Anik worked for a number of years as a full-time producer for both of Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s premiere English-language magazine shows, Earth Beat and The State We’re In. Both programs were broadcast around the world via the Dutch world service, and were syndicated by NPR, the CBC, ABC Radio National and All-India Radio, among many others. She has also contributed to CBC’s Dispatches and Monocle.
Click on the audio links below to hear some of her work.
Anik werkte een aantal jaren bij Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, als full-time producent en redacteur op de twee meest bekendste Engelstalige programma’s: Earth Beat en The State We’re In. Beide programma’s werden wereldwijd uitgezonden door de Wereldomroep, en zijn onder anderen ook op NPR, de CBC, ABC Radio National en All-India Radio te horen geweest. Haar radiowerk is ook te horen op CBC’s Dispatches en Monocle.
Click op de onderstaande links om een selectie van haar werk te horen.
In the northwest corner of Belgium lies the Sint-Sixtus Abbey, which produces (very) limited runs of what is consistently declared the best beer in the world. The thing is, it’s not for commercial sale. You have to know when the abbey’s releasing their beer, call for days to get an appointment and drive there in person to pick it up. Anik tags along with one of its fans, who drives over 500 km roundtrip to claim his alloted two cases. Produced for Earth Beat.
World War I started nearly one hundred years ago. As far as wars go, it was epic – ten million soldiers died in just four years. Over two million of them alone died on the Western Front near Ypres, and the landscape of Flanders was completely devastated.
Not a living tree or blade of grass survived. But are the marks of war still visible? What’s it like there now? To find out, Anik went there with her young son. Produced for Earth Beat.
The Art of Smuggling
Jonathan Tokeley-Parry spent three years behind bars for his role in smuggling artefacts out of Egypt. And he’s unrepentant, arguing that smuggling antiquities is the right thing to do if it gets them out of the hands of corrupt, incompetent officials. But Colonel Matthew Bogdanos could not disagree more. He’s both a Reservist in the US Marines, as well as a lawyer. He was in Iraq when the looting of the National Museum began, and moved quickly to recover its treasures. He’s worked across several continents and has even been shot at while on the job. Produced by Anik for The State We’re In, and presented by Jonathan Groubert. Winner of a bronze medal at the New York Festivals in 2011.
A Day in the Woods
Children spend less of their time playing in the mud these days and more of their time indoors with media. But there’s a movement in northern Europe that’s getting kids outside at an early age, with the hope of keeping them there. Forest kindergartens are daycares which get kids into the forest, all day, no matter what the weather’s like, without toys. Anik went to one in Germany’s Black Forest to find out more. Produced for Earth Beat.
Seeing the Sea
Dikes are an important part of the Dutch landscape. Without them, most of Holland would be underwater. But how have dikes changed the landscape and lives of those living behind them, and their relationship with the sea? In the summer of 2011, the artist organization SLeM arranged a performance about the sea, and dikes, at Holland’s weakest point. Between low tide and high tide, participants tuned in via radio to listen to music and stories about the history of the area, and how it has evolved. Anik went there to experience it. Produced for Earth Beat, with an introduction by Marnie Chesterton.
Bring Your Own Food - to a Restaurant
There are already restaurants where you bring your own wine. But your own food? With a little help from the recession it’s beginning to happen, and Anik takes us to one in Amsterdam. Produced for CBC’s Dispatches.
Food from the Other Side
On a quiet, dark residential street in the western outskirts of Amsterdam, there’a new restaurant. Its windows are blacked out, and you get the feeling you might be entering into strange and perhaps forbidden territory. You’d be partly right. Pyongyang Restaurant is the first North Korean restaurant in the western Europe. Anik went to see if it was about propaganda, or just tasty food. Produced for Monocle’s The Menu.