We'd Like A Word

We'd Like A Word

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A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.


Jamie Cawley on history and belief
Jul 17 • 73 min
Jamie Cawley on history and belief. In this episode Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan Chat with historian and philosopher Jamie Cawley about his new and iconoclastic take on history and religion. Jamie Cawley is the author of The Birth of Now: The Cause and…
7. Gerard Brennan on rioters and writers with Adrian McKinty
Jul 3 • 60 min
Writers and Rioters. In this episode Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan hear from authors Gerard Brennan and Adrian McKinty about the art of writing violence. And they discuss their own experiences - as a reporter and as a police officer - when placed in…
Belinda Bauer says victims are more interesting than murderers, on We’d Like A Word
Jun 19 • 60 min
Belinda Bauer says victims are more interesting than murderers on We’d Like A Word. In this episode Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan meet award winning author Belinda Bauer who says the voices of victims are more interesting than the supposed magnetism of…
A Small Odditorium feat. Dr David Bramwell
Jun 5 • 67 min
‘A small Odditorium’ feat. Dr David Bramwell. In this episode Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan meet author, musician, truth-seeker, Utopian and all round oddfellow Dr David Bramwell. Among the topics under discussion are bum readers, the world’s largest…
4. Anthony Horowitz on life after death
May 22 • 68 min
Anthony Horowitz talks about giving new life to characters after their original authors have died. He does it with Ian Fleming’s James Bond - 2 continuation novels Trigger Mortis & now in paperback Forever and A Day. He’s also done it with Sherlock…
3. Graham Norton - Can celebrities write good fiction?
May 8 • 55 min
Graham Norton - comedian, TV star and Father Ted legend - talks to us about his other life as an author. But do celebrities famous for something entirely different make good writers? Are their books actually any good? Graham Norton may be hilARious (he…
2. Will Dean - the author leading the British invasion into Scandi Noir / Nordic Noir
Apr 1 • 50 min
Is Scandi Noir still Scandi Noir if a British author is writing it? Will Dean has gone a long way to immerse himself in Nordic Noir culture, even building a house in the middle of a Swedish forest. It’s the setting for his edgy thrillers Dark Pines and…
1. Words from writers, readers, books, poets, songs, films - We’d Like A Word from Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan.
Mar 30 • 1 min
This is a brief introduction to the We’d Like A Word podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out…