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How To Listen

There are a number of ways to listen to The Mardler.  We make no charge for any of these methods.

Memory Stick

Contact our Listener Liaison Officer to be supplied with the free loan of a specially designed memory stick player.  You will then be entered onto our weekly distribution list for memory sticks.  These are sent out to listeners each Friday in purpose made and reusable pouches.  The Royal Mail delivers and returns the pouches free of charge under the Articles for the Blind scheme.  Our return address is:

Articles For The Blind
The Mardler
c/o The Post Office
NR11 6AA

This Website

On our home page you will find a Listen Now link.  Click on this to hear the latest edition of The Mardler together with a few of our past editions.  Simply click on any of the edition links to start playing The Mardler.  No extra software is required but remember to turn on your speakers.

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund Smartphone App

Using either an Android or Apple smartphone you can listen to a selection of talking newspapers including The Mardler.  Once installed select the East of England and then scroll down to The Mardler Talking Newspaper.  Follow the links below to find out more.

Click here to get the Android BWBF App.

Click here to get the Apple BWBF App.

Telephone Call

You can listen to the latest edition of The Mardler simply by calling the telephone number:

01263 363 364

Call charges may apply.


If you have an Amazon Alexa voice-activated smart device and internet connection then you can listen to the latest edition of The Mardler by using the Talking Newspaper skill. Before you can use this skill you will need to enable it using the Alexa smartphone app.

To listen on these devices you would say:

“Alexa, open talking newspaper”

and, when prompted, for the publication you require say

“The Mardler Talking Newspaper”

During playback you can also use phrases like:

“Alexa pause”
“Alexa play”
“Alexa stop”

There is no charge for this service other than that of your existing internet service provider.

You can listen to a demonstration below:


Google Home

As of June 2023 Google support for the Talking Newspaper action has been withdrawn.