Episode 02 of Unsound Methods podcast is out now. This week we speak to Megan Dunn, author of Tinderbox (Galley Beggar, 2017).
We cover the act of balancing fiction and non-fiction, wrestling with the estate of Ray Bradbury and writing the great mermaid novel of the Western canon.
Headover to unsoundmethods.co.uk to check it out or find it in all the usual podcast places.
You can find Megan’s website at: https://www.megandunn.org/
Follow her on Twitter: @MeganDunn90
Tinderbox is available from Galley Beggar Press: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/shop-1/z7du0g4kxeypqtatvaftcnxrjqil2d
Episode 01 of Unsound Methods is finally live… after a fair amount of tinkering and learning of the podcasting ropes we now have the first episode of our new podcast Unsound Methods for your listening pleasure.
Listen here https://unsoundmethods.co.uk/episode-01-neil-griffiths/ or find it at all the usual podcast places.
In this episode we speak to Neil Griffiths, author of Saving Caravaggio and Betrayal in Naples as well as the more recent As A God Might Be published by Dodo Ink. Neil is also the founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize which recognises independently published novels that combine ‘hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose’.
We discuss the ecosystem of fiction, the present golden age of indie publishing and the Republic of Consciousness prize, which Neil founded.
If you enjoy the podcast please do sign up or follow us @unsoundmethods or unsoundmethods.co.uk
Unsound Methods is a podcast hosted by Jaimie Batchan and Lochlan Bloom where we talk to contemporary writers of literary fiction about process, what makes fiction ‘real’ and the motivation to sit down in front of an empty page and make things up…
More details on this to come but here is a quick update on the Unsound Methods podcast and where we are up to.
We now have a rudimentary site up at unsoundmethods.co.uk and a logo (see below) as well as most of series one recorded.
We aim to launch in the new year but for now you can stay up to date by signing up via this link and get notified when we launch.
I recently had the chance to talk with Jeff Meyerson and appear as a guest on his SE daily podcast.
Jeff came across an article I had written for Flux Magazine about the future of AI and religious indoctrination and we had a fairly wide-ranging conversation covering everything from extremism and machine learning to the nature and manipulation of perception online.
You can listen to the podcast in full here: https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2017/08/25/internet-extremism-with-lochlan-bloom/