Welcome to our brand new radio soap‘Around the World in 80 Waves’...
It is quite possibly the best radio soap out there! Our first episode aired on the 7th December, as part of our radio show ‘Radio Vibe’, has now been released separately on our MixCloud channel.
‘Around the World in 80 Waves’ is an outlandish radio soap created by The Turning Tides Project. We have an interesting method of creating the show using what we call decision flowers. Remember them from school? You pick a colour then a number and then the person you will marry is on the inside! Simple. Until you replace colours and numbers with random words and objects decided by the guys at the Making Waves sessions. We then talk about the words and discuss what could happen around them and start to create a story line from there. We literally decide the beginning, middle and end. Then we get writing and the words all fall into place.
Our first soap is all about Christmas and what happens when a group of people get together and Christmas goes a bit wrong. We tried to keep it seasonal and a bit easier to write as it is our first one but our second episode will be going all out!
The words for January episode are: Michelle, Dan, Las Vegas, Blancmange, Ham, Rugby ball, Free Running and wotsits. So that is definitely something for everyone to look forward to!
Yesterday we started recording some vocals for the next show along with orignal sound effects and a little bit of improvised scripting. We are also preparing for Episode 3 which comes out in February. We are really busy bees!
Hope you enjoy ‘Around the World in 80 Waves’ as much as we do!