Monday, 21 December 2015

Freeze: Thaw

On the shortest day of the year, news of a feature created for the Northern Lights season on BBC Radio 3.

In Freeze: Thaw, producer Tim Dee and presenter Hayden Lorimer explore ice through the words of poets, explorers and physicians. Jen Hadfield reads her ode to a pre-natal polar bear and Nick Drake gives voice to an ice core. There's a wonderful rendition of the white bear passage (see below) from Lawrence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and you can hear me read part of the Ruin Island sequence from Disko Bay.

Available on iPlayer in some locations:


Mário Gonçalves said...

Happy Yuletide season, Nancy !

I laughed a lot reading Tristram Shandy, many many years ago. And I learned a lot too.
I might try to listen to Radio 3 online, but can you give me an idea at what time and day you'll be reading from Disko Bay ?

By the way, I took the liberty of posting one of your poems:

Again, all the best for Christmas,



Happy Yule to you too, Mário! And thanks for sharing "Giving up on capitalism" on your blog.

The programme was broadcast on Sunday 20th December, but it should be available via the link in my post for a month (though possibly not outside the UK).

Wishing you all the best for 2016!