3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 10.30pm.] Radia, the international group of independent cultural radio stations, presents a new show realised by one of its members, exploring "new and forgotten ways of making radio. This week: Kevlar by Francesco Giomi (radio and synthesizers), a musical improvisation for one live performer (2019). Kevlar is not a composition but a process of “polarized” total improvisation, a sound performance where the model of kevlar allows a series of synthetic fibres and pulsations to born: a regular alternation between continuous distended textures and unrelenting rhythms. Recorded live in March 2019 at Cango-Cantieri Goldonetta (Florence) for Usmaradio. Visit radia.fm for more information.
4:00am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11am.] Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. Last Monday would have been funkmeister supremo Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's 85th birthday. This week, Gianluca doffs a hat and pays tribute to the multi-instrumentalist who bridged the gap between Sly and the Family Stone and Rick James.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 11pm.] A programme consecrated to field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting, presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley. Today: Our 700th edition! Featuring Matt Shoemaker, Drøne, Ida Toninato, Dang, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Kassia Flux, and a special #700 intro with material by Justin Lazar, Anders Bibow Olsen, Kassia Flux, Tomasz Pizio, Masayo Nishida, Christin Wansner, and Krista Dorchies. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 3pm.] First broadcast August 2010 and repeated now to see how it stands up. Rys Farthing and Biz Biswas speculate on politics and culture circa 2020. This week: Identity and how people may identify in 2020, with a focus on Gender, Disability, Sexuality and Ethnicity. Contributors include leading feminist commentators Julie Bindel of the Guardian and Laurie Penny of the New Statesman, Editor of gay lifestyle magazine Attitude Matthew Todd, Sunny Hundal the founder of Liberal Conspiracy and Pickled Politics, the thinktank ippr's Rick Muir, and Julie Newman the acting chair of the UK Disabled People's Council. 4 of 6.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Friday 9pm.] Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. For more information visit Balling The Jack on Facebook. E-mail email@example.com.
9:00am - 10:00am
Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. This week, author Craig Miller discusses his new book, Star Wars Memories: My Time In The (Death Star) Trenches, revealing anecdotes from the making of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Craig reveals who the real 'father of the force' was, various behind-the-scenes stories and the never heard before explanation of the infamous '12 parsecs' discrepancy. Visit robsimone.com/ for more information. [Repeated Monday 12am.]
11:00am - 12:00pm
Presented by Nick Brown of Intoxica Record Shop and dedicated to the dignity of vinyl, giving centre stage to new vinyl reissue releases, spotlighting Content Themes and specific artists' careers - and generally playing the gloriously unheralded low-brow rock and soul of the 20th Century, all rendered on little slabs of black plastic. For further information and general waffle, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Saturday 7am.]
1:00pm - 1:30pm
[Repeated from Monday 6pm.] Journey around the world with travel hungry record collector Jamal and experience ethereal music spanning cosmic soul, global funk and spiritual jazz. You'll explore far off and far out places all from the comfort of your own sanctuary. Find Jamal on Mixcloud, Facebook and Instagram.
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Introduced by bass player and storyteller LM Dubz, and produced by people with learning disabilities at the Gate Arts Centre, Gate Kicks covers art, music, dance, film, theatre and offers a hub where this truly underground art scene is exposed to a larger audience. [Repeated Friday 3.30am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Polemic, politics, mouth jazz and spontaneous music with Ben Watson. This week: Ben invites Peter Baxter (tabletop percussion), Dave Black (electric guitar), Paul Shearsmith (trumpet), Graham Davis (synth) and Guy Evans (drumkit) to improvise live. [Repeated Saturday 3.30am.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Recorded by Heiko Khoo, The Speakers’ Corner show goes to the heart of political, social and cultural issues of the day. It features Speakers’ Corner regulars, special reports and interviews, and observes at the life and times of the world’s oldest and most famous platform for free speech. [Repeated Friday 4am.]
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Abs Tripp from DASL (Disability Advice Service Lambeth) discusses how music fires people up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder. This week: Breaking Out of the Bubble take over. Hear how they help fellow adults with learning difficulties do what they want to do. Their activities include afternoon teas, clubbing adventures and a weekly art club. Listen carefully, they might be singing along again! Contact email@example.com. [Repeated Monday 2pm.]
4:30pm - 5:30pm
An on-going audio autobiography from the punk and post-punk legend that is Spizz. This week's guest is Elaine McGinty – poet, singer and activist. Elaine fronted post-punk band Phoenix Chroi, and since leaving the band in 2019 launched the Humanity Lands Art Collective and has her own Fiery Bird Radio Show in Woking. For more information visit the Spizzenergi Facebook page. Tweet to @spizzenergi. [Repeated Saturday 8am.]
5:30pm - 6:30pm
A monthly exploration of current affairs and new technology with Peter Warren. [Repeats Friday 2.30am.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
DJ Ritu presents the UK’s definitive global music show from London. This week: Fuego Y Agua! The brilliant London Lucumi Choir showcase their new album, Fire and Water, featuring songs and percussion from the Orisha spiritual tradition and other Afro Cuban genres. [Repeated Monday 8am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte". [Repeated Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts scans the digital soundscape every other month to bring you original sounds, new voices and archive treasures. The next few episodes are dedicated to the art of conversation. As we become more connected and paradoxically more isolated, face to face conversation is increasingly rare and coveted. Radio and increasingly podcasting provide the perfect medium for more exploratory long-form conversations to occur, providing the space and the context often missing in the everyday. We begin this season with an hour dedicated to how Social Broadcasts has been exploring ways of initiating and recording conversations, giving a unique insight into the wider social discourse through everyday encounters and lived experience. [Repeated Thursday 10am.]
9:00pm - 9:30pm
Friends Leonore Schick and Soila Apparicio like to make private conversations public. They discuss art, activism and women’s issues, often with special guests and friends. For more information visit acast.com/veryloosewomen or follow them on Twitter at @VLWRadio. [Repeated Saturday 10.30pm.]
9:30pm - 10:30pm
The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - preview its upcoming concerts in London. [Repeated Friday 12am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Pad Bibby takes an eclectic look at the world of music, from Detroit to Berlin and everything in between. [Repeated Sunday 2.30am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston (aka DJ Droid), who first came across it when researching the Standing Rock protests of 2016/17. Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]