Magical inequality with Nicole Glover

Magical inequality with Nicole Glover

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn last year’s episode on magical realism, we talked about this genre’s ability to take a recognisable setting and tilt it a few degrees, creating something familiar and yet not quite what we’re used to. Alternate...
Language & Power – with Genevieve Cogman

Language & Power – with Genevieve Cogman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWe constantly discuss themes, stereotypes and assumptions in popular culture, but we don’t often stop to look more closely at the way those issues are expressed. I’m talking about language, and its ability to explore...
Childhood Heroines

Childhood Heroines

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSOr ‘Extraneous Fangirling’ as I subtitled this episode while editing it. And in truth there is a fair bit of fangirling, but there’s also a lot of critical reflection to go with it. Because when we...
Five questions with Aliya Whiteley

Five questions with Aliya Whiteley

Aliya is a firm favourite here at BtGS headquarters. We recorded a wonderful episode about layers and landscapes in her writing and now we’re delighted to have her back to introduce her recently-published novel Greensmith to you all. Greensmith follows the...
Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh

Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSHumanity is intrinsically bound up with nature and the natural world. We are its creatures, we depend on it for survival, we fear it, love it, deify it…and we’ve become quite good at killing it. Ours is a...