The Mind in the Media

Earlier this month I presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary about representations of mental illness in the media. You can listen to it on BBC iPlayer by clicking on the young Jack Nicholson.

I feel really proud of this documentary. The interviewees were so generous in sharing their stories, and make such important points. […]

Israel Story

My wife and I were recently interviewed for Israel Story. If you haven’t heard of this podcast then I strongly recommend you check it out. It’s a lot like “This American Life”.

From their website: “Israel Story is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Mishy Harman and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It tells […]

All in the Mind

Look. It’s Claudia Hammond, host of BBC radio 4’s All in the Mind.

I recently met with her for a brief chat about mental health and writing. The author Matt Haig was with us too. If you click on Claudia’s microphone you’ll be transported to another part of the internet where you can have […]

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking

Look! It’s that incredible author Eimear McBride standing on a staircase between myself and the journalist Anne McElvoy. I’m actually quite a lot taller than Eimear but she’s standing on a higher step. These are minor details.

If you click on the photograph you’ll be taken to BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking, where you […]

Radio 4 Front Row...again

Look. It’s this guy again.

We’ve been chatting some more, tying up loose ends (although, technically, that’s another show) and clearing up some terrible misunderstandings. Click on his beaming visage to have a listen. We’re twelve minutes in, after Matthew McConaughey.

BBC World Service

I’ve had an interesting chat with Tim Franks from the BBC World Service. We talk about The Shock of the Fall, the costa prize and all that kind of carry on. You can listen to it here.

Dr Phil’s Saturday Surgery

Here’s a recent conversation I had with Dr/DJ Phil Hammond. We talk about my ‘dream’ dinner party guests and music choices. We also talk about mental illness and the state of the NHS. I say ‘interesting’ quite a lot. Why not make yourself a nice cup of tea and have a listen…

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Fiction Uncovered

Isn’t the internet clever? Here’s a bit of the internet that you can listen to:

More of that sort of thing (with other authors) can be found at Fiction Uncovered.

Write for Your Life Podcast

This week I was guest on the podcast of Iain Broome, author of the superb A is for Angelica. We sound a lot like two knackered new dads – he trumps me with twins – bemoaning how we got everything we ever wanted. In that respect it’s excruciating, but there are a few gems, and […]