Technology: On side A of a C30 cassette Naomi Christie speaks with assistant curator of computing and communication at the Science Museum Charlotte Connelly about tape-playing devices in the collection, including an exciting, if commercially unsuccessful, precursor to magnetic tape using optics with the advertising slogan “music from a beam of light”. Turn over for side B to hear musician Beat Ratio talking about how his four-track cassette recorder works and why he chose analogue.
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Cassette covers the history, culture, and future of the audio cassette tape. Each episode takes a cassette-based theme and brings together enthusiasts and experts to shed further light on it.
Produced and presented by Naomi Christie.
Originally broadcast on 28th April 2012