Episode 206 – What’s Next (with Daniel Ross)

“Les Dennis’ winnebago is over there, but mine’s bigger.” Happy new year! This month I’m joined by author Daniel Ross, who’s book Bobby Denise is Reigning Rampant is currently crowdfunding over on Unbound. In the episode, he talks about his choice to publish his book with the publisher, the difficulties of crowdfunding, and an article…

Episode 205 – Tenderstem (with Claire Askew)

“It’s the darkest, most miserable book ever.” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2017 was a bit miserable but hopefully this podcast has been a shining light in your life. To round off the year I talked to Claire Askew, author of All the Hidden Truths from Hodder Books, and This Changes Things from Bloodaxe….

Episode 201 Cake Flamenco/Jeff Goldblum (with Gillian Best & Helen McClory)

Hey, we’re back! The Paperchain Podcast returns for another ten episodes of talk with writers and artists, and brand new short stories, poems and songs. In this episode I talked with Gillian Best and Helen McClory about setting and identity in their novels, and their shared experiences of DIY promotion for their debut novels. Gillian…

Season Two Announcement

Seems like only yesterday that the finale of season one came out, but it was March. A whole four months with no new episodes. So what has The Paperchain Podcast been up to? Well, we’ve been recording a brand new series. That’s ten brand new episodes coming over the next year, featuring some incredible authors,…

Season One

The first series of the podcast is finished. Don’t worry – I’m hard at work getting everything planning and ready for a stellar second series, which will hopefully be coming out later on this year. For now though, here’s the complete first series featuring: Dominic Stevenson, Aliya Whiteley, Ella Chappell, Dave Hartley, Zelda Chappell, Abi…

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…

Tom Hyatt

Tom Hyatt is a unique and stand-out artist on the London live circuit. His clarion voice delivers dynamic and forthright songs, faithfully distilling the singer/songwriter to its most compelling roots. Working solo, Hyatt’s varied songs are performed behind a propulsive, percussive guitar or a fluid, contemplative piano. When joined by choice collaborators, the sound expands to take on…

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…