12:00am - 1:00am
Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston (aka DJ Droid). Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio and https://tunesfromturtleisland.eu/ for more information. [Repeats Saturday 12.30am.]
2:30am - 3:30am
John Dredge presents an hour of eighties-themed comedy and music to be played at maximum volume on your Walkman.
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 1.30pm.] Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today, Master J is joined by West End theatre performer Karen Holmes. They discuss those we lost in 2021. Topics include: memories of performances and the work left behind, friends or those they have worked with who passed away, and how this might have been a bad idea for a show that is meant to be an upbeat/funny look at the arts world. For more information visit Master J on Facebook.
4:00am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 4pm.] Archival gems. Today: an episode of the classic Rock & Roll Fishing from 11 August 2006. Indie band members compete in a fishing contest and chat about music and fish.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11.30pm.] Modulisme (which translates as Modularism) is a series devoted to out of leftfield modular synthesis, with a different sound-designer playing live or offering studio recordings of their choice each week. For more information visit modulisme.info/sessions.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 6pm.] Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. Sitting with Gianluca today is Hilary Saunders, head honcho of the roots music community’s go-to Americana publication, No Depression. No Depression has been serving the Americana community for two and a half decades and still publishes a quarterly print edition. Drop in to our lively conversation and expect some great music from 2021.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 9pm.] Marina Organ presents an hour of music that uses unconventional structures and 'other' time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of math rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This week: starting the 2022 season with the second in a series of revisits of the many outstanding new releases of 2021, including The Flying Luttenbachers, Poil Ueda, Alex Ward, Sun Coloured Chair, Steiger, A Formal Horse, Michael Woodman, and Kayo Dot. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Monday 9pm.] Dr. Stu and his expert guests dance around alternative investments, markets, the economy and wider world with psychedelic sounds and sometimes poetry. This week's guests: Ankush Jain (Aaro Capital); Claire Cummings (Cummings Pepperdine).
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 8pm.] A bi-monthly audio open mic night hosted by Jesse Lawson and Katie Callin. Sometimes IRL too. This month's theme is Change. Featuring: Tomoko Hojo, Bryn Davies, Bridey Addison-Child, Rebecca Lennon, Jesse Lawson, Arlie Adlington, Hannah Green, Hankel Bellido, Sam Stone, Whettman Chelmets, Mira Calix, Hildegard Westerkamp. Find out about our new themes and how to submit on Instagram or Twitter @safesoundres.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week: Rhapsody in O/A. Today’s show attempts to encapsulate in music the mind-bending impact the full planned five season run of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s multiverse drama would’ve had if Netflix hadn’t cancelled it at the end of series two. With contributions from Tomita, Billy Bang, Freddie Hubbard and Eartha Kitt. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. [Repeats Tuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: next steps in South Africa's Wild Coast region against Shell's plans to explore for oil in the waters of the Wild Coast region. Amadiba Crisis Committee spokesperson Nonhle Mbuthuma speaks to Talking Africa. Amadiba is one of indigenous communities of the Wild Coast region. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeats Tuesday 9am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. This week: some Scottish songs from Davie Stewart and Jimmy McBeath, songs from the Smith family of English Romanies, and some Irish Tunes from Pat Mitchell and the O'Halloran Brothers. [Repeats Monday 12pm.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri host a different kind of gadget show, discussing the work and philosophy of The Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages people to use their electronics longer, to prevent waste, save money, and make people happier. This month: we talk to Mathew Lubari, a repairer operating at the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in Uganda. For more information visit therestartproject.org.
3:30pm - 3:45pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.30pm.] A series of five 15-minute dramas by new writers with disabilities, performed by a mainly disabled cast, about making choices to make connections. Produced by Naked Productions with input from Graeae Theatre and financial support from Audio Content Fund. Today: Red Flags by Anita Kelly. A divorcee comes to terms with her new life, but trying to get rid of her wedding rings proves surprisingly difficult. Tina: Liz Carr. Director: Jenny Sealey. Sound engineer: Louis Blatherwick. Sound design: Eloise Whitmore.
3:45pm - 4:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.45pm.] Tape Letters shines a light on the practice of recording and sending messages on cassette tapes by Pakistani migrants who settled in the UK between 1960 and 1980. In this six-part documentary we listen to first-hand accounts of these migration stories through original recordings, interviews with their Britain-born families and commentary by Tape Letters founder and director Wajid Yaseen. Among the key themes are language (primarily Pothwari), communication methods, intergenerational relationships and identities, and divided families.
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Archival gems and curiosities from 20 years of creative radio. Today: Channel One Minus One - timeless comedy produced by James Hodder.
6:00pm - 6:15pm
7:30pm - 8:00pm
A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. This week: an all-American episode featuring stomps, rags and fox trots from Duke Ellington, the Victor Military Band, the Missourians, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers and the Benson Orchestra of Chicago. [Repeats Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
London-based label Steep Incline present a mix of forthcoming releases and selections spanning industrial, techno, noise and avant-garde sound. This month: featuring tracks from Kid Smpl, Nocturnal Emissions, The Fertile Crescent and more. Visit steepincline.co.uk for details of the label or Bandcamp to hear their releases. [Repeated Friday 10am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9.30pm.] The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - explore the music that informs its long running concert series in London.