Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

I’m delighted to be able to link you up to an exclusive audio recording of yours truly reading an extract from Small Man Syndrome which is hosted on the Soundcloud site. You can listen to the 15 minute excerpt from Chapter 3 by following this link.

Small Man Soundcloud

TextThis week it’s National Short Story Week, and across the country there’ll be a host of events to celebrate the too-oft ignored little brother of the fiction family. So, if you’re feeling that way inclined, why not read a short story this week – take your pick from any number of these free online tales – or else buy yourself (or a friend) a short story magazine, or anthology. Or if you’re feeling really lazy, set back with a nice cuppa tea and have a listen to one of these two fictions I had recorded for Listen Up
It’s the way you Tell ’em

History & Her Story

Andrew EdwardsI’ve been interviewed by Andrew Edwards today on the Book Show on BBC Radio Leeds, and the whole programme’s available on ‘Listen Again’ now, and for the next week. The interview, which covers all things Paint this town Red, Not the Booker, Olympian and Oakwood, was great fun and I’d like to thank the host, Andrew, as well as fellow guest, Phil Caplan (who runs Philip Howard Books in Roundhay) for helping me to get over my initial nerves!

You can listen to the full interview here.

And if you like what you hear about Paint this town Red, you can get your hands on a copy here.

And finally, don’t forget to vote for the book on the Guardian’s Not the Booker prize shortlist.


Three important announcements today.
On your marks…
BBC LeedsAJ Kirby is to appear on BBC Radio Leeds on Monday 6th August (3pm) on the weekly book show, presented by Andrew Edwards, and also featuring Phil Caplan, a Leeds-based bookstore owner and publisher. You can listen online here. The interview will be held at the BBC Yorkshire building, which is handily placed just above the brilliant Aagrah restaurant, so no prizes for guessing what I’ll be doing later.
Get Set…
More AJ Kirby coming in your ears. My radio drama, the music-inspired (Paul Simon and Nirvana) ‘Every Generation Throws a Hero up the Pop Charts’ has just been recorded for Listen Up North (who previously recorded my dramas, ‘History and Her Story’, and ‘It’s the way you Tell ’em’), and will be available to listen to very, very soon. i.e. watch this space.
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My short story, ‘Multiple Choice’, has been accepted for publication in the ‘personal freedoms’ themed anthology from Freedom Forge Press. Get down on it.
And don’t forget my special, Olympics-themed short story, ‘B of the Bang’, which is available to read for free here.

The July fiction podcast from the Morgen Bailey writing blog is out now, featuring one of my flash pieces – ‘I Dream of Violence’ – as well as work by Christopher Farley and JD Mader. Go on, plug yourself in, you know you want to.

I Dream of Violence

PodcastYou might remember that my story ‘I Dream of Violence’ appeared on Morgen Bailey’s Flash Fiction Friday recently (last Friday, to be exact).

Well, now it’s been recorded as a downloadable podcast which you can listen to on all your fancy-schmancy devices. The recording’s just gone live now and if you’d like to listen, the direct link is below:

For further info, go here: It’s the home of author interviews, spotlights, guest blogs, flash fiction, poetry and much more… including Morgen’s eBooks!

Also, for those that are interested, Morgen runs an excellent service for writers which includes: Blog creation / maintenance for, but not limited to, writers from £50/€60/$75. Take a peek at her dedicated site, here:

MicMy two stories, ‘Desire’ and ‘The Birthday Cake’, take a bow on the Morgen Bailey podcast this week. So if you like your fiction audiofied, this is the link you need to follow. This one right here. It’s available for a listen on all the usual sites, including iTunes, Google’s Feedburner, Podbean (when it catches up), Podcasters (which takes even longer) or Podcast Alley (which doesn’t list the episodes but will let you subscribe).