Category Archives: Radio

Music for Wednesday

That’s R Kelly with a the song from the soundtrack to the 2001 movie Ali (starring Will Smith, obviously). I’m astonished at how many of the songs about Ali are by white people. Even the chart-topping “Black Superman”, which Ali … Continue reading

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Mike Carey Reminder

This is mainly for Bristol people, but there will be radio coverage too. Next Wednesday (May 18th) Mike Carey will be in Bristol to promote his latest book, Fellside. He will be on the radio with me at lunchtime, and … Continue reading

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This Week’s Women’s Outlook Show

Sorry this is a bit late. I’ve been rather busy with doing trans awareness training and various LGBT-related meetings in Bristol. Here’s what we had on Wednesday’s show. The first hour was mainly my interview with Guy Gavriel Kay about … Continue reading

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Mike Carey and Me in Bristol

As many of you will know, Mike Carey has a new book out: Fellside. Mike is doing a promotional event at Waterstones in Bristol on the evening of May 18th. I am delighted to have been asked to interview him. … Continue reading

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Women in Broadcasting on Bristol 24/7

The nice people at Bristol 24/7 (in particular Pamela Parkes) have done an article on, and I quote, “Bristol’s brilliant women broadcasters”. Naturally it doesn’t include all of us: no Paulette, no Mary Milton, no Claire Cavanagh, Laura Rawlings or … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Feminism!

With LGBT History Month over and International Women’s Day not far off we switched gears on Women’s Outlook today and went 100% with a feminist agenda. First up I was delighted to welcome back Sian Webb from Bristol Womens’ Voice. … Continue reading

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Stuart Milk on Ujima

I’m sat in the bar of a Bristol hotel waiting for Stuart Milk. We were hoping for a little bit of downtime for him today. However, the Democratic primary race is in full swing back in the USA and as … Continue reading

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Karen Lord and Maria Turtschaninoff in Conversation

On the BBC World Service, on Monday. Thanks to Farah for the tip off. As it is World Service it should be accessible everywhere. And it will be on iPlayer afterwards if you can’t tune in live.

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Radio 4 Does Women & Science Fiction

There are few things that can persuade me to listen to the BBC’s Radio 4, but this just might be one of them. Tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30am they are airing a documentary called Herland which will feature ten female science … Continue reading

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Well That’s Just Perfect

I have been looking around for some Bowie covers by black artists, because I want to play all Bowie on my next Ujima show and I don’t want to get in trouble for playing too much white music. Of course … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Pagan Festivals and Stuart Milk

We were a little light on guests for today’s show, it being that time of year, so I am especially grateful to Liz Williams and Trevor Jones for coming all the way from Glastonbury to be with me today. Most … Continue reading

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On The Beeb

Yesterday while I was at Ujima I got a call from BBC Radio Bristol. They wanted to do a feature on trans people on today’s John Darvall show and asked if they could have me available by phone. Obviously I … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Lovecraft, Planetfall, AIDS and Cinders

Today’s show on Ujima began with me interviewing local writer, Jonathan L Howard, about his new book, Carter & Lovecraft (which I reviewed here). We talked a fair amount about Lovecraft the man, about the World Fantasy Awards and the … Continue reading

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On Mental Illness

Various things have conspired to make me think a lot about mental health issues this week, by far the most important of which is the sad news that David J Rodger, one of the authors who has read at BristolCon … Continue reading

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More Radio

I was on Ujima again yesterday. Paulette has an education-themed show on Thursday mornings and Paul Jacobs, the Service Director for Education at Bristol City Council, has kindly agreed to come in once a month to talk to listeners. I … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima : Sanctum, TDOR, Tara and Tade

I was in charge of the Women’s Outlook show on Ujima again today. My first guest was Sara Zaltash who, like me, has performed at Sanctum. She’s one of those brave people who have been performing there in the middle … Continue reading

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Women’s Outlook Does Literature

It was all books all the time on yesterday’s Women’s Outlook show. First up I had a great interview with Nicola Griffith, mainly about her wonderful novel, Hild. Naturally that brought us on the the position of women in Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – BristolCon, Stephanie, Art & Refugees

Today’s Women’s Outlook show had a lot of science fiction content. For the first half hour I was joined by Joanne Hall, the Chair of BristolCon. We discussed the various things that people will be able to see and do … Continue reading

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BristolCon Next Week

Yep, it is only a week to go to BristolCon. Because I host the website I see the committee emails go through and I know how hard Jo and her team are working. But that’s all under the surface. I’m … Continue reading

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National Diversity Awards

So I’ve been up late and pacing around nervously. No, it was nothing to do with England’s last second try in the rugby. I have been watching the results come in for the National Diversity Awards. Commiserations to my pal … Continue reading

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