Alternative Stories and Fake Realities-logo

Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Alternative Stories and Fake Realities is a podcast designed to promote new and original audio drama, poetry and writing from across the English speaking world. Working with themes we will produce high quality content aimed at providing new perspectives on existing stories and ideas as we bring fresh and original writing into the world. We will use actors and writers from the United Kingdom and North America to offer a trans-Atlantic feel to our work. Content will be added when ready rather than on a strict week-by-week or month-by-month basis. Please check out our website https://alternativestories.com/

Alternative Stories and Fake Realities is a podcast designed to promote new and original audio drama, poetry and writing from across the English speaking world. Working with themes we will produce high quality content aimed at providing new perspectives on existing stories and ideas as we bring fresh and original writing into the world. We will use actors and writers from the United Kingdom and North America to offer a trans-Atlantic feel to our work. Content will be added when ready rather than on a strict week-by-week or month-by-month basis. Please check out our website https://alternativestories.com/

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Alternative Stories and Fake Realities is a podcast designed to promote new and original audio drama, poetry and writing from across the English speaking world. Working with themes we will produce high quality content aimed at providing new perspectives on existing stories and ideas as we bring fresh and original writing into the world. We will use actors and writers from the United Kingdom and North America to offer a trans-Atlantic feel to our work. Content will be added when ready rather than on a strict week-by-week or month-by-month basis. Please check out our website https://alternativestories.com/

Twitter:

@StoriesAlt

Language:

English

Contact:

07920849359


Episodes

Snowed in : an audio drama for Christmas 2020

12/22/2020
Four friends have their Christmas travel plans disrupted by Covid but resolve to spend the holiday together sharing stories, customs and traditions from their homes. Snowed In is an audio drama for this unique festive season by Charis McRoberts and Signe Maene In “Snowed In” you heard Charis McRoberts as Aine Lewie Watson as Jamie Jackie Jorgenson as Beth Amy Forrest as Olivia Fay Hield as herself The presenter of this edition is Kelli Winkler "Snowed In" was written by Charis...

Duration:00:41:57

Poetry from Nine Arches Press

12/15/2020
In this edition we look at Nine Arches Press, an independent poetry publisher from Warwickshire. We feature poems from 3 Nine Arches poets, Gregory Leadbetter, Rishi Dastidar and Geraldine Clarkson and have insight and recommendations from Editor and Director Jane Commane. The poems featured in this podcast are "Optics" by Gregory Leadbetter from the Nine Arches Press collection "Maskwork" read by Charlie Richards First extract from Saffron Jack by Rishi Dastidar from the Nine Arches...

Duration:00:46:21

Black Box : An Audio Drama : Part Three : Shadow On The Ice

12/11/2020
In Black Box, based on the novel by Kevan Manwaring, mankind is looking to the stars to find solutions to the failing climate on planet Earth. In episode 3, Lake must try to get the space berg back on course for the Arkship Ithaka after the accident which sent it off course. Content warning; Swearing, drug references, peril, sexual references. Black Box Part Three: The Shadow On The Ice was written by Dr Kevan Manwaring, adapated from his original novel. In this episode you can...

Duration:00:26:25

Invisible Borders

12/8/2020
Invisible Borders is a collection of poetry and short fiction by women writers with a connection to the county of Cornwall. It is published by the Hypatia Trust and this podcast celebrates the release of the audio book version of the collection which has been produced by Alternative Stories. In this podcast we celebrate the launch of the audio book version of Invisible Borders a collection of poetry and short fiction by women writers with a connection to the county of Cornwall. Invisible...

Duration:00:28:28

Black Box : An Audio Drama : Part Two : Europa

12/4/2020
In Black Box, based on the novel by Kevan Manwaring, mankind is looking to the stars to find solutions to the failing climate on planet Earth. In episode two we meet Commander Boone and Dr Massimo from the Europa Mission. Black Box Part Two : Europa, was written by Dr Kevan Manwaring, adapted from his original novel. In this episode you can hear: Danyelle Ellett as Comamander Boone Lewie Watson as Captain Lake Charlie Richards as Dr Massimo Warren Graham as Boone's father Kelli...

Duration:00:33:33

Black Box : An Audio Drama : Part One: Ithaka

11/27/2020
In Black Box, based on the novel by Kevan Manwaring, mankind is looking to the stars to find solutions to the failing climate on planet Earth. We follow Captain Lake and Commander Boone on their missions. Content warning; Swearing, drug references, peril, sexual references. Black Box Part One : Ithaka, was written by Dr Kevan Manwaring, adapated from his original novel. In this episode you can hear: Danyelle Ellett as Sentience Lewie Watson as Captain Lake Charlie Richards as...

Duration:00:24:56

Backdrop: an Audio Drama

11/20/2020
In a future London ravaged by the effects of climate change, a company is busy harvesting memories to build virtual versions of the world before "The Withering". But there are parts of her past Laura would rather forget. This episode contains swearing and accounts of emotional abuse. Listeners are advised to avoid this story if they are likely to be offended by either. Backdrop is based on a short story by Anna Orridge and adapted by Anna Orridge and Chris Gregory In Backdrop you'll...

Duration:00:41:43

Climate Fiction

11/13/2020
In today's podcast we look at the genre of climate fiction or "Cli Fi" and preview two upcoming audio dramas we'll be sharing as part of our Autumn climate season. We talk to the authors of the two pieces, Anna Orridge and Kevan Manwaring and get their views on Cli Fi, writing in general and the stories that inspired our upcoming dramas. In todays' podcast, presented by Kelli Winkler you heard the voices of Anna Orridge and Kevan Manwaring. You heard clips from our forthcoming dramas...

Duration:00:28:27

Spoken Word

11/6/2020
In this edition of the podcast we look at spoken word poetry. We feature a new project from Kent: a music and poetry collaboration by Nancy Gaffield and The Drift. We look at spoken word record label Nymphs and Thugs and we hear from Lisa Mead, CEO and Artistic Director of Apples and Snakes. The presenter is Marie-Claire Wood There is some swearing and references to suicide and drug use in this podcast. Please avoid if this is likely to offend In today’s podcast you heard: An interview...

Duration:00:42:18

The Ark : An Audio Drama

10/30/2020
In the aftermath of her husband's death Martha and her teenage children Emmy and Henry are struggling to adapt to life without him. Strange things are happening in their lives and whilst things may be starting to look up no one is quite sure what is causing these coincidences. Please note : some strong language in this audio drama. The Ark is written by Madeleine F White. It is adapted from her novel Mother of Floods which is published by Crowsnest Books In The Ark you heard Sarah Golding...

Duration:00:38:57

Anglia Revisited Part 4

10/27/2020
The year is 2029 and the effects of climate change are taking hold all around the globe. In one small coastal community in eastern England waves of migrants are coming ashore to escape the wars and famine the climate crisis are causing in their own countries. This is the story of three women whose lives are affected by the crisis. This is the last episode of our four part story. Almost a year since we first broadcast Anglia we are revisiting it as part of our climate change season...

Duration:00:35:01

Anglia Revisited Part 3

10/23/2020
The year is 2029 and the effects of climate change are taking hold all around the globe. In one small coastal community in eastern England waves of migrants are coming ashore to escape the wars and famine the climate crisis are causing in their own countries. This is the story of three women whose lives are affected by the crisis. This is the third of four parts. Almost a year since we first broadcast Anglia we are revisiting it as part of our climate change season supporting Culture...

Duration:00:36:02

Anglia Revisited Part 2

10/20/2020
The year is 2029 and the effects of climate change are taking hold all around the globe. In one small coastal community in eastern England waves of migrants are coming ashore to escape the wars and famine the climate crisis are causing in their own countries. This is the story of three women whose lives are affected by the crisis. This is the second of four parts Almost a year since we first broadcast Anglia we are revisiting it as part of our climate change season supporting Culture...

Duration:00:36:37

Anglia Revisited Part 1

10/16/2020
The year is 2029 and the effects of climate change are taking hold all around the globe. In one small coastal community in eastern England waves of migrants are coming ashore to escape the wars and famine the climate crisis are causing in their own countries. This is the story of three women whose lives are affected by the crisis. This is the first of four parts. Almost a year since we first broadcast Anglia we are revisiting it as part of our climate change season supporting Culture...

Duration:00:36:37

The Hares of Horsenden Hill

10/9/2020
Ealine is travelling home from work on the day on which lockdown is announced. Weary from her workload, anxious about the future and worried about events in her past she deviates on her route home to visit Horsenden Hill where events from the ancient history of West London, Ealine's present and future coincide. The Hare of Horsenden Hill is the origin story of Ealine from our audio drama Hare Spell and a prequel to events in that story. The Hares of Horsenden Hill is written by Sarra...

Duration:00:29:23

National Poetry Day

10/1/2020
1st October is National Poetry Day in the UK. This edition celebrates some of the poetry we have broadcast on the podcast in the last year and the poets and publishers we have worked with. In this podcast you can hear the following poems Thus I Became a Heart Eater by Phoebe Stuckes from her collection Platinum Blonde published by Bloodaxe Books and read by Marie-Claire Wood Then I Reconsidered Prayer by Maria Taylor from her collection Dressing For The Afterlife published by Nine Arches...

Duration:00:22:54

Hare Spell An Audio Drama. Part Two

9/25/2020
Having arrived in Devon to visit the mysterious Sally Whitehorn, Molly, Ealine and Katherine contemplate the invitation that brought them there and the meaning of the ancient hare folklore she invokes. Can what she is proposing really be true and what will it mean for the women? Hare Spell is written by Terri Windling, Fay Hield , Sarah Hesketh and Sarra Culleno with additional material, editing and collation by Chris Gregory. You heard Amy Forrest as Molly Sarah Golding as Sally Stevie...

Duration:01:00:52

Hare Spell An Audio Drama. Part One

9/18/2020
When three women receive letters from a sender in Devon they are intrigued enough to accept the invitation within and set off to travel to Dartmoor to meet the mysterious Sally Whitehorn. What will they find there and will Sally's outlandish claims prove to be true? Our story explores real folk stories about hares and the mythology associated with them. Hare Spell is written by Terri Windling, Fay Hield , Sarah Hesketh and Sarra Culleno with additional material, editing and collation by...

Duration:00:51:48

Dressing for the Afterlife: poems by Maria Taylor

9/11/2020
Dressing For The Afterlife is the new collection from British Cypriot poet Maria Taylor. Published by Nine Arches Press, the collection has been highly commended by the judges of the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020. In our podcast we feature nine poems from the book and an interview with Maria. In Dressing For The Afterlife you heard : Prologue read by Marie-Claire Wood Then I Reconsidered Prayer read by Tiffany Clare Ante read by Nadia Wyn Abouayen And There She Was in the Shrunken...

Duration:00:26:39

Bleach : Poems by Phoebe Stuckes

9/4/2020
Phoebe Stuckes is a poet living and working in London. Her new collection Platinum Blonde is published this week by Bloodaxe Books. We bring you 5 poems from the collection and an interview and thoughts on the poems from Phoebe herself. The poems you can hear are Bleach read by Marie-Claire Wood Wet read by Tiffany Clare Paris read by Tiffany Clare Thus I Became a Heart Eater read by Marie-Claire Wood and Confessional read by Nadia Wyn Abouayan The presenters are Hollye Sangster and...

Duration:00:14:30