Today we air the last episode of Flux Season 2. Flux is a FreshEd series where graduate students turn their research interests into narrative-based podcasts. This episode was created by Michael Rumbelow, a PhD student at the University of Bristol. In his Flux episode, Michael takes listeners on a sonic journey to explore block play. He weaves together sounds and ideas to show the power and possibilities of play. I hope you enjoy today’s episode.

Credits:

This episode was created, written, produced and edited by Michael Rumbelow.

Johannah Fahey was the executive producer. Brett Lashua and Will Brehm were the producers.

Vicki Mitchem played Virginia Woolf and Bertha Ronge, Dave Jackson played Friedrich Froebel, Karl Marx, and Charles Dickens, and Simone Datzberger played Melanie Klein.

Studio audio technicians were Patrick Robinson and Simon Vause.

Thank you and Aray to Sifo Lakaw, chairman of the Association of Pangcah Language Revitalization in Taiwan, Adrian Rooke, Druid of the order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Gregg Wagstaff, and the National Film Board of Canada, for kindly giving me permissions to use recordings.

With many thanks to Professor Alf Coles for educating my awareness.

And a special thank you to Gene for the Minecraft interview and stop-motion animation.

Sound effects and music:

Ocean wave sound effect by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/ocean-waves-sound/

Slow heartbeat sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/1612-Slow-HeartBeat.html

Babies cry sound effect by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/babies-cry-sound/

Heartbeat sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/1001-Heartbeat.html

Horror music box sound effect by Lara Sluyter
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ndtz4DiX6A

Alarm clock sound effect by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/short-alarm-clock-sound/

Playground sound effect by Gregg Wagstaff
Link: https://sounds.bl.uk/Environment/Soundscapes/022M-1SS0002815XX-0500V0

Sci-fi spaceship computer sound effect by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/sci-fi-spaceship-computer-sound-effect/

Urban traffic sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/510-Urban-Traffic.html

The Blue Danube waltz music by Johann Strauss II from Musopen
Link: https://musopen.org/music/9862-the-blue-danube-op-314/

Park bird ambience sound effect by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/park-bird-ambience/

Archive BBC recording of Virginia Woolf from Wikipedia
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:On_Craftsmanship_-_the_only_surviving_recording_of_Virginia_Woolf.flac

Airy whoosh into electricity spark sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/airy-whoosh-into-impact-electricity-spark-2/

Old thick rope twist stress creak sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/old-thick-rope-movement-twist-stress-creak-1/

Strong howling wind blowing through trees sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/strong-howling-wind-blowing-through-trees/

Jungle sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/1145-Jungle.html

Plant foliage rapid growth sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/plant-foliage-rapid-growth-time-lapse-twigs-and-leaves-crack-expand-rustle/

Victorian street sound effect by The British Library
Link: https://sounds.bl.uk/Environment/Sound-effects/027M-1CD0126081X2-0100V0

Children playing sound effect by Mixkit
Link: https://mixkit.co/free-sound-effects/children/

Church bells sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/church-bells-ringing-recorded-close-up/

Flock of seagulls sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/2193-Flock-Seagulls.html

Wellerman sea shanty music by the Vienna boy’s choir from YouTube
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QZcLb_hBU8

Ship’s bell sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/1746-Ship-Bell.html

Bird’s forest Scandinavia sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/birds-forest-scandinavia-europe-some-hiss/

Crystal singing octahedron sound effect by Sparkling Gems from YouTube
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXQ0cZs3ET0

Grubbing with blocks sound effect by Soundstripe
Link: https://app.soundstripe.com/sfx/55329

Garden birdsong sound effect by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/bird-chirping-in-the-garden-sound-effect/

Atmospheric horror drone sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/atmospheric-horror-drone-with-an-airy-dark-evil-and-sinister-feel/

Medium large explosion and fire sound effect by Zapsplat
Link: https://www.zapsplat.com/music/medium-large-explosion-and-fire-with-a-second-smaller-bang/

Archive recording of Caleb Gattegno from Mathematics at your fingertips by the National Film Board of Canada
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae0McT5WYa8

Rakau sound effect by FJPaperplanes from YouTube
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUx2FPrWedg

Archive recording of a Silent Way te reo Māori lesson by Sifo Lakaw from YouTube
Link: https://youtu.be/-UBmi1r7blM

Bronze Shadows Heaped on High Horizons music by Rich Cochrane from YouTube
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWPUZReEmmI

The Well-tempered Clavier music by J.S.Bach from Musopen
Link: https://musopen.org/music/43466-the-well-tempered-clavier-book-i-bwv-846-869/

Children Laughing sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/1848-Children-Laughing.html

Also Sprach Zarathustra music by Richard Strauss performed by the Portsmouth Sinfonia from YouTube
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQHgImScKM0

Bite sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/950-Bite.html

Pier Gynt music by Edvard Grieg from Musopen
Link: https://musopen.org/music/777-peer-gynt-suite-no-1-op-46/

Bats in cave sound effect by Soundbible.com
Link: https://soundbible.com/1939-Bats-In-Cave.html

Jumpscare sound by Free Sounds Library
Link: https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/fnaf-jumpscare-sound/

Various other sound effects and music by Michael Rumbelow.