9Goodwin Sands Radiogram (2016 - )
The Goodwin Sands Radiogram is a podcast series of audio documentaries detailing the lives of people in south east Kent, carefully created with music from composers from the area and conceptually broadcast from an imaginary light vessel shipwreck-based pirate radio station. It was conceived as a response to the gorgeously put together US podcasts like Love+Radio, Radiolab and BBC Radio 4's Wireless Nights with the intention of demonstrating that it wasn't just America or professionally employed UK producers that could make beautiful content that stands high above the often variable quality of UK podcasts.
The initial run is six half-hour episodes and one longer special which was recorded in front of a live audience with improvising musicians providing the accompaniment. The first two episodes were broadcast on CSRfm on 27th January 2016, and it has since been broadcast in its entirety (and more than once) on both FPRBristol and Deal Radio. The podcast is available on iTunes and Stitcher, as well as a raft of podcast apps for your mobile device.
More episodes are in the pipeline (the project is delayed while I complete my PhD in audio documentary) but there will be another live special on Feb 14th 2019 at Free Range in Canterbury. All are welcome.
For full details of cast, musicians and podcast guests please see the project's own website.