Nov 222017
 
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In tonight’s podcast from the Documentary Media Centre, John Coster and myself were joined by Parang, who is a film maker from Iran. We chatted about the role of film making in helping communities develop a sense of identity, the celebrations to mark fifty years of BBC Local Radio, and the events that have been taking place during the week in Documentary Media Month.

Nov 152017
 
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Tonight John Coster, Dave Nedham and I got together at the Doc Media Center and chatted about virtual and digital mapping, and if it is a new form of documentary, one that you can track people in real time?

Nov 082017
 
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Tonight John Coster, Tom Fair and I got together at the Doc Media Center and chatted about the process of watching different types of documentaries, how we share stories in different documentary forms, and the impact of the stories that they tell.

Nov 032017
 

Each Wednesday during November I’ll be recording a podcast with John Coster and guests as part of the Documentary Media Month events. If anyone is interested in taking part, or helping out with the podcast, or just hanging out and listening to the discussion, then we’ll be at the Documentary Media Centre, on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF. It’s easy to find, opposite the fountain in the Town Hall Square.

 

Aug 232017
 
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I’m not sure this really tells anything about being in Nantes, other than some of the music I’ve been listening to as I’ve wandered around. Tracks include: OMD, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Prefab Sprout, Roxy Music, Melanie De Biasio, Max Richter, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Blood Orange, Yo La Tengo, Robert Fripp & Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie.

Aug 202017
 
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Yesterday I visited the Musee D’Arts De Nantes, which has recently reopened after a major refurbishment. I wanted to share my thoughts about this gallery, as it is well worth visiting and taking time to learn about. Music in this podcast includes: Fujiya & Miyagi, U2, Snow atrol, Talking Heads, Simon and Garfunkel, Roxy Music, New Order and more.

Aug 172017
 
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I’m having a break in Nantes, in France and I thought I would put together a couple of podcasts while I’m here. With a selection of music that I’ve had on my playlist as I mooch around, stuff I’m reading, and some thoughts on the places that I’m visiting.

 

May 152017
 
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Hey, this week Dave and myself just chatted a bit about some music, played some music and then chatted about where’s good to mooch in Leicester on a bike.

May 082017
 
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After missing last weeks episode of the Round the Counter podcast because I was ill, this week we are back with a bang, or should that be a rant. This week Dave Weight, Ben Archer and Rob Watson spent most of our time talking about the dysfunction of British politics. We got so engrossed that we even forgot to play any music. We’ll rectify that next week.

Apr 242017
 
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In today’s Round the Counter Podcast, with Ben Archer, Dave Weight and myself, we chatted about the General Election, music that suits the moods of troubled political times, and Ben’s recent visit to Vienna. Plus we had music from Simple Minds, Gang of Four, Superfood, Television and Idols.