Join Richard and Sol on weekly tangents, chatting to authors, artists, musicians and each other about everything from trip-hop albums to street art to ghost stories to the history of pirates to foraging for mildly psychedelic tea.
Mark Stewart: The Bristol Hum
Mark Stewart returns to talk about his new album VS, as well as the city of Bristol and its music and supernatural phenomena. We also chat about noise music, its history and Bristol's relationship with the genre.
Buy the album: https://emergencyhearts.bandcamp.com/album/vs
Mark's website: https://www.markstewartmusic.com
Rhian Graham: Tearing Down The Statue
Sol & Richard chat to Rhian Graham, one of the Colston 4, her partner Luke and historian and author Mark Steeds about the whole experience of toppling the statue, the trial and the aftermath following their acquittal.
Buy Mark's book: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/new-from-wulfstan-to-colston-severing-the-sinews-of-slavery-in-bristol
Colston 4 w/ Roger Ball & Mark Steeds
We chat to Bristol Radical History Group members and co-authors of the fantastic book From Wulfstan To Colston: Severing The Sinews Of Slavery In Bristol, Mark Steeds and Roger Ball, about the Colston 4 verdict. They talk about how they contributed to the defence case, their reaction the verdict, some history of Colston and what the man was like and the horrific conditions of his slave trade, as well as some discussion of the merchant venturers and what Bristol should do now moving forward from this.
After The Revolution Part 5 - Wrap Up
Clive Stevens returns for the fifth and final instalment of his series where he breaks down the central ideas of his fantastic book, After The Revolution, which you can buy from our website here: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/pre-order-now-after-the-revolution-lessons-from-local-government-on-designing-a-dynamic-democracy
In this episode, Clive talks about proportional representation, Marvin Rees' leadership, the great white whale of the Bristol stadium and much more.
Searching For The Soul of the City with Mike Manson
Bristol author extraordinaire Mike Manson joins the pod to chat about his new book Manson's Bristol Miscellany and his search for the 'soul of the city'. We interrogate Mike on what exactly this soul is and where might it be found, whilst also offering our own muddled theories.
Buy Mike's new book Bristol Miscellany here, the perfect Christmas gift for every proud Bristolian.
Bath Arts Workshop
Richard and Sol chat to Phil Shepherd and Victoria Forbes Adam about their wonderful and inspiring book Bath Arts Workshop, based on the eccentric community of creatives who erupted a scene of counterculture upon Bath in the 70s.