Rob Watson Media Podcast 010 – Unfocussed Mix

14 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

This is something different than I’ve done in a while. I’ve put together a mix of poems and tracks from different genres that I’ve been randomly skipping through as I’ve been searching for things to focus on. The lack of a focus seems to be the theme. Who will believe my verse in time to […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 009 – Mix for Post-Lockdown

12 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been listening to some playlists while I’ve been reading and sitting in the sun over the last couple of days. I’ve put together a mix of some tracks that have caught my attention, and some old favourites that add a bounce to my step as I’m wandering about. Rain – Hanz Zimmer & Benjamin […]

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 – […]

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 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 | Android | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 003 – Leon Barton in Innsbruck and Russell Todd in Cardiff

15 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

This evening I’ve been chatting with Leon Barton and Russell Todd about how they have been managing during the lockdown, and what they have been doing to keep themselves occupied while they are based at home. Leon is based in Innsbruck in Austria, and Russell is in Cardiff, Wales. We chatted about our coping strategies, […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 002 – Jurgis Masilionis in Vilnius

4 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

The lockdown is affecting all countries across Europe, and to get a sense of what the mood is like in Lithuania I spoke with Jurgis Masilonis, who is an audio engineer based in Vilnius. We chatted about the way he is coping with the lockdown, what his creative response has been like, and how he […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 001 – Dr Eric Chowanietz Resilience Sustainability and Risk

3 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

This is the first Distraction Therapy Podcast. I wanted the chance to do something more persona and to connect with people who have something valuable to share about how they are coping with the coronavirus lockdown. I’ve known Eric for over twenty years, and he has one of the best engineering minds around. So I […]

After Covid19 Our Universities Have to Change

23 March 2020 Rob Watson 0

Many long-standing colleagues of mine, like myself, jumped at the chance to leave their employment at UK universities. A number of long-running factors influenced these decisions, and many have come to the fore in recent weeks. They have been on public display in the strike action that affected many courses recently. Low pay, insecure working, […]

My Services are Available

20 March 2020 Rob Watson 0

I don’t want this to sound like a self-serving promotion, virtue signalling or self-pity, though it might be a combination of all three, but I’m available and free to provide support on a paid basis for businesses, community organisations or public bodies if you need it? The freelance work that I had lined-up has unfortunately […]

Wandering with a Camera and Microphone

21 December 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve started to wander about Leicester City centre with my camera and audio recorder, hoping to capture some images and sounds that give a sense of what it is like living in this city at this point in time. I find I can switch into a neutral mode of thinking that is slightly disconcerted from […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 006 – December in Leicester

15 December 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve spent more time this week wandering around Leicester city centre, watching people and looking for sounds and images. I’ve put together a music playlist from the tracks that I’ve been hearing while I’ve been out and about. The weather has been cold, and the short days make everything look gloomy. I’m not a winter […]