About

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Hello and welcome to my site. I am an audio journalist, documentary maker, radio producer and the co-founder of Tempo & Talker

For nearly 20 years I’ve made audio content for BBC Radio – and managed audio projects for The Guardian, The Economist and the Royal Society of Arts

I’ve produced podcast series for some of the biggest bands to come out of the UK, including Pink Floyd, Oasis, and Joy Division/New Order.  

My documentary work for the BBC covers a broad range of subjects. Recent examples include ‘The Roots of Woke Culture‘ with the journalist Helen Lewis, an assessment of ‘unicorn finance‘ with the Financial Times columnist Elaine Moore –  and a programme made during the first UK lockdown on the the consequences of our response to Covid-19

In our pre-coronavirus world, I was often sent on assignments to meet such fascinating figures as Jagari Chanda, Zambia’s first ever rock star, and incredible people such as these Syrians, or this courageous Irish woman.

I produced Radio 4’s Film Programme for several years and made docs on everything from the cinema of 1971 to The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. I once spent an afternoon in Woody Allen’s private screening room in Manhattan. He seemed very tired.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my work. If you are thinking about starting a podcast, want to find out more about radio journalism, or keen to understand the nuts and bolts of audio production please head over to my production company’s site Tempo & Talker and drop me a line.

Craig Templeton Smith