Episode 8 – The Coast (w/ Tom Hyatt)

“It’s like the song is passing underneath and you stamp down and make an impression in the vinyl with it.” A few months ago I made my way over to the banks of the Thames to chat to Tom Hyatt. Tom’s a folk musician, which marks a first for the podcast. He talks about why…

Episode 7 – Persuasion (w/ Gary Budden)

“I wanted landscape punk, not nature writing” Gary Budden met me in a pub near Old Street for Episode 7. He’s the co-director of Influx Press, and an editor for Unsung Stories. Amongst many things we talk about the saviour of genre fiction awards Chuck Tingle, psychogeography, Hookland, and non-places in the city. Gary also…

Episode 6 – Migrations (w/ Abi Hynes)

It’s the sixth episode of The Paperchain Podcast, and we move out of the studio to a very strange hotel that hates breakfast to chat with Abi Hynes, a Manchester based poet, writer, and playwright. We chat about how to know when something is a play, or a story; working with actors; and Abi’s terrible…

Episode 5 – A Moveable Feat (w Zelda Chappel)

The halfway point of the first series of The Paperchain Podcast is here, and it looks like Zelda Chappel. Zelda comes on the show to talk about her poetry collection The Girl in the Dog Tooth Coat, her own organisation Elbow Room, and writing with no filter. She also reads a brand new poem based…

Episode 4 – That’s What She Said (w David Hartley)

Episode four needs a short apology from me – as with Aliya Whiteley’s episode, we recorded this one over Skype, and the sound quality isn’t great. However, that doesn’t stop David Hartley from being an excellent guest. He talks writing for performance, exploding supermarkets, and collaborating with his brother on spoken word & music. Then…

Episode 3 – Tank (w Ella Chappell)

Guys, we made it to the third episode of the podcast! It’s our OK Computer, or our Corrections or something. This episode, award winning poet Ella Chappell (Moonrise) discusses her work, the power of algorithms, Jeff Vandermeer, and finally reads a poem that will make America great again. You can stream the episode below, or…

Episode 2 – Saints (w Aliya Whiteley)

Here we go! Episode two is now available for everyone’s ears to endure. Novelist Aliya Whiteley (The Beauty, Arrival of Missives) is on the podcast talking historical research, fate, short stories, and when electricity first came to Somerset. She also reads a brand new short story inspired by the prompt set for her by our…

Episode 1 – In the Beginning (w Dominic Stevenson)

It’s here! The long awaited first episode of The Paperchain Podcast. In this month’s debut episode, Listen Softly London host, Dominic Stevenson comes into the studio to talk Simon Armitage, social media, and poetry. He’ll also be reading a brand new poem inspired by a prompt.