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ARCHIPELAGO

ARCHIPELAGO

By Alexander Matthews
Island adventures for you to enjoy in your armchair — presented by the writer Alexander Matthews.
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The Isle of Jura: Animal Farm
ARCHIPELAGO's host Alexander Matthews went to this remote and windswept Scottish island to plant juniper and herd sheep. He left with far more than just dirt under his fingernails. . . . . . . .................................................................................................................................................... SHOWNOTES: Grateful thanks to the creators and recorders for the following songs and clips: "E.L.E.C.T.R.O.N.I.C" by MrJuan; anechoix's jazz loop; Alan Špiljak's beautiful piano compositions “Sun”, "Stars above" and “Dreams”; Cock-a-doodle-doo - Kerrera, Argyll, Scotland from the Cocorico Sound Project; mlteenie's "Snow footsteps"; inchadney's "Scottish Highland"; Pictures of the Floating World's '"Waves" | To keep informed about Alexander Matthews's future podcasting projects, sign up to his newsletter at https://alexandermatthews.substack.com
13:32
July 22, 2020
Bali: Letting Go While Falling Off
Eat... Pray... Surf? Writer Alexander Matthews discovers the pleasures (and pain!) of learning to surf while in Indonesia. .  . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................................................................... SHOWNOTES: Grateful thanks to the creators and recorders for the following songs and clips: "E.L.E.C.T.R.O.N.I.C" by MrJuan Alchemical for “canggu dawn.mp3”; adamfk for “bali xylophone.aiff” anechoix's jazz loop Alan Špiljak for his beautiful piano compositions “Sun” and “Time”
14:44
July 15, 2020
Princes’ Islands: Coming Up for Air
Escaping Istanbul on a ferry. Returning with an epiphany. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ SHOWNOTES: Grateful thanks to the creators and recorders for the following songs and clips:  - Kai Engels' "Illumination" - :E.L.E.C.T.R.O.N.I.C: by MrJuan - InspectorJ's “Splash, Jumping, B.wav” clip - felix.blume's Istanbul boat horn clip   - anechoix's jazz loop - xserra's clip of a call to prayer in Istanbul - juskiddink's "seagulls.....waves....july08...1of4..freesond..wav" clip
16:02
July 7, 2020
Ilha de Mozambique: The Island the World Forgot
More than just balmy sunsets, turquoise waters and haunted mansions, this tiny island leaves an indelible impression on the precious few who visit it. .......................................................................... SHOWNOTES: Huge thanks to Alan Špiljak for his beautiful piano compositions, "Thank you for everything" and "Forgotten". Also, thank you to Pictures of the Floating World for '"Waves" and to MrJuan for closing the episode out with "E.L.E.C.T.R.O.N.I.C".
10:46
June 24, 2020
Robben Island: The Power of “Vasbyt”
What swimming from Mandela’s former prison to the mainland (at the age of 11) teaches you. …………………………………………………………… SHOWNOTES: Huge thanks to  Alan Špiljak for his beautiful piano compositions, “Time” and “Forgotten”. Also, thank you to The Mugris for the use of "Brazilian Calypso" and to MrJuan for closing the episode out with “E.L.E.C.T.R.O.N.I.C”.
11:12
June 24, 2020
The Room Without Windows: Introducing ARCHIPELAGO
Islands come to the rescue as the writer Alexander Matthews awaits a grilling at Immigration.  .......................................................................... SHOWNOTES: Huge thanks to Alan Špiljak for his beautiful piano compositions, "Thank you for everything" and "Spring Memories". Also, thank you to snotch for the excerpted recording of US immigration and to MrJuan for closing the episode out with "E.L.E.C.T.R.O.N.I.C".
04:14
June 24, 2020