It's lockdown, they said. Close the bookstore, they said. Were we defeated?
No way. We started a podcast on 21 March 2020, to do what we do best: chat shit about books… I mean, keep in touch with all the readers and writers in our community.
Since then, in the etherial world of Burley Fisher's Isolation Station we've hung out with storytellers, historians, booksellers, games designers, musicians, zinesters, plague specialists, activists, photographers, sex workers, publishers and poets from around the world.
Listen to the incredible conversations and readings, and celebrate the generosity of all the people sharing them with us by buying their books – click the episode number to listen in & click the linked titles to order a book!
Episode 1: Emma Glass, Rest and Be Thankful
Episode 2: Preti Taneja, We That Are Young
Episode 3: Caleb Femi, Poor
Episode 4: Will Harris, Rendang; Nisha Ramayya, States of the Body Produced by Love
Episode 5: Ruth Gilligan, The Butchers
Episode 7: Dr Matthew Green, London: A Travel Guide Through Time
Episode 8: Theodoros Chiotis, ed., Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis
Episode 9: Lola Olufemi, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power
Episode 10: Weird Walk
Episode 14: Jessie Kindig, ed. The Verso Book of Feminism: Revolutionary Words from Four Millennia of Rebellion
Episode 16: Alison Croggon, The Threads of Magic
Episode 18: Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme, eds. Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers' Poetry
Episode 19: Clemens Meyer, Bricks & Mortar, translated by Katy Derbyshire
Episode 20: Eley Williams, The Liar's Dictionary
Episode 22: Vincent Bevins, The Jakarta Method
Episode 23: So Mayer, A Nazi Word for A Nazi Thing + all the launch performers titles
Episode 24: Andy Sharp, The English Heretic Collection
Episode 25: Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy, Exposure, and Asylum Road
Episode 26: Sara Jaffe, Dryland
Episode 27: Isobel Wohl, Cold New Climate
Episode 29: Richard Barnett, Wherever We Are When We Come to the End
Episode 30: Ida Marie Hede, Adorable, translated by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg
Episode 31: Our Serpent's Tail top ten including Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby
Episode 32: Juliet Jacques, Variations
Episode 33: Tice Cin, Keeping the House