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Radio Atlas is an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world. A place to hear inventive documentaries, dramas and works of sound art that have been made in languages you don’t necessarily speak.
|1||CleanVideoThe Upside Down||Echoes of a rebellion in a mine falling back to nature. By Gianluca Stazi and Giuseppe Casu for Radio3 Rai (2018) Silvestro has worked in the mine since he was 23 years old – he’s the son of a miner, the son of the mine, now he is 67. Manlio, at 40,||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoSausage Roll||A woman and her cat attempt to reach a happy resolution. By Inga Janiulytė (2018) A fleeting scene from a remote village in Polesia, south east Belarus. After lunch and liquor on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter at babka Maria’s house. No meat is||9 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoWords from Inside (St Maur Prison)||An exploration of listening and liberty. By René Farabet for France Culture (1992) A feature which weaves together audio compositions created by inmates serving long-term sentences interwoven with their reflections on sound and listening. Winner of||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoI Am Analog||Jonathan Zenti embarks on a quest to recover a loved possession, which has gone astray. Produced by Jonathan Zenti for HearSay International Audio Festival (November 2015) For five years the radio producer Jonathan Zenti has been making recordings wit||4 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoMy Share of the Sky||An Iranian journalist, forced to flee the country, captures her search for a sense of home in Norway. Produced by Sheida Jahanbin and Rikke Houd for NRK (2011) My Share of the Sky artfully captures the disorientation of seeking refuge in a new country.||21 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoZahava and the Qualia||A forgotten moment recaptured in a dance between mother tongue and translation. Produced by Charo Calvo for ABC Soundproof (30th September 2016) A short feature from a longer work by the Spanish composer and sound designer Charo Calvo. In ‘Qualia&#||7 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoThe Brown Parcel||A father gives his daughter a mysterious inheritance. By Kari Hesthamar for NRK, 2003 Cesilie’s family have wrapped their secrets in a brown parcel. Her father gave her the parcel ten years ago – asking her not to open it until two years after her m||24 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoThe Mechanical Voice||An erotic radio work exploring the mechanics of lust. By Bert Kommerij for NPO Radio 5 (1998)||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoColette’s Podcasts||By Charlotte Bienaimé for ARTE Radio (2014) Colette Bertin has recorded hundreds of radio programs on audio cassettes. Today, at 82, Colette plunges into her archive and evokes a whole life spent listening, from tapes to podcasts. Special Commendation||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoCamp Sisterhood||By Charlotte Rouault and Benoît Bories for ARTE Radio (2013) “If we didn’t look after ourselves, we were done for…” Three former inmates of the Brens women’s concentration camp, who were detained from 1942-44, recall their experiences.||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoOn Top||An audio meditation on falling. Produced by Maria Dønvang (2017) Winner of the 2017 HearSay Festival ‘Create’ GanBéarla Award and Best Radio / Sound Art Award.||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoLadies of the Manor||Vicious fights and tender memories play out against the backdrop of a crumbling stately home – eavesdrop on scenes from a marriage of convenience. Produced by Eva Roither for Ö1 (May 2011) Winner of the Prix Europa, 2011 and the feature-award at St||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideo1207||The search for connection on a telephone helpline. Produced by Matthias Hellemans for VRT (August 2014)||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||ExplicitVideoIn the Shadow of the Phantom||An exploration of the past traumas that lurk in the shadows of a young woman’s life. By Susanne Björkman for Sveriges Radio (21st August 1994) Susanne Björkman’s Prix Italia-winning documentary, In the Shadow of the Phantom, tells the story of 25-||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoSummer Rain||Motherly love, loss and falling… a personal feature from Nanna Hauge Kristensen. Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen (2017). This feature won first prize at the P1 Shortdox competition in 2017.||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoMatěj||A vibrant, tender documentary exploring the complex, fierce love uniting Matěj and his family. By Tereza Reková for Czech Radio Dvojka (25th December 2016) Matěj has perfect pitch and a phenomenal memory – often speaking in remembered fragments of||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoStairway to Heaven, in Boxer Shorts||A tender goodnight when the morning is uncertain. Produced by Eva Moeraert (2016) Winner of the 2017 HearSay Festival ‘Celebrate’ GanBéarla Award and the 2016 Korte Golf Radio Prize. In remembrance of Bernard De Rycke, with special thanks to Berna||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoThe Last Act||An operatic love story in its final act. Produced by Sindre Leganger for NRK (16th October 2016) Freddie Bagron, a retired opera singer, is preparing for an important performance – an act of love for his terminally ill wife, Turid. The doctors tell hi||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoThe Pep Talk||The former Danish professional football player, Bo Henriksen, gives his team a testosterone-heavy pre-match speech. Produced by Ole Fugl Hørkilde and Kim G. Hansen for Radio24syv (14th September 2013) An inspirational bonus episode of the podcast to ma||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoMan at Beer Cafe||A lonely man waits for someone to sit and listen. By Susanne Björkman for Sveriges Radio (1974) A short documentary from one of Susanne Björkman’s first radio assignments. A serendipitous recording of a lonely man in a ‘Beer Cafe’ in Malmö. As||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoBlindfold Yourself||An impressionistic documentary about strangers meeting in darkness. Produced by Jiri Slavicinsky for Czech Radio (February 2017) Blindfold Yourself was shortlisted for the 2017 HearSay Festival ‘Celebrate’ GanBéarla Award. It was recorded in Novemb||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoPapa, We’re in Syria||In February 2015, Joachim Gerhard has reached the city of Elbeyli on the border between Turkey and Syria and stands within sight of Kobane, a city under fire. He shouts in despair into his phone. He is trying to persuade his two sons Mike (18) and Klaus||26 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoFrom the Mouths of Babes and Drunkards||A documentary-fairytale set at Christmas. Produced by Kristin Heien for NRK P2 Radio Documentary (20th December 2015)||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoWait||Intimacy and distance between lovers in a late night conversation. Produced by Sayre Quevedo (2017)||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||CleanVideoThe Double||On a dark night, in a small Danish town, Thomas Andersen has a violent encounter with his double. Produced by Thomas Arent Andersen for Third Ear x Politiken (9th November 2015)||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||CleanVideoEveryday Something Disappears||What remains when we start to disappear? Resounding with music, humour and humanity this feature blends the story of a pianist documenting his own decline and the residents of a care home near the Dutch border of Essen. Musically interweaving reality a||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||CleanVideoMy Dad, The Supernova||An astronomer’s daughter ventures into his past – exploring the universe inside his head as his words and memories begin to leave him. Produced by Maartje Duin for VPRO (22nd October 2015)||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||CleanVideoJunkies in the Country||An immersive look at the lives of drug addicts in the French countryside. Moving between young women struggling to loosen the grip of heroin on their lives and the people employed to help treat them, arrest them and monitor them. Produced by Mehdi Ahoud||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|29||CleanVideoRequiem from a Cemetery||Everyone in this story is dead. Everyone except its storyteller, Bengt Bok. As he walks around a cemetery, the voices of people he’s interviewed in the past emerge from the earth. Produced by Bengt Bok for Sveriges Radio (2016)||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|30||CleanVideoMum Here||A montage of mothers trying to reach their children. Produced by Mathilde Guermonprez for ARTE Radio (2015)||5 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|31||CleanVideoStill Swimming||Waves of memory, the story of a light going out – an exploration of love, loss and parallel worlds. Produced by Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir for RANA/Radiophonic Narration (2009) Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir takes us into the story of Sigrún, a||22 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|32||CleanVideoRobbery||A dynamic sonic portrait of the 2001 crisis in Argentina. The sound artist Joaquín Cófreces explores how a society becomes an accomplice to its own misfortune. Produced by Joaquín Cófreces for FM La Tribu (2005) ‘Robbery’ won the second prize in||8 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|33||CleanVideoWriter||An interview with a writer called Writer veers into dangerous territory. Produced by Katharina Smets for VPRO (20th February 2015) This was the third part of a series called ‘Detroit Detour’, produced in collaboration with the musician Inne Eyserman||25 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|34||CleanVideoStill Glowing Strong||A tender documentary about love, invention and a light that hasn’t gone out. Produced by Sindre Leganger for NRK (26th April 2014) From the light of the stars overhead, to the constant mysterious glow of a bulb in 87 year old Harald Brobakken’s apa||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating audio documentaries from around the world, so beautifully subtitled that watching the words dance across the screen feels nigh on mesmeric at times. Fills a huge gap not just in the podcast world, but the culture broadly.
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Genuinely one of the best ideas ever crafted for audio. And it's visual.
I can see this building bridges between worlds. Long may it continue.