Broadcasts and Podcasts

We Are What We Do. A conversation with Catherine Galloway as part of the the CRASSH Thoughtlines podcast, December 2021.

Critical Attitudes. A conversation with Nathan Waddell, September 2021.

Thinking About Knowing. A podcast for the British Academy, recorded 21st December 2016. [mp3]

‘Is Mobile Technology the New World Stage?’ A panel discussion with Elizabeth Ridgeway and Barney Brown, which formed part of the Gates Cambridge Biennial 2016, 15th July 2016.

How Do Human Voices Work? A conversation with Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes arising from the Welcome Collection exhibition and associated book This is a Voice. Guardian Science Podcast, 6th May 2016.

The Hidden Power of Noise. A discussion with Bridget Kendall, Garrett Keizer and Jana Winderen for BBC World Service The Forum, broadcast 9th April 2016.

Beyond Words: What You’re Saying With Growls, Um, Ahs and Mms. An interview with Amanda Smith for The Body Sphere, ABC Radio, Australia, broadcast Saturday 5th March 2016. [Transcript]

Nonverbal Communication. An episode of BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth, broadcast 1st June 2015, devoted to a discussion of the ideas in my book Beyond Words: Sobs, Hums, Stutters and Other Vocalizations (London: Reaktion, 2014).

By Numbers. A talk given as part of The Human Zoo, BBC Radio 4, 27th January 2015 [pdf] [listen]

Guys and Dolls, Parts 1 and 2. A podcast given in association with Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin From Function to Fetish, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 14 Oct 2014—25 Jan 2015.

Body-Doubles. A talk given as part of The Human Zoo, BBC Radio 4, 8th July 2014[pdf] [listen]

Concentrate. A talk given as part of The Human Zoo, BBC Radio 4, 5th March 2013[pdf] [listen]

A Philosophy of Everyday Things. A conversation with Brian Dillon recorded for the Pod Academy, 5th December 2011.

Obnubilation. An extended version of a talk given in a series devoted to Clouds, broadcast as BBC Radio 3’s The Essay, 25 February 2009. [pdf version] [ listen] [download mp3]

On the Offensive. A contribution to the BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking 08 series, broadcast 14 October 2008. [listen] [download mp3]

Sound Stories. A discussion of ventriloquism for RTÉ Radio 1’s Sound Stories, broadcast 9 September 2008. [listen]

Taking to the Air. A talk broadcast on Resonance FM, as part of the Free University of the Airwaves, 18-22 August 2008. [ listen]

Architecture on Air. An interview with Mark Morris, recorded on 27 June 2006, and distributed as part of the podcast interview series Architecture on Air, organised by the School of Architecture of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Corridors. A ‘love letter to an unloved place’, broadcast in BBC3 Nightwaves, 22 June 2004.

On the Air. The script of a feature broadcast at 21.30 on BBC Radio 3 on 13 June 2004. Listen

The Throat of the Loon. A transcript of a conversation with Julius Nil as a guest on his Resonance FM programme,One Reason to Live, 4 May 2004. A less groomed version of the transcript appears in One Reason to Live: Conversations About Music With Julius Nil, ed. Seth Kim-Cohen (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2006). [pdf version]

A Certain Slant of Light. A sound-essay on twilight, broadcast in BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves, 31 October 2003. Listen

S m o g. A talk broadcast in BBC’s Nightwaves, 2 December 2002, fifty years after the London’s Great Smog of 1952. Listen

Life Writing. An extended review of Ian Campbell Ross, Laurence Sterne: A Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), broadcast as Radio 3’s Book of the Month, Wednesday 21 March 2001. Listen

An Airmail From the Monster. A text broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves, 31 January 2001, to mark the 150th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s death. Listen

Repression, or, The Back-Pedal Brake. The text of a talk broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on July 1, 2000.

Soul Subtlety. A review talk centring on Daniel Pick’s Svengali’s Web, broadcast as BBC Radio 3’s Book of the Month , 9 March 2000. Listen

Rough Magic. A series of radio essays exploring the mysteries of everyday objects (bags, wires, screens, sweets), broadcast by BBC Radio 4, January-February 2000. Listen to Bags; Wires, Screens, Sweets.

Remarks on Contemporary Music and Listening. Interview extracts broadcast as part of BBC Radio 3’s Settling the Score series and reprinted in Settling the Score: A Journey Through Twentieth-Century Music, ed. Michael Oliver (London: Faber and Faber, 1999).

Beside Himself: Glenn Gould and the Prospects of Performance. A talk broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 4 November 1999 as part of an evening exploring the life and work of Glenn Gould. Listen

Noise. A series of 5 programmes which I wrote and presented on BBC Radio 3. The programmes were produced byTim Dee and transmitted February 24-28th, 1997. Listen to Noise; Speaking Clocks and Time Machines; Siren Sounds; Transports; Megaphonics