Category Archives: Radio

Today On Ujima – Israel, Serbia & Iraq

Thanks to my uncle, and Tracy the cleaner, holding the fort during the day I was able to get up to Bristol to do my radio show today. This was a great relief as I had a busy show planned. … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Australians!

It was my great pleasure to welcome four Australian writers into the Women’s Outlook studio today. Cat Sparks, Donna Hanson, Rob Hood and Matt Ferrer are on vacation together after Worldcon and kindly agreed to come and talk to me … Continue reading

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Bethany Black & Alice Denny on Shout Out

The podcast of last night’s edition of Shout Out is now available, and it contains a lot of my Trans Pride coverage. In particular there is material featuring Bethany Black and Alice Denny. Alice had written a new poem especially … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Piracy, Massage & Old Age

The first segment of yesterday’s show saw me interviewing Huw Powell about his middle grade book, Spacejackers. I was delighted that we had listeners texting us pirate jokes. Huw and I had a good chat about SF for kids, gendered … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Space Pirates!

Today I’m delighted to have Huw Powell (Gareth’s younger brother) in the studio to talk about his book, Spacejackers. There will be thrills, adventure, piracy! As scurvy a bunch of knaves as ever set foot in a radio studio. Also … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Reggae History & Short Stories

Yesterday was Jamaican Independence Day, which I had planned to celebrate with a little bit of discussion of reggae history. We got off to a slightly rocky start because my first guest, Jonathan Pinnock, had trouble finding the studio. Clearly … Continue reading

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Trans Pride on Shout Out Radio

The good folks at Shout Out Radio ran some more of my Trans Pride coverage on their show last night. Yesterday, in London, Fox & Lewis were at at Channel 4 for the launch of the Patchwork Project, a series … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Comics, Bristol Pounds, Kids & Trans Pride

First up on today’s show was Lorenzo Etherington, the art half of Bristol’s highly successful comics creation scheme, the Etherington Brothers. Lorenzo and Robin work primarily on books for comics kids, but comics are comics no matter who they are … Continue reading

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Trans Pride – Day 2 Revisited

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Brighton. I gather from Bethany Black that other parts of the country were actually hot (by which I mean over 30C), but here it was warm with a cool sea breeze. It was ideal … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: WWI, Music Courses & Fair Trade

I’m online at the Ujima studios because I have a meeting this evening and won’t be home until late. Getting some blogging done is a much better use of my time than going shopping. Today’s show began with my friend … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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