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The weird reality of what we get up to in the forest

Verity Sharp talks about weird goings on in the forest with Luke Turner, author of Out of The Woods. Plus professional women whistlers and Norwegian saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg.

Verity Sharp is joined by Luke Turner, author of Out of The Woods who explains how they are place to let out "a wilder, truer, more spiritual self" with tales of strange gatherings and the saucy reality of what actually happens in our forests.

Also in the show: Norwegian saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg explores South Africa’s influence on jazz and Verity honours one of the little known feminist campaigns working alongside the suffragette movement, professional women whistlers. Spearheaded by the Californian School of Artistic Whistling the movement encouraged women to stand in public before God and man, pucker their lips and whistle without shame.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • Alice Shaw

    In Venice

    • Siffleuses: Professional Women Whistlers on Discs 1917​-​27 (​+​1907&1947).
    • Canary Records.
  • Lisa O'Neil


    • Heard A Long Song Gone.
    • Rough Trade Record.
  • Blood-Drums

    Hot Electric Insect

    • Cavern Of Anti-Matter.
    • Grautag Records.
  • Charles Amirkhanian

    Dutiful Ducks

    • Lexical Music.
    • 1750 Arch Records.
  • Unnamed Performers, Babalan, Northern Philippines

    Tongatong (Balbalan, Northern Phillipines)

    • Funeral Dance in the Mountains: Rural Percussion and Vocal Ethnographic Recordin.
    • Oma333.
  • Unnamed Performer, Karen Tribe, Thailand

    Let's Marry

    • Funeral Dances in the Mountains: Rural Percussion (& Vocal) Ethnographic Recordi.
    • Oma333.
  • Hanna Paulsberg Concept & Magnus Broo

    Scent Of Soil

    • Daughter of the Sun.
    • Odin Records.
  • Val Rosing with Henry Hall and his Orchestra

    The Teddy Bear's Picnic

    • All Aboard "The Runaway Train" - Classic Tunes & Tales To Grow Up With; Children.
    • Jasmine Records.
  • Richard Skelton

    Towards A Frontier

    • Towards A Frontier.
  • Liars

    Broken Witch

    • They Were Wrong, So We Drowned.
    • Mute.
  • Can


    • Tago Mago.
    • United Artists Records.
  • The Furrow Collective

    Down by the Greenwoodside

    • Fathoms.
    • Hudson Records.
  • Laura Cole

    Outgoing Vessels

    • Enough.
    • Discus Music.
  • Margaret McKee

    Bird Imitations

    • Siffleuses: Professional Women Whistlers on Discs 1917​-​27 (​+​1907&1947).
    • Canary Records.
  • DakhaBrakha

    Salgir Boyu

    • The Road.
  • Aleks Kolkowski

    Portrait in Shellac: Part IV Estrellita - Zärtlich

    • Portrait in Shellac.
    • ASC Records.
  • The Emulsion Sinfonietta

    Muted Lines

  • Kapital (8) & Richard Pinhas

    Zona Electronica

    • Flux.
    • Instant Classic.


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