Pod Academy – In The Morgue
Audio / Interviews / Science

Pod Academy – In The Morgue

I’ve recently started producing podcasts for a new non-profit organisation called Pod Academy – they release weekly podcasts on academia and research, covering everything from the arts and culture to science and the environment. There’s a really nice range of subjects covered by the podcasts and their library is growing on a weekly basis. You can browse … Continue reading

The Plankton Chronicles
Interviews / Science / Video

The Plankton Chronicles

A creative mix of beauty and knowledge Recently on the Ri Channel we featured a new collection of videos from the Plankton Chronicles – a gorgeous web-video project created by research biologist Christian Sardet working in collaboration with Montreal production company, Para Films. Although I tend to refrain from reposting content from the Ri Channel on this … Continue reading

Chris Watson on Noise
Audio / Interviews / Radio / Science

Chris Watson on Noise

Interview Last year I interviewed sound recordist Chris Watson on the subject of noise for a piece exploring the use of birdsong at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Chris is one of the worlds leading sound recordists and is well known for his work with the BBC Natural History Unit, including the recent Frozen Planet series. There was … Continue reading

Birdsong: An Escape From The Noise
Audio / Science

Birdsong: An Escape From The Noise

I was interested to read today about a new research project being undertaken, to investigate the psychological impacts of exposure to birdsong. In particular the project will look at how birdsong affects our psychological state, including its effect on mood, attention and sense of creativity. The research is being conducted as a joint collaboration between the … Continue reading