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Radio Atlas is an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world. A place to hear inventive documentaries, dramas and works of sound art that have been made in languages you don’t necessarily speak.

When I Touched the Ground 2019/12/23, 07:28
When I Touched the Ground

A woman tells the story of her own birth. By Nyurpaya Kaika Burton and Caddie Brain (2019) Nyurpaya was born deep in the desert of Central Australia. Her mother travelled hundreds of miles barefoot before giving birth alone at a massive desert mesa called Atila &#8211; a place which became her spiritual country. Nyurpaya Kaika &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/when-i-touched-the-ground/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "When I Touched the Ground"</span></a>

The Night Watchman 2019/10/16, 08:00
The Night Watchman

A night watchman walks alone through an Anatomic Institute. By Stephen Schwartz for DR (1971) A lonely walk in the dark, skeletons and floating body parts caught in the beam of a flashlight&#8230; in the &#8216;The Night Watchman&#8217;, Detroit-born Stephen Schwartz pioneers his landmark interview technique known as the &#8216;moments interview&#8217; or the &#8216;full Schwartz&#8217;. &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/the-night-watchman/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Night Watchman"</span></a>

Price of Secrecy 2019/08/15, 08:41
Price of Secrecy

A series about unspoken secrets. By Zoha Zokaei (2019) Price of Secrecy is a fictionalised podcast series that addresses some of the legal, social, cultural and familial constraints that contribute to the silence around the issue of child sexual abuse in Iran. At the heart of the series is the question &#8211; &#8216;why, as members &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/price-of-secrecy/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Price of Secrecy"</span></a>

Can He Have a Dog? 2019/07/24, 08:04
Can He Have a Dog?

A woman tries to meet someone. By Lotta Erikson for Sveriges Radio (1996) Recorded in the pre-internet dating days, Lotta Erikson searches for a partner through telephone contact agencies. Lotta Erikson has been a freelance for the Swedish radio (SR) and Swedish national television (SVT) in various forms since 1992, making around 15 radio documentaries &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/can-he-have-a-dog/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Can He Have a Dog?"</span></a>

Man: A Dog’s Best Friend 2019/07/03, 08:10
Man: A Dog’s Best Friend

A power struggle in the domestic space. By Eva Lammelová for Czech Radio (2018) According to numerous statistics, Czechs are a nation of dog-lovers. On average, there is a dog in every second household in the Czech Republic, resulting in the most hounds per capita in all of Europe. In Eva’s house there’s Tonča. Tonča &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/man-a-dogs-best-friend/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Man: A Dog&#8217;s Best Friend"</span></a>

What They Don’t Tell You 2019/06/19, 08:30
What They Don’t Tell You

How (not) to build a home away from home&#8230; By Martina Castro, for the Museum of Migration in Montevideo (2015) Sometimes immigrants want to stay super connected to their home countries because they feel that connection slipping away. And well, they can go overboard. At least, that’s what Eduardo Bolioli noticed. This story was produced &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/what-they-dont-tell-you/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "What They Don&#8217;t Tell You"</span></a>

The Box 2019/05/01, 08:00
The Box

A box containing treasured keepsakes opens up painful memories of the past. By Sofia Saldanha for HearSay International Audio Arts Festival (2019) The Box (A Caixa) was shortlisted for both the ‘Create’ and ‘Create GanBéarla’ awards at the 2019 HearSay International Audio Arts Festival. Sofia Saldanha is an award winning audio producer. She started her &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/the-box/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Box"</span></a>

ROW-cub 2019/04/24, 08:00
ROW-cub

A broken-hearted granddaughter&#8217;s search for understanding. By Neena Pathak for HearSay International Audio Arts Festival (2019) Aaji (Grandma) is in her 90s, proficient in English but more comfortable in Marathi, and hard-of-hearing. Mithu is in her 30s, okay at Marathi (but speaks in a stilted, error-filled, and somewhat childlike way common to many second-generation immigrants), &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/row-cub/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "ROW-cub"</span></a>

Blank Maps: A Voice from Utopia 2019/02/20, 07:00
Blank Maps: A Voice from Utopia

“We have life in our imaginations…” Exploring three alternative visions, ‘A Voice from Utopia’ attempts to deconstruct the concept of the nation state. From virtual communities like Bitnation to micronations like Liberland. It comes from Blank Maps – an Arabic podcast that seeks to address the problem of statelessness in the Arab world. By doing &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/blank-maps-a-voice-from-utopia/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Blank Maps: A Voice from Utopia"</span></a>

The Woman on the Ice 2019/02/01, 12:30
The Woman on the Ice

A young woman walks out onto the ice, under a full moon, and disappears. Produced by Rikke Houd for Third Ear (11th March 2014) Deep beneath the Greenlandic ice, lies a hidden history. The Danish feature-maker Rikke Houd travels in the footsteps of Karen Roos, who disappeared on the ice outside the small East Greenlandic town of &#8230; <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.radioatlas.org/podcast/the-woman-on-the-ice/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "The Woman on the Ice"</span></a>