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Stereoplate is a brand new podcast bringing excellent fiction and poetry to everyday listeners and readers like us. Hosted by Martin and Jacqueline, each episode kicks off with one simple question then we see where the subject takes us… We share new writing from around the world, chat with guests and try to shake off some of the mystery surrounding poetry and fiction.

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Stereoplate is a brand new podcast bringing excellent fiction and poetry to everyday listeners and readers like us. Hosted by Martin and Jacqueline, each episode kicks off with one simple question then we see where the subject takes us… We share new writing from around the world, chat with guests and try to shake off some of the mystery surrounding poetry and fiction.

    How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic | What is Brittle Star?

    How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic | What is Brittle Star?

    We're speeding down the hill of what is the end of 2020 and in the final episode of our very first podcast series we're celebrating with a crash and a pop! Brittle Star - the magazine we edit is full and fully 20 years old and this series has been raising a glass to its writers, the written word in general and creativity in lockdowns throughout history. But what is Brittle Star? We thought it would be lovely to finish the series ‘How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic’ with a little bit of personal history of editing Brittle Star and a pop quiz! And of course, we have wonderful poems and short stories in the writers’ own voices for you! This episode features Jane Pearn, Jesse River Dylan Merry, Jane DeVoy and Shan Mukathar.



    We'd love to hear from you!  



    If you like what we do, leave us a little voice message on our Anchor page - just click the "Message" button (http://anchor.fm/stereoplate/message) and use your phone or computer/tablet to leave your message.  We’re thinking about featuring some of these in  future episode. You can also email us on stereoplate  @  gmail.com  



    Please remember to rate us, subscribe, share Stereoplate with friends



    We are listener supported and you can help us by buying us a coffee at http://ko-fi.com/stereoplate. You’ll also be entered into a prizedraw, if you do! Listen to this episode for further details



    To read more Brittle Star poems and stories, visit http://www.brittlestar.org.uk and subscribe.



    This podcast is brought to you by Stonewood Press, a small independent publisher based in the UK who mostly publish poetry and short fiction, go to https://www.stonewoodpress.co.uk for more information.


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    • 48 min
    How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic | Throwing to the Face

    How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic | Throwing to the Face

    How did Johannes Gutenberg turn a lead alloy into gold? Through metal moveable type! Without this and his modified agricultural press we wouldn’t have mass printing - no books, newspapers, pamphlets, treatises, journals… and we wouldn’t have the print literary magazine Brittle Star. This episode, part of the series ‘How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic’, looks at Gutenberg’s process of making metal type and helps Brittle Star celebrate 20 years of publishing with readings of poetry and short stories in the writers’ own voices. Includes work from Stephanie Limb, Edward Avern, Fawzia Muradali Kane, Janet Hatherley and Maia Elsner.


    Researched and hosted by Jacqueline Gabbitas and Martin Parker.


    Sources: British Library www.bl.uk; tompainepress.blogsspot.com; ‘Things That Made the Modern Economy’ BBC Sounds www.bbc.co.uk; www.gutenberg.org; ‘How Gutenberg Cast Moveable Type’ Sabrina Huyett YouTube.


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    • 49 min
    We Have Lift Off! | Episode 3 Run-on

    We Have Lift Off! | Episode 3 Run-on

    Stereoplate Run-ons are special bonus episodes. This Run-on episode is part of a series we've called We Have Lift Off! How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic? In our full Episode 3 we discuss what writer and academic Emma Smith calls ‘the erasure of distinctiveness’ and how it relates to us as creatives in the current climate.

    In our bonus Run-on episode, helping us to celebrate Issue 46 and 20 years of Brittle Star magazine, we feature the full length version of Music of the Meteors, a story by Janina Arndt. So, sit back with a cuppa wherever you  are in the world and enjoy.

    To read more Brittle Star poems and stories, visit http://www.brittlestar.org.uk and subscribe at the special Stereoplate discount of 15% (discount code in episode) until the end of August 2020.

    If you like this podcast, rate us wherever you get your podcasts, subscribe, share us with friends, and buy us a coffee at http://ko-fi.com/stereoplate.

    Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a message at http://anchor.fm/stereoplate/message.

    Stay safe and well, Martin & Jacqueline


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    • 19 min
    We Have Lift Off! | The Erasure of Distinctiveness

    We Have Lift Off! | The Erasure of Distinctiveness

    This  episode is part of a series called We Have Lift Off! How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic. This instalment is different in format and tone from episodes 1 & 2 and picks up from an idea in the last episode: Can you be  creative in a global pandemic?. It looks at what writer and academic Emma Smith calls 'the erasure of distinctiveness'. Martin and Jacqueline, an artist and writer, talk candidly about their own creative processes during lockdown - how they populated their work with portraits, people and ghosts at a time when most of us were unable to meet up with family and friends. They talk about the heartbreaking gravity of the fact that the deaths from Covid 19 were and still are seen by a wider world as statistics on a graph, and how they unwittingly found distinctiveness in their protraits and characters, and even erasure, in tacit response.

    As editors of Brittle Star magazine, Jacqueline and Martin also share with you wonderful new and original poems and stories from issue 46. Listen to these writers read their own work in their distinctive voices. This episode helps celebrate 20 years of Brittle Star and includes  Alison Binney, Karen Green, SK Grout, Joan Lennon, Tina Cole, Kenneth Pobo and a sneaky-peek of a story by Janina Arndt.

    So, join Martin and Jacqueline wherever you are in the world as they  share great writing with you, and try to shake off some of the mystery surrounding poetry and fiction.

    To read more Brittle Star poems and stories, visit www.brittlestar.org.uk and subscribe at the special Stereoplate discount of 15% (discount code in episode).

    If you like this podcast, rate us, subscribe, share us with friends, and buy us a coffee at ko-fi.com/stereoplate.

    Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a message at anchor.fm/stereoplate/message.


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    • 32 min
    We Have Lift Off! | Episode 2 Run-on

    We Have Lift Off! | Episode 2 Run-on

    Stereoplate Run-ons are special bonus episodes. This Run-on episode is part of a series we've called We Have Lift Off! How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic? In our full Episode 2 we ask the question: ‘Can you be creative in a global pandemic?’ and we look at Shakespeare, the plague and Covid19.

    In our bonus Run-on episode, helping us to celebrate Issue 46 and 20 years of Brittle Star magazine, we feature the full length version of Mr Sheen a story by Julie Mellor.  So, sit back with a cuppa wherever you are in the world and enjoy.

    To read more Brittle Star poems and stories, visit http://www.brittlestar.org.uk and subscribe at the special Stereoplate discount of 15% (discount code in episode).

    If you like this podcast, rate us wherever you get your podcasts, subscribe, share us with friends, and buy us a coffee at http://ko-fi.com/stereoplate. 

    Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a message at http://anchor.fm/stereoplate/message.

    Stay safe and well, Martin & Jacqueline


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    • 15 min
    We Have Lift Off! | Can you be creative in a global pandemic?

    We Have Lift Off! | Can you be creative in a global pandemic?

    This episode is part of a series called We Have Lift Off! How to Launch a Literary Magazine in a Global Pandemic? In this instalment we ask the question: Can you be creative in a global pandemic? We’ll look at Shakespeare (following a Twitter storm started by Roseanne Cash), the plague and Covid19, creativity and the generosity of creatives around the globe. 

    We’ll also be celebrating issue 46 of Brittle Star magazine including some work responding to Covid19. You’ll hear writing from lockdown from Louisa Hooper, Cara L Mckee, Ama Bolton, Philip Dunkerley and John Pucay. Also, toasting Brittle Star’s 20 years of publishing, we’ll have poems by Jo Brandon, John Greening and Tamsin Cottis and a sneaky-peek of a story by Julie Mellor. 

    So, join Martin and Jacqueline wherever you are in the world as they share great writing with you, and try to shake off some of the mystery surrounding poetry and fiction. 

    To read more Brittle Star poems and stories, visit www.brittlestar.org.uk and subscribe at the special Stereoplate discount of 15% (discount code in episode). 

    If you like this podcast, rate us, subscribe, share us with friends, and buy us a coffee at ko-fi.com/stereoplate. 

    Let us know what you think about the podcast by commenting at www.stonewoodpress.co.uk/stereoplate or leaving a message at anchor.fm/stereoplate/message. 

    Cheers, Martin & Jacqueline 


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    • 40 min

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