Fantastic Noise
True Crime (with Dan Maudsley from BBC Radio 5 Live)

True Crime (with Dan Maudsley from BBC Radio 5 Live)

September 22, 2020

In this episode of the podcast we are focusing on True Crime and longer-form podcast storytelling. Terry speaks with Dan Maudsley - from BBC Radio 5 Live. Dan produced the award-winning true-crime podcast series Paradise. He has also recently published the series 'On The Ground'.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded at Terry's home, rather than in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

YouTubing To Podcasting (with Maddie Moate)

YouTubing To Podcasting (with Maddie Moate)

September 15, 2020

Fantastic Noise is back. In this episode of the podcast we're talking about how popular YouTube content creators are turning to podcasting. Terry speaks with Maddie Moate. Over lockdown Maddie and her fiancé Greg Foot produced 'Let's Go Live' - live daily content for children on YouTube. Her channel has tens of millions of views. Maddie is also well known for her work on 'Maddie's Do You Know?' on CBeebies. She has recently published 'Maddie's Sound Explorers' - a podcast series aimed at children supported by Magic Star.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded at Terry's home, rather than in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Trail: new series begins on Tuesday 15th September 2020

Trail: new series begins on Tuesday 15th September 2020

September 4, 2020

Some new episodes of Fantastic Noise will be landing in a podcast app near you(r smartphone) from Tuesday 15th September. Released weekly on Tuesdays, we'll be starting with a conversation with Maddie Moate, about her new podcast project Maddie's Sound Explorers. In later episodes will look closely at true-crime podcasts, radio station social media, and how the audio industry has responded to the COVID19 pandemic.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

LIVE Making Radio Drama (featuring Jeremy Howe, Editor of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers)

LIVE Making Radio Drama (featuring Jeremy Howe, Editor of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers)

May 8, 2020

This is a special 'live' episode of the podcast, recorded with an audience as part of the University of Bedfordshire's #BedsTalks series before the Coronavirus pandemic closed the University teaching spaces.

Terry speaks with:

-       Jeremy Howe - Editor of BBC Radio 4's ‘The Archers’, the world’s longest running drama, with around 19,000 episodes since 1951. In February 2019, the contemporary rural drama was voted as the second best radio programme of all time by a panel of experts.

-       Adam Jarrell - from 'The Offensive', an award-winning mockumentary podcast that follows fictional Premier League club Ashwood City FC. He answers questions about the challenges of creating new audio drama and establishing an audience without a radio station backing.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Trail: Making Radio Drama (Live!) - Weds 26th February 2020

Trail: Making Radio Drama (Live!) - Weds 26th February 2020

January 8, 2020

Join us for this very special recording of the Fantastic Noise podcast at the University of Bedfordshire discussing the production of audio drama.

REGISTER HERE: https://bedstalksfantasticnoiseradiodrama.eventbrite.co.uk/

Host Terry Lee is Senior Tutor in Radio & Audio at the University of Bedfordshire. He is also responsible for the award-winning community radio station, Radio LaB 97.1FM.

Joining Terry will be:

-       Jeremy Howe - Editor of BBC Radio 4's ‘The Archers’, the world’s longest running drama, with around 19,000 episodes since 1951. In February 2019, the contemporary rural drama was voted as the second best radio programme of all time by a panel of experts.

-       Adam Jarrell - from 'The Offensive', an award-winning mockumentary podcast that follows fictional Premier League club Ashwood City FC. He will answer questions about the challenges of creating new audio drama and establishing an audience without a radio station backing.

There will also be a quiz, with prizes to be won including Amazon Echo Dot Smartspeakers.

The event will be recorded, both as a podcast (to be published soon afterwards), and as a video (for the Fantastic Noise Facebook page).

Before and after the recording there will be an opportunity for networking, and further discussion about radio and our evolving media landscape. 

Refreshments will be provided, with food & wine after the talk.

Fantastic Noise launched in summer 2018 as an audio platform for themed discussions on what good radio and audio is. It is used as a pedagogical aid in academic institutions around the world.

Family Audio (with Story Pirates’ Lee Overtree and Fun Kids’ Bex Lindsay)

Family Audio (with Story Pirates’ Lee Overtree and Fun Kids’ Bex Lindsay)

October 22, 2019

Kids deserve good radio and audio too. And, thanks to digital radio and podcasts, there are plenty of options for them now. Audio for children and families is the theme of this episode, and our guests are largely inspired by Terry's 6 year old daughter's listening habits... We're talking with Creative Director of the Story Pirates podcast, Lee Overtree & Fun Kids radio presenter Bex Lindsay. We discuss the key aspects about making audio aimed at young audiences the ingredients of good storytelling, and the amount of preparation and planning involved. Terry is joined in the studio by Radio & Audio student Megan Murphy.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Storytelling (with BBC Radio 4’s ‘Beyond Today’ Editor, John Shields)

Storytelling (with BBC Radio 4’s ‘Beyond Today’ Editor, John Shields)

October 15, 2019

Good journalism requires the ability to tell a story that captures the attention of its audience. And there are lots of great examples of good radio and audio storytelling out there now, using journalistic techniques and with qualified journalists guiding the listeners through the process. In this episode we're talking with Editor of BBC Radio 4's Beyond Today podcast, John Shields. We discuss the ingredients of good storytelling, and John gives great advice for budding storytellers. Terry is joined in the studio by Broadcast Journalism student Karolina Komada.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Comedy (with Julia McKenzie, Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios)

Comedy (with Julia McKenzie, Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios)

October 8, 2019

Radio and audio comedy is tough to make. When Terry was on the radio, he would refer to himself as the joke killer - comic line delivery was never his strength... So how do you make good radio comedy? In this episode we're talking with Head of Radio Comedy at BBC Studios, Julia McKenzie. We discuss some dos and don'ts, current trends, and the importance of originality. Terry is joined in the studio by Media Production student Nathan Edwin.

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

Sound Design (with podcast producer Sarah Myles)

Sound Design (with podcast producer Sarah Myles)

October 1, 2019

Sound design - using audio to bring your radio programme, package or production to life. But how do you do good sound designing? In this episode of the podcast we're talking with podcast producer and sound designer Sarah Myles. Sarah has loads of professional experience, and generously shares her knowledge with us. Find her website on https://www.podcasts.london and follow her on twitter. Terry is joined by Music Technology graduate Daniel Potter (yes, the one who mixes the theme tune!).

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

The clip we use at 23:04 is from https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-entrepreneurs/eureka-121/ - thanks to the Monocle 24 team for their permission.

Local Breakfast Radio (with Andy Collins & the BBC3CR Breakfast Team)

Local Breakfast Radio (with Andy Collins & the BBC3CR Breakfast Team)

September 24, 2019

It's time for Breakfast. In this episode of the podcast we're talking about what goes into the making of a local breakfast radio programme. Terry is joined by Broadcast Journalism student Serene Muhammed, and speaks with Andy Collins, Ben Nye and Danny Fullbrook from BBC Three Counties Radio. 

Fantastic Noise is a podcast about making radio. Recorded in the Radio LaB 97.1FM studios at the University of Bedfordshire. Produced and presented by Terry Lee.

You can follow Fantastic Noise on facebook.com/afantasticnoiseinstagram.com/afantasticnoise & twitter.com/afantasticnoise or email us fantasticnoise@beds.ac.uk. Let us know what you think.

Our art work was produced by Stoo Elvin (facebook.com/iamstooelvin/), and our theme music is by Liam Ayton, remixed by Daniel Potter.

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