Blurring the line between animal and human.
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Computer code is written all over our offices, our homes and now in our classrooms too. Technologist Tom Armitage de-codes digital literacy for the so-called ‘second machine age’.
A quartet of buttons that may just leave you stuck, rich, ugly, or dead. Confused? Push the button marked “Play”.
Stories of people trying to love their neighbors…and failing.
Paper Radio. Stories that talk. A creative audio fiction and non-fiction podcast from Australia and New Zealand.
Before the likes of Skype and Twitter, curious people built and operated amateur ‘ham’ radios in order to connect with other curious people around the world.
The Cosmic Frequency tells the story of Maggie Iaquinto, an American-born Australian who forged a unique relationship with the Russian cosmonauts aboard the space station Mir.
The fascinating story of Cobh Harbour - produced and presented by Norris Davidson.(Broadcast 1954)
A radio documentary about different ways of seeing the Book of Kells.
‘The Calligraphers’ Song’ was first broadcast on 15th April 2002.
Produced by Lorelei Harris.
An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.
Sunday 24th May 2009, 7pm
Con was born in Brosna, Co Kerry in 1925. Every year the village of Brosna holds a festival in his honour.
Con’s life story has a Rabelaisian quality to it. Apprenticed as a blacksmith - a trade with no future he points out - he left for the promise of London at an early age. There he worked as a ganger for Murphy for ten years, tunnelling beneath the streets of the city, before becoming a publican.
His 14-year tenancy of The Balloon in Chelsea passed into London folklore. The Balloon was renowned as a place that rarely closed for business - pushed by a policeman on one occasion Curtin defined his opening hours as from January until December.
He played music on the Topic album, Paddy in the Smoke, recorded in London in the 1960s and regarded by many as the finest live recording of traditional music ever made.
Musically Curtin is defined by Sliabh Luchra and by his time in London. Brosna is - for him - the place that music comes from and his life has been defined by that music and the people he met through it. Con Curtin was one of the last of his kind: a natural storyteller.
Con passed away in April 2009.
Producers: Peter Woods and Liam O’Brien.
(First broadcast July 2005)
An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries
A fabulously witty and charming journey into Cork City’s labyrinth that is the English Market - A story that weaves it way through two centuries - overcoming fires, famine, rebellion and war.
Catherine Carr charts the course of one day in the lives of many people, making many different journeys across the globe. By simply asking "Where are you going", she unearths the painful, the poignant and the downright bizarre.
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