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 10 – Panda Tragedy (with Alasdair Stuart)

“There’s a lot of authors out there and if you pay them right you will get all of them.” It’s the final episode of the first series of The Paperchain Podcast and we’ve got Escape Artist’s very own Alasdair Stuart on the show. He talks about his origins as a film critic in Yorkshire, through…

Alasdair Stuart

Alasdair Stuart is the owner of Escape Artists, the digital publishing company behind Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Podcastle and Cast of Wonders.  He’s hosted over 500 episodes of Pseudopod, and his second collection of essays ‘Pseudopod Tapes Volume 2: Approach with Caution’ is forthcoming from Fox Spirit Press.  He works as a tabletop RPG writer, short…

Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon in 1974, and currently lives in Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog. She writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit’s European Monsters and Lonely Planet’s Better than Fiction I and II….