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Slow Radio

Slow Radio

BBC Radio 3

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An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

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The Flying Scotsman

A journey on the Flying Scotsman with privileged access to the driver on the footplate.

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The Halyards of Woodbridge

Composer Iain Chambers takes a sound walk along Suffolk's River Deben, meeting avocets and curlew, and culminating in the musical sounds of Woodbridge boatyard.

31 MINMAY 4
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If you go down to the woods tonight

Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the woods at night? Hugh Huddy discovers the night time soundscape of a woodland in Suffolk by placing a binaural recording box in a tree and leaving it there overnight. Listening back to the recording, the secret life of the dark woods slowly reveals itself. Producer: Cathy Robinson for BBC Wales

30 MINMAR 30
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Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow. Listen to the sounds of birds, mountain climbing, monks chanting as you go about your day. A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

28 MINMAR 22
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From Dadar to the Stars

An intimate, breath-close binaural portrait of the intoxicating Indian city of Mumbai.

30 MINFEB 24
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Seals and Selkie Folk

Writer and poet Susan Richardson invites us to a seal pupping beach on the Pembrokeshire coast; a world that has inspired tales of shape-shifting selkie folk and mermaids. We stand above a cove. The air is filled with the haunting cries of the grey seals below us, and a soap opera of their lives unfolds. Through the human-sounding calls of the pups, the grunts and splashes of the bull seals as they are looking to mate again, and the sea birds and lapping water, we're immersed in the sonic world of one of the most remarkable coastlines of Britain. Susan considers the mythical stories around the creatures through poetry and her own observations, the ways their lives have intertwined with human ones, and the ecological threats they face in reality. Produced by Cathy Robinson for BBC Cymru Wales

31 MINFEB 17
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Sounds of the Earth - February

A montage of music and natural sounds including whale song and Tundra swans.

28 MINFEB 10
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Sounds of the Earth - February

Sounds of the Earth - January

A montage of music and natural sounds including an Antarctic fur seal and her pup, Yellow-billed storks, and a Himalayan snowcock.

29 MINJAN 26
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Sounds of the Earth - January

Sounds of the Earth - December

A montage of music and natural sounds from the Abernethy Forest in the Scottish Highlands, coniferous woodland that is home to chaffinches, wren, willow warblers, mistle thrush, Scottish crossbills and more; we meet an Oscillated Turkey, native to the rainforests of Guatemala; we’ll warm your cockles with the sound of thermal mud pools at Poikili Hot Springs in Papua New Guinea; and from mud pools to marshland – we finish in Louisiana USA with the sound of cicadas and common grackles.

25 MIN2019 DEC 7
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Sounds of the Earth - December

Sounds of the Earth - November

Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - from the chirping of nesting seabirds on a remote island to night-time in the marshes of Trinidad, sounds from the banks of a mighty Kenyan river and the waking dawn in the heart of Southern India.

30 MIN2019 NOV 10
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Sounds of the Earth - November

Latest Episodes

The Flying Scotsman

A journey on the Flying Scotsman with privileged access to the driver on the footplate.

29 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Flying Scotsman

The Halyards of Woodbridge

Composer Iain Chambers takes a sound walk along Suffolk's River Deben, meeting avocets and curlew, and culminating in the musical sounds of Woodbridge boatyard.

31 MINMAY 4
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The Halyards of Woodbridge

If you go down to the woods tonight

Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the woods at night? Hugh Huddy discovers the night time soundscape of a woodland in Suffolk by placing a binaural recording box in a tree and leaving it there overnight. Listening back to the recording, the secret life of the dark woods slowly reveals itself. Producer: Cathy Robinson for BBC Wales

30 MINMAR 30
Comments
If you go down to the woods tonight

Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow. Listen to the sounds of birds, mountain climbing, monks chanting as you go about your day. A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

28 MINMAR 22
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Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

From Dadar to the Stars

An intimate, breath-close binaural portrait of the intoxicating Indian city of Mumbai.

30 MINFEB 24
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From Dadar to the Stars

Seals and Selkie Folk

Writer and poet Susan Richardson invites us to a seal pupping beach on the Pembrokeshire coast; a world that has inspired tales of shape-shifting selkie folk and mermaids. We stand above a cove. The air is filled with the haunting cries of the grey seals below us, and a soap opera of their lives unfolds. Through the human-sounding calls of the pups, the grunts and splashes of the bull seals as they are looking to mate again, and the sea birds and lapping water, we're immersed in the sonic world of one of the most remarkable coastlines of Britain. Susan considers the mythical stories around the creatures through poetry and her own observations, the ways their lives have intertwined with human ones, and the ecological threats they face in reality. Produced by Cathy Robinson for BBC Cymru Wales

31 MINFEB 17
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Seals and Selkie Folk

Sounds of the Earth - February

A montage of music and natural sounds including whale song and Tundra swans.

28 MINFEB 10
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Sounds of the Earth - February

Sounds of the Earth - January

A montage of music and natural sounds including an Antarctic fur seal and her pup, Yellow-billed storks, and a Himalayan snowcock.

29 MINJAN 26
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Sounds of the Earth - January

Sounds of the Earth - December

A montage of music and natural sounds from the Abernethy Forest in the Scottish Highlands, coniferous woodland that is home to chaffinches, wren, willow warblers, mistle thrush, Scottish crossbills and more; we meet an Oscillated Turkey, native to the rainforests of Guatemala; we’ll warm your cockles with the sound of thermal mud pools at Poikili Hot Springs in Papua New Guinea; and from mud pools to marshland – we finish in Louisiana USA with the sound of cicadas and common grackles.

25 MIN2019 DEC 7
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Sounds of the Earth - December

Sounds of the Earth - November

Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - from the chirping of nesting seabirds on a remote island to night-time in the marshes of Trinidad, sounds from the banks of a mighty Kenyan river and the waking dawn in the heart of Southern India.

30 MIN2019 NOV 10
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Sounds of the Earth - November
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