A Glimpse of Russia

At this time when everything is so uncertain around us, it is pure joy to listen to the recordings of Vladimir Kryuchev in his home town of Sergiyev Posad in Russia.  He is an international award-winning audio producer and has just won the top radio prize in Russia for ‘The Bots and Spammers Dating Club’ but it’s his portrayal of his community, his town and surrounding villages, that, for me, is his overriding achievement.  Just sit back and enjoy his gentle voice and the touching vision of a Russia that we never normally see.

The Twilight Journey of The Strolling Conjuror

This is a podcast about a remarkable man who left a form of audio diary with his suitcase of conjuror’s tricks to his nephew. We hear his indomitable spirit as he continues to take his magic show to cheer up the elderly and infirm as he battles with his own increasing frailty.