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Episode 5 of 6

Josie Long presents stories about the natural world, from singing with whales to the ballad of a rare bird. From 2019.

Singing with whales, a cloud of bats and the ballad of a rare bird. Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about the natural world.

Whale Duet
A version of this story first appeared on the podcast Sound Matters
Interview by Tim Hinman
Produced by Andrea Rangecroft

Bats in the Attic
Produced by Jessie Lawson

The Lord God Bird
Originally broadcast in 2005
Produced by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions
The song - Great God Bird - was written and performed by Sufjan Stevens
To listen to the song in its entirety and to hear more Long Haul stories, go to

Production Team: Alia Cassam and Eleanor McDowall
Producer: Andrea Rangecroft

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2019.

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28 minutes

Last on

Thu 10 Jun 2021 00:30


  • Tue 18 Jun 2019 15:00
  • Thu 1 Aug 2019 23:30
  • Wed 9 Jun 2021 18:30
  • Thu 10 Jun 2021 00:30

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