Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – Another Slice of Pie with Seth Mnookin

Join us for a special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee! Journalist, writer, MIT professor and Twin Peaks fan Seth Mnookin returns as we discuss Twin Peaks The Return Parts 1-16 and preview the two hour finale. It started as another slice of pie at the RR but we ended up ordering the whole pie and staying until closing time. We cover everything about The Return, from theories, highs and lows, to its impact and influence. Thanks for joining us Seth!

Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-16 and the Twin Peaks canon.

Follow Seth on Twitter @sethmnookin and find out more about his work on his website!

Join us on Twitter @TFCAA and don’t forget to cast your vote in our newest #PollFromCole. Thanks to everyone who has voted, liked and shared these so far!


Direct download: Another Slice of Pie

The Time for Cherry Pie And Coffee episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – A Slice of Pie at Worldcon 75

Join us for a second special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee as we share “A Slice of Pie” with authors Chris Butler and Neil Williamson at Worldcon 75. We discuss how they feel about Twin Peaks coming back after so long, how new and old characters are being handled, and the unusual pacing and plot structure of the show.  Thanks for joining us, Chris and Neil!

Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-13 and the Twin Peaks canon.

Follow Chris on Twitter @cbutlerwrites and Neil at @neilwilliamson. Chris is the author of The Flight of the Ravens and Any Time Now, and you can find out more about his fiction on his website. Neil Williamson is the author of The Moon King, Secret Language and The Memoirist, and you can find out more about him and his work at his website.

Join us on Twitter @TFCAA and don’t forget to cast your vote in our newest #PollFromCole. Thanks to everyone who has voted, liked and shared these so far!


Direct download: A Slice of Pie

The Time for Cherry Pie And Coffee episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – A Slice of Pie with Seth Mnookin

Join us for a special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee as we share “A Slice of Pie” with journalist, writer, MIT professor and Twin Peaks fan Seth Mnookin. We discuss his feelings about The Return, favourite moments and delve into a few theories about what is going on. Thanks for joining us Seth!

Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-13 and the Twin Peaks canon.

Follow Seth on Twitter @sethmnookin and find out more about his work on his website!

Join us on Twitter @TFCAA and don’t forget to cast your vote in our newest #PollFromCole. Thanks to everyone who has voted, liked and shared these so far!


Direct download: A Slice of Pie

The Time for Cherry Pie And Coffee episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

Episode 18 – Small Press Day

We’re celebrating Small Press Day on 8 July by interviewing the people behind some of our favourite small press publishers. We spoke with Mark Toner, co-founder and art director of Shoreline of Infinity about running a genre magazine and putting on live sci-fi cabaret events. We met up with Ian Whates, founder and editor at NewCon Press to talk about how he went from publishing a single anthology to building a small press that plays a vital role in giving a voice to new talent. And we chatted with Nigel Twumasi, co-founder of British Manga brand Mayamada to hear how a university t-shirt enterprise between friends gave rise to a whole universe of characters and stories. Happy Small Press Day!

Direct download: Episode 18

On a related note, check out recent post on where to find genre SF&F short fiction here which features information about several fanastic small press publishers.

 

Episode 16 – Guardians of the Galaxy, the universe and everything!

With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we invited film buff Dave Riley on to chat about the movie. Several cakes, and ales later, we had rambled on about the Marvel Universe, The Dark Tower trailer (Dave is a huuuge fan!), what comics should be adapted on screen, what old properties could be refreshed, and an unnecessary amount about Tango & Cash. We’ve edited our musings into this beast of an episode. Also features a guest background appearance from the pizza delivery guy and a special message for some bloke called Ian at the end.

Direct download: Episode 16

Episode 15 – a long chat about short fiction

We’ve just returned from Eastercon 2017 where we caught up with author Chris Butler to talk about all aspects of writing, editing and publishing short fiction in the science fiction and fantasy genre. With so much SF&F out there, short stories, anthologies and novellas are a great way to get a flavour of genre fiction. As the convention is home to the British Science Fiction Awards, we also gave our thoughts on the stories nominated for the BSFA Short Fiction award:

  • Malcolm Devlin – The End of Hope Street (Interzone #266, TTA Press)
  • Jaine Fenn – Liberty Bird (Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press)
  • Una McCormack – Taking Flight (Crises and Conflicts, NewCon Press)
  • Helen Oyeyemi – Presence (What is Not Yours is Not Yours, Picador)
  • Tade Thompson – The Apologists (Interzone #266, TTA Press)
  • Aliya Whiteley – The Arrival of Missives (Unsung Stories)

Direct download: Episode 15

Chris has published numerous short stories in magazines (e.g. Interzone, Asimov’s) and anthologies, (e.g. The Best British Fantasy 2014) as well as the novel Any Time Now and the novella The Flight of the Ravens. He recently edited the anthology The World and the Stars. Find out more about Chris and his work, by visiting his website here.

Episode 6 – The Knightmare after Christmas!

In our first guest episode we reunite half a team of adventurers from classic kids TV fantasy gameshow Knightmare!

It was over 20 years ago that Becks and Row faced down the perils of the dungeon… and met with an (oooh, nasty) fate. Now Row joins us to reminisce about the D&D style audition process, how the show was made, and just how method Treguard was in between takes. Plus we ask whether following the Adventurers Code was the right thing to do…

Direct download: Episode 6