The Extremis Publishing Podcast

The Extremis Publishing Podcast

Extremis Publishing is an independent publishing house based in Scotland, specialising in arts, media and culture non-fiction. Join us as we chat with our authors, talk about new books, and discuss all things writing. (Some episodes may contain adult language.)

Episodes

August 4, 2022 22 min

Dr Gaye Manwaring drops by for a chat about her book "Learning My Living", which describes her lifetime of work in the rapidly-changing higher education sector. She discusses the many developments she witnessed in that time, from the evolution of information technology through to the way that people engage with universities and their courses.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/learning-my...

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Robert Murray has a chat about his book "The Grocer's Boy Gets Down to Business", discussing his many experiences of working in the retail distribution industry for more than thirty years. He describes his time in the employ of iconic Dundee company Watson & Philip, and talks about the wide-ranging changes in the UK business world between the 1970s and the early 2000s.

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June 1, 2022 24 min

Noted anthropologist Professor Joy Hendry discusses the challenges of working with different modes of writing, exploring the ways in which academic texts, mainstream books and fiction writing all present their own particular range of strengths and complexities.

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Extremis Publishing co-director Julie Christie discusses the unconventional career path that led her into the world of publishing, as well as talking about her approach to writing.

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Author Dr Colin M. Barron reveals his five favourite TV shows - the television programmes which have most influenced him over the years, ranging from groundbreaking comedy to thrilling action adventures.

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In this month's Extremis Publishing Podcast, Julie Christie and Tom Christie have a chat about their new Heart 200 road trip guide Secrets and Mysteries of the Heart 200 Route with Mike Dales, the communications director of Heart 200. Together, they discuss the enduring appeal of this epic journey around Stirlingshire and Perthshire as well as highlighting some of the more unusual and offbeat attractions to be found along the w...

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Stirling archaeologist Dr Murray Cook has a chat about his latest book, "Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge: Exploring Scotland's Two Greatest Battles", where he discusses the legacy of Scotland's Wars of Independence and the impact they had on the city of Stirling - an influence which can still be witnessed today on account of the many different historical sites and archaeological finds located throughout the area.

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January 5, 2022 33 min

Robert Murray, author of "The Spirit of Robbie Burns", drops by for a discussion about Burns Night - the international celebration of the life of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, which takes place every 25th January. Literature, haggis, whisky and good humour are all on the agenda as Robbie explores the essential elements behind a great Burns Night event.

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In this festive episode, Tom Christie discusses his new retro gaming book "A Very Spectrum Christmas" with a very special guest from the North Pole. Christmas movies, festive pop culture and nostalgia are also explored in this wide-ranging chat about all things yuletide.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/a-very-spectrum-christmas.html

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Professor Joy Hendry, one of Britain's most noted anthropologists, discusses the importance of recognising the role of indigenous wisdom in achieving a more sustainable environment. She draws upon her decades of experience working in collaboration with indigenous peoples across the world to explore their scientific methodology and contributions to global culture.

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October 5, 2021 40 min

Author Robert Murray drops in for a spirited discussion about the history of Halloween, and the various ways in which Scottish culture - and a certain poet named Robert Burns - helped to shape the modern day customs which surround the season.

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September 2, 2021 26 min

Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook stops by for a discussion about his five favourite films - the collection of movies, each with radically different styles, which have come to mean the most to him over the years.

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Join renowned anthropologist Professor Joy Hendry as she talks about her book "An Affair with a Village", which explores her remarkable relationship with the Japanese village of Kurotsuchi from the 1970s until the present day. Joy discusses the many long-lasting friendships she has made with the villagers, her observations about Japanese life, and the way that life in Japan has changed in recent decades.

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Dr Gaye Manwaring MBE discusses the amazing story behind her book "Waiting in the Wings: Letters of a Pilot in World War II", explaining the incredible real-life discovery of hundreds of letters exchanged between her parents during the Second World War which made the anthology possible.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/waiting-in-the-wings.html

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Author David M. Addison relates some of his unexpected adventures on Scotland's North Coast 500, South-West Coastal 300 and Snow Roads Scenic Route, telling some entertaining "behind the scenes" stories about what was involved in the writing of his Exploring series of travel books.

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Recorded in the great outdoors in compliance with the pandemic public health rules, author Ian McNeish engages in a lively chat about the approach he takes to the writing process, discussing the many different elements that go into the creation of his books.

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Author Dr Colin M. Barron has a chat about his five favourite books - the different literary works which have most influenced him over the years, and which have come to have an impact on his own writing.

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Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook drops in for a chat about his book "The Anvil of Scottish History: Stories of Stirling", where he considers the complex and lively history of this unique royal city. Murray discusses the changing face of Stirling over the course of millennia, detailing some extraordinary archaeological finds and many little-known historical facts about the area.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ex...

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Robert Murray talks about his book "The Grocer's Boy Rides Again: Another Slice of His Life in 1960s Scotland and Beyond", where he discusses his career in retail management and further education before moving into training in trade distribution and the corporate world - all against the backdrop of the Swinging Sixties.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-grocers-boy-rides-again.ht...

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In respectful tribute to our dear friend Eddie Small, lecturer in creative writing at the University of Dundee, we are presenting a special interview that Eddie recorded with us before he sadly passed away last year. In this podcast, Eddie talks with Tom Christie about his five favourite films - the cinematic features which have most inspired Tom, and which have influenced his writing on the subject over the years.

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