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Podcasts and audio features

  • Got a great story to tell about your work and the people involved?
  • Planning an exciting project that you’d love to document?
  • Looking for fresh ways to engage your clients, customers, sales teams and funders? 
  • Thinking about starting a podcast, but need help with the planning and production?

We’re here to help! We produce finely crafted podcasts and audio features celebrating you and what you do. Our mission is to tell your story by capturing the voices and insights of the people who matter most. See below for examples of our work. You’ll find more on the blog.

From the beautiful evocation of a fisherman’s life on the water to the fascinating insights into LUSH’s work reducing packaging waste, the podcasts were a pleasure to listen to.
— Andrew Paine, podcast commissioner for LUSH cosmetics

I loved working with Rosie. Full of ideas of how best to use the audio and the sessions were relaxed and fun; she’s a natural interviewer. I think having audio on a website is key to making it feel alive.
— Sophie Barnard, owner of Longstaff Longstaff fashion brand

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Podcasts for LUSH cosmetics

Here are three podcasts from the Meet the Maker series of mini-documentaries that we produced for LUSH cosmetics, in collaboration with Cathy Haynes. Each one is an audio portrait of a person or team going about their specialist process, giving us a sensory-rich insight into what they’re thinking, doing and sensing as they work.

In Meet the forager, we went out in a boat across Poole harbour with Peter Miles, to forage for the seaweed that LUSH use in their  facemasks.

In Meet the innovators we visited the Green Hub at the LUSH factory in Poole to find out how their black pots get recycled. We followed the pots down the production line with machine operators Marc Jordan and Scott Riggs. And we talked to engineer Giles Verdon (pictured), the driving force behind Lush’s recycling vision, to discover why LUSH processes plastic waste differently from other companies.

In Meet the paper maker we visited Gary Fuller, master paper-maker at Frogmore Mill in Apsley, to see him create the first reel of banana fibre gift-packaging paper.

Podcasts about a newly commissioned Children's Opera

We produced a series of ten podcasts about a newly commissioned children’s opera by composer Kate Whitley and writer Sabrina Mahfouz. The podcasts follow the production of the opera Paws & Padlocks, from writing and fundraising through to rehearsals and the final performance. You can listen to all ten podcasts in the series on Soundcloud.

Paws & Padlocks was commissioned by Blackheath Halls with support from the Arts Council England and a number of other charitable trusts. It premiered at the Blackheath Halls in April 2017. You’ll find more information on the Blackheath Halls website.

'About Me' audio pieces

Tickertape ‘About Me’ audio features are a fresh and authentic way of introducing clients and followers to you and your business. Find out more about what we can offer you, here.

For example, we produced a series of four short (1-2 minute) audio pieces introducing listeners to textile designer and founder of Longstaff Longstaff Sophie Barnard. We made them for Sophie to post on Instagram and embed on her website (you’ll find them here). They are based on an interview that we recorded online. 

We also produced this extended ‘audio slideshow’ about Sophie, her design process and influences. It pairs material from our online interview with stills and video footage she shared with us.