Distraction Therapy Podcast 015 – Leicester Soundwalk New Walk

25 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Today I braved the snow and the ice to record this week’s soundwalk. I wandered up New Walk, which runs from the centre of the city to Victoria Park. On the way I visited Leicester Museum, the Midland Mainline bridge, De Montfort Square and then ended up just at Victoria Park gates. It was very […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 012 – Cat Thompson

13 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

We need to make time in our lives for creativity and growing things if we are to balance the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. That was what emerged from my conversation with Cat Thompson today. Cat is an Emergency Physician who enjoys playing around at photography. We chatted about gardening, going for walks, and […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 011 – Scott Choucino

11 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

It was really nice to catch up with Scott Choucino and chat about how he’s been managing through the lockdown, what kind of coffee he’s drinking, how his cat is becoming more famous than him, and how things might pick up when the lockdowns ease and the vaccinations are rolled out. https://robwatsonmedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Distraction-Therapy-Podcast-011-2021-01-11-Mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 021 – Leicester Soundwalk

29 November 2020 Rob Watson 0

I went for a walk into Leicester on Saturday and recorded some sounds and some thoughts. I’ve mixed them together with a couple of tracks. It was a gloomy day. It was raining, and the city felt calm and lacking in festive spirit. I’m convinced that this is a good thing as long as we […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 018 – The Centre Cannot Hold

26 September 2020 Rob Watson 0

In our pandemic times, it’s worth reminding ourselves that people have been through these kinds of experiences before, and that we should be able to meet the challenges that are before us if we apply our imagination and our intelligence. As W.B. Yeats put it the ‘centre cannot hold’, and something is pushing to be […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 008 – John Coster

12 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

It might be a combination of the heat and the lockdown, but getting my brain working and focussed seems to take more effort as the pandemic continues. Trying to make sense of this I met for a coffee and a chat with John Coster. Hopefully we made some sense even though it’s difficult to have […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 008 – Coming Out of Lockdown

11 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve put together another podcast with some music tracks that I’ve been listening to as I’ve been wandering around Leicester. Wallace – Hanz Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Bladerunner2049 Soundtrack Circles – Moon Duo – Circles Media Bowie – Brian Reitzell – American Gods OST End Theme – Johann Johannsson – Person Effects OST Sunshine […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 007 – Watching the Wheels Go Around

1 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been intending to put together a music compilation for ages, and now that we are heading out of lockdown here in Leicester I’m wandering about more, and listening to music as I walk around. I’ve put a mix together which includes: Binary Heaven – Diamondstein from Wire Tapper 53 Waiting for a Train – […]

Adapting to Life in the New Normal

1 August 2020 Rob Watson 2

Finally, we have a hot day here in Leicester, though this isn’t the start of a prolonged period of warm weather. Unlike on the continent, the British Isles is more likely to be affected by North Westerly weather from the Atlantic, that brings rain and cloud. The effect is that July has been somewhat depressing […]

Are We Coming Out of Lockdown in the Right Way?

28 June 2020 Rob Watson 0

All the talk of the country coming out of hibernation seems misplaced, both nationally and locally here in Leicester. When I’ve been scanning the news sites, the reports of mass gatherings, raves and beach invasions all seem to have a predictable air to them. The priorities for opening the country after the Covid-19 lockdown are […]

Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

3 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

While I didn’t get up this morning to listen to the dawn chorus, because that would have meant dragging myself out of bed at 5am, I did spend some time sitting on my doorstep listening to the sounds of my street. It’s amazing how the birds have really gained space to be heard during the […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

2 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

This afternoon I’ve been chatting with John Halker, who is a psychotherapist and app developer. We chatted about how we are keeping busy during the lockdown, and what media and music we are distracting ourselves with. John explained why he dislikes joggers who can’t social distance, and I talked about how the praise for heroes […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 005 – Jay Sykes on Cats, Haircuts and Finding Time to Write

1 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been chatting with my friend Jay Sykes, who is an audio drama producer and writer, who is based in Sunderland. We chatted about how he is coping with the lockdown, what he’s been watching on Netflix, how he’s getting on with his cats, and how he’s managed to find some time to get some […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 004 – Jackie Crawfords Beatles Selection

23 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

There are many different ways for us to cope with the lockdown. I wanted to find out how my sister, Jackie Crawford has been coping. It’s a mixture of Beatles songs, Carry On movies and gardening apparently. https://robwatsonmedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Distraction-Therapy-Podcast-004-2020-04-18-Mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS | More