This is madness ! A new BBC radio show will broadcast half an hour of sounds of LABRADOR
- A new BBC radio show will relax listeners as it plays the sounds of a dog’s life
- Radio 3 show will follow a day in the life of a Labrador named Honey
- Audiences will hear “how an old dog breathes while he dreams” and more
This It may sound crazy to bark, but a new BBC radio show is set to relax listeners by playing the sounds of a dog’s life.
Radio 3, in its latest project called “slow radio”, will follow a day in the life of a 15-year-old Labrador named Honey.
Audiences will hear sounds such as “how an old dog breathes while it dreams” or the sound of the animal rushing to greet the postman.
Honey – A Day In The Life Of A Dog, due to air in July, uses “carefully placed” microphones so “Honey’s essence is captured as we are gently enveloped in the noises she makes and hears at the same time”.
Honey – A Day In The Life Of A Dog, is a new Radio 3 program where listeners will be able to enjoy the sounds a dog hears and makes in what is dubbed “slow radio”.
The show is the latest example of what has been called “slow radio”. These are shows that help listeners detach themselves from “today’s frenetic world” with more restful and thoughtful content.
The half-hour program will follow the red Labrador through his daily routine, from the ‘excitement’ of breakfast to a ‘paw around the garden’.
Slow radio emerged from ‘slow television’ which saw BBC4 air shows, including a two-hour bus ride through Yorkshire and a canal trip on a narrowboat.
The program, which has not yet been recorded, will also include a road trip, a housing estate visit, a walk on the beach and also his interaction with human friends.
These friends include her “favorite neighbors” and an eight-year-old child who is “Honey’s biggest fan.”
As part of its slow radio broadcasts, Radio 3 has already broadcast the “devouring silence” of a walk along the coast of Greenland.
It also featured Benedictine monks in ‘Monastery Silence’ which included a ‘song and sound background’ as well as a ‘sound portrait’ of Riley Square in Coventry.