August 23, 2006 – 10:46 am
I just had a phone call from Rosie Goldsmith at the BBC. She makes a programme for BBC Radio 4 called A World in Your Ear. Her programme this weekend is about podcasting and radio drama, and she’s decided to highlight Claybourne.
The series was funded by New Zealand On Air and broadcast in New Zealand in the late 1990s. It was revived on the Internet as a podcast in 2004… and to my knowledge, it was the first podcast radio drama serial.
As a radio producer, it was one of the things I’m most proud of in my career, so I’m pleased it’s getting one more airing, even if it’s just in the context of a programme about podcasting generally.
Rosie said (and I quote) “the Indie listed it in their favourite podcasts” — though I haven’t been able to find anything that confirms that online. I hope to find out what exactly she meant by that.
At any rate, A World in Your Ear is on this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on BBC Radio 4 (and I’m sure it’ll be up on Listen Again if you’re in NZ and that’s a stupid time of the morning to be listening to the radio over the internet…).
I’ll be curious to hear what she has to say about it.