Yorick Radio Productions is a show all about performance and creativity! From theatre and theatrical conventions to short stories and creative writing, we analyse and celebrate it all. Some of our regular segments include: Theoretically theatrical: A documentary style show about theatre, creative pursuits and behind the scenes info. Scintillating Stories: Where we read short stories. Page Parle: Where we interview authors and performers. Radio Revelry: Where we perform Radio plays.
Content warning: This episode contains mention of mental health conditions and the abuse of minors.
In this episode we chat to author Helen Kemp about her journey to creative writing, the importance of discussing difficult subjects and the special magic of poetry.
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In this episode we read a story by Ernest Hemingway which follows an American couple on their Italian holiday and a cat that causes the protagonist to start questioning what she wants.
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In this episode we welcome back voice actor Chris Dattoli to talk about his experience performing for video games. We talk about his first and favourite roles, Motion capture with other actors, and the friends you make while working for Indie dev companies.
In this episode we chat to historical fiction author Teri Brown about her debut novel "Sunflowers Beneath the Snow." We discuss developing the way writers approach characters, the window into other people lives that fiction provides and the importance of good research.
In this episode we read an essay by Langston Hughes, a black American author and a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. In this essay he discusses the all encompassing nature of Jazz and how it has formed new ways of connecting to people.
The essay can be read here:
Jazz as Communication by Langston Hughes
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In this episode we chat to author Juliet Rose about her soon to be released books, exploring real world topics in fiction, and taking time to be by yourself and think.
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Warning: The second story mentions harm to animals.
In this episode we read three fairy tales by Oscar Wilde. Venture into a walled off garden, hear the song that grew a rose and finally step into a deceiving artists studio.
The stories can be read here:
The Selfish Giant
The Nightingale and the Rose
In this episode we welcome back Catriona Scott to talk about the experience of reviewing shows at the Edinburgh fringe. We cover tight deadlines, braving the Royal Mile, and to always remember that it's only one persons opinion.
Content Warning: Mentions of Suicide.
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In this episode we read the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
The Applicant- Plath
A Modest Proposal- Hughes
The Swarm- Plath
The Hawk in the Rain- Hughes
Ariel (Modified)- Plath
The Horses- Hughes
The Rabbit Catcher- Hughes
In this episode we interview Ali, a writer and a student of Film making. He tells us about his love of Hammer horror, spotting cultural fingerprints in the work you enjoy and the importance of a good robbery.
In this episode we read some short pieces by Alice Dunbar Nelson. She was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, writing prose, poetry and Journalistic pieces. She was also an activist for the rights of Women and African-Americans.
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In this episode we speak to Meirav Zur, an actor, producer, writer and all round creativity expert about the importance of theatre in education, why she loves improvisation and why being a Jack of all trades isn't so bad.
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
Bone Valley is a 9-episode true crime podcast. New episodes are available for free every Wednesday. In 1987, 18-year-old Michelle Schofield was found dead in a phosphate pit in Florida. Two years later, her husband Leo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Fifteen years later, previously unidentified fingerprints matched Jeremy Scott--a violent teenager who lived nearby. Jeremy has since confessed to Michelle’s murder. Yet Leo Schofield remains behind bars. In this groundbreaking podcast, Bone Valley host Gilbert King uncovers startling new evidence that Jeremy is responsible for a string of murders. King is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Devil in the Grove, which led to the exonerations of four innocent men. Bone Valley is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.