Guest Martin Shaw is a writer, mythologist and oral storyteller. An award-winning writer, his last book "Bardskull" was described by The Sunday Times as ‘rich and transgressive’ and was Book of the Day in The Guardian. Martin spent four years living in a tent exploring remaining pockets of British wilderness.

Production Credits:

Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer

Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer

Karen Ramirez (Mayan), Studio Engineer, Radio Kingston

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Audio Editor

Kevin Richardson, Podcast Editor

Music Selections:

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)

Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters

Album: Tahi (1993)

Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)


2. Song Title: Tired of Fighting

Artist: Menahan Street Band

Album: Make the Road by Walking (2008)

Label: Daptone Records


3. Song Title: Moonshine Got Me

Artist: Daniel Norgren

Album: Buck (2013)

Label: Superpuma Records


4. Song Title: You’ve Got Nothing to Lose

Artist: Michael Kiwanuka

Single: 2023

Label: N/A


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