Battery Radio

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"Ear-opening...audio dynamite!" (Peabody awards)

Battery Radio is an audio and radio production house headed by Chris Brookes. We create documentaries, features, and music and comedy series, as well as place-based fiction and non-fiction locative audio apps.  Our productions have been broadcast around the world, and have won multiple awards including the Peabody and the Prix Italia.

Our studio is at the bottom of the cliff where Marconi received the world's first trans-Atlantic radio signal in 1901. 

Series

Caption: Host Renee Rosnes, Credit: John Abbott
1 Piece

The Jazz Portraits series presents pianist Renee Rosnes in conversation with nine Canadian "statesmen of jazz" who have been instrumental in Canadian and international jazz history: Paul Bley Kenny Wheeler Oliver Jones Joe Seely Don Thompson Terry Clarke Guido Basso P.J. Perry Michel Donato

Caption: Cave art in Lascaux, France
2 Pieces

Your Brain on Stories is a 2-part series that examines how storytelling could have given early humans a critical evolutionary advantage. Is homo sapiens really homo fictus?


Pieces

Caption: Cave art in Lascaux, France
Your Brain on Stories examines how storytelling could have given early humans a critical evolutionary advantage. Is homo sapiens really homo fictus...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 52:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cave art in Lascaux, France
Your Brain on Stories examines how storytelling could have given early humans a critical evolutionary advantage. Is homo sapiens really homo fictus...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 2
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One of the founding fathers of free jazz, Montreal-born Paul Bley (1932-2016) was one of jazz piano's true innovators

  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 53:12
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Four centuries ago... did people listen in a different way than we do now? How different were the sounds they heard? And can we tune into their aud...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, HowSound, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2009
  • Length: 52:24
  • Purchases: 8