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Short Cuts

Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.

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  • 22.09.2020
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    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Featuring Mariana EnríquezUnexpected Guests (Extract) Produced by Phoebe Judge, Lauren Spohrer, and Nadia Wilson Originally made for the podcast CriminalAlicia Written and produced by Sayre Quevedo, with editing by Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick and Sarah Geis, mixed by Mira Burt-Wintonick Originally made for the podcast Love MeBeloved Featuring Toni Morrison Produced by Shanida ScotlandProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor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

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  • 15.09.2020
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    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 AdviceLearning/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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 AbrahamsCrusing 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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 CurtisBeauty 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 Stewart Produced by Andrea RangecroftProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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.Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 SwidlerEasiness 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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Dancing on the Radio

    Josie Long presents toe-tapping, choreographed short documentaries and 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 the upcoming 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 Alexander Charles Adams and Margaret Laurena Kemp Music Credits: Revolution Void, Lloyd Rodgers, Kitchen Romance, and Alexander Charles AdamsProduction Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Herald Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Maps

    Navigating emotional terrain, finding joy in another world and mapping a continuum of thinking. Josie Long presents short documentaries about charting the territory.Pixels and Bits Featuring Stephen Sexton Produced by Alia CassamDrive Straight Ahead Written 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 Dark Featuring Gail Lewis, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski and Natasha Mumbi Nkonde Produced by Tej AdeleyeProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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-WilliamsThe Exercise Book Featuring Jeremiah Produced by Andrea RangecroftProduction Team: Eleanor McDowall and Alia Cassam Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Wilson Production team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Kacoutié‏Production Team: Andrea Rangecroft and Alia Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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.orgProduction Team: Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall Produced by Andrea Rangecroft A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 BoothroydSplit 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-WintonickSeries Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Cassam Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 Córdova 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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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

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  • 09.09.2020
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    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 McDowall A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Me and You

    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

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