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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 […]

Making Contact: Co-ops on the Rise

October 9, 2012 by


Earlier this year I spent a month in the north of Spain visiting eco-villages in the mountains, and also making a radio piece about the world’s largest worker owned co-operative, the Mondragon Corporation, based in the Basque Country in Spain. And now you can hear it! The report was for an upbeat American radio program […]

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 […]

Free Speech Radio News facing closure

June 29, 2012 by


These are tough times for independent media in the USA. The financial crisis has not only meant less money for social projects and charities, but has meant that independent radio programs and community radio stations, which largely depend on contributions from listeners and from sympathetic foundations, have seen much their funding dry up. One program […]

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 […]