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Never seen THE EXPANSE before and want to get in on the ground floor? Ready for a slow-burn walk through the recently binge-released fourth season on Amazon Prime Video? Let some long-time podcasters, pop-culture journalists and Doctor Who fans join you as we visit—or revisit—The Expanse. Podcast artwork by Antony Johnston; podcast theme by Shahid Kamal Ahmad.
 
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Two Expanse episodes for the price of one podcast, as your reviewers get back on track. Have we started caring about Clarissa Mao? Why didn’t Marco go all Khan Noonian Singh on Cyn and Filip? Is there nothing more perfect than Bobbie in armor? And are we getting closer to Holden doing something? Just…something??? Season 5, Episodes 5-6 Chip Suddert…
 
Cory Doctorow is a journalist, activist and science fiction author. His output has ranged across short stories, novels and graphic novels, including multiple ‘New York Times’ best sellers. He is also a passionate copyright law and intellectual property activist. He speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest novel ‘Attack Surface’, a stand-alone tit…
 
Chris Atkins was jailed for tax fraud and has written an eye-opening book about the experience, ‘A Bit of a Stretch’. His former partner Lottie Moggach also uses memories of the time to inform her novel ‘Brixton Hill’. Georgina Godwin speaks to them together to find out more about the experience and the resulting books.…
 
Mia Levitin is a cultural and literary critic who has written for publications from the ‘Financial Times’ to ‘The Guardian’. She speaks to Georgina Godwin about her book ‘The Future of Seduction’, which details the ever-changing world of sex, dating and relationships in the digital era. The book is one of five essays in the Futures series.…
 
Robert Muchamore (Cherub, Henderson’s Boys) joins Antony to talk about too much research, meticulous planning, and wondering what other authors do all day. Robert Muchamore on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertmuchamore Robert Muchamore on the web: https://www.muchamore.com *** Antony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntonyJohnston Antony on the we…
 
On this best of ‘Meet The Writers’, we bring you highlights from conversations with Academy award-winner and LGBT activist Dustin Lance Black, Chilean author Isabel Allende, best-selling Nigerian-UK novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite and US presidential adviser Robert Reich.By Monocle 24
 
As we continue to butcher the pronunciation of Gaugamela, Warren Frey rejoins the team as we debate whether it’s reassuring or depressing that The Expanse’s future is just as screwed up as 2020! We debate Season 5’s special effects, marvel at Amos Burton the Nurturer, indulge in yet another Babylon 5 reference, and come to terms with the fact that …
 
We’re back with a comparatively fast, character-focused overview of the first three episodes that dropped on Dec. 16, including a couple of characters who can’t help being who they are, a couple that react to a loss of positions of prestige and influence VERY differently, and the show’s return to the early seasons’ three-way political struggle now …
 
Nanjala Nyabola is a writer, political analyst and activist. With degrees from both Oxford University and Harvard Law School, she has written across a variety of topics including the internet, politics and travel. She speaks with Georgina Godwin about her latest book ‘Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move’.…
 
Toiya Kristen Finley (Outer Rims, The Game Narrative Toolbox) joins Antony to discuss seeing stories in her head, building stories on epiphanies, and imagining fuzzy apples. Toiya Kristen Finley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/toiyakfinley Toiya Kristen Finley on the web: https://www.toiyakfinley.com *** Antony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anton…
 
Antony Johnston is a ‘New York Times’ bestselling writer and podcaster whose work spans multiple genres and formats, from books to video games. One of his most notable works, the graphic novel ‘Coldest City’, went on to be adapted into the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Atomic Blonde’ starring Charlize Theron. He speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest …
 
Jason Diakite is best known for his illustrious career as a hip hop artist in Sweden. Performing in the group Excel and then solo as Timbuktu, he has performed all over the world, including at the Nobel Peace prize ceremony. His critically acclaimed memoir ‘A Drop of Midnight’ has sold more than 100,000 copies in Sweden and is an honest and intimat…
 
Patrick Gale (A Place Called Winter, Take Nothing with You) joins Antony to talk about stories existing independently of how we tell them, using research as immersion, and being a non-linear writer who also doesn’t outline (!) Patrick Gale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PNovelistGale Patrick Gale on the web: https://galewarning.org *** Antony on T…
 
Craig Brown’s Beatles biography, ‘One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time’, won the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. The journalist and author of 18 books been writing his parodic diary in ‘Private Eye’ since 1989 and is the only person to have won three different Press Awards – best humourist, columnist and critic – in the same year. He…
 
Helen Jacey is a professional screenwriter, lecturer, author and founder of Shedunnit Productions, which provides opportunities across media for intersectional feminist work. An expert in female characterisation, her first book ‘The Woman in the Story’ was published in 2010 and has since become the international handbook for screenwriters writing f…
 
One of Norway’s most exciting new travel writers, Erika Fatland has gained a reputation for telling unique, often overlooked stories. A social anthropologist by training, she has documented terrorism in Beslan and the 2011 terror attacks in her native Norway. In her latest book, ‘The Border: A Journey Around Russia,’ she turns her attention to fron…
 
Zoë Sharp (Killer Instinct, Dancing on the Grave) joins Antony to discuss women who can look after themselves, ending stories at just the right speed, and the value of summarising your own book. Zoë Sharp on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorZoeSharp Zoë Sharp on the web: http://zoesharp.com *** Antony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntonyJohnsto…
 
For Hallowe’en, horror writer Stephen Graham Jones (Mongrels, The Only Good Indians) joins Antony to talk about the exhilaration of terror, finding a story’s unique voice, and making the boring bits interesting. Stephen Graham Jones on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgj72 Stephen Graham Jones on the web: https://www.demontheory.net *** Antony on Twit…
 
Bill Granger is credited with inventing avocado toast. He is an Australian restaurateur and food writer, loved by family cooks and sophisticated foodies alike. His sunny, relaxed approach is an essential to his enduring popularity. His books have sold more than a million copies and his latest publication, ‘Australian Food’ is also set to be a bests…
 
James Moran (Cockneys vs Zombies, Doctor Who) joins Antony to discuss digital brains, spending months on preparation, and working harder than everyone else. James Moran on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmoran/ James Moran on the web: http://www.jamesmoranwriter.com *** Antony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntonyJohnston Support the show on Pat…
 
Georgina Godwin speaks to Robert Zoellick, a man whose experience in the US government spans six presidencies. Having served in a number of roles such as deputy secretary, counsellor of the State Department and as US trade representative, his illustrious career also includes stints as deputy chief of staff at the White House and president of the Wo…
 
Fonda Lee (Jade City, Exo) joins Antony to talk about finding the courage to start, unexpected skillsets for being a writer, and the value of even a poorly-drawn map. Fonda Lee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FondaJLee Fonda Lee on the web: https://www.fondalee.com *** Antony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntonyJohnston Support the show on Patreo…
 
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