Archive for the 'Podcasts' Category

Dogs, Vultures, Bats, Pods

While I continue my titanic struggle against an attack of Not-Updating-Hooting-Yard Syndrome, here, as a sop to you lot, is a brand new podcast from those lovely people at ResonanceFM.

Dogs, Vultures, Bats

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Gravel Pod

You never know quite when they will appear. Nor, for that matter, do I. These things are a profound mystery. But a new Hooting Yard podcast is suddenly and splendidly available from those lovely people at ResonanceFM.

On The Raking Of Gravel

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Shoveller Pod

A new podcast from ResonanceFM, featuring items on shovellers, an alternative to Facebookcloth, and the home life of Thomas and Jane Carlyle,

On Knowing Your Shovellers

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Accidental Pod

The second part of a tale from the last century …

Accidental Deaths Of Twelve Cartographers (Part Two)

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Cartography Pod

Now available from ResonanceFM, a tale from the last century …

Accidental Deaths Of Twelve Cartographers (Part One)

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On Wings Of Pod

A new Hooting Yard podcast is now available from ResonanceFM:

On Wings Of Song

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Perking Up

It is rare for an entire fortnight to pass in complete silence here at Hooting Yard, but that is what has happened. It is a sorry state of affairs and I cannot blame it entirely on the aforementioned loss of my mojo. Clearly what is needed is for me to PERK UP. To this end, I have been working my way through a self-help regime entitled PERKING UP. I will not go into the details of what this consists of, as I do not want you lot to be overcome with waves of nausea, spiritual despair, and the withers. Suffice to say that I went to the nearest grocery kiosk and obtained a supply of plums, and on my way home I walked widdershins around the kirk several times. More than that I had best not say, for the time being.

While my PERKING UP begins to take hold, there are a couple of small matters to bring to your attention. First is the dearth of memorable utterances thus far from the commentators at the foopball World Cup. I had hoped to bring you a torrent of inanities, but alas there is little to report. Perhaps worth noting was one pundit’s observation that “He’s a very talented foopballer – he knows where the goal is”. But really the tournament has been something of a disappointed to date, with nothing to match such past gems as “For a moment there, he looked like a baby gazelle who’d just plopped out of the womb”.

Second, I am delighted to draw to your attention this newly-released podcast from Resonance104.4FM. Originally broadcast over two years ago, but none the worse for that.

King Jasper’s Castle, Its Electrical Wiring System, Its Janitor, And Its Chatelaine

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On The Podcasts Of Polar Bears

And about bloody time, too!, I hear you cry. Multifarious technical gubbins in the bowels of ResonanceFM have been bashed into shape by the trusty – if frustrated – podcast maestro, so here we are, with a new long overdue episode…

On The Livers Of Polar Bears

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Bad Vicarage Pod

Hot on the heels of the last podcast from Resonamce104.4FM, another podcast!

On The Bad Vicarage

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Pod Of Fate

Available to listen to with your lugholes, courtesy of Resonance104.4FM.

On Fate

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For your listening pleasure…

On The Plains Of Gath

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Speed Pod

From the people who brought you Hooting Yard On The Air, a new podcast that will have you gripping the edge of your seat…

On Speed

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Barking Up The Wrong Pod

Yippee! It’s the return of the Hooting Yard podcast!

On Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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Pods & Their Ilk : The Good News

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A number of readers and listeners have written to me on the subject of Hooting Yard podcasts, generally along the lines of “Oi, Mr Key! My life has become barren and empty and devoid of purpose and it is all your fault. Where once I could rely on weekly, or even twice-weekly, new Hooting Yard podcasts, nowadays they only turn up once in a blue moon. What in the name of heaven is going on?”

I ought to explain that I am as bewildered as my correspondents. Once a week, more or less, I go to the Resonance studio and babble into a microphone for half an hour, live on air. How any of what I say eventually finds its way onto the ethereal mews and boulevards of Interwebshire has always been a profound mystery to me.

However, I have good news for all those of you biting your pillows in despair. All episodes of Hooting Yard On The Air are now uploaded, regularly and promptly, to the ResonanceFM Hooting Yard Soundcloud Archive. As I write, there are twenty-eight shows online, with which to siphon out your ears. Turn on, tune in, yelp with glee!