New Global Lab – Pinning it Down

I have produced the May 2016 episode of The Global Lab.

It features a second interview with Sophie Coulombeau (after this one), this time on her academic specialism of eighteenth century literature, specifically the influence of binary classification (e.g. the genus species biological naming convention) on the work of novelist Frances Burney, and why botany was once considered a dangerously racy subject for young ladies. Continue reading

Little Written Podcast – Brian Coyle, Page to Stage

BannerMy final Little Written episode covering the Page to Stage Festival featured playwright, Brian Coyle, who would later go on to win the festival’s Best Script award:

Episode 6: Brian Coyle, Page to Stage

The episode is again part of the Little Written Extra podcast, which you can subscribe to using the second of these links (though I’m not sure what else will go into it, now that Page to Stage is over). The first is for the regular podcast, which will have some new content imminently:

Little Written on iTunes
Little Written Extra on iTunes

Little Written Podcast – Clarke McWilliam, Page to Stage

Here’s my second ten-minute Little Written episode, featuring another writer from the Page to Stage Festival:

Episode 5: Clarke McWilliam, Page to Stage

Unfortunately, due to space limits on Soundcloud, I have had to hive these Page to Stage related episodes off into a second podcast that I’ve called Little Written Extra. The main annoyance of this is that the two podcasts are separate on iTunes, so if you have to subscribe to each one separately:

Little Written on iTunes
Little Written Extra on iTunes

Little Written Podcast – Michael Rumney, Page to Stage

Episode Four of the Little Written Podcast is out. At only ten minutes long, this is more of a bite-sized offering than the previous entries. This episode features Michael Rumney, the writer of Bricks, one of the eight one-act plays that have been selected for the festival:

Episode 4: Michael Rumney, Page to Stage

I’m intending this to be the first of a series of episodes where I talk to the writers involved with Page to Stage 2016 (I will try to persuade someone to interview me, at some point!). The next one should be out pretty soon, so keep an eye out for that.

2 x Half-Marathon = Marathon

The fabulous Emilie Oléron Evans & Agata Zukowska are running a half-marathon (i.e. one whole marathon in total) in North London in March to raise money for Save the Children’s Syria appeal. If you fancy donating to that cause, you can sponsor them here:

Agata & Emilie’s Fundraising Page

As an added incentive, have a look at this photo, which depicts the last time that Emilie entered a race:

Emilie_Runner

The Global Stage

I have guest produced the latest episode of The Global Lab. The episode covers the connections between globalisation, spaces and cities and the world of the theatre, featuring interviews with Dan Rebellato and Nick Hennegan, who I had previously spoken to for the Little Written podcast.

Click here to hear the episode.

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Little Written Podcast: Dan Rebellato, Playwright

“I’m told it’s the largest adaptation the BBC have ever done…”

Episode Three of the Little Written Podcast is an exclusive interview with playwright and audio dramatist Dan Rebellato on the upcoming BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Emile Zola’s twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart novels, Blood, Sex and Money, on which he is a lead writer:

Episode 3: Dan Rebellato, Blood, Sex and Money

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