One Man's Trash...
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 648
- Sep 9, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:45 mins
Fishing for Sunken Treasures Guest: Nigel Lamford, Northants Magnet Fishing Instead of line and hook, Lamford ties a big magnet to a heavy cord and trolls for sunken treasures. What he hauls in makes him puzzle like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes: knives, jewelry, cannon balls, and even a BMX bike. His hobby has spawned hundred of imitators and a YouTube channel. Join us for some lively tales of unexpected finds, and maybe get hooked yourself. Unearthing History Along the River Thames Guest: Lara Maiklem, author, "Mudlark: In Search of London’s Past Along the River Thames" Most people see garbage on the side of a river and look the other way, but for "mudlarkers" along the River Thames, trash means history. Mudlarking is a tradition that began centuries ago with London’s poor. In search of food, lost coins, or other valuable material, they’d forage along the banks of the river at low tide. Today, it has a more nostalgic value. Mudlarker and author Lara Maiklem weighs in on this historic pastime. One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Music Guest: Ken Butler, artist, musician When you think of instruments, you might think of an expertly crafted cello, or a shiny brass trumpet, but do you really need the finest instruments to make good music? Ken Butler puts that idea to the test by making musical instruments out of recycled garbage, and you'll have a hard time telling the difference.