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Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamourous locations. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host. Don't worry it's not a book club - there's no homework. Salon Selective! Produced by Russell Finch.
 
Comedian Frank Liotti and writer Eila Mell discuss the wonderfully twisted side of all things pop culture. From Rocky Horror to John Waters, Paris is Burning to Pose, Mommie Dearest to Miranda Priestly, Tootie to Jan Brady, with a weekly episode corner reflecting on "Hairdo of the week." A rip-roaring ride through the minds of two former rebel outcast kids who never lost their love for the seedy underbelly of a world where they're all going to laugh at you, wire hangers aren't allowed and th ...
 
Outliers is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events filter down and are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Themes of otherness, change, gender and the meaning of power are explored through the eyes of characters who have not traditionally held the historic limelight. Enjoy this anthology of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events, at some of the greatest palaces ever built. Historic Royal Pal ...
 
Comedians Gabriel Bisset-Smith and Robert Cawsey are joined by award winning writer Vicky Jones to candidly discuss the topics we can all feel Guilt and Shame in. With the help of listeners stories and some special guests, this trio will leave no shameful stone unturned.
 
Welcome to The Screenwriting Life. Join us as professional screenwriters, Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna, whose combined credits include writing and production on such films as Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Captain Marvel discuss the craft, journey and business of writing for the screen. From dialogue to delivery, Meg and Lorien will guide you through the process, offering inside tips and tricks to help you become the best writer you can be. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescr ...
 
TW:TALKS is the podcast from ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh where we talk to some of our favourite writers, directors, comedians and performers.We publish batches of TW:TALKS podcasts at various points during the year, each series linked to an upcoming arts or comedy festival.The podcast is hosted by TW co-Editor Chris Cooke
 
Brand spanking new sketches from Next Level Sketch, a London comedy collective who put on sketch comedy nights at Hoopla Impro when the government allows us. When they don’t, we record podcast episodes instead. These sketches are best taken aurally. Sketch is for everyone, and we invite writers and performers from all backgrounds to be part of Next Level Sketch. Check out our diversity page at www.nextlevelsketch.com on how you can join us, take a free sketch crash course with Gemma Arrowsmi ...
 
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The UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters

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The UK’s longest running all women podcasters, Est. 2011: Irreverent and uncensored interviews, life stories, conversations and debate. CULTURE: FOOD: WELLBEING: SEX: COMEDY: AUTHORS “It’s fantastic to have a radio show for women BY women. Not that Radio Gorgeous is worthy or box-ticking. It’s funny, frantic, smart; often profound and just occasionally filthy.” Liz Hoggard – Journalist It was such fun” Lynn Barber – Celebrity Journalist “Pirate Radio for Vogue Readers” Journalist and writer ...
 
Space Trip is a comedy Sci-Fi very much inspired by Classic Star Trek. Like its inspiration it uses its Sci-Fi setting to comment on contemporary British life. You can see some more little sketches at our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbuhrO8wWuN4a8hCPTFKpdQ-6a9drpEeP Space Trip is made by Attune Theatre Company. Attune are group of highly qualified Artists including award-winning writer Stewart Schiller. We have performed our shows in a variety of venues in Glasgow ...
 
Where Are We Now? is a podcast diving deep into the elusive world of child stardom, hosted by actor, comedian, and writer Rivkah Reyes (who you might know from the iconic film School of Rock and Netflix's Easy.) Where Are We Now? provides a platform for former child stars slash current adults living their dang lives to tell their own stories authentically so that Buzzfeed doesn’t have to.
 
Funny people talk about having children. "A frank, fearless and funny guide to parenting" The Guardian. Comedians, actors, writers and other interesting people talk about the emotional impact of having children and how it has altered the relationships with their partners, families, careers and sense of self. Presented by writer and podcaster Sophie Black who, in a former life, performed sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and on TV. Now she produces several regular podcast series includi ...
 
Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears. Follow them on Twitter @Kitchen_On_Fire.
 
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Mariana Feijó

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In each episode of this podcast, international comedian, scientist and blurb writer Mariana Feijó talks with guests about what bravery means to them and special moments in which they have been brave. Guests will chat about those moments when they have been brave, or even just gone slightly out of their comfort zone, while discussing what does it even mean to be brave! Thank you to Shem Pennant for the intro music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
In a quiet corner of every town, down a street nobody cares about, you’ll find a Bureau of Lost Things. Here a dedicated team strive to reunite lost things with their careless owners. One such branch nestles just inside the M25, where no-nonsense overseer Veronica runs a tight ship; at least according to her (Head Office may disagree). Now we follow eager new recruit Will, cynical con-artist Cara and bureau lifer Raymond as, every episode, they grapple haplessly with a fresh batch of things. ...
 
The shortest novel by far of Charles Dickens', Hard Times is also one of his most idea based works. In it, he launches a scathing attack on the prevailing fashion of believing in Utilitarianism, a philosophy that proposed the goal of society should be “the greatest good for the greatest number of people.” Dickens felt that such a philosophy saw people as mere statistics and not as individuals. The novel was published in serial form in his magazine Household Words. It is also the only novel w ...
 
An unashamedly Jewish comedy chat show where all are welcome! Jew Talkin' To Me? is hosted by award winning comedians, Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon, and produced by Russell Balkind. Each show features two guests from the entertainment industry sharing their views on a variety of topics connected to modern Jewish life in a secular world, as well as their memories of growing up Jewish. Both Philip and Rachel are well known as Jewish comedians on both the mainstream and community circuit and ...
 
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Today’s Specials Appetizers: Fried Fingertips w/ Spleen Dipping Sauce Esophagus Salad with Lymph and Plasma Dressing Entrees: Grandpa’s Pancreas Pie Free-Range Decomposed Teenager Au Jus 75 Oz. Roasted Baby Back Rib Cage for two w/ Corn bread Dessert: Warm Adam’s Apple turnovers with Blood Pudding Compote and Shaved Teeth…
 
We're delighted to bring you an exclusive reading from the timely and arresting debut novel, In Every Mirror She’s Black. Three Black women are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm, as they build their new lives in the most open society, run by the most private people. This multi perspective story is told through…
 
Sam Bain is one of our industry’s premiere comedy writers, having co-created multiple beloved sitcoms including the UK’s cult hit Peep Show. But today Sam reveals that the most important ingredients for comedy are truth and pain. Buckle up!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport thi…
 
Welcome back to season 2 of Snowballing. This week's episode Gareth and Ming receive a snowglober report from Zachary Zane in New York, discussing a bicentric men only gay sex party he hosted They discuss Zach's blog, BoySlut about being bi, they dissect the party he vividly describes and talk about their trips to New York and Brooklyn. Follow Zach…
 
Coming to us all the way from South Korea, Lemon, written by multi-award winning author Kwon Yeo-sun, is a short novel translated by Janet Hong. While the plot centres around the tragic and unsolved murder of a beautiful adolescent, Kim Hae-on, the story is about the people in her life who are left to grapple with grief in their own personal ways. …
 
Longtime TV vet Sean Presant has an eclectic resume includes features, shorts, and TV in ALL genres from multi-cam sitcoms, to reality competition, to prestige crime shows. So how has Sean managed such an impressively wide variety of work? Is it really possible for us to "pull that off?" Sean talks about the signature themes in our work, how they i…
 
The Donald Sutherland Home-Perm Kit When giving yourself a perm, you will need to follow some simple instructions: 1. Wash and towel dry your hair. 2. Make sure that your hair is free of conditioner and any build-up of hairspray or styling products. 3. Roll your hair around rods sized appropriately to achieve the curl you want 4. Rest, and sleep. 5…
 
Have we got a chilling book in store for you! In this week’s episode, debut author A.J. West brings us a haunting historical novel entitled The Spirit Engineer. This reading is a particularly special treat as actor Dickon Farmar treats us to a fantastic performance. Belfast, 1914. Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, high society has become …
 
If anyone knows her way around a writer's room, it's producer Stacy Rukeyser, who has worked at every level from staff writer, to creator/showrunner. Stacy has a fascinating perspective on how the culture of a TV writer's room has both remained steady and changed wildly in her nearly 25 years in the business. Buckle up! --- This episode is sponsore…
 
BIG NEWS about our Autumn Season revealed for your ears only! Listen in to find out who our very exciting guests are and how YOU can get priority tickets before anyone else. We can't wait to be back with you IN PERSON for our UK events this season! Or you can still join us online, of course. Our newsletter subscribers are always first in line for t…
 
Corky Sinclair (Director, Understudy: Johnny) A Blaine transplant from New York City, where he was seen in many Off-Off-Off-Off-Broadway productions (but no gay bars), including “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking My Chapstick With Me” as well as “Chicken Pox: The Musical!” (with Ann B. Davis), Corky has once again brought the bright lights of …
 
Sold by her mother. Enslaved in Pompeii's brothel. Determined to survive. Her name is Amara. Welcome to the Wolf Den… We’ve seen this book in just about every bookshop and we’re so glad to be hosting Elodie for an episode of the Literary Salon’s podcast. By day, Amara walks the streets with the Wolf Den's other downtrodden women, finding comfort in…
 
Every writer inevitably faces this painful question somewhere along their journey: "why the hell am I doing this?" Today, we answer that question. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescreenwritinglife/support…
 
Emily Soldene was a true Victorian, born of the wrong side of the tracks, she was illegitimate and her mother was working class, a bonnet maker by trade. Emily reinvented herself at twenty-two, she took singing lessons and willed herself to stardom. Hear her 3rd cousin once removed best selling author Helen Batten tell us Emily's extraordinary tale…
 
Enjoy the LIVE conversation from the MCX Screenmaker's Conference! For its seventh edition, the national MCX Screenmakers Conference program of panel sessions, case studies, in focus presentations and insightful conversations will be held online over two jam-packed days on 10 and 11 September, making it accessible to delegates from across the count…
 
In February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was sectioned by her psychiatrist. One Night with Marilyn is a theatrical exploration of this harrowing time mostly unknown by her millions of fans. Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie, who both play Marilyn in the play, talk to Donna Freed about their roles and the themes of mental illness in the play by PT R…
 
We're thrilled to bring you this new episode featuring Dinner Party by Sarah Gilmartin - a brilliant coming-of-age page-turner about the complications of sibling relationships and the trauma of family secrets. To mark the anniversary of a death in the family, Kate plans a dinner party - from the fancy table settings to the perfect Baked Alaska wait…
 
Radio Gorgeous was thrilled to attend - in person - the launch of Heidi Amsinck's debut novel and first in a new series of crime novels, My Name is Jensen. My Name is Jensen introduces us to journalist turned sleuth Jensen, who has returned to her native Copenhagen after some years working in London. An experience that mirrors Heidi's own, although…
 
Let HGTV help you transform your home with 150 pictures of the same house over and over, inspiration for interior design by sucking the life out of each family member. Let us bring back to life your 19th-century, decrepit home decor by sucking the life out of you! House may or may not include a 300-year-old corpse that you may or may not have to le…
 
Comedy legend and double Oscar nominee Peter Baynham joins Jon and Marc to cut up the One Show to see what makes it tick, and hopefully kill it in the process. This Thursday, TTOSS is live at the London Podcast Festival with Danny Robins, the man (not ghost) behind the excellent Battersea Poltergeist podcast and the West End hit 2:22 A Ghost Story.…
 
All great works of art start with ideas, and ideas STILL reign supreme in Hollywood. In today's conversation w/ celebrated writer Matt Lieberman we discuss how to generate high concept ideas, come up with ideas, embrace the importance of a good idea, and even sell feature specs. Once again, we want to say thanks to our fabulous intern Jess Fisher f…
 
We've had some AMAZING guests on this show, but the truth is, one of our greatest secret weapons is Meg herself! Today, she dives into some of the MANY lingering questions that you all have been posing on the Facebook, and we get into it! If your question wasn't answered today, don't worry, Meg WILL be getting into soon. --- This episode is sponsor…
 
Most of us assume that once a writer sells that spec or books that job or secures representation, they've "made it." Now all they need to do is ride into the sunset and remember to thank their agent when their inevitable Oscar shows up. But of course, much like writer, it's much more complicated than that. Today, Meg and Lorien walk us through THEI…
 
The wonderful Paul Litchfield (The Trap, A Wheezing Groaning Sound podcast) joins Jon and Marc to rise up against the undemocratically-elected The One Show. We're doing a TTOSS live show at the London Podcast Festival on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at King's Place in London. Starts at 7pm - tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comed…
 
The wonderful Paul Litchfield (The Trap, A Wheezing Groaning Sound podcast) joins Jon and Marc to attempt to gain herd immunity by watching the sickness that is The One Show. We're doing a TTOSS live show at the London Podcast Festival on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at King's Place in London. Starts at 7pm - tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co…
 
Today's guest is my dear friend Cole Hawkins (School of Rock, Big Daddy, Pootie Tang) and I'm so thrilled to speak to him. We chat astrology, comfort movies, growing up in the Bronx, being discovered, boundaries, and so much more. Follow Cole on IG @cole__east! Check us out on Instagram @wherearewenowpod! If you're in the Los Angeles area, please c…
 
Opening tonight on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, singing her heart out like a like a caveman with bronchitis, like a Honda without a muffler, like a guard dog with a tracheotomy, is Lauren Bacall. With a wardrobe that will make you want to order The Bedazzler and a heroine WAY scarier than the villain, “The Fan” will blow you like a chorus boy.…
 
This week’s episode is a delight for anyone who loves to learn about historical events through the lens of fiction. Author Defne Suman brilliantly evokes the sprawling multicultural city of Smyrna through the lives of four families during the early 20th century as the Ottoman Empire is on the brink of collapse. In the first English edition of The S…
 
We're back! Meg, Lorien, and Jeff have all been traveling, producing, and on set, and oh, do we have UPDATES. Lorien - who is now entering post on the project she SHOWRAN - answers all of your questions from what kinds of writers she's looking for in the room, and what her expectations for them are once they arrive. THANK YOU to our intern Jess Fis…
 
We are BAAAACK with a special episode about all things Inner Child. Rivkah dives deep into the many forms the archetypal Child takes, shares a tender message with Little Riv, and gives a little update on their life. This episode also features special guests Emily Motti, Amanda Neal, Tristan J. Miller, Em Modaff, and Lydia Grijalva! Thank you so muc…
 
Now available on record, 8-track or cassette! Greatest hits of Saturday night fever: 1. Stayin’ Alive (barely) 2. Night Fever (an STD from the gang rape in the car) 3. How Deep is Your Love (I can’t feel anything because I’m dead inside). Dance to the Disco Inferno (because L. Ron Hubbard sets you on fire if you’re gay!) Check, money order or COD.…
 
We can’t wait for you to discover Harriet Evans’ gripping novel The Beloved Girls! Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a London train station on the eve of her anniversary. But how and why? The answer lies buried in the past, in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989. At Vanes - a mysterious West Country manor house - a young gi…
 
This is the last episode of the first season of Doughty. In Mariana Feijó's intro, you can hear someone slowly losing it after a whole pandemic with no holiday and almost through and through work since January 2020. Despite all her best attempts, choosing and editing episode highlights together was a gargantuan task that was mostly a failure, but s…
 
Welcome back to the podcast! We scour the literary world for the best books to share with you and this episode's reading comes all the way from Accra, Ghana, as Lesley Lokko (supported by a beautiful dawn chorus of birds!) shares her new book, Soul Sisters, with us. It’s a rich, intergenerational tale of love, race, power and secrets that centres o…
 
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