What's the equivalent of Public Radio in the UK? I've become hooked on This American Life over the web, and I would like to get involved in something similar over here. Bit
After finding a link to a This American Life
show about living on an aircraft carrier, I checked out AskMe for more info and found a thread full of recommendations. I've since been listening to them and been completely hooked. And I've got to thinking that it's something I'd like to try out, perhaps first as a volunteer, but eventually as a job.
So, I think the most obvious is Radio 4, but what are my alternatives, given that getting work with the BBC without experience or the ability to do unpaid/very low paid intern or work experience is pretty tough?
I'm totally up for doing stuff unpaid on my own time, though due to work it'd be mostly weekends. I'd also like to do documentary/storytelling based stuff, rather than DJ'ing. My first thought is that I could simply put up a podcast on my site and start putting together my own stuff, but if there are resources or places I could channel this intention and get feedback, training and experience, that'd be ideal.
What say you Green?