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A monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story or interview on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan open to established, new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers and actors for each short story we produce. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content. Send us your stories Visit the Submissions page on our website https://www.storyradio.org Or contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org About us Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and short-listed for various awards, most recently the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

A monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story or interview on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan open to established, new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers and actors for each short story we produce. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content. Send us your stories Visit the Submissions page on our website https://www.storyradio.org Or contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org About us Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and short-listed for various awards, most recently the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

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A monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story or interview on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan open to established, new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers and actors for each short story we produce. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content. Send us your stories Visit the Submissions page on our website https://www.storyradio.org Or contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org About us Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and short-listed for various awards, most recently the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

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English


Episodes

Waiting for Pilar by Declan Geraghty

6/30/2022
In this short story, a man waits in an anonymous hotel room in Madrid drinking beer and watching television while he waits for his lover, Pilar, to arrive. This story was written by Declan Geraghty. Geraghty is a writer, poet and spoken word performer from Dublin. It was first published by Epoque Press Ezine 2021. The story was read by Miki Lentin, and produced by Tabitha Potts. Sound effects taken from Freesound.org and licensed under the Creative Commons 0 license. Photo by...

Duration:00:07:14

Miki Lentin talks about his collection, Inner Core

5/31/2022
Martin Nathan, Tabitha Potts and Goran Baba Ali talk to Miki Lentin about his short story collection, Inner Core, recently published by Afsana Press. Includes a short reading by Miki Lentin. This interview was produced by Martin Nathan. Inner Core is available to buy as an ebook and paperback with proceeds of all sales going to the refugee charity foodKIND. Miki Lentin took up writing while travelling the world with his family a few years ago. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at...

Duration:00:22:28

Efflorescence by Miki Lentin

4/30/2022
Efflorescence, a short story by Miki Lentin takes us into that time when a man bumps into a friend unexpectedly while on an evening walk, with surprising consequences. Efflorescence is part of a collection of short stories released by Miki Lentin called Inner Core, published by Afsana Press that is available to buy as an ebook and paperback with proceeds of all sales going to the refugee charity foodKIND. Miki Lentin took up writing while travelling the world with his family a few years...

Duration:00:21:53

A Mean Spirit by Joan Treacy

3/31/2022
A group of mourners attend a funeral and a wake for a shopkeeper and we learn more about his past and relationships. This short story was written and read by Joan Treacy. Joan Treacy has been writing for about five years. She has written many short stories and several of them have been published in Irish magazines. She is a member of Leixlip library writing group and they have helped and encouraged her writing. She is also the author of a horror novel, Orchard House. Produced by Martin...

Duration:00:10:36

Interview with Lindsay Gillespie and A Summoning Spell by Lindsay Gillespie

2/28/2022
This month Martin Nathan interviews Lindsay Gillespie who was a finalist in the Costa Short Story prize this year with her story Pholas Dactylus. The Costa prize involves them recording the three stories and then a public vote. You can also listen to one of the stories she wrote for Story Radio two years ago, A Summoning Spell, read by Saskia Butler. If you would like to read her prize-winning story you can download Pholas Dactylus here. Warning: A Summoning Spell contains some adult...

Duration:00:17:24

The Necropolis Railway by Tabitha Potts

2/2/2022
A clerk goes to a funeral and meets a mysterious young woman in this short story set on the famous Victorian 'Ghost Train'. This story was written and produced by Tabitha Potts. The story was read by Nigel Fyfe. Nigel Fyfe is an actor and voiceover artist. Alongside stage and screen work, he has recorded audio drama with Wireless Theatre and Ragged Foils, and a number of audiobooks. The photograph used to illustrate this podcast is by John Cunliffe of Scope Enterprise and is from the...

Duration:00:16:44

Rat Trap by Rebecca Lee

11/30/2021
A young female writer is commissioned to write a post about a lethal rat trap for a content mill. This story was written by Rebecca Lee. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her current project “selfie” is a series of medical poems. Her body of work can be found in The British Medical Journal, CHEST physicians, Dartmouth’s Life Lines and Harvard’s medical school journal, Third Space. The story was read by Jessica Nettles. Jessica is a voice-over artist and a writer. Her influences range...

Duration:00:10:07

Underground Places by Marie O'Shea

10/31/2021
The scene is a retrospective exhibition of the work of a famous male artist. As the young female curator is interviewed by a journalist, we start to suspect there is more to his paintings than meets the eye. Marie O’Shea is a short story writer living on the Beara Peninsula. Her work has appeared in, ‘Popshot’, ‘The Galway Review’, ‘The Blue Nib’, ‘The Caterpillar Magazine,’ ‘Literary Mama’ and ‘Storgy’. Catherine Allison is a voice artist and actor living in SE London. She trained as part...

Duration:00:14:31

Stray Dogs and Cowboys by Steve Wade

9/30/2021
An Irish farmer, Liam Og, decides to leave his farm to his unknown American nephew. This short story was written and read by Steve Wade. Steve Wade’s short story collection, ‘In Fields of Butterfly flames’, was published in October 2020 by Bridge House Publishing. His fiction has been published and anthologised in over fifty print publications. His short stories have won, been placed and shortlisted in numerous writing competitions. Winner of the Short Story category in the Write By the...

Duration:00:13:39

Salvage by Martin Nathan

8/31/2021
SALVAGE is set in Tide Mills, an abandoned village near Newhaven on the Sussex coast. The traces of the mill and the childrens’ home can still be seen on the shingle beach. Content warning: this drama contains some material listeners might find distressing The piece was directed by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson Cast: JANE - Rubie Ozanne BILL - Lewis Jenkins SAM - Kieran Dooner IAN - Hamish Brewster FRED - Luke Blackwood-Stevenson Recording engineer: Max Jukes Script, music and location...

Duration:01:05:07

Loverman by Lindsay Gillespie

7/31/2021
Livingstone Franklin, a hospital cleaner, has a side hustle as a soul singer - and a crush on a beautiful colleague. This story is written by Lindsay Gillespie, a Lewes-based writer. It is read by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson. The producer is Martin Nathan. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and...

Duration:00:18:14

Maddy by Sheila Kinsella

6/30/2021
In this month's short story, rebellious Maddy's reunion with her much older and more conventional sister goes disastrously wrong. About the writer Belgium based writer Sheila Kinsella’s short stories draw inspiration from her Irish upbringing. An avid watcher of people’s behaviour, and blessed with abundant natural curiosity, Sheila lures the reader into a shrewdly observed world via imagery. Sheila graduated with an MA in Creative Writing (Distance Learning) from Lancaster University in...

Duration:00:14:30

Jacqueline by Tatum Anderson

6/12/2021
A young woman leaves Jamaica for the UK, hoping to emulate her cousin Jacqueline by working as a nurse. When she arrives, nothing is quite as she expected it to be. Jacqueline was written by Tatum Anderson. She is a journalist and writer from London. She received an MA In Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London and is now working on a PhD there in the autumn. She has recently completed her first novel about Jamaican soldiers in the First World War which was Highly Commended in...

Duration:00:34:17

Ride the Peter Pan by Allison Whittenberg

4/30/2021
A young woman travels from her old life to her new, from the North to the South, on a Greyhound bus. Content warning: this story mentions rape. A Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored and The Sane Asylum. This short story was read by Antonia White. Antonia White studied...

Duration:00:18:14

Knish by Martin Nathan and The Prison Poem by Rebecca Ruth Gould

3/31/2021
We have two shorter stories this month, Knish by Martin Nathan and The Prison Poem by Rebecca Ruth Gould. Knish by Martin Nathan The knish is a lump of potato with pastry wrapped around it and baked. You can still buy them in Brighton Beach, Long Island, filled with kasha or beef or cherry and cream cheese or pretty much anything you want. Like this story, it’s not what’s on the outside or on the inside that counts. It’s somewhere between the two that makes things different. Written and...

Duration:00:12:01

The Friends by Maggie Iribarne

2/28/2021
A party, a prank, and a dear friend passed away: "The Friends" by Maggie Nerz Iribarne celebrates and mourns a friendship through awkward laughter and silent tears. Maggie Nerz Iribarne is a lifelong writer of journals, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and essays. She is happiest with a blank journal and a new pen in hand. A lucky and grateful woman in all ways, she gets to work as a writing tutor at Le Moyne College and practices her craft on the third-floor attic of her home...

Duration:00:10:22

The Bowl by Miki Lentin

1/31/2021
Two friends shoot some pool on a Saturday night in Dublin. There's not much else to do. But what happens when one friend wants something different from the night out? The Bowl was published on Storgy and is reproduced with their permission. This podcast contains some adult language. About Miki Lentin Miki took up writing while travelling the world with his family a few years ago, and this year was a finalist in the 2020 Irish Writer’s Centre Novel Fair. As well as writing his first book,...

Duration:00:15:13

Left Watching by R D Mouton

12/31/2020
Four men, friends since childhood, walk into a wood, where they find a pile of bones. This strange discovery will change their lives forever. RD Mouton is an American Writer and Freelancer. He is currently pursuing a career in writing and completing his current projects, a short story collection and a young adult novel. He can be found on Twitter as @RDMakes. Photo by Koan courtesy of Morguefile.com Sound effect used are adapted from woodsbirds.wav by Sparrer on Freesound.org under the...

Duration:00:11:27

The Death of Brutus

11/30/2020
The narrator is a health care aide who cares for a disabled woman (Betty) as best as possible and tends to her many hamsters, including Brutus, with the ultimate compassion. It seems that Betty’s real confidant and friend is not the hamster she obsesses over in the story, but the young man who cleans out the hamster cages, cooks her meals, and buries her once-beloved rodents in the backyard. This story originally appeared in Fleas on the Dog Online in 2020. Mark Tulin is a poet, short...

Duration:00:14:01

St Esteban of the Children by E E King

10/30/2020
Esteban, finder of lost things, awakes in his grave on November second to return home to his family for Dia De Los Muertos. But he overstays his allotted night and cannot find his way back. Time is running out, for if he stays out too long, he will be forgotten and fade away into nothingness. This story originally appeared in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores in 2018. E.E. King is a painter, performer, writer, and biologist - She’ll do anything that won’t pay the bills, especially if it...

Duration:00:13:31