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Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

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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

100 Words of Solitude: Global Voices in Lockdown

6/19/2021
100 Words of Solitude is a collection of writing on the subject of the solitude and isolation resulting from the Covid lockdowns. 100 pieces of of exactly 100 words each by 100 writers from all around the world based on the Rare Swan Press publication and from the original concept by Simon and Philippa Holloway. Trigger warning: The podcast contains descriptions of death, loneliness, isolation and of mental illness. If these are likely to upset or disturb you we suggest you skip this...

Duration:00:51:29

The Silver Ball : An Audio Drama

6/5/2021
At the height of the UK's lockdown Holly travels to Cornwall to visit her family. As she learns more about the folklore and customs of the county her story becomes enmeshed with that of Hedrek, a hurler from Cornwall's distant past. In the Silver Ball by Anna Chorlton you heard, in order of appearance Tim Cartwright As Conan Michael Fenner as the Vicar of St Cleer Jowan Jacobs as Hedrek Jamie Trotter as Jago Tiffany Clare as Holly Kate Edney as Helen Carly Barnes as Amy and...

Duration:00:51:06

Poems from Marie-Claire Wood, TAK Erzinger, Kevan Manwaring and Sarra Culleno

5/22/2021
In this special edition we’ll be listening to poems from four regular contributors to the podcast and hearing a little about their approaches to writing poetry. The presenter is Sally Walker-Taylor Sound recordings in this podcast were made by the contributors and sound design, mixing and music were by Chris Gregory The poems in this podcast are Binder’s Blue by Marie Claire Wood The Afternoon Route by TAK Erzinger Bellwether by Kevan Mawaring Little Red Morrigan by Sarra...

Duration:00:34:55

An interview with novelist Fiona Mountain

5/8/2021
In this edition we chat with historical novelist Fiona Mountain about her forthcoming novel and audio drama “The Keeper of Songs”. We include excerpts from the audio drama of and from some of her other novels and talk about the role of music in inspiring Fiona, her historical research and the effects of the pandemic on her creativity. This edition features excerpts from the forthcoming audio drama of The Keeper of Songs starring Amy Forrest and Keeley Lane and adapted from her novel of the...

Duration:00:47:22

Lisa O'Hare and Alexandra Beaumont

4/22/2021
In this edition we look at new books from two exciting British writers, poet Lisa O'Hare and novelist and short story writer Alexandra Beaumont. We have extracts from each book and interviews with their authors. Thank you to Lisa O'Hare and Alexandra Beaumont for taking part in this podcast. The presenter of this edition has been Sally Walker-Taylor The interviewer was Chris Gregory Poems from Lisa's book "Lockdown Life, A Rollercoaster of Emotions" were read by Lisa O'Hare Extracts...

Duration:00:42:28

SciFi Writers : Emily Inkpen

4/15/2021
Emily Inkpen is a a British science fiction writer and audio dramatist. Her drama The Bomb was one of our most popular podcasts of 2020. In this edition we talk to Emily about world building for Sci Fi writers, her working practice, the influence of writing audio drama on her prose work and her forthcoming audio drama The Hunt. We hear extracts from her novel The Blood Road and from The Bomb. In this edition you heard readings from Emily’s novel “The Blood Road” read by Laura Dunnion and...

Duration:00:58:52

SciFi Writers : Chris Beckett

4/8/2021
Chris Beckett is one of the UK’s leading science fiction writers. His novel Dark Eden won the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award for the best UK published science fiction novel of the year in 2012 and his latest novel Two Tribes was published to considerable critical acclaim in 2020. In this podcast we have an interview with Chris and extracts from his novels. Listeners are advised that there is some explicit language in this podcast. Thank you to Chris Beckett for taking the time to record...

Duration:01:14:34

Two Tribes : An Audio Drama

4/1/2021
As a historian in the bleak, climate-ravaged twenty-third century, it's Zoe's job to record and archive the past, not to recreate it. But when she comes across the diaries of Harry and Michelle, who lived two hundred years ago, she becomes fascinated by the minutiae of their lives and decides to write a novel about them, filling in the gaps with her own imaginings. Listeners are warned that this episode contains explicit language. In Two Tribes by Chris Beckett you heard Verity Blyth as...

Duration:00:34:41

Folklore Edition

3/19/2021
Since Alternative Stories started almost two years ago we have produced a number of audio dramas based on episodes from folklore. This discussion edition looks at the ways in which folklore continues to inspire writers , academics, musicians and podcasters. This edition is presented by Marie-Claire Wood Production and music are by Chris Gregory Our guests in this edition are Dee Dee Chainey https://twitter.com/DeeDeeChainey Folklore Thursday https://twitter.com/FolkloreThurs The...

Duration:01:19:39

Katrina Naomi: Poetry and Conversation

3/11/2021
In this edition we speak to poet Katrina Naomi about her life and writing. We feature six poems from Katrina's collection Wild Persistence (Seren Books 2020) and hear Katrina's recommendations for other poets we should read. The presenter of the podcast is Tiffany Clare Poems are read by Katrina Naomi, Laura Dunnion and Nadia Wyn Abouayen The interviewer is Chris Gregory We would like to thank Seren Books for their support and for allowing us to work with poems from Wild...

Duration:00:51:55

Stella's Constellation: An Audio Drama

3/4/2021
In a small alpine village Stella contemplates her strange life and origins as a number of mysterious events unfold around her. Stella's Constellation is a magical realist story by Swiss American author TAK Erzinger. In Stella’s Constellation by TAK Erzinger you heard Sadie Pepperrell as Stella, Simone Low as the Narrator Marie Claire Wood as Lagrimas Rhys Anderson as Jurgen Music, sound design, direction and soundscapes were by Chris Gregory Nana De Falla was sung by Marie-Claire...

Duration:00:33:33

Daughter of Fire and Water: An Audio Drama: Part Two

2/25/2021
Brida is the daughter of the goddess Callie and bound by a spell her mother has cast, she is held captive beneath Callie's mountain fortress. Longing to escape so that she may travel freely around the world, Brida has tried many ways in vain to break the spell but the visit of a prince from the world beyond the mountain may suggest ways in which her captivity can be ended. In Daughter of Fire and Water by Lyndsey Croal you heard Kelsey Griffin as Brida Lewie Watson as Angus Peter Forbes...

Duration:00:23:36

Daughter of Fire and Water: An Audio Drama: Part One

2/19/2021
Brida is the daughter of the goddess Callie and bound by a spell her mother has cast, she is held captive beneath Callie's mountain fortress. Longing to escape so that she may travel freely around the world, Brida has tried many ways in vain to break the spell but the visit of a prince from the world beyond the mountain may suggest ways in which her captivity can be ended. In Daughter of Fire and Water by Lyndsey Croal you heard Kelsey Griffin as Brida Lewie Watson as Angus Peter Forbes...

Duration:00:25:27

Season 4 Preview Edition

2/16/2021
In this short preview edition presented by Kelli Winkler we look forward to some of the drama and poetry productions we'll be bringing you as part of season 4 of the podcast. The preview includes Please subscribe to hear all of the content from our fourth season starting with part one of Daughter of Fire and Water on Friday 19th February. Sound design, production and editing in this edition are by Chris Gregory

Duration:00:13:21

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