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  1. Reply All Streaming

    Link
    https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Information Studies, Media Studies, Radio Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Ostensibly about how people shape the internet and how the internet shapes people, this popular podcast approaches technology from a human-interest angle. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the enthusiasm and knowledge of the hosts ensures that this is a very listenable and useful resource for information about internet culture and all aspects of the online world, covering a wide range of topics. Weekly episodes are free and also available on iTunes

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  2. Radio Plays and Radio Drama Streaming

    Link
    http://www.suttonelms.org.uk/RADIO1.HTML
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Drama, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, TV/Radio listings

    An amateur enthusiast site offering differing levels of comprehensiveness on BBC radio drama. There is information on radio drama by decade from 1943 to date giving title, series, basic credits and transmission times. More recent entries are fuller with information taken and edited from Radio Times. Searches can be made by author, producer, year and theme. There are reviews, articles and lists of missing programmes, BBC World Service Drama radiography is a work in progress compiled by Barry Hodge.

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  3. An International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/Shakespeare
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Dance, Drama, Film Studies, Literature, Music, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, TV/Radio listings, Video Sources

    An extensively researched and authoritative online database of Shakespeare-related content in film, television, radio and video recording. It is international in scope and regularly updated currently holding over 8,000 records dating from the 1890s to the present day. This resource was created through a three-year Resource Enhancement grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. The Database encompasses not only ‘straight’ productions of the plays but also parodies, plot borrowings, documentaries, and Shakespeare as represented in music, mime and dance.

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  4. Archive on 4 Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hg8dq
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Radio Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, TV/Radio listings

    Archive on 4, previously The Archive Hour, is a BBC Radio 4 series which compiles audio clips from the station’s archives around a different theme in each edition. A variety of guest speakers, with a connection to the week’s subject, present the show. An archive of past editions (from 2010) is available on BBC iPlayer. Topics are wide-ranging: recent episodes (July 2015) include ‘Spoken Like a Woman’ in which Anne Karpf explores the way in which women have shaped the sound of British radio; ‘Destroyer of Worlds’ which discusses how Britain discovered the first atomic bomb, only to lose it to the Americans, and ‘The Devil’s Horn’ in which jazz musician Soweto Kinch talks on the history of the saxophone.

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  5. Ian McKellen Website Streaming

    Link
    http://www.mckellen.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Drama, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    The website of actor Ian McKellen, one of the first actors in Britain to establish his own website and blog. The site is comprehensive and informative on his work on stage, screen and radio. Some radio performances are streamed, there are clips from some films and television programmes and links to Amazon where a film or television production is commercially available.

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  6. Wellesnet: the Orson Welles Web Resource Streaming

    Link
    http://www.wellesnet.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Founded in 2001 by Jeff Wilson Wellesnet is an online source of definitive and thoroughly researched information about the life, career and work of Orson Welles. A filmography provides links to DVD retailers. Select scenes and rare footage are streamed (for example VOODOO MACBETH (1936) at the Federal Theatre. Screenplays are available online. Many radio plays and appearances are streamed including the Mercury Theatre in the Air series. There is a messageboard giving information about unfinished films, retrospectives, books and DVD releases and links to other websites with relevant content.

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  7. Paley Center for Media Streaming

    Link
    http://www.paleycenter.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Blogs, Streaming/Download

    The Paley Center for Media is a not-for-profit cultural organisation based in New York and Los Angeles, which is dedicated to fostering an ongoing dialogue about the significance of television, radio and new broadcasting technologies on the lives of media professionals and the public. The centre’s media collection contains over 160,000 television and radio programmes and advertisements, searchable through an online database which offers synopses, along with production credits for the programmes. Although most of the collection is not online there is, nonetheless, a lot of freely available interesting audiovisual content, made accessible via a selection of curated online exhibitions on the site’s Perspectives on the Collection page. This page feature hand-picked clips and programmes chosen by the centre’s curatorial team, which are presented with contextual essays and notes. The range of subjects covers the whole spectrum of US media history - particularly the post-war period, with interesting items on everything from the media’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, to a history and appreciation of Rod Serling’s classic science fiction series The Twilight Zone.

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  8. Public Domain Review Streaming

    Link
    http://publicdomainreview.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Art, Film Studies, Literature, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    An online journal dedicated to celebrating and disseminating interesting public domain content. The strength of the collection lies in its scholarly but imaginative curatorial focus, which is on the ‘surprising, the strange and the beautiful’. The site’s content is organised according to Image, Audio, Film and Books. The moving image content features newsreel clips, fiction films, home movies, industrial and public information films and propaganda films. Each film is accompanied by a short contextual essay, giving the provenance of the clip, and links to its parent archive, copyright information and download options. There is a search function but the site is really designed for browsing and it is easy to become absorbed in the gems on offer.

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  9. Pebble Mill Studios Streaming

    Link
    http://www.pebblemill.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download, TV/Radio listings, Video Sources

    This excellent resource documents the history of Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham, from the building’s opening in 1971 to its demolition in 2005. The site features video interviews, stills and text about the history of the studios, with contributions from production staff, including directors, editors, producers, writers and camera operators. Amongst those interviewed are David Rudkin, who wrote the acclaimed Play for Today ‘Penda’s Fen’, who talks here about working with director Alan Clarke.

    Searchable Transmission lists give a chronology of drama broadcast from BBC Pebble Mill between 1972-200. The listings include drama series Thirty Minute Theatre, Playhouse and Play for Today, listing transmission date, writer, producer and director. A slight caveat for users is that the material is presented in the form of a blog, so that entries are arranged chronologically, which can make searching difficult. The material is, however, broadly arranged in three categories: ‘Building’, ‘Television’ and ‘Radio’. The site was created by Vanessa Jackson, who worked at Pebble Mill from 1987 to 2004. She is currently (2014) Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University: the site is part of a research project to document programme making in the regions, and was been funded by Screen West Midlands. For copyright reasons no footage from the original BBC programmes is available on the site.

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  10. Sound Effects Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://soundeffectspodcast.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Media Studies, Music, Radio Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of podcasts created by a sound designer and musician who goes by the alias SFX Ninja. Each episode addresses the process involved in the recording of sound and the creation of sound effects, offering advice on, for example, on how to record bird sounds and create chirping sound effects. Other episodes address ‘historical’ sound effects, video games and kitchen noises: others look at the challenges involved in recording bathroom noises and insect sounds. The podcasts also make an effort to contextualise the process, and include information about the history of sound effects and recording technology, as well as addressing the mixture of technological and creative skill needed. The overall tone is chatty and anecdotal but backed up by real expertise. Each podcast includes free sound clips and effects to download.

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