Caught by the River


9th December 2018

A selection of things to read, watch, and listen to that we’re currently digging.

Tales from the far-flung Faroes: Christian Petersen meets the postal workers delivering letters on foot across the remote North Atlantic islands.

Something Like Springtime: Josh Roiland details Jonathan Richman’s unlikely 40-year friendship with a bar owner in Belfast, Maine (discovered via @jaywbabcock on Twitter.)

Musician, writer, and former CBTR gardening columnist Tracey Thorn shares her Desert Island Disc selections with Lauren Laverne.

In The New Yorker, David Grann tells of polar explorer Louis Rudd’s intention to attempt the solo trek that killed his close friend in 2016.

Forgotten short story writer Lucia Berlin is having a bit of a renaissance at the minute – and we’re obsessed. You can read a piece she wrote in the eighties, detailing the pitfalls of some of her (many) homes, over on The Paris Review of Books.

With ears wide open: stories from a master field recordist – Chris Watson chats to Richard Fidler and Sarah Kanowsk.

Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out returns.

In a Q&A for The New Statesman, Robert Macfarlane talks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, insects, and contemplating life and death.

Mark Hodkinson’s That Summer Feeling has been passed around the office – and now we’re passing it on to you.

And finally, North Sea Dialect share the palpitation-inducing video for ‘Mossy Cyphol’, from their album Local Guide: