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 for an hour. We chatted away about what they thought of the UK, and eventually got onto talking about their books as well. Special thanks are due to Thoraiya Dyer for listening in all the way from Australia. I love broadcasting to the world.

You can listen to the first half of the show here.

In the second hour I was joined by Gary Thompson of 121 Creatives, a local design company. We had a chat about the design industry and the sort of work Gary does. It is hard to give an impression of his work without images, but if you check out his website you can see some of the things we were talking about.

Finally Paulette and Judeline joined me in the studio for a chat about the various things we had been up to in the past couple of weeks. There is a small amount of Worldcon reporting in there, though obviously nothing in depth because the audience is very general.

You can listen to the second half of the show here.

The playlist for today’s show was as follows:

  • 1999 – Prince
  • Fantasy – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • We Were Rock ‘n’ Roll – Janelle Monáe
  • Dark Moon, High Tide – Afro Celt Sound System
  • Winter Fields – Bat For Lashes
  • Ali Baba – Dreadzone
  • Night Boat to Cairo – Madness