Radio 2.0

(Or: We couldn't change the world, so we changed radio.)

(Or: We couldn't change the world, so we changed radio.) is a creative reference for radio worldwide and a "school of sound" for young producers. Created in 2002, ARTE produces original creations (features, dramas, short pieces) with no format, no commentary and no music, then distributes them freely through podcasts, apps, community radio and blogs. Founder Silvain Gire explains the how, why and who behind the project, and shares some of his favorite projects from the ARTE archives.

Find links to many of the stories and projects discussed in this session, and other recommendations from Gire.


Silvain Gire

Writer and journalist Silvain Gire is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Gire started working for France-Culture (French public cultural radio) in 1991, then joined cultural television ARTE in 1994. Gire founded in 2002 with young sound engineer Christophe Rault. ARTE Radio introduced podcasting in France in 2005, and has played a major role in making radio creation relevant again for young generations.