In the fifth episode in the Place season of Elements, I talk to Kerry Donovan Brown about place and what it is to write it. Kerry Donovan Brown Some of the things we talk about are: Kerry's essay 'Queer Debris: A personal essay on queer love and loneliness in response to Sam Duckor-Jones’s People From … Continue reading Ep 91: Elements 5 – Place. Kerry Donovan Brown talks to Pip Adam about Beatrix Potter’s ‘The Tale of Samuel Whiskers’ or ‘The Roly-Poly Pudding’.
In the fourth episode in the Place season of Elements, I talk to Charlie Pearson, Helen Lehndorf and Marolyn Krasner about place and what it is to write it. This episode was recorded the morning after their incredible show From the 4410 to the 4412. From L-R Helen Lehndorf, Charlie Pearson, Marolyn Krasner Some of … Continue reading Ep 90: Elements 4 – Place. Charlie Pearson, Helen Lehndorf and Marolyn Krasner talk to Pip Adam about the postcodes 4410 to 4412.
In the third episode in the Place season of Elements, I talk to Rose Lu about place and what it is to write it. Rose Lu (Image by Ebony Lamb) Some of the things we talk about are: All Who Live on Islands by Rose Lu which is published by VUP https://vup.victoria.ac.nz/all-who-live-on-islands/ The Radio New … Continue reading Ep 89: Elements 3 – Place. Rose Lu talks to Pip Adam about a cleaver.
In the second episode in the Place season of Elements, I talk to Victor Rodger about place and what it is to write it. At the end of this episode Victor and I talk about the amazing work Rūrangi which is screening in New Zealand from 4 February. You can read more about Rūrangi at … Continue reading Ep 88: Elements 2 – Place. Victor Rodger talks to Pip Adam about Club Paradiso.
In the first episode in the Place season of Elements, I talk to Michaela Keeble about place and what it is to write it. Exercise: Michaela talks about resisting naming. You might like to write about a place without using any proper nouns. How does this change your relationship to the place? How does it … Continue reading Ep 87: Elements 1 – Place. Michaela Keeble talks to Pip Adam about a set of juvenile pāua shell from the beach where she lives.
Hi Everyone, Trust the start of your new year is going as well as possible. In 2021, I’m trying something new with the podcast. I’m creating a year-long series of podcasts centered around elements of storytelling. I’m producing four seasons throughout the year, each focused on a particular element: Place, Plot, Point and Character. A … Continue reading Announcing the Elements Series
Dan Kois (Image by Alia Smith) In this episode I talk to writer, editor and podcaster Dan Kois Dan's latest book is How to be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together We talk about Denis Johnson's 2011 novella, Train Dreams Better off … Continue reading Ep 86: Dan Kois talks to Pip Adam about ‘Train Dreams’ by Denis Johnson
In this episode I talk to singer, teacher and poet Caitlin Smith We talk about two works: 'Shoulder Charge' by Jesca Hoop which you can listen to here And 'Another Goodbye' which is the last track on the new album, You Have Reached Your Destination by Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band You can hear a … Continue reading Ep 85: Caitlin Smith talks to Pip Adam about ‘Shoulder Charge’ by Jesca Hoop and ‘Another Goodbye’ by Caitlin Smith
This episode is a recording of a lunchtime event held at Unity Books in Wellington on 14 October 2020. I'm really grateful to Eamonn Marra who made this recording and let me publish it here. Eamonn and Murdoch both published books recently. Eamonn's book is 2000ft Above Worry Level and Murdoch's book is Rat King … Continue reading Ep 84: Renter Writes – Eamonn Marra and Murdoch Stephens talk to Dr Elinor Chisholm at Unity Books Wellington
This episode is a recording of a lunchtime event held at Unity Books in Wellington on 23 September 2020. Brannavan and I both published books recently. We talked about Brannavan's book Sprigs and my book Nothing to See We talked to the amazing Kirsten McDougall Thank you so much Unity Books and everyone who came … Continue reading Ep 83: Brannavan Gnanalingam and Pip Adam talk to Kirsten McDougall at Unity Books Wellington