If I had to describe ‚Love and Radio‘, I tend to say something like: „It’s a LSD-trip for your ears, mixed with storytelling.“ The podcast from Nick van der Kolk takes long interviews with often very unique characters, chops the interview material into small pieces and then adds a lot of love for sound design. Each episode feels different, has its own vibe, but yet fits perfectly into the overall style of the show. I interviewed Love and Radio sound designer Brendan Patrick Baker on the day the podcast started its new season.

Since 2011, Brendan Patrick Baker works as sound designer on ‚Love and Radio‘. His first work, on the episode „The wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt„, not only won a Third Coast Festival award ,“but really launched Nick’s and my career in real way“, Brendan told me in our interview.

Brendan gave a workshop during the Radio Innovation Day 2016 on September 29 and we sat down during the coffee break to talk about his sound design on the show, just on the day its new season has started.

During the interview, Brendan gave me a nice spoiler on the first episode, which I am still trying to forget until I listen to the first episode. But no worries, I edited the spoiler out.

You should actually be careful when you edit this, because that’s sort of a spoiler. Have you heard the piece yet?

Okay…Well, then I just ruined it for you.

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Brendan Baker

is the sound designer of the podcast ‚Love and Radio‘.

Bredan Baker at the Radio Innovation Day 2016

Favorite Episodes from ‘Love and Radio’

  • The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt
    – Brendan’s first work on Love and Radio, won the Gold Award for Best Documentary at Third Coast Festival 2011
  • Split Brain
    – You really should „Listen with your headphones on“ – it will melt your brain
  • Points unknown
    – It will creep you out.

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