This Foul Earth
1.6 - The Future

1.6 - The Future

March 7, 2021

Over the course of the project, the interview subjects were given free reign to speak about whatever they wished. However, all subjects were asked - at the end of their interviews - the same question; what are your hopes, fears, or ideas for the future of Wales?

This episode is the last in the current series, This Foul Earth will return later this year. Thank you for listening.

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber. Music written/performed by John Tucker. 

1.5 - The Dead Man

1.5 - The Dead Man

February 28, 2021

July 3rd, 2019 - Gravedigger Owen Morgan (58, Hendy) gives a brief history of grave digging in west Wales, and recounts the unusual case of Bryn Johnston.

 

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber. Music written and performed by John Tucker.

1.4 - The Liar

1.4 - The Liar

February 21, 2021

August 15th, 2019 - Pub regular “Trevor” (location withheld at subject request) shares the story of how he came by his peculiar career. 

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber. Music written and performed by John Tucker. 

1.3 - The Forgotten Town

1.3 - The Forgotten Town

February 14, 2021

June 24th, 2019 - Unemployed former mail sorter Jim Morton (50, location withheld by request) shows the Welsh Life Institute around his formerly vibrant town, which was gutted in 1995 due to a well-meaning but ill-fated rejuvenation effort.

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber. Music written and performed by John Tucker.

1.2 - The Great Beyond

1.2 - The Great Beyond

February 7, 2021

September 5th, 2019 - Account manager Rhys Valence (29, Cwmbran) recounts his near death experience on the roads of Manchester. 

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber. Music written and performed by John Tucker.

1.1 - The Newspaper

1.1 - The Newspaper

February 1, 2021

August 18th, 2019 - Retired bin loader Clive Collins (78, Llanelli) tells the story of his time as one of Wales' most popular entertainers, and the newspaper that changed his life.

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber. Music written and performed by John Tucker. 

1.0 - Introduction

1.0 - Introduction

January 17, 2021

In the summer of 2019, the Welsh Life Institute went out into Wales and interviewed hundreds of the nation's residents about their lives, in an attempt to capture the country's contemporary voice and preserve it for future generations. After the project was scrapped in 2020, the interviews were interred in the National Archives, however a Freedom Of Information request led to the recovery of two hours of audio.

This Foul Earth begins February 1st.

Title introduction by Cliff Cumber.

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