The BBC's Slow Radio

Sep 8, 2018
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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

There are different paths to mindfulness - meditation, yoga, cheesecake. All right, I added that last one. BBC's Radio 3 has another path - slow radio. The BBC says it's an antidote to today's frenzied world. Step back. Let go. Immerse yourself. Slow radio features just sounds, not BJ Leiderman, who does our theme music, but sounds that include...

(SOUNDBITE OF NIGHTINGALES CHIRPING)

SIMON: ...Twenty-two minutes of chirping nightingales. And...

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SIMON: ...The ambient sounds of Tokyo. Other sounds are a snowy forest near Oslo, a journey along the Sacred River and a cattle blessing in Ireland.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Each of us will say the blessing.

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SIMON: I think those are the monks, not the cows. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.