Episode 209 – Narcissism (with Tade Thompson)

“When you write a story about aliens, you are actually writing about people who are not like you.” Author Tade Thompson joined me on the podcast this month to talk about comic books, cons, and unconscious bias. Tade is the author of the novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne, and the novels Making Wolf and…

Episode 207 – Nerves (with Irenosen Okojie)

“If I’m scared, and if I’m excited then that’s what propels me forward.” Late last year I met up with Irenosen Okojie, author of Speak Gigantular and Butterfly Fish (Jacaranda Books), at the Arcola Theatre. We talked about the research she did for her debut novel, the strangeness of London, and the wealth of prizes…

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…