Bridget Kendall and guests explore the unseen and often un-noticed power which noise has over us. With writer Garret Keizer, who is interested in the social and economic dimensions of noise; sound artist Jana Winderen who records sounds made by underwater creatures; and Cambridge Professor of English Steven Connor who focuses on the 'ums, ahs, ohs, and ahems', expressive language noises that are often dismissed as marginal or trivial.
Broadcast info for the Noise Forum:
On BBC World Service radio: Saturday 26th – Tuesday 29th Dec depending on where in the world you are. Go here for broadcast times and how to listen in your location.
UK radio broadcasts (DAB, Freeview etc.): Mon 01.06 GMT (also on Radio 4) and 05.06 and Tue 08.06
In the US & Canada, SiriusXM satellite radio carries the full BBC WS schedule, channel 118
Free podcast (available for four weeks after the radio broadcast): or through iTunes: or your favourite podcast app.