Tuesday 31 July 2012

Returning Student

Dear Listener,

Can there be learning without books? Can there be as much to ponder in a day of walking as in a term of studying? In this week's episode, a student is forced to face these questions on his way home for the summer.

As usual, here's your direct link to the sound file. You may want to consider subscribing to the feed or on iTunes and, don't forget, all the previous episodes are available from the archive page for easy downloading.

This week's soundtrack is from "Sun" by Dejan Ilijic and his music (available at magnatune.com) is well worth a listen in its own right.

Until next week ... sweet dreams,


Friday 20 July 2012

The Other Sideof the Hedge by E.M. Forster

Dear listener,

Welcome to Episode 28 that comes with my profound apologies for the long silence on this podcast. Life had got in the way of the creative rhythms that underpin the regular production of episodes but I'm pleased to say that I am returning to a regular schedule and will endeavour to keep supplying fresh and fun stories on a weekly basis.

Thank you very much if you have left comments here or written one of the encouraging reviews over at iTunes - it's been a blessing to get feedback of all sorts and it is always appreciated.

We have decided, every so often, to dig up a gem of a short story from another author's oeuvre and to give it the "Borders of Sleep Treatment". This week we have something from one of my best loved British authors, E.M. Forster (1879-1970). I'll let it speak for itself but strongly encourage you to seek out more of his work if you enjoy the atmosphere and sentiment of this short story.

If you enjoy listening to free audio narrations of works ancient and modern from the public domain or creative commons, then there is a treasure trove of material to discover every Friday at the #GoingPublic project so please check it out - you're in for a treat!

Here is the direct link to the MP3; but remember that if you don't want to miss a single episode then you can subscribe on iTunes or using the RSS feed in another podcast client.

The soundtrack this week comes from the sublime album "Rain Trip" by Toni Iniguez. You can listen to and download the entire album and lots of other great music from magnatune.com

Well ... bring on the slow magma of narrative!

Sweet dreams and thank you for listening,