Welcome to Season 5 of ShortCuts.
ShortCuts started out on the podcast feed as a ‘minisode’ during our first season and it soon took on a life of its own. ShortCuts host and producer Katherine McLeod would take you on a deep dive into the SpokenWeb archives through a short ‘cut’ of audio. What did it feel like to hear archival audio? And how could we carefully unarchive its sound? These questions evolved into conversations, and thus emerged ShortCuts, Live! Last season featured Katherine’s conversations with Sarah Cipes, Faith Paré, Chelsea Miya, Nick Beaschesne, Ariel Kroon, and Annie Murray, along with a special episode produced by Ella Jando-Saul. And, this season, ShortCuts Live continues. It will be even more ‘live’ and in-person season than ever before, but before we go there, we do what we always do to start a new season. We perform what ShortCuts sounds like in sound. Listen to this episode, listen to past episodes, and then stay tuned for our new season on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed.
A fresh take on sounds from the past, ShortCuts is a monthly feature on The SpokenWeb Podcast feed and an extension of the ShortCuts blog posts on SPOKENWEBLOG. Stay tuned for monthly episodes of ShortCuts on alternate fortnights (that’s every second week) following the monthly SpokenWeb podcast episode. If you are a SpokenWeb RA with an archival clip to feature on ShortCuts, do write to us at email@example.com with your pitch.
Host and Series Producer: Katherine McLeod
Supervising Producer: Maia Harris
Sound Designer: James Healey
Transcription: Zoe Mix
Archival audio sampled in this episode is from these past episodes:
ShortCuts 4.2 “ShortCuts Live! Talking with Sarah Cipes about Feminist Audio Editing,” produced by Katherine McLeod, The SpokenWeb Podcast, 21 Nov 2022
ShortCuts 4.3 “ShortCuts Live! Talking with Faith Paré about the Atwater Poetry Project Archives,” produced by Katherine McLeod, The SpokenWeb Podcast, 20 February 2023 https://spokenweb.ca/podcast/episodes/shortcuts-live-talking-with-faith-pare-about-the-atwater-poetry-project-archives/
ShortCuts 4.4 “ShortCuts Live! Talking with Ariel Kroon, Nick Beauchesne, and Chelsea Miya,” produced by Katherine McLeod, The SpokenWeb Podcast, 20 March 2023
ShortCuts 4.5 “ShortCuts Live! Talking with Annie Murray,” produced by Katherine McLeod, The SpokenWeb Podcast, 17 April 2023
ShortCuts 4.6 “What’s that noise? Listening Queerly to the Ultimatum Festival Archives,” produced by Ella Jando-Saul, The SpokenWeb Podcast,