If you don't know about 'Kill Your Timid Notion' then Barry Essen of Arika explains all as I grabbed him as the events were getting under way. Strong ideas, Beckett and Marx all feature in our brief chat. Enjoy and be surprised !
Alice Black, Head of Cinema, has just returned from the 60th Berlin Film Festival and we grabbed the opportunity to record a podcast with her. What would a woman who watched 45 movies in 10 days have to say? Well, she tells us what's hot and also about emerging themes in "Children's Cinema". And she rates the whole festival so you don't have to. Listen and feedback.
This week saw the first of a short series of podcasts which Feisty Productions are producing in partnership with the Scotsman newspaper. You can play the Scotsman Podcast Number 1 right here.
It's a pilot and we want to gauge the reaction of the public so please listen to it and give some feedback. It's always helpful.
As the presenter for the Scotsman podcasts was in hospital for a minor knee op, it fell to me to do a radio interview. Fin Wycherley of Leith FM grilled me about the podcasts. As someone who likes to stay this side of the mike; it was an experience. However, Fin is a consummate professional and I think I made sense; thanks to her.
Interestingly enough, there have been a variety of comments in the blogosphere about these coming podcasts. The general feelings seems to be 'bring it on'. So the bar will be set quite high. In terms of expectation . Between me and you, I am confident the Feisty and Scotsman team will be up for it.
If you bought the Scotsman over the last few days, you will have seen an advert like this one with Joyce McMillan. On 17 February, the Scotsman will launch a weekly podcast which will be produced by Feisty Productions. Lesley Riddoch will be joined by a posse of Scotsman journalists to discuss, dissect and debate the big issues. The podcast will be available on the Scotsman website. And here.
Put the date in your diary now.