I recently guested on the Views Our Own podcast – it’s about journalism and careers in media and all that sort of thing, and the idea that I might perhaps be someone worth imitating or learning from on some level. (No, I know, I thought so too, but really!)
I’ve embedded the Spotify link here, just because that’s the easiest to do on WordPress, but you can also find the show on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts too.
That was a fun show to do, anyway. Nice to get the chance to talk about the past five years, and reflect on a handful of different things within that – how I started out, advice I’d give people, that sort of thing. Couple of fun things too, like who I’d invite to a dinner party, whether I prefer cats or dogs, so on.
Big thank you to intrepid hosts Sophie and Mischa, who not only did a very good job of hosting the show, but (I’m reliably informed) also editing my rambling nonsense into something halfway approaching coherent. If I make any sense at all, it’s largely thanks to them!
Last week, I sat down with Kerean Watts to record the twenty-first instalment of his interview series Why is This a Podcast? – we spoke about my writing career, how that started, how the pandemic has shaped my approach to it and some of the practicalities involved, so on and so forth. We also spoke about film and television more broadly: I shared a few recommendations, and spoke a bit about what I’ve been watching over the past year or so during each lockdown.
Big thanks of course to Kerean for inviting me onto his show, and for all the very kind things he said about my work. Had lots of fun with this! Hope you enjoy it too, if you give it a watch.
This is a relatively rare on-camera appearance for me! Wearing the same shirt I always do for these things. Different glasses, though (I can’t find my other pair). As ever, anyway, I quite enjoyed the opportunity to ramble on a bit, so if you happen to be the host of a podcast and you need someone to be a guest, I would be very happy to do that!