Here's a remedy for what ails you, if what ails you is the same stuff that ails put-upon podcast reviewers (e.g. restless, racing brain; compulsive urge to multi-task). How do you feel about an immersive audio experience of a Benedictine monastery, complete with chanting and monk wisdom and garden ambience? Or a 20-minute trip down the Tennessee River on a shanty boat, featuring a thunderstorm on a tin roof and a chorus of frogs? BBC Radio has cleverly repackaged radio stories that fit the bill for Slow Radio - an experience of mindful transportation, making use of long periods of ambient sound - and presents them here in short, soothing instalments. Good for you, weekly.
Gateway episodes: Living and working in a monastery (6 Nov) / Life on a shanty boat (20 Nov)