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…

Episode 204 – She Found it in the Sink (w/ Sophie Hopesmith)

“I had one person who said, ‘you look too angelic to have written this’.” This month on the podcast, novelist Sophie Hopesmith sat down to talk to me about death cafes, body horror, and the questions that only women get asked. Her novel, Another Justified Sinner is available from episode sponsors Dead Ink Books. Sophie…

Episode 203 – The Fireman’s Secret Shame (w/ Verity Holloway)

“It’s been a part of my life for so long I actually still wake up in the middle of the night and think ‘Oh god I need to finish it’.” Happy Halloween everyone! It’s a special horror themed edition of the podcast this month as I talk to novelist and non-fiction writer Verity Holloway. Verity is…

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,…

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…

Fat Roland

Fat Roland is a short story writer, blogger, podcaster and performer who mixes loose narrative with “superb audience interaction” and “excellent improvisation” (Broadway Baby). He is the current champion of Literary Death Match Manchester and he co-runs Bad Language (voted the UK’s best spoken word night two years in a row just to annoy its previous…

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…