This is just one of our Audio Shows...

Discover more free podcasts and short listens only available from Audible here.

Regular price: £22.89

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Basket

New to Audible?

Your first audiobook is free
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically

Summary

Music finds its way into every corner of our world. Whether it’s sounds written to soothe our four-legged friends, or a loud, politically charged punk song, music can change the way we feel and often has larger implications than we imagine. In the latest Audible Original series, Pitch, you’ll hear an incredible range of stories that illustrate why music is so central in our connections to each other, our history, and how we navigate the culture and the current moment.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Pitch to your library you'll get all 9 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes.

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

Critic reviews

"An interesting series, right from the start." (The Observer)

"Fascinating stories." (The Guardian)

"Utterly riveting." (Sunday Times)

"Expertly curated, elegantly crafted micro-documentaries that span centuries, continents and even species." (Financial Times

"Fascinating... reminds us of the the power of music." (BBC Radio 4, Front Row)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Diverse but Consistently Interesting

This is fascinating stuff, everything from Cornish pop music to how a singer and her music came crashing into 1950s American identity politics. The stories were all interesting, extremely diverse and if it did nothing else it taught me just how little I know about the world's music. One of my favourites, even though some of the journalism in it came across as a little condescending, covered how French government attempts to protect traditional French music actually led to a massive explosion of the country's hip hop scene. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in stories about world music, some of its big personalities and how music has helped shape our world.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful