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A formerly monthly podcast devoted mostly to speculative fiction books, reviews and the odd bit of idle gossip. Hosted by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.

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Episode 68: How to Bee | In the Dark Spaces
On this very last episode* of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond waste no time with maudlin sentiment! The books up for discussion this month are two debut novels by the same author: How to Bee by Bren MacDibble [9:00] and In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black [40:30]. How is this possible? Listen and find out! Listeners might also like to check out this interview with Cally Black on ABC Radio for more insights. If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:09:40 for brief final remarks, including the following recommendations to get your ongoing literary fix: The Hysterical Hamster review blog by Ian Mond Backlisted podcast by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller (whose voice, apparently, sounds like molten chocolate lava) Kirstyn and Ian would like to thank all of their listeners over the past seven years, as well as the guests who have given generously of their time to appear on various episodes. And a special thank you to those who have been able to support The Writer and the Critic on Patreon - you have helped make poscasting life a little easier!        * maybe not the very last.
Episode 67: Confessions | White Tears
On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, start off with a brief but somewhat sad announcement before moving straight into a discussion of this month's books: Confessions by Kanae Minato [4:45] and White Tears by Hari Kunzru [42:00]. If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:17:10 for brief final remarks. The books up for discussion next month's are two debut novels: How to Bee by Bren MacDibble In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun!
Episode 66: The Fisherman | By Light We Knew Our Names
On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, begin with an admission: Ian was wrong! He got the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize wrong! He got the longlist for the National Book Award wrong! What is he even doing talking about literature at all? Nevertheless, the two books on the slab this month remain The Fisherman by John Langan [9:00] and By Light We Knew Our Names by Anne Valente [42:25]. If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:12:25 for brief final remarks. The books up for discussion next month's are two horror/dark novels: White Tears by Hari Kunzru Confessions by Kanae Minato Read ahead and join in the spoilerific fun!
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Started
Feb 10th, 2015
Latest Episode
Dec 20th, 2017
Release Period
Monthly
No. of Episodes
27
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
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