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  • Issue 51

Behind the

Radio and podcast producer Eleanor McDowall on pushing the potential of audio. Words by Elle Hunt. Photograph by Marsý Hild Þórsdóttir .

Eleanor McDowall is a director of award-winning London-based radio production company Falling Tree Productions and produces radio programs and podcasts, principally for the BBC. One long-running project is Short Cuts, a short-form documentary series hosted by comedian Josie Long that takes listeners on an “adventure in sound.” McDowall—speaking from her attic room-turned-studio, where she often works into the small hours—suggests that this might be a good way to describe her approach to audio more generally, creating one-off programs and much-loved


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