomas PhillipsPhoto credit: Doug GimesyCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
31/05/22·30m 24s

I Will Wait For You

A wait of 33 years between a marriage proposal and a response, a skittish piano tries to avoid the stage and a young boy looks out to sea waiting for his father. Josie Long presents short documentaries and works of sound art about waiting, yearning and anxiously anticipating.Skittish Piano Produced by Eleanor McDowallIsabel and Alf Featuring Isabel Bader Produced by Kalli Anderson Thank you to Isabel Bader, Ruth Clarke and Olivia Richardson.The Voice of the Sea Feat.uring Abel Coentrão Produced by Rebecca NolanCurated by Axel Kacoutié, Eleanor McDowall and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
24/05/22·29m 33s

Shorter Cuts

Josie Long presents even shorter short documentaries and audio adventures in this episode built around miniature works of audio art.Our Shared Secrets Written by Joe DunthorneGretchen Bender - Artificial Treatment. 1988. Recorded at Studio PASS. N.Y. by B. Hutchinson. Published on TELLUS, the Audio Cassette Magazine #21 - Audio by Visual Artists.Donegal Revisited Produced by Phil SmithRedacted Mixtape Produced by Erisa ApantakuDoomscroll Produced by Axel KacoutiéA Breath of Fresh Air Produced by Redzi Bernard and Phoebe McIndoeSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
29/03/22·29m 21s

Where The Wild Things Are

As we reach the ten year anniversary of his death, Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures inspired by the worlds of Maurice Sendak.We're In The Den Feat. Carol Doose, Evan Roberts and Sofia Beverley Turnham Produced by Phoebe McIndoeIn the Hard Rock Night Kitchen Written and read by Tiffany Murray Additional material Joan GrahamExtract from Terry Gross's interview with Maurice Sendak Originally aired 20th September 2011 on Fresh Air from WHYYSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
22/03/22·28m 26s

Wildlife

Butterflies, rattlesnakes and feral chickens make their way through the short documentaries in Wildlife, as Josie Long presents audio adventures inspired by the natural world.I Dream of Rattlesnakes Produced by Sam and Todd Wemmer Voiceover work by Annabelle Wemmer Winner of the Third Coast International Audio Festival Shortdocs ChallengeChicken Roundabout Produced by Jake Lee-Savage Additional audio of the Chicken Man supplied by Nicholas Jenkins of Sounding Board Productions from their collection Suffolk VoicesThe Magnolia Exist Featuring Naja Marie Aidt Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
15/03/22·28m 28s

Weather Report

Clouds gather and rain begins to fall as Josie Long presents short documentaries about the weather. From a bird that emerges as a storm rolls across the sea from a writer's living experiment to get all her news from the weather report.Helicopter and Canoe Produced by Kaija Siirala Thank you to Kari Siirala, Bailey Renshaw, Maarit Siirala, Gord, Micah and Casey Smith for sharing their memories of the trip. Days Without Rain Written and read by Laura BartonStorm Petrels Featuring David Bensen and Dr. Bill Montevecchi Produced by Rebecca NolanSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
08/03/22·29m 35s

In Other Words

Josie Long presents audio adventures and short documentaries on the words we use to express ourselves. An artist explores new ways to talk about pain, an activist tries to live authentically in a language that feels like it wasn’t made for them, and a son connects to his parents through an Urdu love poem.Makeshift Featuring Laura Pejak Produced by Nada Smiljanic and Jesse LawsonA fragment between two Produced by Raheel Khan Featuring Vada/ Promise - a poem by Rukhsana Nazi - from the collection Rutth Juggeh/The Night Awakes. With thanks to Imtiaz Ahmed Qureshi from Intesaab Kahaani.Perceptions of Pain Featuring Matilda Glen Produced by Phoebe McIndoe and Redzi BernardProducer: Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
01/03/22·29m 58s

The Lovers

Returning to an old flame, a snapshot of a break-up and a cascade of crushes - Josie Long presents short romantic documentaries about falling in and out of love.Crushing Produced by Erisa ApantakuWe've Only Just Begun Featuring Ben Bryant and Elizabeth Hepburn Produced by Olivia HumphreysSnapshot Featuring Scottee and Brian Teeling Produced by ScotteePhoto credit: Brian Teeling Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
22/02/22·29m 0s

The Horror!

The horror of renting, childhood pranks and being a woman online - Josie Long presents terrifying short documentaries and adventures in sound. Fictional horror stories begin to creep into a writer's real life as she finds herself followed across the internet by an anonymous poster. Two young women discover their perfect new rental property marred by one small flaw - a man secretly living in their basement. And three brothers do battle in a home filled with tales of ghost stories and the sound of old horror movies.Thump Thump Thump Produced by Chris Attaway A version of this story was first created for KCRW's 24 hour Radio RaceThe Brothers and the Banshees Produced by Geoff BirdThe Antagonist Written and read by Nikita Gill Voiceover work by Tony Warmsley Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
15/02/22·31m 39s

The Night Before Christmas

Josie Long presents short festive documentaries about the night before Christmas.A joyful Christmas scene discovered on an old tape, a poet holds the beauty and melancholy of a trip home on Christmas Eve, and Albert Woodfox reflects on 40 years of enforced isolation and the illumination and comfort offered by a group of schoolchildren in Liverpool.Forwards and Backwards Featuring The Djursland Fiddlers recorded by Torben Harbo in the 1970s. Produced by Rikke HoudChristmas Eve Written and read by Liz Berry Produced by Alia CassamAlbert Featuring Albert Woodfox and David Moorhead Produced by Sarah CuddonCurated by Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
21/12/21·33m 13s

The Day After

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the days after a life-altering event and imagining better futures. Three children look for the memory of their father on a baseball field, a resettled community wonders where they belong to and the writer Lola Olufemi offers experiments for imagining an alternative world.Andromeda is a Baseball Diamond Produced by Ariel MejiaResettlement Featuring Geraldine Brown, Jeanette Brown, Linda Slade Byrne, Hana Deir and Cecil Penny. All took part in the Fisheries Household Resettlement Program in Placentia Bay. Produced by Rebecca NolanExperiments for the Day Before Yesterday’s Tomorrow Featuring Lola Olufemi Produced by Tej AdeleyeProgramme image taken by Marilyn Marsh, courtesy of the Marine History Archive.Curated by Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
14/12/21·28m 45s

Inside Out

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about how our sense of self collides with the world outside. Two Russian journalists find their lives turned inside out when they are classified as foreign agents, Keanu Reeves offers inspiration for one writer navigating his mixed-race identity, and a virtual world offers freedom and new possibilities for a man with Parkinson’s disease.Keanu Reeves Featuring Will Harris Produced by Alia CassamHello, You're a Foreign Agent Featuring Sonya Groysman and Olya Churakova Produced by Mika Golubovsky and Charles MaynesA Second Life Produced by Ellie Lightfoot and Gaby Caplan Sound designed by Ellie LightfootCuratorial team: Andrea Rangecroft and Eleanor McDowall Producer: Alia Cassam Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
07/12/21·28m 36s

Past Tense

Josie Long presents audio adventures and short documentaries about what’s gone before. A daughter’s decades-long search for her father who went missing as a political prisoner in South Africa, a poem by the German-American poet Lisel Mueller listing the parts that make up our memories, and the writer and comedian Heidi O’Loughlin untangles the stories woven into and around her Polynesian identity. Nombulelo Booi Featuring Nombulelo Booi and Madeleine Fullard, with translation by Thenjiwe Kona. Produced by Catherine Boulle and Bongani Kona This piece is part of a larger, ongoing documentary project by Catherine and Bongani titled Time, Paper, Bone about the work of the Missing Persons Task Team, and the exhumation of James Booi’s remains. The project won the 2021 Whickers Radio and Audio Funding Award.Necessities Written by Lisel Mueller Read by Lisel Mueller and Studs Terkel and from a conversation originally broadcast in January 1987. Courtesy of the Studs Terkel Radio ArchiveFrom the South Pacific Written and read by Heidi O’LoughlinCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall Producer: Andrea Rangecroft Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
30/11/21·28m 59s

Wheel of Fortune

A writer wonders if she has been cursed by the comedian Stewart Lee, a man builds his home beside an active volcano, and the story of a clothes peg and it's strange, romantic power. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about luck, superstition and surrendering to chaos.Sandwiches Featuring Laura Barton and Stewart LeeKilauea Featuring Gary Sleik Produced by Thomas PhillipsLucky 7 Featuring Richard O'NeillPhoto credit: Gary Sleik ("Photo taken February 11, 2017 at 7: 48 a.m. about 7 km west of my home, on my morning walk to see where the lava was flowing on the surface. I was able to see these flows from my bed at night, more comfortable for me than most people I'm sure.")Curated by Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
23/11/21·29m 20s

Red

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the colour red. A redhead in a crowd of redheads, exploring notes of red on the piano, and a nation’s relationship with the colour red. Roodharigendag (Redhead days) Featuring Shelby Vittek Produced by Gaby Caplan and Ellie LightfootThe Little Red Piano Featuring Duncan Honeybourne Produced by Flora ZajicekOur home on native land Produced by Kalli Anderson The painting referred to in this feature is The Scream by Cree artist Kent Monkman. This piece includes short excerpts from news reports from the CBC, APTN News, CityNews, CTV, CP24, Global News and 680 News. It also includes the voices of Bob Paulson, Chief Allan Adam, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Cindy Blackstock. The music is Land Back by The Halluci Nation.Photo credit: Birgitta HoneybourneCurated by Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
16/11/21·28m 51s

Elders

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about guiding lights and those who have gone before - from finding connection with someone whose last dance was over a century ago to one of the last people in the UK to have performed an old ritual.Breath is Life (extract) Featuring Eileen Kramer Produced by Eleanor McDowallYou belong to the land, and the land belongs to you Featuring Alice Starmore Interview and music by Col Gordon Produced by Katie Revell This interview originally appeared in the Farmerama series 'Landed'My Flamenco Ancestor Produced by Yinka Esi Graves and Carys Wall Inspired by the documentary Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories by Miguel Ángel RosalesCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
21/09/21·29m 44s

The Hidden Part

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about what remains hidden from view. A writer learns more than she would like about her lover's past conquests and a man wrestles with hyper-visibility as he walks home.Everything, Nothing Featuring Laura BartonSurveillance Produced by Derick Armah and Ivan d'AvoineInto Shadow Featuring John Colverson Produced by Phil SmithCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
14/09/21·29m 39s

Repetition

Short documentaries about repetition with Josie Long. 195 ways to thank someone for their letter, avoiding getting stuck in a thought loop and a tender exchange over breakfast.Thanks For Your Letter Written and read by Joe DunthorneMeditation Produced by Ellie Lightfoot and Miles Mercer Checking One's Levels Produced by Talia AugustidisCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
07/09/21·29m 33s

Tenderness

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about finding tenderness. Conversations with cats, the sound of a piano drifts through the night and a memory of old, lost love.Cat Chat Produced by Danny GreenwaldThe Piano Produced by Sofia Saldanha Originally made for Centro de Dramaturgia e Argumento (CeDA) and Antena 2Marianne Marianne Ihlen interview recorded by Alan Hall Originally broadcast in the BBC Radio 4 documentary Leonard and Marianne Jan Christian Mollestad was talking on CBC's 'As It Happens' www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappensCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
31/08/21·30m 4s

Video Games

Audio adventures and short documentaries about gaming, presented by Josie Long. The joy and frustration of new adventures, fast cars and family days out at the M6 Southwaite Services, and finding love by the fountain in Dalaran.Go South Produced by Mae-Li EvansPole Position Featuring Steve, Alistair and Sandy Urquhart Produced by Steve UrquhartMeet you at the fountain in Dalaran Featuring Michelle and Alberto NasoCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall Producer: Andrea Rangecroft Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
24/08/21·29m 18s

Portals

Josie Long presents short documentaries about portals and gateways. A safe passage into the world, a scent which can take you somewhere else and a swim in the moonlight to heal a broken heart.Eider Produced by Rikke HoudPortals Featuring Courtney Rafuse Produced by Aliya PabaniTo the Moon Featuring Marta Medvesek Produced by Marta Medvesek and Phoebe McIndoeCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
17/08/21·30m 10s

Leonora Carrington

Otherworldly encounters with a painting that comes to life, a surprise connection and a magical summoning... Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures inspired by the surreal worlds of the artist and writer Leonora Carrington, a decade on from her death.Leonora Carrington Interviewed by John Silver (1992) Archive courtesy of John SilverDown Below Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenPrim Feat. Joanna Moorhead Produced by Sarah CuddonA Summoning Produced by Sami El-EnanyCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
10/08/21·29m 50s

First Light

Josie Long presents short documentaries about illumination, the breaking of a new day, healing and hope.Light in the Winter Forest Written and read by Anna Selby First published in Field Notes (Hazel Press)Call Me Mother Featuring Sandra Caldwell and Shon Faye Produced by Thomas Curry The original version of this interview was produced for the Call Me Mother podcast from the production company Novel.The Day of Flowers Featuring Tamika Bell, Paulette Carrington, Starr Granger, Ivy Johnson, and Yvonne Newkirk Produced by Alex Lewis This audio feature was based on a collaboration with artists Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles to create a monument for former long-term and life-sentenced women in the American prison system called “On The Day They Come Home”. Curatorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
22/06/21·30m 11s

Land

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about our connection to the land. The devastation of bushfires in south eastern Australia, the significance of the acorn for tribal members from the Konkow Nisenan Maidu Nations, and the storyteller Richard O’Neill on the stopping places woven into the British landscape. Then came the birds Featuring Alice Ansara Produced by Sarah Mashman Winner of the HearSay Audio Prize ‘Provoke’ Award 2021Our rocks are alive Featuring Alicia Potts Singing by Chanse Adams-Zavalla Co-produced by Michelle Macklem, Alicia Potts and Zoe TennantListen to the land Featuring Richard O’NeillPhoto credit: Tiffany AdamsProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Executive Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
15/06/21·28m 55s

Grace Notes

Audio adventures and short documentaries about music, presented by Josie Long. The soundtrack to an exploration of queerness, moments of transcendence in Indian classical music, and the folk singer Rowan Rheingans on her musical homage to a Dutch Jewish diarist. Etty Featuring Rowan Rheingans Produced by Alia CassamNada - On Being Sound Featuring Pandit Uday Bhawalkar With thanks to Romila Thapar, Arun Khopkar and the George Harrison family Produced by HJ Radia Chasing a Meaning Produced by Erisa ApantakuCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall Producer: Andrea Rangecroft Executive Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
08/06/21·30m 9s

Smoke and Mirrors

Josie Long presents magical short documentaries and audio adventures about illusions. From a series of magical failures to an illusion which helped steer someone safely home.Magic Mike Produced by Mike WilliamsThird Man Factor Produced by Olivia HumphreysSand Produced by Ariel MejiaCuratorial Team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Exec Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
01/06/21·29m 44s

Sensory

Josie Long presents visceral short documentaries and audio adventures about - or made to engage - the senses. From the taste of a soup nearly lost to a storm, to a collective kiss in.Kiss Featuring Ted Brown Produced by Olivia HumphreysGow Gei Produced by Jess Ho and Michelle MacklemRestless Texture Featuring Ajay Chandra and Trish Cummings Produced by Calum PerrinCuratorial team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
25/05/21·29m 20s

Silence

A hush descends as Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about silence. From an artwork that pulls sounds outside of the range of human hearing within it - vibrations in the soil, the sound of bats in Senegal caught on a supersonic microphone - to a story about the silence which lies between generations in a family.Winter Forest, Bala, Ontario on 2nd December 2020 Recorded by Jess Shane Originally featured on the Field Recordings podcastThe Inaudible Spectrum Produced by Sami El-EnanyMokadi Written and read by Sarah BaylisFour Thirty-Three with Aoife Produced by Phil SmithCuratorial Team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Exec Producer: Zakia Sewell A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
18/05/21·29m 17s

Unfinished

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about looking for completion. A son who finishes his mother’s novel, a family returning to a sacred place and an exploration of a body as ‘an unfinished product’.Return to Iraq Featuring Zohra Aly and Amina AlimohamedThe Four Corners of the Heart Featuring Denis Westhoff BBC Archive of Françoise Sagan, 1989 Produced by Hannah DeanPMHx Written, sound designed, scored, and performed by James T. Green A special thanks to C’ne Rohlsen, Axel Kacoutié, C.C. Paschal, Cher Vincent, Zakiya Gibbons, and Veralyn Williams for editorial and artistic guidance.Curatorial team: Eleanor McDowall Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
30/03/21·29m 11s

The Blue of Distance

Short documentaries and adventures in sound about the colour blue, presented by Josie Long. From a view of the earth from space to an affinity with the ocean.A Blue Gem Below Featuring Jessica Meir Produced by Lauren Armstrong CarterThe Blue of Dover Featuring Naji Ali Produced by Hunter Charlton and Ben Tulloh A version of this story first appeared on the SwimOut podcastAlmost Blue Featuring Laura BartonCuratorial team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
23/03/21·29m 24s

The Gallery

Short documentaries and adventures in sound about artworks and artists, presented by Josie Long. From an audio re-imagining of Bridget Riley to the work of a courtroom sketch artist.The Mandjet A response to Shih-Li by Bridget Riley Produced by Sami El-EnanyAdipositivity Project Featuring Substantia Jones Produced by Ellie Lightfoot with sound design by Miles MercerDrawing From The Gallery Featuring Priscilla Coleman Produced by Ben Tulloh and Hunter CharltonA Model Life Featuring Sue Tilley Produced by Alan Hall This interview was originally broadcast as part of the documentary Art Values in BBC Radio 3's Between the EarsCuratorial team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
16/03/21·29m 51s

Moonlight

Short documentaries and adventures in sound which take place under the light of the moon, presented by Josie Long. From a night swim across a freezing cold lake to the writer Courttia Newland on astral projection.Home In Darkness Featuring Courttia Newland Produced by Phoebe McIndoe and Redzi BernardThe Night Swimmer Featuring the voice of Marilyn Korzekwa and the sounds of Lake Superior Produced by Kalli Anderson and Kaija Siirala Music: By Micah Smith, Jordy Walker and Off WorldRe: The Moon Written and produced by Ross Sutherland Originally made for Imaginary AdviceProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
09/03/21·30m 34s

Motherhood

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about mothers and motherhood. We hear a story of a recurrent dream about searching for an absent mother, Heather O'Neill delves into the ways her mother and her own experience of motherhood have threaded through her life, and the writer Nikesh Shukla reflects on ways to remember a mother you've lost.Fragments Of My Mother Written and read by Nikesh ShuklaMotherhood, a short story Featuring Heather O'Neill Produced by Sarah CuddonCall Me Mother Featuring Raven Mandella Produced by Suzie McCarthyMother, Unknown Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
02/03/21·30m 32s

Correspondents

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about letter writing - Mother’s Day cards travelling thousands of miles home, love letters that are cherished, hidden and lost, and a one-way correspondence bringing comfort during chemotherapy. Letters to My Dear Lovers Produced by Sofia SaldanhaYou Go First Featuring Helene Ishikawa Produced by Rachel IshikawaUrsula Bloom speaking to Jack Singleton Home This Afternoon, BBC Radio, 1965From Me To You Featuring Alison Hitchcock and Brian Greenley Produced by Helen Zaltzman First broadcast in The Allusionist podcast episode ‘66. Open Me part 1’ frommetoyouletters.co.ukProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
23/02/21·28m 45s

Acts of Love

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures that centre around acts of love - from the story of Ruth Coker Burks, who became a loving caretaker for hundreds of men during the AIDS epidemic, to the poet Nikita Gill's look at a love which ended in its beginning.Jewels from the Sun Written and read by Nikita GillThe Last Act Featuring Anita Barrows Produced by Phil Smith This interview first appeared in the documentary To Bear Witness on BBC Radio 3 in Between the Ears.Comet Dust Featuring Ruth Coker Burks Produced by Jodie Taylor and Chloe WhiteProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
16/02/21·30m 3s

A Merry Little Christmas

Cold-calling Santa Claus, family gatherings and a solo tradition for the 25th December - Josie Long presents festive short documentaries.Santa Clauses Produced by Noam OsbandMerry Christmas Grandad Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah CuddonChristmas at the Movies Featuring Hanif Abdurraqib Production team: Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2020.
22/12/20·32m 22s

The Caretakers

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures on the caretakers who help our worlds to run and re-imagining the places we love. The Reason That I'm Still Here Featuring Usnia Granger Produced by Michael SegalovCaretaker Featuring Scottee and his mum SarahThe Dustbin Man Cometh Produced by Ed ProsserFrom Surface to Core Feat. Miriam González Produced by Ariana MartinezProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
15/12/20·30m 5s

Silent Symphonies

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about listening to what lies beneath the surface. Uncovering one woman’s secret musical rebellion, rescuing musical scores written by prisoners in concentration camps and mapping our differing experiences in a sonic poem by the audio artist Axel Kacoutié.A Unique Literature Featuring Francesco Lotoro Produced by Andrea RangecroftMirry Featuring Tom Fraser, Margaret Drage and Geoffrey Drage Co-produced by Kirsteen McNish and Eleanor McDowall Music by Mirabel Lomer, Tom Fraser and Simon TongA Sound Poem First broadcast in the Constellations podcast episode 'Inner Geographies' Produced by Axel KacoutiéProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
08/12/20·29m 6s

Readers

Short documentaries and audio adventures about the letters and books which reach unexpected readers - with Josie Long. From the woman who has collected 8000 strangers' diaries to the letter treasured by a political prisoner who'd never met its senders.The Mother Featuring Cedric Jones, Sonia Sanchez and Haki Madhubuti Produced by Sarah CuddonRevolutionary Greetings Featuring Lee Mostert, Freda Mostert, Estelle Leonard and Chris Giffard Produced by Neroli Price with additional reporting by Rasmus BitschSally's Diaries Featuring Sally MacNamara Ivey Produced by Olivia HumphreysProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
01/12/20·29m 4s

Miniatures

Josie Long presents a selection of miniature documentaries and tiny audio adventures. A 3-minute elevator journey with the poet Paul Farley, a snappy surrealist game and a journey into the world of the planet’s tiniest inhabitants.Mini Break Produced by Andrea RangecroftThe Pitch Written by Paul Farley Produced by Geoff BirdFive-Seven-Five Produced by Sami El-Enany and Axel KacoutiéThe Shape of You in Her Produced by Jonathan Williams Created for audioplayground.xyzTime is Happening Produced by Annina LehmanThe Quiet Featuring Aisling Gallagher Produced by Calum Perrin An extract from Conversations Future Selves, a collaborative project commissioned by YLab and HARPAn Acoustic Acclamation to Things Tiny Produced by Action PyramidA Hymn to Cardea Featuring Stephen Jenkinson Produced by Phil SmithProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
24/11/20·28m 30s

The Interpreter

From the act of translating dance into words to finding understanding between two divorced parents - Josie Long presents stories of interpretation.What Is This Shape? Producer: Jess Shane Music: Daniel Pencer Featuring. iele paloumpis, Seta Morton, Alejandra Ospina and Krishna Washburn This research featured in this doc was catalyzed by the evening-length dance performance of In place of catastrophe, a clear night sky, which was set to premiere at Danspace Project in May 2020, but has been postponed due to COVID-19. It was directed by iele paloumpis in collaboration with Marielys Burgos-Meléndez, Seta Morton, Alejandra Ospina, Monica Rodriguez, Ogemdi Ude, Krishna Washburn, Adrien Weibgen and Marýa Wethers. For more information, please visit inplaceofcatastrophe.com The project featured in this doc was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative and Production Residency Program funded by the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; with additional support through a 2019 Movement Research Residency, funded by the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund; and is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC); as well as Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program, made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and with additional support from the New York Community Trust. Creative developmental residencies at The Chocolate Factory Theater, Queer|Art Pride at Abrons Arts Center, AUNTS Residency at Mount Tremper Arts, and the Zil Culture Center in Moscow through the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, have also contributed to this ongoing research.Poem With Captions By Raymond AntrobusA Birthday Card Producer: Nanna Hauge Kristensen Sound Design: Astrid HaldI'm So Sorry Producer: Eleanor McDowall Music: Jeremy Warmsley Created for audioplayground.xyzProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
17/11/20·28m 51s

Hauntings

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about absences which leave a mark. An unexpected visitor, a haunted literature and a grandson searches for the truth about a grandmother he never knew.Ghosts Featuring Mariana EnríquezUnexpected Guests (Extract) Produced by Phoebe Judge, Lauren Spohrer, and Nadia Wilson Originally made for the podcast CriminalAlicia Written and produced by Sayre Quevedo, with editing by Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah Geis, mixed by Mira Burt-Wintonick Originally made for the podcast Love MeBeloved Featuring Toni Morrison Produced by Shanida ScotlandProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
22/09/20·29m 44s

Tomorrow

Programming a stand up comedian, learning to challenge ideas of perfectionism through tending a garden, and poems looking towards a more empathetic future. Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures exploring our visions of the future. S.E.I.N.F.E.L.D. Produced by Ross Sutherland Originally produced for Imaginary Advice Learning/Unlearning Featuring Ciarra Jones Produced by Erisa ApantakuThe Missing Featuring Roger Robinson Produced by Alia CassamProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
15/09/20·28m 39s

Hinterland

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about hinterlands - areas lying beyond what is visible or known. From how to read the dangers and possibilities of public space to the space you might inhabit after you die.When You're Gone, You're Gone (extract) Presented / composed by Jocelyn Pook Produced by Kate Bland A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 3Jarman's Garden Produced by Sherre DeLys Music by Chris AbrahamsCruising Produced by Mara LazerWhen You're Gone, You're Gone (extract 2) Presented / composed by Jocelyn Pook Produced by Kate Bland A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 3Production team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
07/09/20·30m 38s

The Departure

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about leaving places behind. From zip wiring over the Iron Curtain, to reflecting on lost connections with your country of origin and a poem remembering the thousands of people lost to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Zip Wire Featuring Daniel Pohl Produced by Andrea Rangecrofthalf / half Featuring Hannah Kendaru, Lou Kendaru and Remi Kendaru Co-created by Lou and Hannah Kendaru. Produced by Lou Kendaru First developed for Future Currents hosted by The Doing GroupSeed of the Fruit Featuring Mark 'Mr T' Thompson Produced by Alan Hall With the voice of Cherise Hamilton-Stephenson Statistics from slavevoyages.org Commissioned by the National Maritime Museum for UNESCO’s International Day for the Rembrance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its AbolitionProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
02/09/20·30m 11s

The Question

Short documentaries and adventures in sound about quiz shows and queries for an uncertain future. Presented by Josie Long.Google Oracle Produced by Annina LehmannThe $64,000 Question Produced by Jodie Taylor from Fat Rat FilmsThe Interview Featuring Laura BartonProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
25/08/20·29m 38s

Moments of Being

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by Virginia Woolf's idea of Moments of Being."I find that scene making is my natural way of marking the past. Always a scene has arranged itself: representative; enduring. This confirms me in my instinctive notion (it will not bear arguing about; it is irrational) the sensation that we are sealed vessels afloat on what it is convenient to call reality; and at some moments, the sealing matter cracks; in floods reality; that is, these scenes - for why do they survive undamaged year after year unless they are made of something comparatively permanent?"Waves Featuring Milton Dawes Produced by Mira Burt-Wintonick Music by Carl VézinaHow It Felt Featuring Sofia Saldanha, Katharina Smets and Ariel Mejia Produced by Eleanor McDowallThe Fear Featuring Erisa Apantaku Produced by James T. Green28 hours Featuring Beverley Bass Produced by Andrea RangecroftProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
18/08/20·29m 24s

Touch

From a tender dance and the absence of a lover to the music a tongue makes as it touches the inside of your mouth - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about the sensation of touch.Hard To Say Featuring Ed Werler Produced by Bente BirkelandTongue Tied Produced by Sami El-EnanyREGARDS TOP UP YOUR OWN ARTWORK FOR Feauring. Alexandra Smith and Angus Rogers Produced by Phil SmithLanguage is Born of Absence Produced by Mara LazerProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
11/08/20·30m 22s

Remix

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about remixing and reinventing the world. Jonathan Zenti builds something new from undelivered audio projects, Scottee's grandad becomes an emerging artist and we hear reimagined whale song.Porn Whales Originally made for In The Dark Radio www.inthedarkradio.org Produced by Ed ProsserApology Letter Produced by Jonathan ZentiNo Need to Shout Featuring Scottee and Liam Gallagher Produced by Alia CassamThe Toilets at Home Are All Gender Neutral Produced by Arlie AdlingtonProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2020.
23/06/20·29m 38s

The Outside

Lying on your back and gazing at the stars in Australia, viewing the world through the eyes of a little dog and venturing outside your home - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about the outside world.Emu in the Sky Featuring Krystal DeNapoli Produced by Krystal DeNapoli, Michelle Macklem, and Zoe TennantPaws for Thought (featuring Little Oblong) Produced by Phil SmithThe Outside Produced by Hana Walker-BrownProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2020.
16/06/20·30m 3s

Words to Live By

Josie Long presents short documentaries about the writers and musicians whose words help us navigate the difficult moments in our lives. From James Baldwin to Adrienne Rich, the lyrics of Jimmie Rodgers to a new poem by Axel Kacoutié.James Baldwin in conversation with Studs Terkel Originally broadcast in 1961 Courtesy of the Studs Terkel Radio Archivefor george, breonna, ahmaud, and christian Produced by James T. Green Originally made for the podcast u+1f60cDedications Featuring Mary Jean Chan Produced by Alia Cassam Featuring recordings of Adrienne Rich from the audio archives of the public radio show, New Letters on the Air, a production of New Letters magazine at the University of Missouri-Kansas CityThe Watertank Featuring Damian Le Bas Produced by Andrea RangecroftYou Got Through the Day Produced by Axel KacoutiéProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2020.
09/06/20·32m 48s

Kids

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures with and about kids. Exploring the world through the eyes of a little boy, beauty pageants for children, a weather forecast takeover and finding a newborn on the subway.Let’s Get Lost Together Featuring Eligh Moon Produced by Sara Brooke Curtis Beauty Queen Dropout Featuring Samara Addai Produced by Deborah ShorindeThe Random Weather Report Featuring Niamh and Tommy Produced by Chris Attaway Originally produced for Audio Playground audioplayground.xyzBundle on the Subway Featuring Pete Mercurio and Danny StewartProduced by Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2020.
03/06/20·29m 48s

Dreaming

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about dreaming and the imagination. Dive into an astronaut's dreamscape, take an audio drawing lesson with Ebony Flowers and listen to Ursula Le Guin explore world-building.The Astronaut's Dream Feat. Helen Sharman Produced by Edward Prosser Music by Kevin MacLeod Originally created for the Royal InstitutionSelf Portrait in Outer Space Feat. Ebony Flowers Produced by Jess Shane Music by Chad Crouch and Abby SwidlerUrsula Le Guin Interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Originally broadcast in 1990Evin and Ian Produced by Georgia MoodieProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2020.
26/05/20·29m 19s

The Sea, The Sea

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about the sea.The sounds of the sea, whispers into a wind phone and the dark, silent nights in Lyø, Denmark; a writer reflects on women dreaming of diving beneath the surface of the water; an Hawaiian surfer describes the exhilaration of riding through the barrel of a wave and stories from cliff-edge towns in the UK as the water comes ever-closer.The Wave Featuring Clyde Aikau Music by Cabinet of Living Cinema Produced by Sarah CuddonThe Widow of the Sea Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenDreaming Featuring Margaret Drabble Originally recorded by Sarah Cuddon for The Diving VenusThe View from the Edge Featuring Darcy Bayless and Juliet Blaxland who has written a book about her experiences in a cliff edge house called The Easternmost House. Produced by Chloe White and Jodie TaylorProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in 2020.
19/05/20·29m 51s

Storytellers

Short documentaries about telling stories with Josie Long. A subject feedbacks back to her documentarian, a voicemail tells a story and the writer Ross Sutherland wonders how storytelling advice could save a relationship in trouble. Nicola Talkback Produced by Jess Shane Music by Abby Swidler Easiness Featuring Ben Seretan Produced by Alex Lewis Originally produced for Audio PlaygroundMarriage Story Featuring Ross Sutherland and Peter SaddingtonProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.
31/03/20·29m 57s

Habitat

Growing up in a changing landscape, communicating disaster through a language barrier, a sonic illustration of the world’s dwindling animal populations and finding hope outside our windows. Josie Long presents short documentaries on the climate crisis.Smoke Signals Produced by Natalie KestecherHearing Extinction Produced by Mona Chalabi and Emmy the GreatMother Earth Produced by Alia CassamTerrace, Rome, Italy during the lockdown Produced by Daria Corrias Originally recorded for the Field Recordings podcastProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.
31/03/20·30m 2s

Encounters With Old Texts

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, a cryptic crossword, personal ads and the work of Dylan Thomas inspire new short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.Poem for October Featuring Terry Jones Produced by Sarah CuddonSlow Burn Seeking Featuring Casey Orozco-Poore Produced by Ariana MartinezMaslow Produced by James T. GreenRelics Featuring John-Luke RobertsProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.
17/03/20·30m 44s

Call Me

Wrong numbers that make the right connections and the comforting voices of strangers - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about phones.Monitoring Produced by Mark VernonThe Phoneline Made by Jodie Taylor, producer at Fat Rat Films This documentary featured recreated calls, all calls to NACOA’s helpline remain absolutely confidential.Please Hold Produced by James T. Green Originally made for the podcast u+1f60cA 6 instead of a 9 Featuring Kasey Bergh and Henry Glendening Produced by Claire CroftonProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.
10/03/20·29m 45s

Tarot

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the tarot deck. From an imagined reading with Madame Cinnamon Black in New Orleans to a card that helps two sisters understand each other.Sylvia Plath and the Tarot Pack Featuring David Trinidad and Rebecca Tamás Produced by Alia CassamShadow Work Produced by Ari MejiaThree Cards Featuring Madame Cinnamon Black Produced by Cristal Duhaime Originally recorded for 48 Hour Party People, a travel podcast hosted by Brendan Francis Newnam Thanks to Mira Burt-Wintonick, Brendan Francis Newnam, Jackson Musker, Danielle Henderson and the Historic Voodoo MuseumProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2020.
03/03/20·29m 48s

Dancing on the Radio

Josie Long presents toe-tapping, choreographed short documentaries offering three adventures in sound about dancing. From falling in love with movement - to the art of staying still.Vogue Featuring Darren Suarez Produced by Andrea RangecroftScreen Test Featuring Lucinda Childs Produced by Hannah Dean With music by Kayla Painter Includes audio from Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate ModernIt's a Commitment (Extract) Originally made for the Smash/Cut podcast Featuring Dr Brenda Dixon Gottschild and Dr Halifu Osumare Produced by Xander Adams and Margaret Laurena Kemp Music Credits: Revolution Void, Lloyd Rodgers, Kitchen Romance, and Xander AdamsSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2020.
25/02/20·29m 39s

Endurance

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about feats of endurance. A marathon runner needs to outrun a race official who wants her off the track, a woman exhausts herself while running through the personal ads and a writer living in the shadow of a nuclear reactor finds unlikely companionship with cockroaches.Endurance Featuring Laura BartonMr Right Produced by Inge Hoonte Originally made for Deep Wireless 4Runner 261 Featuring Kathrine Switzer Produced by Andrea RangecroftIsn't it lovely? Produced by Phoebe Wang First commissioned as a part of the Constellations podcast's exhibition Resonant Bodies and then released in Constellations This piece was supported in part by the Wassaic Artist Residency Program. Kathrine Switzer photo credit - Boston HeraldProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2020.
18/02/20·30m 35s

Noel

A 6 year old takes a rather un-childlike view on the realities of Santa Claus, Icelandic Christmas characters creep out of the darkness, Scottee tells the story of a loving gift that travelled across countries and generations and the festive season bursts into song. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound (for grown-ups) on Christmas Eve.I Don't Know Produced by Andy Mills with the musicians Matt and Jacob Boll, Corey and Cobey Bienert and Enoch Kim.Out of the Dark Featuring Rósa Thorsteinsdottir and Eva Maria Jónssdottir from The Arni Magnussen Institute Produced by Rikke HoudNativity Featuring Scottee Produced by Alia CassamThe Night Before the Night Before Christmas (Reprise) Featuring Seymour and Stuart Sarnoff Produced by Alex LewisSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
24/12/19·32m 30s

Bodies

Joe Dunthorne dives into poetic descriptions of the body and we hear the sound of sleep. Visceral short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long. Her Eyes Were Like... Featuring Joe Dunthorne, Caroline Bird, Ross Sutherland and Jack UnderwoodWhile You Were Sleeping Featuring Dr Jim Grayburn Produced by Calum PerrinTransition Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenProduction Team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2019.
17/12/19·30m 1s

Maps

Navigating emotional terrain, finding joy in another world and mapping a continuum of thinking. Josie Long presents short documentaries about desire, love and heartbreak.Pixels and BitsFeaturing Stephen Sexton Produced by Alia CassamDrive Straight AheadWritten by Jonathan Goldstein and Mira Burt-Wintonick Produced by Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime Originally broadcast on CBC's WireTapPlaying in the DarkFeaturing Gail Lewis, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski and Natasha Mumbi Nkonde Produced by Tej AdeleyeProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2019.
10/12/19·29m 11s

Beasts

Magical creatures wrap themselves around you in the fog and we hear a musical tribute to furry beasts - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about real and imagined animals.Cat Names Produced by Joseph KecklerAshi Magari Produced by Rikke HoudTouching the Elephant Presented by Kim Normanton Produced by Matt Thompson Mastered by Jon Calver Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997Concerts for Dogs Featuring Laurie Anderson Produced by Tim Hinman Originally made for Sound MattersProduction Team: Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2019.
03/12/19·28m 47s

Sports

From rally car driving to the healing power of climbing - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about sport, exercise and competition.Go Faster Featuring Rosemary Smith Produced by Andrea RangecroftClimb When Ready Featuring Cassius Adair and Martha Bennett Produced by Arlie Adlington Music credit: Negentropy by Chad CrouchThat's It Featuring recordings from The Sound of Sport Produced by Bus CrushProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
26/11/19·30m 28s

From the Heart

From a broken-hearted granddaughter's search for understanding to a collective conversation around desire - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about desire, love and heartbreak.ROW-cub Produced by Neena PathakTexts I've Sent The Government Featuring John-Luke Roberts and River HallFalckensteinscredo Produced by Phil SmithAn Interrogation Produced by Erisa ApantakuProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2019.
19/11/19·28m 37s

The Archivist

The tattered book worth risking everything for, the man who can't forget and chronicling history one voice message at a time. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about record keepers.Memories Featuring Bob Petrella Produced by Andrea RangecroftMessages from Manus Island Featuring Behrouz Boochani Produced by Femi Oriogun-Williams The Exercise Book Featuring Jeremiah Produced by Andrea Rangecroft Production Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Producer: Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2019.
24/09/19·29m 23s

Family Ties

A family whose women are bound by activism, poetry between generations and forging new families in later life. Josie Long presents short documentaries about familial connections.Radical Love Featuring Ash Sarkar Produced by Alia CassamA Beautiful Arrangement Featuring Stefanie Clark and Jane Callahan-Moore Produced by Bill HealyLoose Lips Featuring Mark ‘Mr T’ Thompson and Fiona Goffe Produced by Alan HallProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2019.
17/09/19·29m 20s

Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary OliverJosie Long heads out alone into nature to present short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the poet Mary Oliver. From a meditation on the seasons amid the changing climate, to an exploration of wanting with Laura Barton.Wild and Precious Featuring Laura BartonMary Oliver - Listening to the World (edited extract) Interview by Krista Tippett This interview was originally produced for The On Being Project onbeing.orgTo Fail as a Witness Featuring Anne Fosburg Produced by Ariana Martinez Special thanks to Anne Fosburg and collaborator Mitchell Johnson for the early correspondence that motivated this work.Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2019.
10/09/19·29m 46s

Musical

A spider infestation turns into a musical performance, the pianist Glenn Gould unpicks the magic of Petula Clark's Downtown and Patrick Haggerty talks about Lavender Country, which has come to be known as the first gay country music album.Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about music and musicians.Lavender Country Featuring Patrick Haggerty Produced by Thomas Curry, Lauren Eisen and Sofie StrøbeckDowntown Featuring Glenn Gould Produced by Alan HallSpiders! The Musical Produced by Phil SmithImage Credit: Matthew WilsonProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2019.
03/09/19·33m 2s

Self-Portrait

Josie Long draws her own image whilst presenting short documentaries about turning the camera lens or microphone on yourself. A Private Ritual Written by Jess Bineth and Tilly Lawless Produced by Jess BinethGhosts Produced by Andrea RangecroftHow To Remember Produced by Axel Kacoutié‏ Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2019.
27/08/19·29m 36s

Keeping Faith

Looking for a miracle and searching for divine love - Josie Long presents short documentaries about keeping faith.Recitation Featuring Madinah Javed Produced by Alia CassamCrab Babygrow Featuring Sarah Mouracade Produced by Andrea RangecroftDivine Love Produced by Sook-Yin LeeProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2019.
20/08/19·29m 21s

Deep Time

A solar eclipse repeats over and over, a musical key unlocks lost memories and a life marked out in books. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound on our experience of time.Crow Featuring Christina McLeish Produced by Jaye KranzA Channel of Music Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenTotality Written and produced by Mae-Li Evans Sound and composition by Calum Perrin This piece is an adapted extract from a performance developed and supported by The Yard Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and Hearsay Festival. Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2019.
13/08/19·29m 23s

Press Record

The sounds of an empty apartment, the last tape of a loved one, the bootleg VHS tapes that helped inspire a musical movement and an erotic audio audition are at the heart of this edition of Short Cuts. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about significant recordings that have impacted people's lives.That DAT Produced by Natalie KestecherThe Stains Featuring Diane Lane and Allison Wolfe Produced by Allyson McCabeSound Portrait of a Flat Produced by Jessica Gordon BrayeA Place for Us Featuring Tricia Davies Nearn Produced by Alan HallProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2019.
25/06/19·28m 28s

Nature Documentaries

Singing with whales, a cloud of bats and the ballad of a rare bird. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about the natural world.Whale Duet A version of this story first appeared on the podcast Sound Matters Interview by Tim Hinman Produced by Andrea RangecroftBats in the Attic Produced by Jessie LawsonThe Lord God Bird Originally broadcast in 2005 Produced by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions The song - Great God Bird - was written and performed by Sufjan Stevens To listen to the song in its entirety and to hear more Long Haul stories, go to www.longhaulpro.org Production Team: Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall Producer: Andrea RangecroftA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2019.
18/06/19·29m 28s

Nocturne

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what happens after darkness falls. From Mark Thomas's childhood nocturnal journeys to a late-night story told in the glow of a turf fire.The Little Nuneen Featuring Gerald O'Brien Produced by Regan HutchinsEscape Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah CuddonThe Poem Explains Nothing Featuring Peter Beverley Produced by Peilin LiProduction team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2019.
11/06/19·28m 43s

Mirror Image

Josie Long gazes into a mirror as she presents short documentaries and sonic adventures on reflections and doubles.A woman wrestles with an unsettling shadow, the double act Split Britches explore life as partners and performers and a work of sound art offers advice on becoming more becoming...Becoming More Becoming Originally made for the Third Coast International Audio Festival ShortDocs competition Produced by Sarah Boothroyd Split Britches Feat. Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver Produced by Alia CassamThe Detonator Originally made for CBC's Love Me Produced by Sarah Geis, Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime and 'Kate' Sound by Mira Burt-Wintonick Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall.A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2019.
04/06/19·30m 3s

Desire Lines

Looking for love online, the desire lines we walk to a lover's house and the untethering of a breast-feeding baby from its mother - Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about being drawn towards the ones we love.Desire Lines Featuring Laura BartonThe Real Tom Banks Produced by Jesse Cox Sound Engineer Timothy Nicastri Originally made for Radiotonic on ABC Radio NationalUntethered Featuring Nell FrizzellProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.
28/05/19·28m 35s

What Lies Beneath

Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what lies beneath the surface of things - from a subterranean journey to a dive inside a painting.Seams (Extract) Originally made for the Timber Festival Produced by Geoff BirdThe Neighbour Produced by Sophie TownsendThe Box Originally made for the HearSay International Audio Festival Produced by Sofia SaldanhaA Deeper Dive Featuring Richard Scott Produced by Alia CassamProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia CassamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2019.
20/05/19·29m 41s

Early Spring

As the days lengthen and a new season approaches, Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the Rilke poem Early Spring.The People Who Feel Featuring Henry Cordova Produced by Ariana MartinezFalling Like Blossom Featuring Naoko Abe Produced by Sarah CuddonLilia is Listening Originally made for the podcast Love Me https://www.cbc.ca/radio/loveme/in-the-distance-1.4899506 Produced by Sara Brooke Curtis, with Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah Geis Mix by Cristal DuhaimeReadings by Stacia BrownSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2019.
26/03/19·30m 38s

Between the Lines

Josie Long presents short documentaries and audio adventures about translation, interpretation and ideas that resonate in the gap between words - from the connection between one man and his translator, through Benjamin Clementine's interpretation of Satie, to the work of an ASL/English interpreter.In Translation Featuring Miwako Ozawa and Hiromitsu Shinkawa A version of this story first appeared in the BBC World Service documentary Found in Translation made by Whistledown Productions https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03l3jxj Produced by Rose de LarrabeitiGymnopédie Featuring Benjamin Clementine Produced by Mooj ZadieThe Go-Between Featuring Christopher Desloges Music: Scorch by Nctrnm from the Free Music Archive Produced by Aliya PabaniSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall.A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2019.
19/03/19·30m 9s

Oulipo

Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries and audio adventures inspired by the work of the Oulipo, a loose collective of writers and mathematicians who use playful constraints in their work to spark new ideas. The Oulipo's name - Ouvroir de littérature potentielle - roughly translates as 'the workshop of potential literature'. They have produced works such as Georges Perec's La Disparition; A Void in the English translation, in which the letter e never appears; If on a Winter's Night a Traveller..., Italo Calvino's novel which features ten different first chapters of novels; and Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style, in which the same story is retold 99 times in a different style. Our workshop for potential radio features literary reviews, audio games and new stories from Joe Dunthorne, Jon Tjhia, John-Luke Roberts and Ross Sutherland.As Far As The I Produced by Jon TjhiaPeanut Butter Featuring Joe DunthorneA Void Featuring John-Luke RobertsThe Other Ross Sutherland Featuring Roddy Forsyth and Ross Sutherland An alternate version of this story first appeared on the podcast Imaginary Advice Produced by Ross SutherlandSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2019.
12/03/19·29m 53s

The Descent

Falling space debris sparks an adventure across continents - and underpants dangling from a tree push a woman into a downward spiral. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about The Descent. The King and I Produced by Natalie KestecherSkylab Featuring Stan Thornton Produced by Hannah DeanSeven Miles Deep Featuring Don Walsh Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2019.
05/03/19·28m 48s

The Forgetting

Josie Long presents fragmentary short documentaries about lost memories. Searching for a half-remembered past, shape-shifting, elusive personal histories, forgetting yourself and a story of societal forgetting.Mother of Memory Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenSeven Magic Mountains Featuring Laura BartonThe Trace of A Cloud In A Chest (extract) You can listen to the feature in full here: https://soundcloud.com/charles-parker-prize/the-trace-of-a-cloud-in-a-chest-by-weidong-lin-silver-2015 Produced by Weidong LinThe Forgotten Produced by Karla Marie SweetSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2019.
26/02/19·29m 2s

Known For...

Josie Long presents short documentaries about people or places who become known for a single thing. From the contested title of Britain's most haunted village to a tender reflection on an actor defined by their most famous role.Most Haunted Produced by Ross SutherlandBabi Featuring Rosalind JanaThe Bystander Featuring William Genovese Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2019.
19/02/19·29m 7s

Lasso the Moon

Josie Long presents short Christmas-themed documentaries and adventures in sound.We hear from a long time resident of Santa Claus, Indiana, the comedian Mark Thomas offers a tender reflection on Away in a Manger, and Karolyn Grimes - the woman who played Zuzu Bailey in the festive classic It's a Wonderful Life - explores how it's interwoven with her life.The Chief Elf of Santa Claus, Indiana Featuring Pat Koch Produced by Andrea RangecroftAway in a Manger Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah CuddonIt's a Wonderful Life Featuring Karolyn Grimes Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4
25/12/18·31m 22s

The Gloaming

Josie Long presents new short documentaries on searching for hope in the gathering darkness.John McCarthy and Brian Keenan look back on a single act of human kindness that glows amid much darker memories, a late night conversation explores the hope bound up in playing the lottery, and we hear as voices fade in a Danish hospice.The Gloaming Featuring John McCarthy and Brian Keenan Produced by Geoff BirdFading Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenThe Lottery Produced by Phoebe WangSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2018.
18/12/18·29m 14s

Seasons

Josie Long presents new short documentaries and audio adventures tied to the changing of the seasons.Laura Barton offers an ode to the sticky heat of summer, we hear the beat of hummingbird wings in autumn and a love story tied to cold British winters and Colombia's 'spring city'.On Music Overheard Produced by Phil SmithHeat Featuring Laura BartonTiny Jalopy Produced by Michelle MacklemOlga Produced by Phil SmithSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall,A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2018.
11/12/18·29m 32s

Untethered

Navigating the technological nightmare of the afterlife, the feeling of weightlessness during a late night drive and finding yourself adrift at sea - Josie Long presents short documentaries and mini works of fiction about finding yourself untethered to the world around you.Please Hold (Extract) Originally made for the podcast 'Imaginary Advice'. Featured in the episode 'After This' Produced by Ross SutherlandNight Rider Produced by Ariana MartinezLauren and Ken Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2018.
04/12/18·30m 22s

Me and You

Josie Long presents new short documentaries and audio essays about intertwining with another person.A father and son stare out to sea and talk about a lost love, a woman writes a letter to her young daughter unpicking the complex intersections between motherhood, art, selfhood and capitalism, and a widow finds an unusual spirit guide for her grieving. Victoria, My Spirit Widow Produced by Sophie TownsendThe Art of Knowing When to Retreat Produced by Stacia Brown Originally made for the podcast Hope ChestA Friend Produced by Sayre QuevedoSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.
27/11/18·30m 37s

Meals

Josie Long presents short documentaries about food - from congee on a mountaintop to the nightmarish consequences of a family dinner.The writer Jessica J Lee tries to recreate a vivid sensory experience and Australian audio-maker Mike Williams shares a visceral story of a Christmas Eve meal.Mutual Mastication Produced by Steve UrquhartThe Nightmare Before Christmas Produced by Mike WilliamsCongee Dreams Produced by Jessica J LeeLast Requests Produced by Hannah DeanSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2018.
20/11/18·29m 28s

The Other Side

Josie Long hears stories of crossing over to the other side - from radio waves permeating political barriers to the migratory routes of eels.Radio 100 Featuring Leslie Rosin, Cornelia Saxe and Gregor Schuster Produced by Leo HornakThe Other Side Featuring Laura BartonThe Last Night Featuring Anny Shaw Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
26/06/18·29m 26s

Mistaken Identity

The lust to escape your life, gifts that make you feel misunderstood and a mystery with an elusive man at it's centre - Josie Long unfurls stories of mistaken identity.The writer Nikesh Shukla and his friends, Nick Hearne and Robbie Lingham, talk about the frustrating mysterious character who entered their lives after they sent a lamb chop into space. The Australian producer Natalie Kestecher is horrified by a gift from a close friend and a young woman plots her escape in a call from Laura Mayer's How Are You Doing Project.Navy Story Originally recorded for the How Are You Doing Project Produced by Laura MayerThe Gift Featuring writing from the Redundant Women series Produced by Natalie KestecherAdam Featuring Nikesh Shukla, Nick Hearne and Robbie LinghamSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
19/06/18·28m 31s

The Watchers

Josie Long hears stories of observation - from glimpsing who you might become to an artist who secretly surveilled her father.Rosalind Jana explores the crackle of possibility and hope in a love story observed across a crowded room, Johanna Heldebro talks about her art project - To Come Within Reach of You - in which she followed and photographed her father, and Sarah Algashgari talks about working at the first football match in Saudi Arabia that allowed female spectators.Deciphering Featuring Rosalind JanaThe Watchers Featuring Sarah Algashgari Produced by Andrea RangecroftFollowing Father Featuring Johanna Heldebro Produced by Tom HenleySeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2018.
12/06/18·28m 55s

Civil Disobedients

A porcine presidential campaign, the feeling of freedom in a communal action and a Danish poet who helps you re-imagine the world - Josie Long hears stories of small radical acts.Comedian and activist Mark Thomas talks about the feeling of liberty on a city street flooded with bicycles, we explore how Inger Christensen's words have fed into the imaginations of Danish activists, and we hear about Pigasus's curtailed political campaign.Pigasus the Immortal Featuring Abe Peck, Jim Lato and Judy Gumbo Interviews by Sarah GeisInger Christensen Produced by Maria DønvangCritical Mass Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah CuddonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2018.
05/06/18·28m 42s

Beginnings

Josie Long presents short documentaries about creating something out of nothing, fresh starts and the beginning of the end.From a band that existed before they'd ever met each other to the new beginnings which bring sweet, if painful, endings in a relationship between a mother and daughter.The Dandelion Adventure Produced by Geoff BirdGood Year for the Roses Produced by Sophie TownsendMeteor Shower Produced by Nanna Hauge KristensenSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast on May 2018.
29/05/18·29m 1s

Afterwords

A dream-like journey, a man trying to prove he hasn't died and a reflection on a eulogy. Josie Long presents documentaries where words linger long after they're uttered. Featuring the voices of the oral historian Studs Terkel, recorded a couple of years before he passed away, and the writer Julia Cooper, finding the words she wished she could offer her younger self.A Taxi Stops Produced by Rikke HoudAfterwords Featuring Jeremy Lee Bass Produced by Andrea RangecroftEulogy Featuring Julia Cooper Produced by Veronica SimmondsSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2018.
22/05/18·29m 35s

Into the Woods

From tree climbing to getting lost in the forest, Josie Long ventures into the woods. Featuring Sook-Yin Lee on the wild forest of her childhood, the musician and radio producer Phil Smith on the love and freedom of clambering amid the branches, and a mother and daughter losing themselves amongst the trees.Climb Featuring Jochen Raiss and Leah Produced by Phil SmithLost Featuring Rachel and Carolyn Lloyd Produced by Andrea RangecroftBehind My House Music by Sook-Yin Lee Produced by Sook-Yin LeeSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2018.
03/04/18·29m 56s

Cinema

Josie Long hears stories drawn from the silver screen. Luke Skywalker helps Joe Dunthorne reckon with his own mortality, the writer Ross Sutherland explores the hidden history of the audience and Amanda Foster offers an insight into the life of a stuntwoman. Luke Deathbringer Featuring Joe DunthorneBody Double Featuring Amanda Foster Produced by Andrea RangecroftHollywood Forever Featuring Ross SutherlandSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2018.
27/03/18·32m 7s

The Answer

Josie Long presents short documentaries and stories about the quest for resolution. Years spent in search of a solution to Elgar's Enigma, an adult seeks an answer to a childhood letter and a mother records her young son's responses.The Being Sound Produced by Stephanie RowdenGet Pierced Produced by Duncan CowlesCounter Melody Featuring Bob Padgett (who runs the website The Enigma Theme Unmasked) Produced by Daniel Estrin, Jessi Carrier, Steven Jackson and Nick van der Kolk.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2018.
20/03/18·29m 15s

Silent Night

A quiet walk through an abandoned prison camp in darkness, late night ambient sound in the Maasai Mara - Josie Long listens for sounds in the hush of the night.Silent Night Featuring Carl Cattermole Produced by Thomas Glasser and based on his documentary for National Prison Radio, Sounds InsideCrickets - Night - Maasai Mara Produced by Jonathan ZentiAmbient Sir Featuring Jordan Scott Jordan Scott's writing can be found at his website Lanterns at Guantánamo Produced by Jess ShaneSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2018.
13/03/18·31m 48s

Unearthly

Josie Long presents short documentaries and stories about unearthly happenings - from the myths surrounding Lake Stechlin, which is said to boil whenever a major catastrophic event happens anywhere in the world, to an uneasy evening at a conference for exorcists.Possession Produced by Geoff BirdPsychic Blob Originally made for KCRW's Radio Race Music by The Black Spot Produced by Jeff EntmanLake Stechlin Featuring Jessica J LeeSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2018.
06/03/18·29m 2s

Colours

Blue skies, a rainbow of strangers and lipstick shades weave through today's short documentaries about colour. Josie Long explores how it affects the way we experience the world.Blue Featuring Laura BartonLipstick Featuring Davia Nelson Produced by Benjamen WalkerI Know Light Now Featuring Vanessa Potter Produced by Leila HussainRing a Rainbow Produced by Dennis FunkSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2018.
27/02/18·28m 47s

Landscapes

From an island which resists invasion to a beloved city in which you can't be free - Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries where the landscape becomes a character.Ribbon Gums Produced by Sophie TownsendResistance Featuring Lars Christian Kofoed Romer and Viola Produced by Rikke HoudMosul Eye Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2018.
20/02/18·30m 4s

Never Let Me Go

Love lost and found, a lingering goodbye and the after image of a loved one - Josie Long presents stories of holding on.From the echoes of a partner that linger after their death to an extraordinary tale of love regained after fifty years apart.Her Name Was Jean Featuring Dennis Vinar, Karen Lehmann Vinar and Jean Voxland Produced by Andrea RangecroftThe Awkward Goodbye Produced by Duncan CowlesAfter Image Featuring Dr Jacqueline Hayes Produced by Edward LawrensonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2018.
13/02/18·29m 34s

Christmas

A two-decade long commitment to writing a new Christmas standard, an Icelandic documentary fairytale and the comedian Mark Thomas feature in Josie Long's festive documentary special.The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Featuring Seymour Sarnoff Song performed by Jennifer Sheehan, arranged by Peter Millrose and written by Seymour Sarnoff Produced by Alex LewisSolla Decorates for Christmas Produced by Rikke HoudDad's Christmas Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah CuddonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2017.
19/12/17·32m 4s

Libraries

Josie Long explores the way our collections and accidental archives define us. Diving into a head full of palindromes, love letters, artistic accidents and family recipes.Featuring the writer Nikesh Shukla, the illustrator Ralph Steadman, love letter writer extraordinaire Janet Gallin, and Martin Clear, the winner of the World Palindrome Championship.Janet Gallin Interview by Lina Misitzis Originally broadcast in The Heart episode Love Letters produced by Kaitlin Prest http://www.theheartradio.org/audio-smut/lovelettersRalph Steadman: Better than Being in a Tent Featuring Ralph Steadman Produced by Leo HornakYoko Is Not a Palindrome Featuring Martin Clear Produced by Miyuki JokirantaFamily Recipe Featuring Nikesh ShuklaSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2017.
12/12/17·28m 43s

Long Distance

Falling from a great height and last words across a telephone line - Josie Long hears stories of relationships stretched across space.From the crossover between skydiving, Soren Kierkegaard and falling in love, to the final words uttered into the ear of a loved one on another continent.Rafadan Yumurta Produced by Phil SmithOn Top Produced by Maria DonvangAlfred and Katie Featuring Dr Alfred Aidoo and Katie Stakolich Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2017.
05/12/17·28m 46s

The Insider

Josie Long hears stories from within hidden worlds - a doctor living in quarantine, the founder of a time travellers convention and a radio DJ offering a lifeline to prisoners.On The Inside Featuring Bruce Aitken Produced by Eliza LomasThe Time Traveller's Convention Produced by Jeff Emtman Originally made for KCRW's Here Be Monsters Music by The Black Spot https://www.hbmpodcast.comQuarantine Featuring Dr Adaora Okoli Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.first broadcast in November 2017.
28/11/17·27m 36s

Incantations

Josie Long hears stories spell craft, poetry and art coming to life.What can a poet learn from a consultant sorcerer? Ross Sutherland explores the poetic possibilities of spell craft. A fragment of Sappho's poetic longing is unpicked alongside a reading by Anne Carson. And at night, in a gallery, art springs to life.Incantations Featuring Ross Sutherland and Dr Alexander CumminsAfter Fragment 31 Featuring Anne Carson and Jennifer Metsker Produced by Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer MetskerNocturne Produced by Neville Edwards and Cathy FitzGerald On behalf of Antenna International for The National Gallery, London Original poetry by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Aoife MannixSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2017.
21/11/17·29m 27s

Out of Thin Air

Josie Long hears stories which come out of nowhere. A story of creation, time and disappearance; a writer takes a precarious drive down an icy road imagining the dive into nothing at the edge of her vision, and the unexpected kindness of a stranger pulls a man back from the brink. Thin Air Feat. Laura BartonThe Water Produced by Rikke Houd Originally broadcast on CBC's Love Me http://www.cbc.ca/radio/loveme/the-island-and-the-sea-1.4234588The Kindness of Strangers Produced by Claire CroftonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2017.
14/11/17·28m 11s

Role Models

What can we learn from the humanity of others? From seeing ourselves reflected in someone else? Josie Long presents stories of role models."You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There's this idea that monsters don't have reflections in a mirror. And what I've always thought isn't that monsters don't have reflections in a mirror. It's that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves... Part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it." - Junot DiazWater Fleas Featuring Akira Sakata Produced by Phil SmithMirrors Featuring Nikesh ShuklaNadia Produced by Sophie TownsendIntolerants Not Welcome Featuring Mark Thompson Produced by Alan HallSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2017.
26/09/17·28m 24s

Lost in Translation

Secret languages, loving acts of translation and musical instruments with an unrecognised power - Josie Long presents new documentaries about translation.From the man who introduced a poet to Iran through a tender act of love for his father, to a debate about breaching the peace.The Stash Featuring Lou Savelli Music by the Cabinet of Living Cinema Produced by Sarah CuddonBe Myself Featuring Joe Benjamin Produced by Tayo PopoolaDays of Razors, Nights Full of Rats Featuring Sahand and Ali Sahebdivani Produced by Maartje DuinSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2017.
19/09/17·30m 50s

In Motion

Escape artists, losing control of your body and losing yourself in water - Josie Long takes a twilight stroll across Hampstead Heath while she presents stories of movement.Pond Featuring Jessica J LeeMovement Featuring Ian Waterman Produced by Rachel Simpson Original interview recorded for the Empathy MuseumLake Featuring Jessica J LeeEinstein Produced by Rikke HoudSea Featuring Jessica J LeeSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2017.
12/09/17·29m 2s

Machines

A disembodied voice, digital ghosts and the contraptions we build that alter our humanity - Josie Long presents new short documentaries about machines.We hear from the voice of Siri in the UK about losing control of what you say. Also - the story of a digital version of yourself outliving you and our relationship to the tools we build and the scars they leave.Daniel Produced by Andrea RangecroftReplika Produced by Charles Maynes and Mika Golubovsky15 Years Produced by Shereen Ashman, Michelle Macklem and Daniel GuillemetteSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2017.
05/09/17·28m 29s

Tough Love

Josie Long hears stories of heartbreak. Difficult love, women encoded in music and rebuilding yourself after you've been broken.Laura Barton offers a tender exploration of complex, enduring love, Natalie Kestecher rebuilds herself after a sudden shock and we dive into the sound of heartache.Tough Love Featuring Laura BartonTwenty-Three Produced by Alan HallKintsugi Dog Produced by Natalie Kestecher Mix by Steven TilleySeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
29/08/17·28m 16s

Duet

Josie Long hears stories of duets, the perfect conversational dance and gatecrashing honeymoons. She also talks to the other half of her long-running comedy partnership - Robin Ince.The poet John Osborne delves into late night radio phone in conversations, the artist Duncan Speakman invites the listener to engage in a duet and Phil Smith intrudes on a romantic moment.Towards Produced by Phil SmithA Duet for Here and There Written and produced by Duncan Speakman With conceptual development by Tineke De MeyerLate Night Radio Phone In Written by John OsborneSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2017.
22/08/17·30m 14s

Afterimage

A memory caught in a childhood drawing and a repeat encounter which offers hope at a point of despair - Josie Long explores the afterimage left by moments that touch us.We hear from Sion Jair who climbs mountains as a way to cope with disappearing memories. Sophie Townsend finds an image from her daughter's childhood, which captures a difficult moment from their past. And Dylan Park, five years after his first deployment to Iraq, finds an unexpected reminder of his first tour in Arizona.Brahim Featuring Dylan ParkMr Fix-It Produced by Sophie TownsendMountains Featuring Sion Jair Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2017.
15/08/17·28m 27s

Witness

Josie Long hears stories of bearing witness - from glimpsing the moment a parent changes to escaping a violent storm.Witness Featuring Lois Gibson Produced by Andrea RangecroftTornado Featuring David Walker, Lindsay Martindale and Tobey Walker Produced by Ibby Caputo Music SFX from theming, digifishmusic, wjoojoo, davethetech, fridobeck, InspectorJ and Robinhood76Scaffold Featuring Mark Thomas Produced by Sarah CuddonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2017.
20/06/17·28m 3s

Pause

Josie Long hears stories of our desire to pause - from dismantling a house which seems stopped in time to the difficulties of watching your child grow up.The House by the Creek Produced by Sophie TownsendPony Produced by Ibby CaputoPrivate Black Motherhood and Public White Protest Originally made for the Hope Chest podcast https://stacialbrown.com/tag/hope-chest-podcast/ Produced by Stacia BrownSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2017.
13/06/17·29m 49s

Radio with Pictures

Defiantly staring down neo-Nazis, unwanted family portraits and a photographer searching for his subject years later - Josie Long presents new short documentaries inspired by images.Woman in the Photo Produced by Andrea RangecroftResistance Featuring Tess Asplund Produced by Andrea RangecroftFamily Portrait Featuring Chimene Suleyman and Recep Süleyman ŞehitoğluSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2017.(Photo credit: Nathan Edwards/News Corp Australia)
06/06/17·28m 18s

Magical Realism

Josie Long presents documentaries where reality takes on a magical aspect - tales of snake-filled American towns, a visit to a shaman and of crashing back down to earth.The Curve of the Earth Produced by Stephanie Rowden http://www.stephanierowden.comThe Shaman Produced by Rikke HoudSnake Pit, Waurika Produced by Sarah GeisMagical Realism Produced by Phil SmithSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2017.
30/05/17·29m 34s

The Test

Personality tests, tests of character and knowing how to cheat. Josie Long presents stories of people testing their mettle.The writers Ross Sutherland and Joe Dunthorne examine the Sutherland-Dunthorne luck index to see why one's success seems to mean the other's failure. James Acaster embarks on a quest in search of connection and oversized novelty letters, and we hear the story of two men who knew how to deceive the people examining them.The Wow Scenario Featuring James AcasterProject Alpha Featuring Mike Edwards Produced by Claire CroftonThe Sutherland-Dunthorne Inverse Proportional Luck Index Featuring Joe Dunthorne and Ross SutherlandSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2017.
23/05/17·30m 6s

Postcards

Josie Long presents stories of messages sent across borders. Unsent postcards, a last message and the journey for home.An old handwritten note, in pursuit of a woman who ran away, leads to a town submerged in water; the writer Laura Barton discovers a tranche of muted, unsent missives in a storage box; and we hear the voices of those who are far from home.Dear Martha Produced by Rikke HoudEnvision Yourself a Free Man First made as part of the Restorative Radio project http://www.restorativeradio.org/audio-postcards-2/ Produced by Sylvia RyersonA Very Different Time Produced by Phil SmithUnsent Featuring Laura BartonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
16/05/17·28m 40s

So It Goes

"We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is."Josie Long presents short documentaries and radio adventures in the spirit of Kurt Vonnegut, shortly before the tenth anniversary of his death - from peculiar travel suggestions to the kindness contained in a library. The writer Joe Dunthorne also engages Vonnegut in a dialogue, inspired by God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian.We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is. Produced by Phil SmithPeculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God Featuring Roger Haworth, Evan Doorbell and Mark Bernay Produced by Cicely FellReporter on the Afterlife Featuring Joe Dunthorne and Kurt VonnegutSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallAFalling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2017.
28/03/17·29m 3s

Counterpoint

How do we talk to people we disagree with? How do we learn to listen? Josie Long presents short documentaries and stories about communicating across the divide. From the holocaust survivor who's dedicated her life to talking to those who hurt her to the musician who believes the world can be understood through the medium of counterpoint.Counterpoint Featuring Giovanni Dettori Produced by Rachel SimpsonIsolated Incidents Featuring Nikesh Shukla A version of this story was first published on Burnt Roti. http://www.burntroti.com/blog/isolated-incidentsForgiveness Featuring Eva Kor Produced by Claire CroftonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2017.
21/03/17·29m 58s

The Leap

Josie Long hears stories of courage, fresh hope and pinball wizardry - from two lawyers who pursue a sudden courageous career change in middle age to the pursuit of new love after loss.The items in the programme are:Go For It! Featuring Rev. Zenji Nio Produced by Just Be CuzGeis and Geis: Pinball Machine Distributors Featuring Ruth and Jim Geis Produced by Sarah GeisLeap Featuring Laura BartonThe Understudy Produced by Sophie Townsend with Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime Originally made for the CBC podcast series Love Me http://www.cbc.ca/radio/loveme/episode-7-make-believe-1.3681206Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2017.
14/03/17·30m 19s

Out of Time

Josie Long presents documentaries about time and timing. From losing your grasp on the passing hours to a childhood fear of Sundays - how our experience of time gets under our skin.The features in this programme are:Tick Tick Tick Produced by Steve UrquhartEscaping the Present Featuring Sarah Shourd Produced by Andrea RangecroftThe Cymbal Crash Featuring Jim Gordon Produced by Maartje DuinSundays Produced by Shanida ScotlandSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in March 2017..
07/03/17·29m 39s

The Pretenders

Josie Long presents stories of those who have pretended to be someone they're not. From an undercover cop to stars of the art world caught in an elaborate fiction.The features in this programme are:The Connor Brothers Featuring James Golding, Mike Snelle and Marion Harris Produced by Jodie TaylorWife of a Terrorist Featuring Miss L A version of this story first appeared in the essay collection, The Good Immigrant.Undercover Featuring Ron Stallworth Produced by Claire CroftonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2017. .
28/02/17·29m 55s

Hope Dies Last

Josie Long hears stories of hope found amidst the darkness - tales of love letters, hope on the water and the man who has steered 28,000 people safely to shore across treacherous waters from the end of a phone line."I must admit I'm deeply impressed by people who step out and do something and say something... whatever dreaming they would do it. A Mexican farm worker Jessie De La Cruz said, 'we have a saying in Spanish, when things look bleak, esperanzas mueren al ultimo. Hope dies last.'" - Studs TerkelThe features in this programme are:Dear John Produced by Andrea RangecroftBird in the Breath and Other Hopeful Cargo Produced by Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer MetskerSend Me Your Location Produced by Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2017.
21/02/17·31m 5s

The End of the Story

Josie Long presents stories on things drawing to a close - from stories captured, bottled and buried over time, to reflections at the end of a life well-lived.The Kajakman Produced by Rikke HoudToo Many Miles Originally produced for the Third Coast International Audio Festival Produced by Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer MetskerHarold Featuring Harold Stevenson Produced by Sarah GeisSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in December 2016.
05/12/16·28m 24s

The Dreamers

Josie Long hears stories of dreamers - from the search for utopia to striving to transform into the writer Barbara Cartland.Becoming Barbara Produced by Natalie KestecherUtopia Featuring Michaela Vieser Produced by Tim Hinman and Michaela VieserDear Face at Deer Lake with Deer People Originally made for Third Coast International Audio Festival Produced by Dear Deer Face CollectiveSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2016.
28/11/16·28m 8s

Vox

Josie Long presents stories about brushes with the unknown.Finding your voice, life or death conversations and seeking anonymity. Josie Long explores the power of the human voice. From losing yourself in a crowd of others to the medium who finds herself conversing with a murderer.Cards on the Table Produced by Andrea RangecroftFrantumaglia Produced by Phil SmithPower and Freedom Produced by Sarah BoothroydSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.
21/11/16·27m 57s

Borderlands

Josie Long explores uncertain territory - from a micronation to the porous borders between dreams and reality.We hear from Prince Michael of Sealand, the head of state in an unrecognised micronation that sits in the North Sea, and the doctor who's documenting the dreams of the dying.Sealand Feat. Prince Michael of Sealand Interviewed by Deborah CoughlinSquatting the Embassy Producer: Olivia HumphreysDreams Producer: Ed LawrensonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2016.
14/11/16·28m 12s

Losing Yourself

Josie Long hears stories of what can be found as we lose ourselves - from disappearing into anonymous environments to confronting existential threats.Found Featuring Penny RimbaudLost Featuring Laura Barton Producer: Ibby CaputoSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2016.
07/11/16·31m 37s

The Witching Hour

An invitation to wander out into the darkness, an actor who discovers she's been killed off in real life and a late night wander into the Icelandic night. Josie Long hears tales of the witching hour as she ventures out for a midnight walk in the woods.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
31/10/16·28m 6s

Wild Youth

Falling in love, losing yourself and vicious sibling rivalries - Josie Long presents tales of wild youth. We hear the writer Joe Dunthorne and his sister Leah try to unpick old family scars and a story of attempted teen rebellion from Mae Martin.Rivals Featuring Joe and Leah DunthorneWild Youth Featuring Mae MartinJulius and Moses Featuring Julius Matovu and Moses Walumsimbi Producer: Andrea RangecroftSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2016.
24/10/16·28m 40s

The Deep End

Josie Long presents stories about people who have fallen in the deep end.From the man who sets out to scam the con artists trying to exploit him, to the hypnotist who finds himself face to face with Uday Hussein, we hear true tales of falling down the rabbit hole into unsettling situations - including the moment when the poet Ross Sutherland accidentally crossed the boundary between fiction and reality and found himself being dragged into a wrestling match. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2016.
17/10/16·30m 1s

Field Guides

Josie Long ventures outdoors to present stories of how our hearts entwine with the landscape - forests, lakes and skylines of the natural world.The lessons about love and life that we can learn from a fig, a walk in the woods and a connection to a lost love found in the water.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2016.
26/07/16·29m 25s

Rivals

Josie Long presents stories about rivalry.Fights for territory, standing your ground and petty feudsFrom a bitter battle conducted in a laundrette to an ongoing argument between academics on either side of the world.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2016.
19/07/16·29m 42s

Illuminations

A mysterious character offering to illuminate a course of action, an activist thrust into a glaring spotlight and the dull glow of car tail lights - presenter Josie Long looks for stories featuring illuminations in the darkness.Featuring the actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather walking onstage to collect Marlon Brando's oscar, a singing medium and Laura Barton on driving at night.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2016.
12/07/16·29m 33s

Vanishing Point

From the man who'll help you disappear to coping with a sudden, shocking loss - Josie Long looks at vanishing points.We hear stories of private investigators, the search for solitude in the dust bowl and a woman's life changing in one devastating second.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2016.
05/07/16·28m 21s

The Stranger

Josie Long presents stories about brushes with the unknown.Flirtations, deceptions and the kindness of strangers.An innocent encounter tips from flirtation to danger, the professional stranger you never want to see on your door step and a partner whose revelation turns him in an instant into a stranger.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.
28/06/16·29m 50s

Body Language

Josie Long presents stories about wordless communication. Reading Russian literature - without a book - in solitary confinement and speaking with someone else's voice and the need to be embraced. From the melody of your speech to the brush of skin on skin, Josie explores body language. We hear about secret codes sent through walls, a sudden bodily change which left a woman feeling like a stranger to herself and the importance of touch.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2016.
21/06/16·27m 36s

Wild Water

From finding your way in a cold, dark sea swim to coping with the isolation at the bottom of the ocean, Josie Long hears stories of wild water. The items featured in the programme are:Mirage Produced by Cicely FellPool Party Produced by Phil SmithDiver Produced by Andrea RangecroftThe Swim Produced by Jodie Taylor with Jenny HorwellSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.
17/11/15·28m 56s

Inheritance

From the sounds of the womb to fading memories - Josie Long hears stories of what we inherit from past generations. The items featured in the programme are:George Bernard ShawA Conversation Feat. Walter Murch Produced by Niccolò Castelli The Waves Featuring Sian Phillips Interview recorded for the Empathy MuseumEvery Heart has a Limited Number of Heartbeats Produced by Martin Johnson and Ann Heppermann Originally featured in the Serendipity PodcastSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2015.
10/11/15·28m 13s

Afterlife

Josie Long presents stories of what follows after the main event; how imprisonment revealed an unlikely talent, a musical story of what follows after a dust storm has passed and the unexpected complications of standing still to watch the seasons change.The items featured in this programme are:* John Featuring John McAvoy and Darren Davies Producer: Sophie Black* The Novelist Featuring Lily Kestecher, Noel Debien, Claudia Taranto and Milan Durovic Producer: Natalie Kestecher Sound engineer / sound design: Russell Stapleton* The Man Who Couldn't Stop the Wind from Blowing Producer: Cicely Fell Original music by Smith & WatsonSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2015.
03/11/15·28m 39s

Copycat

Howling like a wolf, stolen identities and poetry composed from borrowed words. Josie Long presents stories of imitation and plagiarism. Featuring: Inspiration Featuring: Tom RobinsonHowling Cameraman Featuring Rolf Steinmann Producer: Rachel SimpsonTurd Ferguson Featuring: Alex Edelman Producer: Sophie BlackNo More Questions Written and produced by Ross SutherlandSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4,first broadcast in October 2015
27/10/15·28m 55s

The Clock

Josie Long navigates the changing texture of a day - with stories from the rush hour commute through the night until first light.From an afternoon with Dr Clock the horologist through to a serendipitous voice reaching a woman in the darkness of the early hours, we hear stories of time and timing.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2015.
20/10/15·29m 30s

The Other

Josie Long presents stories of 'others' and outsiders. John Osborne explores how your identity can become inextricably linked with someone you've never met'Two academics discover how a piece of theatre can push you outside of society.Plus a homicide detective talks about how you communicate with someone whose actions are outside of your understanding. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2015.
13/10/15·28m 33s

Investigation

Josie Long presents stories of investigations - both amateur and professional. The comedian Alex Edelman describes his search for a missing cult legend,A German historian talks about the trouble of tracking down Hitler's head.Plus, a group of young mothers gather together to solve the mystery of disappearing teething powder. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2015.
12/05/15·28m 12s

Songlines

Josie Long hears stories of music and memory. From a song that proves your parents right - rock 'n roll really will lead you down a dangerous path - to the symphony that haunted one man's dreams for decades. Featuring: 96 Tears Feat. Anthony Bourdain Produced by Ann Heppermann, Kara Oehler and Rick MoodyPiano Man Feat. Barry Colson Produced by Sindre LegangerThe Stage Feat. Grace Savage Produced by Hana Walker-BrownLullaby Feat. Colin Dexter Produced by Phil SmithDream Symphony Feat. Stuart Sharp Produced by Olivia Humphreys with Jodie TaylorSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2015.
05/05/15·28m 2s

The Conversation

Josie Long presents stories of intimate conversations. A 30-year-long conversation comes to an end, an undercover agent reveals how to flatter someone into prison and we discover the secrets of the 'dual form'. With the Caterpillar Featuring Bostjan Dvorak Produced by Phil Smith Colleagues Featuring Dr Irene Pepperberg Produced by Andrea Rangecroft He Was So Happy to See Me Featuring Ed Follis Produced by Leo Hornak 99 Words http://99words.co.uk/ Featuring Sally Potter Beverly Eckert Produced by Vanara Taing with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a nonprofit dedicated to recording and collecting stories of everyday people.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallExecutive Producer: Alan HallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2015.
29/04/15·28m 1s

Adaptation

Josie Long hears stories of adaptation. A former ghost writer describes the art of adapting someone else's life for the page, and a woman who left Damascus considers how her city has changed in the last few years.Plus two stories of adapting to extraordinary circumstances - members of the Arctic 30 adjust to their new life inside a Russian prison, and a researcher perched on top of a Hawaiian volcano tests her psychological capacity to live on another planet.Taking part:Mark McCrum Martha Lenio Sarah Dadouch Frank Hewetson Dima LitinovProducers Olivia Humphreys, Tim Hinman, Fiona ClampinSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2015.
21/04/15·27m 53s

Heartsong

From the first touch to the last kiss, Josie Long hears stories of love, loss and finding yourself. An audio diary shines a light on how we rebuild ourselves after the end of a relationship, how a final kiss in a love affair holds us in a moment crackling with tension, and how a first touch offers a moment of tenderness. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2015.
14/04/15·27m 56s

Here Be Dragons

Josie Long hears stories of seeing double.A baby monitor which opens up a terrifying world, an explorer who ventures into the unknown and a woman who longs to disappear into space.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2015.
07/04/15·27m 59s

The Double

Josie Long hears stories of seeing double. Tales of dopplegangers, identity theft and a woman who offered a living counterpart to dead composers. Featuring a new 'documentary song' from Gaggle.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2014.
11/11/14·29m 54s

Nothing

Josie Long presents stories about absence and nothing.A decades long murder mystery about the death of a man who never existed, the story of losing someone you never knew and a first time treasure hunter finds something against the odds but ends up with nothing.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2014.
04/11/14·27m 44s

After Dark

Josie Long presents tales of blackouts, late nights and bedtime stories.Love found after a blackout, telephone counselling for bereaved rock star managers and erotica for the elderly.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2014.
28/10/14·28m 33s

Behind The Curtain

Josie Long peers behind the curtain to reveal stories from behind the scenes.There's secret telephone discos for cold calling salesmen, moral dilemmas which emerge behind the scenes on a reality television show and Joe Dunthorne attempts to gain access to the OULIPO.Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2014.
21/10/14·30m 42s

Connections

A message in a bottle, cast into the ocean, reaches a woman who needs it.A lifeboat adrift and isolated in icy waters and a crackling, radio connection offers a lifeline between friends. Josie Long hears tales of making contact. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2014.
14/10/14·28m 2s

Rabbit Holes

Josie Long dives down a rabbit hole in this sequence of short documentaries, true stories and radio adventures.We hear tales of a spam email that alters the course of two people's lives and a mysterious monument made out of shoes at a deserted intersection in rural Indiana.Miranda July leads us into another world with her story of swim coaching an elderly team in a town near no large bodies of water. Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in October 2014.
07/10/14·28m 33s

Explorers

Josie Long goes on an adventure as she presents a sequence of mini documentaries about exploration. With tales of riding cellos down the mountain side and romantic exploration on the U Bahn. Great Bear Rainforest Produced by Elizabeth Arnold Die Fremde Produced by Phil Smith Out of the Blocks (Extract) Produced by Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick Everest Glissando Feat. Stephen Venables Produced by Hana Walker-Brown Producer: Eleanor McDowall.A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2014.
06/05/14·27m 52s

Mystery

Josie Long investigates small mysteries in this sequence of mini documentaries. Hearing tales of ghost ships, hidden underground kingdoms and the disappointment of discovering the banality of your family's secrets. The items featured in the programme are: Finding Sumo Produced by Bob Carlson First broadcast in 'Family Justice' on UnFictional: Love Letters Feat. Alan Dearn Ryou-Un Maru Produced by Martin Johnson The Underground Kingdom Feat. Ross Sutherland Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.
29/04/14·28m 0s

Anonymity

Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries exploring what happens when nobody knows your name. From our transgressions online through to an unusual love affair between two strangers who had never set eyes on each other, Josie hears how anonymity can both ensnare and liberate us. Featuring: Long Distance Feat. Victor LaValle Produced by Katie Burningham Undercover Feat. Fergal Keane The Mollusc and the Peacock Produced by Natalie Kestecher Anonymous Produced by Hana Walker-Brown Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallFirst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.
22/04/14·27m 45s

Between

Josie Long presents a series of mini-documentaries exploring the idea of being in limbo. From the story of a journalist impersonating a journalist in an Afghan village based in Canada to the music of answer machine messages, Josie examines what happens when we are neither here nor there. Between Feat. Jurate Jurkeviciene Produced by Sara Parker The Village Feat. Chris Bowman Produced by Sophie Black The Gallery Feat. Fernando Maquieira Produced by Sarah Cuddon 'Messages' From 'Portraits in Absentia' Composed and Performed by Jocelyn Pook Nine Months Feat. Jane Dolby Produced by Hana Walker-BrownProducer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2014.
15/04/14·29m 1s

Trespass

Josie Long ventures where she shouldn't with this sequence of brief encounters, true stories and radio adventures about acts of trespass.Stories of stolen waxworks, formal letters severing friendships, and travels into unknown territory.Urban Exploration Feat. Bradley Garrett http://www.bradleygarrett.com/stills/Stealing Snowdon Produced by Olivia Humphreys, Chloe White and Will Davies Crown the King Produced by Adam Kampe Originally produced for the Third Coast International Audio Festival 'ShortDocs' competition http://thirdcoastfestival.org/library/collections/4-shortdocsThe Disavowal Produced by Katie BurninghamMunich Feat. Phillip Bull Bruckner Produced by Hana Walker-BrownSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in April 2014.
08/04/14·28m 57s

Waking Life

Josie Long presents a sequence of brief encounters, true stories and short documentaries in which the boundaries between 'real' life and dreaming blur. From the addictive, perception-altering qualities of romantic love through to a surreal story about recording dreams. We hear from the legendary film editor and director Walter Murch about the dreamlike qualities of cinematic narratives and the psychologist Susan Blackmore's experience of looking down from the ceiling at her own body. The items featured in the programme are: Waking Life Feat. Susan Blackmore Prod. Sara Parker Dreaming Feat. Walter Murch The Man Who Could Record Your Dreams Prod. Bob Carlson Originally broadcast on Unfictional An extended version of this story can he found here: http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/uf/uf110909the_man_who_could_re Last Words Feat. Kester Brewin Love is a Drug Feat. Helen Fisher Prod. Hana Walker Brown Answer Machine Found sound from Tape Findings http://www.sweetthunder.org/tapes/ Series Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2014.
01/04/14·29m 11s

The Fear

Josie Long gets scared as she presents a sequence of frightening mini documentaries.From the sound of fear to the feel of terror, we hear the story of a sleepwalking menace stalking through an American summer camp late at night and tales of how the young David O'Doherty was terrorised by his older brother.Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4The items featured in the programme are:Dead Man's Hand Feat. David O'Doherty Prod. Sophie BlackWelcome to the Inn Feat. Wolfgang Georgsdorf Prod. Phil SmithThe Casserole Music by Cabinet of Living Cinema featuring Zac Gvirtzman Prod. Sarah CuddonDie From the podcast Random Tape Prod. David WeinbergWilder Feat. Dave Benson Prod. Sophie Black.
29/10/13·28m 30s

The Trip

Josie Long goes on a series of unusual journeys as she presents a sequence of mini documentaries about adventurous trips.From searching for teenage misadventure through to finding yourself, we travel from the British seaside to the freezing landscape of Minnesota altering minds and bodies along the way.Frank Education Feat. Philip Bill Bruckner Prod. Hana Walker-BrownSt Audries Feat. Margaret Pepper Prod. Olivia HumphreysMy Father Takes a Vacation Prod. Martin JohnsonCold in Minnesota Originally broadcast on the Unfictional Podcast Prod. Bob CarlsonSeries producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
22/10/13·29m 25s

Growing Pains

Josie Long explores the painful process of growing up in a sequence of mini documentaries.From first steps to last love, we hear tales of controversial haircuts, the search for independence and the need to let go of the past.The items featured in the programme are:Singing Boys Prod. Rikke HoudLike Rude Boys Feat. voices recorded at the creative arts organisation Only Connect Prod. Steve UrquhartDark Eyes Prod. Natalie Kestecher Originally broadcast on ABC Radio NationalScared Prod. John BiewenThe Man in the Picture Prod. Sara ParkerDanny and Annie Prod. StoryCorpsSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
15/10/13·28m 15s

Resistance

Josie Long presents a sequence of mini documentaries about small acts of resistance - from bursting into song to crashing a car into a wall. We hear from a woman whose encounter with an underground resistance movement led to tapped phones and aggressive encounters with ice cream salesmen and listen to the power of a collective as individual voices at a protest are woven into music.The items featured in the programme are:La esperanza muere al último Feat. Studs TerkelNicholas Petron Produced by StoryCorpsHeavy Iron Beast Produced by Leo HornakStories from the Underground Feat. Kathy Reina Produced by Will DrysdaleRabble Rousers Produced by Sarah Boothroyd http://sarahboothroyd.comGentle Angry People Feat. the San Ghanny choir Produced by Rose de LarrabeitiSeries producer: Eleanor McDowallA Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
08/10/13·27m 45s

Hush

Josie Long presents a series of short documentaries about keeping quiet, being lost for words and complete silence.From the crushing silence after a musician's mistake to the tense hush that surrounds two teenage boys as they hide inches from their headmaster in an oversized box - tales of attempts to keep quiet and the struggle to raise your voice.The items featured in the programme are:Wilderness Feat. Kate Adie Produced by Sara ParkerHidden Feat. Kester BrewinSailing By Feat. Pete Long and Diana Speed Produced by Leo HornakNobody Else Can Hear It Feat. Jack Davidson Produced by Hana Walker-BrownHearing Voices Feat. Kate Adie Produced by Sara ParkerEl's Story Produced by Natalie Kestecher Originally broadcast in 'Stories of Silence' on ABCSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
01/10/13·27m 50s

Fictions

Josie Long presents a sequence of unbelievable mini documentaries looking at bending the truth, fantasists and outright liars.Josie hears how the writer Ross Sutherland invented a mysterious secret society by accident and looks for secrets scratched into the sidewalks of San Francisco by an enigmatic writer known only as 'Nikko'.The items featured in the programme are:Hearts and Crafts Featuring the voices of Harriet CraftFictions Featuring Raji JamesWash Club Featuring Ross SutherlandNikko Originally broadcast in the episode 'Standouts' on Snap JudgementProducer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
24/09/13·27m 44s

Escape

Josie Long presents a showcase for delightful and adventurous short documentaries and makes her escape as we hear stories of running away, flight and car chases.From breaking away to disappearing into escapism - we hear the tale of a narrow escape as three young Australian men desperately try to manoeuvre themselves out of trouble, alongside the story of a 93 year old wing walker getting lost in the clouds.The items featured in the programme are:Swimming in Snafu Produced by Meagan PerryRiver Guard Feat. Laura BartonDrive for Portugal Produced by Leo HornakHead in the Clouds Produced by Sara ParkerRoad Warriors Produced by Bob Carlson Originally featured in Unfictional http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/uf/uf111202the_road_warriorsSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4RptProducer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
02/07/13·27m 58s

Lost and Found

Josie Long presents a selection of short documentaries with stories of loss and discovery.From being lost in the music to lost love - Josie delves into tales of forgotten cassette tapes, voices rediscovered and teenage rebellion.Hide and Seek Feat. Steve ColganLost in Music Produced by Steve UrquhartI am Luther Blissett Produced by Rosanna ArbonFluctuations Produced by Phil SmithLost Voices Feat. Jude RogersLooking for Layla Produced by Hana Walker-BrownProducer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 4.
25/06/13·27m 36s

Lines of Communication

Josie Long presents a selection of short documentaries about communication - messages that could break your heart, rescue you from a fight or save you from a long stay in jail.The writer Glenn Patterson explains why sometimes we should ignore the writing on the wall, and musician Tom Robinson describes the unlikely message he sent at a time when he was in a lot of trouble.Stories of last words, lost love and lights being knocked out.The items featured in the programme are:Guess Who Found sound from the collection of Mark Vernon http://www.meagreresource.com/L'Esprit De L'Escalier Produced by Hana Walker-BrownYanto Featuring Glenn Patterson Produced by Rachel HooperMessage from Above Featuring Tom Robinson Produced by Alan HallDear Sophie Produced by Sara ParkerConversations with Nic Featuring Esther BakerProduced by Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
18/06/13·27m 17s

Split

Josie Long presents a series of delightful and adventurous short documentaries, brief encounters, true stories and found sound.We examine rips in the fabric of the universe as Josie Long delves into stories of splits, divisions and tears. From broken hearts to divided personalities.We hear from a woman who was so tired of being in two minds that she surrendered all of her decision making to a piece of string, a mimic who taught herself how to assume alternate personalities and we recover from heartbreak using the 'Automated Relationship Replacement Hotline'.The items featured in the programme are:Automated Relationship Replacement Hotline Originally broadcast in WireTap http://www.cbc.ca/wiretap/String Produced by Natalie Kestecher The full version of this story can be found here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/string/4010328Split Voices Produced by Sarah CuddonOther Halves Produced by Dennis FunkProduced by Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
11/06/13·27m 44s

Taking Flight

Josie Long presents a selection of short documentaries in which people hurl themselves into the air with the hope of taking flight.We glide through the air, fall into the sea and explore grand leaps of the imagination, which cross the border between dreaming and reality.From comedian Holly Walsh's tale of hurtling off the edge of a pier in a handmade helicopter, through to the story of a trapeze artist balancing on the edge of falling as he casts himself upwards.The items featured in the programme are:The Fall Featuring Charlie MorleySky Boy Produced by Hana Walker-BrownFalling for Rambo Featuring Holly Walsh Produced by Benjamin PartridgeThe Dreamers Featuring Charlie MorleyLooking Up Originally broadcast in 'Space' from Radiolab http://www.radiolab.orgProduced by Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
04/06/13·27m 25s

Someone to Watch Over Me

In the first programme of this series of Short Cuts, Josie Long presents a selection of short documentaries which peel back the curtain, peer into the darkness and look out at those who are watching us.By turns delightful and unsettling, today's audio adventures include the secret games teachers play when they're invigilating exams, a photographer whose ambition is to capture 'still lives' of people unawares in their homes at night, and a glimpse of the devices you can buy to spy on those supposedly close to you.The items featured in the programme are:Someone to Watch Over Me Produced by Sara ParkerStand by Me Produced by Benjamin PartridgeI Was Bruce Lee Produced by Leo HornakCracking the Love Code Produced by Bob CarlsonAll Eyes on Us Produced by Steve UrquhartShe Sees Your Every Move Produced by Jonathan MitchellProduced by Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
28/05/13·27m 55s
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