Category Archives: Radio

Paul Cornell in The Salon

Here’s another Ujima interview that I am posting because the Listen Again link has expired. In keeping with our theme of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, here is Paul Cornell. Obviously the main topic of conversation was Paul’s Shadow Police … Continue reading

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Cavan Scott in The Salon

I have been working on processing some of the interview material that I did for Ujima and has now vanished from the Listen Again service. This week will be mainly about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, with a bit of … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Ujima!

My good friends at Ujima Radio have been awarded a major grant by the Arts Council, as reported here by Bristol 24/7. I should note that this does not mean money for my radio show. The money is primarily intended … Continue reading

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This Week on Ujima – Pete Sutton, Hate Crime & Teenagers

Yesterday’s Women’s Outlook show was supposed to kick off with Sarah Hilary talking about her fabulous new crime novel, Tastes Like Fear. However, Sarah is not well, and Pete Sutton gamely stepped in at the last minute to talk about … Continue reading

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Peace Picnic in Knowle West Tomorrow

For those of you in Bristol, there will be a Peace Picnic in Knowle West tomorrow. This has been prompted by a rise in hate crime in the community. Further details on Facebook. I won’t be there, but I will … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Cat Valente, Rape Prevention, Hate Crime & Brexit

Sorry about the weird company, Cat. That’s the way it goes with radio some days. Today’s show began with an interview I did with Cat Valente at Finncon. As usual with such things, I was only able to broadcast about … Continue reading

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At Bristol Pride

Bristol Pride took place today. As usual, I was on hand to help the good people from ShoutOut Radio with their day-long coverage of the event. I wasn’t actually on air much as Ujima was not co-broadcasting the event this … Continue reading

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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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