BBC's 'Slow Radio' Programming Includes the Sounds of Clocks, Cows, and Zoo Animals

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Between music, podcasts, and radio shows, listeners have access to more audio content than ever before. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the options, and the BBC understands. It's now offering you the chance to give your mind a break with some low-stakes slow listening, Quartz reports.

This fall, BBC's Radio 3 will broadcast a series of soothing recordings, featuring the sounds of a cathedral, a zoo at dusk, the UK's largest clock collection, and a herd of cows being blessed. Each 30-minute segment will lack the voiceover that's usually heard on the public radio station, instead leaving room for smaller noises like the ticking of clock gears and the chattering of animals.

BBC's slow radio fits into a larger trend of content that's designed to be meditative rather than overly stimulating. Norway's Slow TV, which has broadcast hours of fishing, knitting, and migrating reindeer footage, adheres to the same idea, but includes visuals as well as audio. The new BBC programming might also trigger ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response: the scalp 'tingles' some people get when watching videos of people whispering or making other soft sounds.

After debuting this season, BBC plans to continue its slow radio experiment with a Christmas Eve show. It will feature three hours of audio of BBC's Horatio Clare hiking through the Black Forest.

[h/t Quartz]

Watch One Second From Every Game of Thrones Episode in Under Two Minutes

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Helen Sloan/HBO

Game of Thrones aired its final episode on May 19, and despite some harsh reviews, many fans are finding it hard to accept the show’s end. While some consider Thrones counseling or rewatching the series with a tissue box handy, others on the internet are creating really cool montage videos.

Twitter user Andy Kelly recently posted a fan-made video of one-second clips from all 73 Game of Thrones episodes. The video shows the most memorable scenes from the series, such as Ned Stark’s decapitation, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey being poisoned, Jon Snow’s resurrection, the killing of the Night King, and Daenerys Targaryen’s death.

You really can’t capture all of the action-packed events and shocking twists that happened within the eight seasons of Game of Thrones so quickly, but the video does a good job of giving encapsulating it in under two minutes. And it’s easier than binge-watching it again.

[h/t ScreenRant]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]

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