By The Way

JB is an audio producer crafting narrative documentaries, audio drama and podcasts in the heart of Perthshire; Scotland’s Big Tree Country.

The By The Way podcast is a sound-rich blend of true stories, extra information and unsolicited opinion from around Scotland. JB also produces high quality audio drama, either alone or with writing partners. If you like what you hear, why not get JB to collaborate on your project?

That phrase, “… by the way” has particular significance in the vernacular of Glasgow and the west of Scotland, where JB spent his youth. In certain groups it often serves as an expressed full stop – sometimes with the perception of a rigid index finger jabbing the space below your clavicle.

JB recording links for the by the way podcast with his treasured Neumann mic.
JB recording links for the By The Way podcast with one of his treasured Neumann mics.

JB says, “Radio is about the people; meeting them and hearing what they say. Oral stories are personal and intimate, they’re the oldest form of storytelling, after all. They’re always subjective because of the immediate choice of words, the tone of voice, the inflection and the emotion.

“I’ve had a varied career, accumulated a bit of knowledge and a few skills. Even though home is now Perthshire I still love the smell of the sea, cooking for friends and a glass of malt in front of the fire of a nippy evening. There’s not much I like better than a good conversation, and some people will tell you I like the sound of my own voice; but that’s not quite the same thing.”

Do you have an interesting story or project you’d like to hear covered? Please send JB your idea using the contact form here.