A paranormal entity offers a lost boy an identity in the form on an Avirex jacket as The Gift blends Grime with surrealism, exploring the theme of identity and the dark external forces that chose to influence and manipulate the genre.

A seemingly composed man whose battle with his inner thoughts leads to a dark and truthful outburst when talking to an old friend.

Get to know the albums that matter. In series one we take a sonic journey into Dave’s award-winning concept album, Psychodrama. Join Dave on the therapy couch for “Psycho”, navigate the alleyways of his hometown “Streatham”, discover the secret sauce of the club favourite “Location”, and take in the epic scope of “Black”.

Hosted by Kayo Chingonyi, Decode gets deep inside an album, track by track, line by line, beat by beat – deconstructing the ingredients which make a masterpiece. A new podcast for 2021, from the hit US show, Dissect. A Reduced Listening Production for Spotify Studios UK.

Awards:

– The ARIAS – Radio Academy 2022

Best New Show: GOLD (Decode S1)

Best Specialist Music Show: GOLD (Decode S1)

– British Podcast Awards 2022

Smartest Podcast: GOLD (Decode S1)

Best Entertainment: GOLD (Decode S1)

Best New Podcast: SILVER (Decode S1)

Allumuah [Pronounced: ‘A-Loom-Wah’] is a short film by Curtis Essel that explores the path of intersectional/generational relationships which vividly depicts the beauty in culture and the characters within it.

A tribute by the director to his late grandmother, in his own words: “A love letter to himself and for anyone on the path of re-discovery of self.”

Artist Nwando Ebizie, presents a new 5-part mini-series reimagining care and healing through art, health and science. With ideas for how to care and connect, the series evolves through conversations, artistic works and healing experiences.

Join us to explore what care means for our bodies, communities, the planet and our futures. A BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Wellcome Collection collaboration. Presented by Nwando Ebizie. Music by Nkisi. Sound by Axel Kacoutié. A Reduced Listening Production, produced by Katherine Godfrey and Georgia Moodie and exec produced by Alannah Chance.

For All I Care

The Mediated Body

Distant Touch

Earthly Perspectives

Connecting for Change

Our Futures Past

In 2008, 20 year-old Brenda Birungi got into a fight in a nightclub to protect her sister. With no previous convictions, Brenda ended up serving 11 months in prison. It altered the course of her life.

In Unchained we hear from:
Paula, who called the police to her house 9 times to report domestic violence in the year before her arrest;
Amanda, who became a sex worker to support her partner’s drug use;
Krystal, who was arrested after stealing a duvet for her child;
Georgia, who was left to fend for herself at 15 while her single mum served a 3 month sentence.

All statistics in this documentary come from research by Women in Prison.

Producer: Jessie Lawson
Sound Design: Axel Kacoutié
A Prison Radio Association production for BBC Radio 4

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A version of a memory where Bram Stoker’s Dracula became medicine for one dark night.

About Night Vision: In new after-hours listening on Radio 4, the team behind the award-winning Wireless Nights present three acoustically rich journeys through three long nights of the soul. Nights that left an indelible mark on the storyteller.

(image: Courbevoie, Factories by Moonlight (ca. 1882–1883) by Georges Seurat)

Five radio producers from around the world hijack The Essay to offer a series of Radio 3’s innovative Between the Ears features in miniature, in response to Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’.

In this edition, Axel Kacoutié offers a story about a man’s journey home, which interweaves with the discovery of a lesser-known truth about hope.

Gold for the Sarah Lawrence Audio Fiction Awards.

Two new parents-to-be contemplate what it means to navigate the limitations of the identities their son will inherit.

The desire to protect and shelter is fraught with the anticipation that one day he will move in a world having to know in some way what it means to be racialised as black, gendered as a man and everything in between. Featuring the voices of Kate Williams, Dean Atta and Ansel Wong.

Produced by Axel Kacoutié with Maz Ebtehaj A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

Taking the themes and dreams of the Small Axe film series to tell the everyday stories of Black Britons through generations and shine a light on those imagining a better future.

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