The Radiophonic Travel Agency
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The Radiophonic Travel Agency

Physical travel is difficult for many of us at the moment but it is now possible to explore some parts of the world from the comfort of your own home.

The Radiophonic Travel Agency is a new audio and visual experience from the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, working with Studio Resident Dan Pollard, Matthew Herbert, Hugh Jones and BBC Research & Development to transport you to different locations through the power of sound. Just as you would if you were making a trip for real, you will experience the journey and the destination.

There are currently four destinations to explore – from a trip to Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, street markets and music to America’s Yellowstone National Park - with the sounds of hiking, and a canoe trip to a remote cabin, listening out for wildlife on the way, or exploring the park’s famous geothermal features, including geysers, mud pots and hot springs and more.

This journey is not designed to be rushed. Some of the field recordings will allow you to soak up the atmosphere for hours at a time. All you need is a set of speakers or a pair of headphones to take your first trip!