Category Archives: Radio

Yesterday on Ujima – The Green Power Show

What I should have been doing yesterday was sleeping. What I actually did was host a 2-hour radio show on climate change and green power issues. We started out with a pre-recorded interview with Tobias Buckell whose new novel, Hurricane … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Current Affairs, Environment, Music, Radio | Leave a comment


Today we traveled back to Helsinki from Jyväskylä. As usual, my Finnish friends insisted on showing me some of the best parts of their beautiful country. The day began with breakfast with Irma at a cafe on a place called … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Nature, Radio, Travel | Leave a comment

Becca Lloyd, M.P. Wright, Outset & Bristol Pride

Yesterday’s radio all went very smoothly, thanks in no small part to Seth, my engineer, being available again. It is so much easier presenting the show if you don’t have to be constantly thinking about running the desk as well. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Feminism, Radio | Leave a comment

Tomorrow on Ujima

I’m currently at the Ujima studios. I’ve just been editing the interview with Mark Wright about his new book, Heartman. It includes a brief chat about how he used code-switching in his book to indicate how his lead character needed … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Radio | Leave a comment

Busy Week

This week is going to be a bit mad. To start with I have two days in Bristol. I have the radio show as usual on Wednesday, but I will also be in the studio tomorrow. That’s because of this … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Personal, Radio, Wizard's Tower | Leave a comment

Liverpool Coverage Elsewhere

This isn’t new material. All of the interviews I have from the Unstraight Conference in Liverpool are on the podcast. However, a few people have kindly asked to use parts of that material elsewhere. First up, Mary Milton took an … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Podcasts, Radio | Leave a comment

Yesterday’s Radio

Well that was a learning experience. When I arrived at the studio I discovered that Seth, my usual engineer, could not make it in because of a plumbing issue. As it turned out, all of the potential backups that Paulette … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Current Affairs, Food, Radio | Leave a comment

Today in Bristol – Harkaway, Chartreuse & Frogs

Today on Women’s Outlook I’ll be running the interview with Nick Harkaway that I made last week at Mr. B’s. You can listen online via the Ujima Radio website. I’ll post the Listen Again links tomorrow. Also on the show … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Food, Radio, Theatre | Leave a comment

Nick Harkaway at Mr. B’s

Yesterday evening in stopped off in Bath to visit Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, where Nick Harkaway was due to talk about his latest novel, Tigerman. Those of you who have read the book will know what I mean … Continue reading

Posted in Radio, Readings | Comments Off

Yesterday on Ujima – Rhonda Garcia & Leah Moore

Yesterday morning I got an emergency text from my Producer, Paulette, to tell me that James Gibbs wasn’t going to be able to make it to the studio. He had to rush off to London. I’m guessing that was something … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Comics, Current Affairs, Radio | Comments Off

Another Busy Wednesday

Radio again today. I think I’ll only have an hour of the show, but it should be good stuff. First up James Gibbs will be back to talk more about Wole Soyinka. I’ve managed to find a version of one … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Music, Radio | Comments Off

Ujima Tomorrow

It looks like we have a packed show for you on Women’s Outlook tomorrow. First up I’ll be talking to my friend Edson Burton about the life of the great Nigerian writer, Wole Soyinka. He (Soyinka, not Edson) will celebrate … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Radio, Writing | Comments Off

Yesterday on Ujima: Jamaica, Housing & Racism in Education

Not much literary stuff on the show yesterday, but some great content all the same. Paulette was back from her trip to Jamaica. We spent the first half hour talking about that. With us in the studio was Auntie Pearl … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Music, Radio, Travel | Comments Off

Word of Mouth at the Thunderbolt

I’ll be in Bristol all day tomorrow. There are no author interviews on the Ujima show, though I will be quite busy on it, I think. In the evening I’ll be at The Thunderbolt pub for Word of Mouth, a … Continue reading

Posted in Radio, Readings | Comments Off

Today on Ujima: Flash Fiction, Autism, Somalia

Today’s show didn’t have a lot of me in it, and may well have been better for it as I was very tired and could have done better. Fortunately the biggest contribution I had was like falling off a log. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Health, Music, Radio, Writing | Comments Off

Today On Ujima: Bristol & Slavery, plus Talking Books

Today’s show began with good and bad news. The good stuff included Nalo Hopkinson winning the Andre Norton Award for Best YA Novel of 2013 at last weekend’s Nebula Awards ceremony. It also included the really good news that Ahad … Continue reading

Posted in History, Music, Radio, Salon Futura, Science Fiction | Comments Off

Dicing With Dragons: A Blast From The Past

Some of you may have noticed that this year is the 40th Anniversary of the creation of Dungeons & Dragons. Wizards of the Cost* have marked the occasion by, amongst other things, unveiling a new logo. Ten years ago, however, … Continue reading

Posted in Gaming, Radio | 1 Comment

Tomorrow on Ujima

The first hour of tomorrow’s Women’s Outlook will see me interviewing Dr. Olivette Otele, an expert on the history of the slave trade. It should be a fascinating interview. If you have any specific issues you’d like me to raise … Continue reading

Posted in History, Radio, Science Fiction | Comments Off

Yesterday on Ujima – Friends, Radio & Museums

The studio was a bit busy yesterday because we were hosting the first ever live show by @FemFMFutures, a group of young girls who had been through a training course aimed at boosting the number of women in radio. They … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Feminism, Music, Radio | Comments Off

Launching You Make Bristol

This evening I took myself off to Bristol for the launch of a new section of the local history exhibits at the M-Shed museum. Called You Make Bristol, it is a series of features on local people who have done … Continue reading

Posted in History, Radio | 1 Comment