Episode 37: Sugar Magnolia Wilson and Pip Adam talk about Chasing Great: Richie McCaw

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Sugar Magnolia Wilson is an amazing poet and you can read one of her poems here

She is also one of the editors of Sweet Mammalian

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Sugar and I got together to talk about Chasing Great a recent biopic about Richie McCaw one of our most successful All Black captains.

This episode includes music by Brent McIntyre. You can listen to more of Brent’s music on Soundcloud

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Episode 37: Sugar Magnolia Wilson and Pip Adam talk about Chasing Great: Richie McCaw

 

Episode 36: Nick Ascroft and Pip Adam talk about Throwback 2007

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Photograph by Grant Maiden

Nick is an amazing poet and he has a new poetry book, Back with the Human Condition coming out on October 13 this year.

However, what 2016 is proving is that Nick can also tell you How to Win at 5-a-Side and that he is pretty awesome to talk to and read about music.

Throwback 2007 comes out later this year and is the first in series which celebrates the yearly mix tapes and play lists Nick has been making for ages.

You can listen to the playlist for 2007 here

There are two songs not here but on the playlist here they are on YouTube:

The Verlaines Midlife Crisis

The View The Don (Dirty)

And here is the video Nick talks about I’m Lame by The Sneaks

And here is a video of Malcolm Middleton’s We’re All Going to Die almost a Christmas number one – kinda.

This episode includes music by Brent McIntyre. You can listen to more of Brent’s music on Soundcloud

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Episode 36: Nick Ascroft and Pip Adam talk about 

Episode 35: Emma Hislop and Pip Adam talk about The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

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In this episode awesomely talented fiction writer Emma Hislop and I got together to talk about Mary Gaitskill’s novel The Mare.

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You can read Emma’s work here in Turbine and also, recently, in Sport 44 and IKA 4

This episode includes music by CHĒĒZΠ which was licensed under Creative Commons and made available from Jamendo Music

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Episode 35: Emma Hislop and Pip Adam talk about The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

Episode 34: Sorority

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Artist and Writer Faith Wilson introduces Sorority

An evening of readings from some of Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s finest women of colour.

Identifying as a WOC means that you are in a constant battle with tokenism and the urge to resist or to accept this whether strategically or unconsciously. Your inclusion in mainstream events is always political. Your acceptance is political. Your non acceptance or ignorance is political. Yet many of us successfully navigate both worlds. This is never easy. It’s always a decision. Fight or flight. But something that makes the fight more worth it is the sisterhood or sorority that you have with others who have chosen to keep saying something, to keep opening their mouths in a system of oppression and exclusion that says shut the fuck up. Tonight’s readers all have voices at varying degrees of volume, but all are relevant and need to be heard. The many voices can make a choir or a cacophony. Whatever the noise is, it won’t be ignored.

Featuring:

Gem Wilder
Tayi Tibble
Anahera Gildea
Hana Pera Aoake

Sorority was part of the Enjoy! Gallery Book Fair in July 2016. This episode also includes an interview with Louise Rutledge from Enjoy! Gallery.

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Episode 33: Randell Cottage

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Historic Randell Cottage in Wellington, New Zealand, has been a writers’ residency for New Zealand and French writers since 2001. The Randell Cottage Writers Trust works in partnership with Creative New Zealand, the Embassy of France, the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund and Wellington City Council.

The cottage has two bedrooms and a writing studio. It is located in inner-city Thorndon close to the Lilburn Residence, Rita Angus Cottage, Wellington Asia Residency, and the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, and within walking distance of the National and Turnbull Libraries.

On 27 June I took part in a presentation at the Friends of Randall Cottage AGM with Randall Cottage French Writer in residence Nicolas Fargues. This got me interested in Randell Cottage as a place and an idea.

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Sian Robyns (image by Matt Bialostocki)

 

 

Thanks to everyone who spoke to me during this podcast, especially Sian Robyns and Nicolas.

 

 

 

This episode includes sounds released under Creative Commons licenses from Freesound.org

Thanks to Freesound users: Adam Weeden and Robinhood76

This episode also includes Max TenRoM playing their song Interlude which was licensed under Creative Commons and made available from Jamendo Music

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Episode 33:  Randell Cottage

Episode 32: Brannavan Gnanalingam and Pip Adam talk about A Briefcase, Two Pies, and a Penthouse

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In this episode I speak with Brannavan Gnanalingam about his new book A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse

You can read an interview between Brannavan and Murdoch Stephens here

Thanks to Vorn and Ruth Mundy who were kind enough to let us use their music in this podcast.

You can hear more of Vorn here

and more of Ruth Mundy here

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Episode 32: Brannavan Gnanalingam and Pip Adam talk about A Briefcase, Two Pies, and a Penthouse

Episode 31: Bill Nelson and Pip Adam talk about The Anatomy of Snow by Kerrin P Sharpe

 

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Bill Nelson launches his new book of poetry Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday 14 April, 6pm–7.30pmat The Guest Room, Southern Cross Garden Bar, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro.

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We got together to talk about two poems, ‘The Alchemy of Snow’ from Kerrin P Sharpe’s collection There’s a Medical Name for This and Bill’s poem ‘Russell’ from Memorandum of Understanding

You can read Kerrin’s poem here in the 2012 edition of Best New Zealand Poems

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Episode 31: Bill Nelson and Pip Adam talk about Two Poems