In January 2021 Dan Holland and I set up Adventurous Audio Ltd together, an independent production company based in the Scottish Highlands. We produce and present a wide range of podcasts covering subjects from true crime to mental health, Scotland’s fishing industry and much more. Our clients include The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (Inside forensic Science podcast), the RNLI, Mikeysline (Speaking of Suicide), the Active Transport Commissioner for the Scottish Government (Everyday Active), Seafood Scotland (Stories from the Sea) and Edinburgh University (Who Gets to be 100).
We also deliver bespoke podcast and media training covering any and every aspect of production from idea to ear.
What people say about us...
When I first began working with Pennie and Dan presenting Lifecycle I had no radio experience but from the beginning, they included me in the visioning of the series, gently coached me on interview technique, devised creative ways for us to capture the audio in challenging locations and set up countless interesting people for me to illicit engaging stories from. Their patience, professionalism and care made this steep learning curve hugely enjoyable but it was their experience and craftsmanship in the edit and production that turned these conversations into a successful radio series that was then recommissioned.
I cannot recommend the services of Adventurous Audio highly enough. In working with them I have always felt in extremely safe hands.
Lee Craigie, Active Nations Commissioner
I have spent years working with Pennie and Dan and have always admired their professionalism and commitment to capturing audio and transforming it into compelling radio. Their vast experience working of on location in a broad range of environments throughout Scotland and beyond means that they are accustomed to adapting their recording techniques to ensure that the sound is of the highest quality – from hanging off the side of mountains, to powering through the high seas, to the tranquillity of a walled garden. When you listen, you feel instantly transported to that place. But it’s also their skill and intuition with editing the material which makes them such capable storytellers. The crafting and layering of location sounds, interviews and music, and the attention to detail which really brings a story to life is what they excel at. I cannot recommend them enough as the most competent and creative of programme makers.
Helen Needham, Senior Producer, BBC Scotland
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