Podcasts

29-10-2020

Nicola Baldwin speaks with Amanda Whittington about the distinctive nature of radio drama, how the unique demands of the medium shape her writing, and why radio offers a radical way to tell stories by, for and about women’s lives.

22-10-2020

Christie Dickason shares the extraordinary experience of learning to assert her place in a wild wolf pack, and how navigating that lupine environment has permanently transformed her writing practice.

15-10-2020

Zoë Marriott speaks with Amanda Whittington about identity politics and feminism in her YA fantasy fiction, why diversity is a deliberate and essential choice and how she fuses historical facts with fantasy worlds to find a 21st century truth.

08-10-2020

Tania Hershman explores the cornucopia of libraries offered by the great northern city of Manchester, including private and public collections and modern trimmings including digital pianos and foosball tables.

Rick Stroud takes us to St James’ Square and the quiet sanctuary of the London Library, a private and productive space beloved by writers and readers alike.

01-10-2020

Stephen Romer speaks with John Greening about the themes and technical preoccupations of his poetry, his life in France, his poetic influences and the deeply personal source material that inspired one of his collections.

24-09-2020

Stephanie Norgate explores her practice of keeping notebooks, relishing the 'unexpected jewels' they produce, and shares her fascination with the notebooks of other writers and the remarkable insights they can provide.

17-09-2020

Alyson Hallett speaks with Jane Draycott about the migration of stones and people, the mischief of making anonymous work, the responsibility of writing for public spaces, and writing decades later about a secret affair.

10-09-2020

Marcy Kahan speaks with Gabriel Gbadamosi about rejecting the overly literary via her inner clown, writing urbane romantic comedies for radio, why fascists hate satire, and her long-running series Lunch.