Not quite music, not quite talk

10 EpisodesProduced by Jon Tjhia

You can listen to the radio, and depending what you’re tuned to, you’ll hear people talking – delivering or exchanging information – or music. Most of the music on the radio is delivering or exchanging information too, though. And that always gets me thinking: what’s the big difference?As a listener… read more

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I endorse this, or I wouldn’t have let you hear it

November 14th, 2016


Tom Cho is a Chinese-Australian writer who’s been exploring identity through colourful, pop culture-strewn short fiction for a long time – and The …

One of those stories that influenced a lot of great radio people

November 14th, 2016


I generally try to avoid using the word ‘seminal’ for any of its possible meanings, but I’ll make an exception here. If is one of those stories that influenced a lot of great radio people, and you can hear why. A young …

Think StartUp, but f***ed up.

November 14th, 2016


Love+Radio is a great podcast, especially great when it dips an entire leg into composed music and really deep sound design. Jack and Ellen is one of those episodes, in which Love+Radio’s classic fodder – morally …

The kind of radio that probably couldn’t be made today

November 14th, 2016

Blue Jam is not for everybody, and if you’re easily offended, your thumb will be hovering over the skip button. Helmed by evil British comic Chris …

What are you hearing?

November 14th, 2016


The premise of this show – which collects two rather different stories – is quite a simple one. What are you hearing?

First, American radio maker …

A crispy, detailed listening experience

November 14th, 2016


Tim Hinman’s other podcast, Third Ear, is a sumptuous listen … but not the easiest if you don’t speak Danish (and if you do, I’m envious). For anglophones, Sound Matters is a kind of luxury podcast commissioned by hi-fi …

Creative use of journalism and sound

November 14th, 2016


Radiolab remains one of my favourite podcasts, and I’d thought about including Radiolab’s Musical Language episode here (and I still heartily …

The fascinating thought processes that underpin the work of some exceptionally intelligent musicians

November 14th, 2016


In almost the same way that HowSound deconstructs radio, Song Exploder pulls apart songs – how and why they sound the way they do. Hrishikesh Hirway …

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