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Ep 86: Dan Kois talks to Pip Adam about ‘Train Dreams’ by Denis Johnson

November 17th, 2020

Pip Adam talks to writer, editor and podcaster Dan Kois about Denis Johnson's 2011 novella Train Dreams

 

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Ep 85: Caitlin Smith talks to Pip Adam about ‘Shoulder Charge’ by Jesca Hoop and ‘Another Goodbye’ by Caitlin Smith

November 5th, 2020

Pip Adam talks to Caitlin Smith about her new album You Have Reached Your Destination by Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band 

Caitlin choose two songs - Jesca Hoop's 'Shoulder Charge' and Caitlin's song 'Another Goodbye'

You can listen to both songs on the Better off Read website:

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Ep 84: Renter Writes - Eamonn Marra and Murdoch Stephens talk to Dr Elinor Chisholm at Unity Books Wellington

October 20th, 2020

This is a recording of an event that took place at Unity Books on 14 October 2020. Thanks to Eamonn Marra for the recording.

Ep 83: Brannavan Gnanalingam and Pip Adam talk to Kirsten McDougall at Unity Books Wellington

October 13th, 2020

This is a recording of a live event held at Unity Books on 23 September 2020. Brannavan Gnanalingam talks about his new novel Sprigs and Pip Adam talks about her new novel Nothing to See. Writer Kirsten McDougall chairs the conversation.

Ep 82: Sound Series 10 - Showcase with Sudha Rao

September 29th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today we showcase the work Sudha Rao created in response to the series.

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Ep 81: Sound Series 9 - Cassandra Barnett and Luke Buda

September 22nd, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Cassandra Barnett and Luke Buda talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

Ep 80: Sound Series 8 - Anna Smaill and David Long

September 15th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Anna Smaill and David Long talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

Sounds Series - The Exercises

September 14th, 2020

For the final episode of the Sound Series I'm hoping to put together a showcase of work created in response to the exercises I've been offering throughout the series.

I'd love to receive your work by Thursday 24 September

You can send your responses to me at:

betterreadnz@gmail.com

Or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me here.

If none of the exercises appeal, you could also send a recording of you reading a piece of your own work that you think is interesting in relation to sound.

You can read all the exercises at:

https://better-read.com/2020/09/13/episode-80/

Ep 79: Sound Series 7 - Kerry Ann Lee and Jackson Nieuwland

September 8th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Kerry Ann Lee and Jackson Nieuwland talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

Ep 78: Sound Series 6 - Carl Shuker and Simon Sweetman

September 1st, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Carl Shuker and Simon Sweetman talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects.

Carl chose the live version of the song 'Work' by Lou Reed and John Cale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdl5fJ-c_lA

And Simon chose the Schnell Fenster song 'Whisper'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2LlG1aIKRA&list=OLAK5uy_nR1bdEDNSnWmCSUeBz5pI76ebWd1Inx_Y

To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com

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