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Spoken Label is a podcast series designed to interview and record sessions from authors, poets, artists, musicians etc in North West England and beyond. Formed in 2015 and ran / edited by Andy N, author of ‘Return to Kemptown’ and ‘The End of Summer’,it is always often to submissions from interested artists. Email: aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk

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United Kingdom

Description:

Spoken Label is a podcast series designed to interview and record sessions from authors, poets, artists, musicians etc in North West England and beyond. Formed in 2015 and ran / edited by Andy N, author of ‘Return to Kemptown’ and ‘The End of Summer’,it is always often to submissions from interested artists. Email: aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter:

@aen1mpo

Language:

English

Contact:

07947959908


Episodes

Richard Harries (Spoken Label, February 2024)

2/20/2024
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Duration:00:47:16

Steve Pottinger - Spoken Label (February 2024)

2/13/2024
Latest up from Spoken Label (Spoken Label Podcast) and making his debut is the amazing Steve Pottinger. Steve is a poet, author, and workshop facilitator, and a founding member of Wolverhampton arts collective ‘Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists’. His work has featured in poetry magazines and anthologies and he is a regular contributor to online poetry platforms. He has performed at Ledbury and StAnza poetry festivals and the Edinburgh Free Fringe, and in venues across the country, from Penzance to Orkney.In this Podcast. we are talking about Steve's new poetry book "Snapshots from the fall of home'. More about Steve can be found at: https://stevepottinger.co.uk/#poetrypodcast

Duration:00:53:19

Neil Bell - Spoken Label Feb 2024

2/6/2024
Latest up from Spoken Label (Actor / Artist / Poet Podcast) features the amazing Neil Bell. Neil is an actor and performance poet born in Oldham, Lancashire UK in 1970. and raised in the border town of Failsworth. Made in Manchester. His credits include roles in Dead Men's Shoes, Dune, Peterloo and Perky Blinders. His poetry book 'Clog' is now out. Some links include: https://cliveisagoodguy.com/ https://www.livebythespin.com/ https://www.clog.live/ https://www.cameo.com/neil.bell44 https://www.instagram.com/neil.bell44/ https://app.spotlight.com/7214-7838-3370 https://www.clog.live/neil-bell-actor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Bell_(actor) )

Duration:00:59:15

DK (Spoken Label, January 2024)

2/3/2024
Latest Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) session featuring making his debut the amazing DK talking about his debut book "Off the Cuff" available from mini poetry press."Off the Cuff" is described as "a poetic gem that will strike a chord with readers of all ages. DK's compelling verse delves into the complexities of humanity, uncovering hidden truths and shedding light on what makes us human. Captivating and thought-provoking, this collection explores the nuances of our emotions and the depth of our connections. With a unique perspective and a gift for words, DK has crafted a collection that will linger long after the last page is turned. Off the Cuff is a must-read for anyone who values emotional authenticity and poetic mastery. Get ready to be inspired by one of the most exciting new voices in poetry today." The book can be purchased from: https://shop.minipoetrypress.com/product/off-the-cuff For more about DK go to: https://www.dk4poetry.com/

Duration:00:31:17

DK (Spoken Label, January 2024)

2/3/2024
Latest Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) session featuring making his debut the amazing DK talking about his debut book "Off the Cuff" available from mini poetry press."Off the Cuff" is described as "a poetic gem that will strike a chord with readers of all ages. DK's compelling verse delves into the complexities of humanity, uncovering hidden truths and shedding light on what makes us human. Captivating and thought-provoking, this collection explores the nuances of our emotions and the depth of our connections. With a unique perspective and a gift for words, DK has crafted a collection that will linger long after the last page is turned. Off the Cuff is a must-read for anyone who values emotional authenticity and poetic mastery. Get ready to be inspired by one of the most exciting new voices in poetry today." The book can be purchased from: https://shop.minipoetrypress.com/product/off-the-cuff For more about DK go to: https://www.dk4poetry.com/

Duration:00:31:17

K Scott Fuchs (Spoken Label, January 2024)

1/24/2024
Latest up from Spoken Label (Author Chat Podcast) making his debut is the wonderful K Scott Fuchs. K. Scott Fuchs is a novelist, poet, and performer. Time and Temperance is his first novel released; the follow-up prequel sequel, Mrs. Coleman of Coalbrookdale is set to be released in early 2024. He is also the author of the poetry compilations, Six Months in Wigan and Poetry from Ryecroft Hall which are also forthcoming. Time and Temperance is described as “Along the canals outside of Marple, England, a despondent and lonely soul crosses paths with Temperance Lee-a woman whose beauty and elegance is matched only by her warmth, intelligence, charm, and wit. Their connection is instant, a love that defies explanation. But Temperance harbours a secret, one that shadows her every step: she is not an ordinary woman and she is not from this time. In this electrifying split-time, dual-narrative saga that melds the Victorian era with the twenty-first century, love collides with the supernatural in a dramatic and action-filled tale of healing, redemption, and recovery. As a passionate and tumultuous romance unfolds, two souls from different times and places find that their love does not come without challenges and troubles; challenges and troubles that they must overcome together whilst they confront their past traumas. But it will take more than just time-it will take understanding, exploration, faith, and unwavering belief in the power of love. The book can be purchased on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Temperance-K-Scott-Fuchs/dp/B0CQSRTF6X/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1704134383&refinements=p_27%3AK.+Scott+Fuchs&s=books&sr=1-2&text=K.+Scott+Fuchs

Duration:00:46:30

Spoken Label / lCloaked in the Shadows Episode 31 - What's wrong with A.I.?

1/18/2024
A joint episode with 'Spoken Label' (Author Chat Podcast) and Cloaked in the Shadows (Paranormal / Supernatural / Weird Podcast) about the changing face of society in relation to work with the added increase of A.I. in the workplace. Hosted by Andy N and Amanda Nicholson Contains backing music by Ocean in a Bottle

Duration:00:14:40

Jen Corcoran (Spoken Label, January 2024)

1/10/2024
Latest up from Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) features making her debut, the wonderful Jen Corcoran. Jen Corcoran hails from Southport and describes herself as Northern, Feminist and Socialist. She is a mum of five, a local politician and the founder of Sefton Pride which saw the borough’s first march and festival in 2023. Her debut poetry collection Witch/Mother/Child/Lover was released via Bent Key Publishing later the same year and explores the different identities she, and women, hold and represent. Jen loves to write in many different forms and particularly enjoys writing work that inspires, entertains and informs. She has been sharing poems since October 2021 and has also been published in Bloody Hell Zine and Ey Up, an anthology of Northern poetry. You can find her on Instagram as @wrenverse

Duration:00:54:45

Charlotte Faulconbridge (Spoken Label, January 2024)

1/3/2024
New from Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) features making her debut the wonderful Charlotte Faulconbridge. Charlotte is an autistic prize-winning poet, published author, and musician. After being diagnosed with a delbilating chronic illness in her early teens, Charlotte found peace within writing, processing her trauma and discovering strength and power in her pain has become the lifeblood of her work. Due to birth complications, she was left mute for most of her childhood and relied upon sign language for communication. Writing poetry has enabled Charlotte's voice to be heard, and she often performs her work in BSL to advocate for inclusion within the poetry community. Some links: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?... / charlotterobynf https://www.inclusivecreatives.co.uk/

Duration:00:59:25

Clive Oseman (Spoken Label, December 2023)

12/27/2023
* Contains language and topics not suitable for all * new on Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) and last for 2023 features the return of our friend Clive Oseman Clive Oseman is a multi slam winning spoken word artist, comedian, satirist, surrealist, story teller and workshop facilitator from Birmingham but currently based in Swindon, UK He has headlined and featured around the UK and internationally, with appearances at the New York City poetry festival and on spoken word stages at several UK music festivals. More about Clive can be found at: Clive Oseman Spoken Word (Facebook) Clive Oseman (Facebook) Clive_Oseman (twitter) Oseman Clive (Instrgaram) Oh Beehive (Facebook) https://www.cliveosemanspokenword.com/

Duration:00:36:35

Clive Oseman (Spoken Label, December 2023)

12/27/2023
* Contains language and topics not suitable for all * new on Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) and last for 2023 features the return of our friend Clive Oseman Clive Oseman is a multi slam winning spoken word artist, comedian, satirist, surrealist, story teller and workshop facilitator from Birmingham but currently based in Swindon, UK He has headlined and featured around the UK and internationally, with appearances at the New York City poetry festival and on spoken word stages at several UK music festivals. More about Clive can be found at: Clive Oseman Spoken Word (Facebook) Clive Oseman (Facebook) Clive_Oseman (twitter) Oseman Clive (Instrgaram) Oh Beehive (Facebook) https://www.cliveosemanspokenword.com/

Duration:00:36:35

Jackie Morrey Grace (Spoken Label, December 2023)

12/22/2023
The latest Spoken Label Podcast (Spoken Word Podcast) features the return of our friend, the wonderful Jackie Morrey Grace. Based in the Isle of Man, Jackie is a writer of YA Fantasy Fiction, Trombonist and Story-telling Performance Poet. In this Podcast, we talk about Jackie's latest collection " There are Worse Places to Hide than Inside Secrets". What has been said about Jackie's work " Jackie’s work is incredible. Sweet, satisfying and explosive all at once. It’s like each poem is its own honeypot set to detonate – with a flow so captivating that the audience just drops their guard.’ Mark Grist. Teacher, poet, international rap battler and star of internationally acclaimed podcast, Mark Can’t Rap. ‘Sometimes a poet gets right under you skin from showcasing a memorable way of looping words into a masterpiece. Jackie Morrey-Grace is exactly that uniquely beautiful artist.’ Kelly Van Nelson. No 1 bestselling author of poetry collections, Graffiti Lane and Punch and Judy. ‘I was moved by how it not only gives the feeling of discovering an old tale re-wrought as a modern myth, but also the power of this soul-searching journey that wracks the brain, heart and body.’ Story From Stone author, Vicky Lloyd-West, reviewing On Ravensdale Hill for Isle of Man Newspapers." More details about Jackie and her work can be found here - https://jackiemorreygrace.weebly.com/

Duration:01:01:54

Gavin Prinsloo (Spoken Label, December 2023)

12/19/2023
Latest up on Spoken Label (Poetry / Author Podcast) from Capetown, South Africa features the wonderful Gavin Prinsloo. Gavin’s Profile on Amazon advises he was “Born in Port Elizabeth in South Africa in 1968, I was raised in the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town receiving my schooling at Bergvliet High School in Cape Town, I matriculated in 1985. I was raised by a foster family from the age of four, as a result of our family fracturing, During the compulsory two years of military National Service, I joined the permanent force in the middle of 1987, attaining the rank of Sergeant. I served until 1995, then entered the private security industry, eventually the Logistics industry, and ended up owning a small logistics business in 2016. Suffice it to say, I was NOT a good businessman, and the company folded, as it was also heavily impacted by the worldwide pandemic, where, like so many worldwide, I lost my livelihood, my self-respect, and I think, my sanity. In December 2019, I was diagnosed as bipolar, and to be honest, I think that was the best thing that ever could have happened. I started writing as a catharsis, but eventually, it became a way of life for my everyday expression. I wrote about 1300 pieces from poetry to flash fiction during 2020 and 2021 and decided to publish them on Amazon. Reviews may be harsh as I am not an English expert, I tend to create viscerally, and in many genres. All I can really say as a writer is that if any piece of my writing touches you in any way, I have succeeded in some way of affecting someone's life. Writing has become my passion. I hope some of that passion reflects in my work if you should read any of my books. To date, I reside in Tableview, Cape Town.” His books can be bought on Amazon and he can be found on Tiktok (tiktok.com/@tiktoktok_35)

Duration:00:50:57

Sam Rapp (Spoken Label, December 2023)

12/16/2023
Latest up from Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) features the return of our friend, the neuro-diverse writer, poet and playwright, Sam Rapp gives us an update about what she has been up since we last spoke to. Sam's book 'Rant Dyslexic me by Sam Rapp the dyslexic poet' is on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rant-Dyslexic-Me-Sam-Rapp/dp/1726167941 She is on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/s_rapp_the_dyslexic_poet_/ Her facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064684000014

Duration:00:49:48

Dr Vivien Sieber (Spoken Label, December 2023)

12/6/2023
Latest Spoken Label (Author Chat Podcast) features Dr Vivien Sieber. Dr Vivien Sieber worked in biosciences and Higher Education and has published over 100 articles and scientific papers. Kino and Kinder: A family’s journey in the Shadow of the Holocaust is based on research into her family history and the lives of the Kinder cared for by her grandmother. It is her first book. She lives in Oxford with her husband and dogs. This Podcast talks about her debut novel " Kino and Kinder: A Family's Journey in the Shadow of the Holocaust ". Kino and Kinder the story of a European Jewish family's struggle to survive in the face of Nazi antisemitism and the Holocaust is brought into the spotlight. Vivien Sieber, reveals the terrible story through the lives and writings of the survivors, illustrating the struggle with more than eighty evocative historic photographs throughout. In 1915, Paula Ticho's family bought a cinema in Vienna. Run by Paula and her sister, Selma, two single Jewish women, the Palast Kino was a great success. As the Nazi Party rose to power in the 1930s antisemitism reared its ugly head and the wonderful cinema was forcibly taken over. Threatened by Hitler's rise to power, Paula sent her younger son, Peter, to safety in England to join his half-brother, Erich, before fleeing herself―a penniless refugee. As the world entered a state of war, Paula found herself a position as a matron at hostels in Tynemouth and Windermere, caring for twenty-five Jewish girls who had been evacuated from Europe by the famed Kindertransport. Sieber uses the girls' own descriptions of their lives and those around them to weave a heartrending tale. From the insidious rise of antisemitism during their childhood in Europe to the distress of leaving their families, adjusting to hostel life, and the trauma of surviving when most of their family perished, the accounts in this profound retelling are all at once distressing, enriching, and evocative. Combined with the myriad realities and experiences of the Tichos, a Jewish family fleeing from the atrocities of the Holocaust, and the eyewitness details about life in Vienna, Austria and Central Europe before World War Two and in post-war London, Sieber’s memoir/history of her own family provides the deepest, most powerful picture into what it was really like in those dark, deadly years. More details about this can be found here: https://www.viviensieber.eu/ NB. Please note that this Podcast was recorded in two parts over successive weekends. Originally this was slated to be released separately but after some thought it was decided to release it all together as one Podcast to give it the context it deserved.

Duration:00:44:48

Ellen Butler (Spoken Label, December 2023)

11/30/2023
Latest up from Spoken Label (Author Chat) features a special chat with Ellen Butler in discussing the art of writing and the aspects of getting from the idea phase to the goal line of publication on books. Ellen Butler is the international bestselling author of the Karina Cardinal mystery series. Her experiences working on Capitol Hill and at a medical association in Washington, D.C. inspired the mystery-action series. Book critics call the Karina Cardinal mysteries, “intelligent escapism.” Butler also writes historical spy fiction. Her WWII spy novel, The Brass Compass, recently won a 2022 Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Book Award for historical fiction. Butler's latest release is the second book in the duology, Operation Blackbird: A Cold War Spy Novel. The novel is inspired by true events and recently won a 2023 Next Generation Indie Award for historical fiction. Reviewers call it “riveting " and “a thrilling adventure. More about Ellen can be found at: https://www.ellenbutler.net/

Duration:00:49:03

Julia Webb (Spoken Label, November 2023)

11/24/2023
Latest up from Spoken Label (Spoken Word Podcast) making her debut is the wonderful Julia Webb. Julia's bio advises that she grew up in "Thetford, a small town in rural Norfolk. Her first poetry collection Bird Sisters was published by Nine Arches Press in 2016. Her second collection Threat was published by Nine Arches in May 2019. Her third collection The Telling was published by Nine Arches in May 2022. Julia lives in Norwich where she is a poetry editor for Lighthouse, teaches online and real world poetry courses, mentors writers, runs Norwich Stanza and works for Cafe Writers. In 2012 she was awarded a TLC free read, which you can read about here. In 2011 she won the Poetry Society’s Stanza competition and in 2018 she won the Battered Moons poetry competition. Her poem “Sisters” was highly commended in the 2016 Forward Prize. In 2016 she spent a month as writer in residence on Norwich Market." Julis's books can be purchased from Nine Arches Press at https://ninearchespress.com/ Her website is https://juliawebb.org/

Duration:00:44:06

Aakriti Kuntal (Spoken Label, November 2023)

11/15/2023
Latest up from Spoken Label (Spoken Word / Poetry Podcast) making her debut is the wonderful Aakriti Kuntal. Aakriti Kuntal is a poet and writer. Her work has been featured in Selcouth Station, The Hindu, Madras Courier, Tuck Magazine, Pangolin Review, and Visual Verse among others. She was also awarded the Reuel International Prize 2017 for poetry and was a finalist for the RL Poetry Award 2018. She is a multidisciplinary artist, she dapples in visual, movement, and other forms of experimental art that span the molecular interstices of existence. She can be contacted at: www.facebook.com/aakriti.kuntal twitter.com/AakritiKuntal www.instagram.com/aakriti_kuntal/

Duration:00:30:36

Judy Foreman (Spoken Label, November 2023)

11/9/2023
** Contains topics not suitable for all * Latest up from Spoken Label (Author Chat Podcast) Podcast features the wonderful Judy Foreman. Judy is the author of “A Nation in Pain” (2014), “The Global Pain Crisis” (2017), and “Exercise is Medicine” (2020), all published by Oxford University Press, and “CRISPR’d” from Skyhorse Publishing (2022). She was a staff writer at the Boston Globe for 23 years and a health columnist for many of those years. Her column was syndicated in national and international outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Baltimore Sun and others. In this Podcast we talk primarily about her new memoir 'Let the More Loving One Be Me' which is described as "n this compelling tale, Judy Foreman reveals the terror she felt every night as a girl as she lay in bed frozen in dread, listening for her father’s footsteps coming down the hall. She recalls his mostly naked body, his stale smell, his silhouette in the bedroom doorway. Worse, in some ways, was her mother’s denial—her insistence that this man was wonderful, her refusal to acknowledge his drinking or his rage. It wasn’t until Foreman spent a high school summer as an exchange student with a Danish family that she began to see how unsafe her own family was; it wasn’t until she went to an all-women’s college that she realized that women had value. Ultimately, this book shows that with time and therapy, it is possible to heal from serious childhood trauma and lead a life of deep fulfillment, rewarding work and, most wonderfully, love. It is a book about the power of emotional courage to change one’s own inner and outer experience of the world, and about what matters most in life: cultivating healthy connections to other people." More about Judy can be found out on her website - https://judyforeman.com/

Duration:00:35:36

Trystan Lewis (Spoken Label, November 2023)

11/4/2023
New from Spoken Label (Spoken Word / Poetry Podcast) Podcast features from Morecombe, the excellent Trystan Lewis. More details on Trystan can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/trystan.lewis OR https://www.facebook.com/trystansongs

Duration:00:44:02