Category: Podcasts

  • Ep 5: The Year that Almost Killed Anna Downes, author of The Safe Place

    The Safe Place begins with a dreamlike escape. A young Londoner in a Ramones T-shirt and worn sneakers boards a private jet and arrives in France, where a chauffeur escorts her to a secluded luxury estate on the coast. Hidden on a forested backroad behind iron gates, the property features two mansions, an expansive garden […]

  • Ep 3 ‘Not hiding my scars anymore’ with author Lee Kofman

    ‘I didn’t die because my parents bribed the surgeon that was supposed to operate on me not to operate on me … He had a nickname of The Butcher.’ In episode 3 of James and Ashley Stay at Home, we speak to author and writing teacher Lee Kofman about her creative non-fiction book Imperfect: How […]

  • Podcasts to see you through

    As you know, giant sea monsters have attacked our cities. While it’s not clear how many people they’re eating, it is clear that the safest thing to do is stay inside.  While you’re inside for the foreseeable future, you might as well listen to some high quality podcasts. Lately I’ve been trying lots of new […]

  • Ten (more) best podcasts

    Last year I recommended ten podcasts I love. This year I’m still spending a ludicrous amount of time lying down, which means I’m still listening to a lot of podcasts. Chronic fatigue has basically turned me into a podcast curation service. Here’s ten more I’m sure you’ll enjoy. The Shrink Next Door This six-episode series […]

  • Serial killers, zombies, cults and genocide: ten podcasts to love

    It’s been a year since I was diagnosed with post-infective fatigue syndrome, and about two years since the symptoms first began. In that time, I’ve spent a lot of hours on the couch/in bed, feeling frustrated and trying to remind myself that resting is recovering. Before I was diagnosed, I watched a lot of TV. I’ve […]