Series 1, episode 3


Episode 3 and we're in Worcester interviewing former librarian and current writer Chris Stanley. Chris tells us about his love of George Orwell, hints at his obsession with the Manic Street Preachers and gives us a teaser of the novel he's currently working on, The Sad Club.

Running time: 46.28

In Chris's own words:


"It was a blast to talk to Tom and Gemma and I hope that comes through when you listen to the latest podcast. They both really know their stuff, but what is great is that they are skilled interviewers, letting me ramble not too far off the point but enough to make it fun and interesting. If people would like to know more about my work or even just get in touch because they like what they hear, I'm Twitter literate (Twitterlate?), Google Plussed and have a blog at, where new and archive content is posted regularly."


During the podcast we talked about two pieces of work Chris had recorded for us, The North Korea Supporter's Club and a sample chapter from The Sad Club.

To listen to them just click on this link and it'll take you to Chris's blog page where they're ready to go!




Baker, Danny

Barker, Pat

Blume, Judy

Bryson, Bil

Cullen, Dave

Djian, Phillippe

Ellis, Bret Easton

Groom, Winston

Hornby, Nick

Japrisot, Sebastien

Kerr, Philip

Lea, Timothy

Lloyd, John &Mitchinson, J

Marinovich, Greg & Souza, J

Mercurio, Jed

Moran, Caitlin

Naughton, Bill

O'Flynn, Catherine

Orwell, George

Peace, David

Price, Simon

Reynolds, Simon

Salinger, J.D.

Smith, Tom Rob

Welsh, Irvine

Whitehead, Richard

Going to Sea in a Sieve

Blow Your House Down


A Short History or Nearly Everything


Betty Blue

American Psycho

Forrest Gump/Gump & Co

High Fidelity

A Very Long Engagement

Any Bernie Gunther

Confessions From a Nudist Colony

QI Book of the Dead

The Bang Bang Club


How to be a Woman

The Goalkeeper's Revenge

What Was Lost


The Damnd United

Everything: A Book About ManicSP

Rip it up and Start Again

Catcher in the Rye

Child 44


Children of the Revolution