The Readers, The ‘Difficult’ Second Podcast Was Easy, The Third Not So…

…But it is here, as it finallywent live yesterday. I have to say Gavin has done wonders with editing the whole thing and it actually sounds like we know what we are on about but after chatting away for over three hours (yes that is how long it takes to get a decent hour to make an episode) we listened back to it and it was an absolute mess. Tangents left right and centre, another rant from me which hopefully won’t ever see the light of day and much swearing that needed cutting. But it is definitely a learning curve; we have some wonderful bloopers for a special random episode in the future though. Even iTunes had an issue with the episode as it wouldn’t upload it for ages, a message perhaps?

Anyway this week’s episode features us discussing the Man Booker winner, which you may have noticed that I have been quite silent about, you can hear me interview Ian Rankin (I was seriously over excited) and here us discussing short stories with recommendations from Sam Jordison from The Guardian and Patricia Duncker, as well as lots of you. In fact a huge thank you to any of you who tweeted your recommendations for short stories, or messaged me it’s lovely to have your thoughts. We would love much more of your input and recommendations. We are recording our ‘spooky special’ on Sunday so if you have any spooky recommendations let us know. What are your favourite spooky tales?

Oh and you can listen to Episode Three here. Do let us know your thoughts on how we are doing too. We were rather in a funk about it earlier this week but are gearing up for a fabulously haunting Halloween epsiode. Any thoughts on how we can do better? Honestly it’s just ask, ask, ask from me isn’t it? Right I am scurrying off to read lots more, am gripped by two brilliant ghostly books, one fictional, one not!

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7 responses to “The Readers, The ‘Difficult’ Second Podcast Was Easy, The Third Not So…

  1. Melanie

    I am currently re-reading “The Shining” by Stephen King. I had forgotten how scary it was and how it differs in a few ways from the movie. It’s great book for this Halloween weekend.

  2. Ruthiella

    Loved your interview with Ian Rankin, he was so funny and charming.
    I rarely read short story collections, but when I do, I read them straight through. I also loved hearing from Sam Jordinson. I really enjoy his postings on the Guardian’s web site. I could go on and on, anyway, well done!

  3. I miss reading scary stories sometimes. Ever since I started University they’ve taken a bit of a back-seat, which is a real shame. As to my favourites, I would elect ‘Heart Shaped Box’ and ‘Horns’ by Joe Hill, and an anthology that I read years back called ‘The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings’.

    • Gav is a big fan of Joe Hill. There’s one scene in Heart Shaped Box which sounds like he makes the familiar daylight moments seem very scary.

      • He really does. I have never been so genuinely creeped out by what ordinary people are capable of harbouring inside themselves. The supernatural elements are secondary compared to the innate evil that some people have.

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