Between The Essays [The Essay]

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Baked Beans and Pigeon Feed20200207

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers'.

Starting out on a rooftop in Brooklyn looking skywards, producer Hannah Dean weaves together the experiences of three resilient men and their encounters with birds. Includes text from Sam Selvon's 1956 novel, The Lonely Londoners read by the poet and musician, Anthony Joseph.

Produced by Hannah Dean
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3

Radio producers from around the world present miniature Between the Ears features.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Hope is the thing with feathers20200203

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers'.

In this edition Nanna Hauge Kristensen visits a Danish neonatal intensive care unit, where parents and their premature infants negotiate the precariousness of life.

Produced by Nanna Hauge Kristensen
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3

Radio producers from around the world present miniature Between the Ears features.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

How to Get Stuck in Traffic20200205

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers'.

In this edition, we hear a documentary by Kenneth Berth (whose day job involves broadcasting traffic news on Belgian radio) about people waiting - and hoping - in traffic jams.

Produced by Kenneth Berth
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3

Radio producers from around the world present miniature Between the Ears features.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Paradise20200204

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers'.

In this edition Axel Kacoutié offers a story about a man's journey home, which interweaves with the discovery of a lesser-known truth about hope.

Produced by Axel Kacoutié
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3

Radio producers from around the world present miniature Between the Ears features.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Perfect Love20200206

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers'.

What rests inside you, warm and singing? Guided by their grandfather's enduring love, artist Taehee Whang hopes to reconnect with him after his death. Taehee navigates time, distance, ancestry, and tradition to reach their grandfather's burial mound on their own terms in this feature by Ariana Martinez. A virtual journey from Brooklyn, New York to a burial site just outside of Seoul, South Korea reveals what's possible when we can still feel the love and strength given to us by someone long ago. This story was inspired by "Walking to My Grandfather's Mound," a video artwork and printed zine created by Taehee Whang.

Produced by Ariana Martinez
A Falling Tree Production for BBC Radio 3

Radio producers from around the world present miniature Between the Ears features.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

011 of 5: Ghent20171204

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, on the theme of 'borderlands'.

1/5 Say When:
In this first episode, Duncan Speakman and Tineke De Meyer circumnavigate Ghent in Belgium, asking questions about the nature of thresholds, and how they manifest themselves in experience, language and sound.

Written and recorded by Tineke De Meyer and Duncan Speakman
Music by Duncan Speakman
Contributions from Frank De Winne, Tim De Meyer, and Leentje Vandenbussche.

Series producer, Alan Hall.

Duncan Speakman and Tineke De Meyer circumnavigate Ghent in Belgium.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

01Prelude20161121

Sophie Townsend explores what beginnings might be found when everything has ended.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

022 of 5: The West20171205

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, on the theme of 'borderlands'.

In this second episode, Laura Barton criss-crosses the States, with the help of Tennessee Williams, President Kennedy and the Apollo 11 mission to contemplate the imagined frontier of 'the West' and to gaze at the moon. .

Series producer, Alan Hall.

Laura Barton criss-crosses the States to gaze at the moon.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Fugue20161122

Michael Umney with a poetic exploration of the countryside, farming and false nostalgia.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

033 of 5: Russia20171206

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, exploring the theme of 'borderlands'.

In this third episode, Vladimir Kryuchev investigates the spaces - literal and figurative - between stations on a radio dial.

Series producer, Alan Hall.

Radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay with innovative miniature features.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Menuet20161123

A musical radio piece about the empty space between people who were once very close.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

044 of 5: Das Kapital20171207

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, exploring the theme of 'borderlands'.

In this fourth episode, Brit Plieštik Jensen and Martin Ožvold trace the borders crossed by a wooden toy bought in Hamleys, Prague.

Series producer, Alan Hall.

Brit Pliestik Jensen and Martin Ozvold trace the borders crossed by a toy bought in Prague

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Pavane20161124

Sindre Leganger discusses living near a Norwegian mountain said to be about to collapse.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

055 of 5: Half Life20171208

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3's innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, exploring the theme of 'borderlands'.

In this final episode, Tadhg O'Sullivan captures the re-population by nature of the exclusion zone around Chernobyl.

Series producer, Alan Hall.

Tadhg O'Sullivan captures the re-population by nature of the area around Chernobyl.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Toccata20161125

Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime explore a parasitic relationship.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.