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The 22 – a new collaborative radio studio in Edinburgh

April 2, 2013 by


Over the last few weeks something very exciting has been taking shape in Argyle House, a giant former government building in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. In this unusual building, a group of independent producers, community radio makers, retired broadcasters, poets, sound artists, freelance journalists, writers and podcasters have come together to work on a […]

Two new radio pieces about Margo MacDonald’s assisted suicide bill

November 5, 2012 by


Campaigners from across Europe gathered at the Royal Society of Edinburgh last Friday to mark European Right to Die Day, and to launch Margo MacDonald’s Assisted Suicide Bill. This is MacDonald’s second attempt to change the law – her first proposal in 2010 was heavily defeated, by 85 votes to 16. But with recent high […]

Emma Thompson launches new Peter Rabbit Book

August 31, 2012 by


I’ve just been at the launch of “The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit” which has been written by the actress Emma Thompson to mark the 110th anniversary of the first Peter Rabbit book written by Potter. The new story, beautifully illustrated by Eleanor Taylor, sees Peter carted of to Scotland on an adventure, meeting some […]

BBC Culture Cafe – a look at the new Edinburgh Scultpure Workshop

July 4, 2012 by


Last week I had the chance to revisit Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in north Edinburgh, and to see the new building that is now their home. I was there to do a recording for BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Café show – you can hear the piece on Iplayer by following this link.  The new building, which […]

Mondragon – a corporation owned by the workers

June 7, 2012 by


I’ve spent most of the last week recording interviews in Mondragon in the Basque Country, Northern Spain, for a radio piece for Making Contact. Mondragon Corporation is probably unique, not just in its size – it has over 83,000 workers in over 250 companies – but in its structure. It is actually a network of […]

New blog dedicated to radio documentary

February 27, 2012 by


I’ve just started a new blog dedicated to the art of radio documentary – The Radio Doc Blog. This new blog is intended to be a notebook filled with useful links, resources and articles. It reflects the journey I am currently taking for myself – I’ve been a journalist and radio maker for about six […]

The Taxcast – new monthly podcast about tax evasion

February 10, 2012 by


Recently I was contacted by a fellow radio freelancer based in London, Naomi Fowler, about her new project. It’s called The Taxcast, and it’s a monthly podcast about the thorny issue of tax evasion. Sounds a bit dry? It’s anything but. The first program was quite an eye opener. It explains what offshore banks really […]