From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Our podcasts bring you readings & in depth discussions with highly acclaimed authors & rising stars from the quarterly magazine of new writing.
Kathryn Scanlan, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 100
Back in the early summer of 2020, the writer Kathryn Scanlan joined Josie Mitchell to talk about her story collection, The Dominant Animal. They discussed her precarious worlds, the drama of the sentence and working with the writer and editor Diane...
Joanna Kavenna, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 99
Joanna Kavenna joins Josie Mitchell to discuss Zed – a sci-fi dystopia exploring our fears about the psychological cost of surveillance capitalism. Early in 2020, newly under lockdown, they discussed the psychic threat posed by today’s tech companies,...
Caleb Klaces, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 98
Caleb Klaces joins Josie Mitchell to talk about about his debut novel, Fatherhood – his poet’s account of becoming a father.Back at the beginning of the UK lockdown, they discussed parenting your kids at home, and talked about the expectations placed on...
Sophie Mackintosh, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 97
Sophie Mackintosh speaks to editor Josie Mitchell about her new novel, Blue Ticket. They talk about what it means to be pregnancy-adjacent, the bloodthirsty aspects of motherhood, and letting the body have what it wants. You can find more fiction by...
Ottessa Moshfegh, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 96
Ottessa Moshfegh joined Josie Mitchell to talk about about her novel, Death in Her Name.They discuss the ‘perfect storm’ trapping us inside with our Zoom-ready devices, the propaganda in the air, and the psychological effects of isolation on the elderly...
Carmen Maria Machado, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 95
Carmen Maria Machado discusses her new memoir, In the Dream House, with Josie Mitchell. They discuss memory as architecture, formal experimentation, and making space for queer narrative. Carmen is the author of Her Body and Other Parties. You can read...
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Great podcast. One problem with it.
I love everything about this podcast. The content is healthy but the sound quality varies terribly. I use my cellphone and I understand this it isn't a boom box but going from episode to episode, reveals the weakness.
Not asking for studio quality but for episodes that are recorded outside, please bump the output and/or use a compressor and level this out. Thank you.
This podcast literally blew my mind. You would not believe the serendipitous journey I have been on to get here. Your perspective on how our demographic (I’m using demographic in its broadest and most minute definition) shapes our viewpoint of the world, mostly how important it is to be aware of that...I suppose a more intellectual explanation of ‘another man’s shoes’.
Honestly, it’s all too much to speak to without a keyboard....Carmen Maria Machado, you have a new fan. I’m so grateful to have heard this podcast. You truly changed my life. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️
I have trouble downloading older episodes. I would listen to all of these if I could because they're so smartly done.