Joined each episode by special guests, British Asian authors, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee take a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture and Big Fat Asian Weddings. Insightful, funny, packed with stellar interviews – Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Mike Gayle, to name a few – and the odd dose of cross-cultural confusion, they dare to explore the parts other podcasts cannot reach. Find out more: www.redhotchilliwriters.com
Episode 56 - Ann Cleeves & The Heron's Cry, Bloody Scotland live podcast, and wearing sliders and socks in public places
In this episode we talk to crime fiction superstar Ann Cleeves & her latest book The Heron's Cry, we discuss our upcoming live podcast event at Bloody Scotland and your chance to win a set of signed bestsellers, and Vas gets his grump on about people wearing sliders and socks in public places
Episode 55 - Orenda Books special with Karen Sullivan, Awais Khan, Will Carver and Lilja Sigurdardottir
In this episode, partly recorded in the beautiful Coles Books in Bicester, we speak to indie publisher Orenda Books with founder Karen Sullivan and authors Awais Khan, Will Carver and Lilja Sigurdardottir and their terrific new novels
Episode 54 - S.A. Cosby, Razorblade Tears, a new Writing Crime Fiction course, and events that shouldn't be at the Olympics
In this episode we interview US crime fiction sensation S.A. Cosby, author of Razorblade Tears, discuss a new 'Writing Crime Fiction' course, and review the Tokyo Olympics - including taking certain Olympic events to task.
Episode 53 - Mark Billingham and Steve Cavanagh, Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, and the meaning of altruism
In this episode we talk to crime writing superstars Mark Billingham and Steve Cavanagh, discuss the return of the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, and ponder the meaning of altruism and simple acts of kindness (including swimming with sharks)
Episode 52 - The Dying Day, racism in sports films, and Fenton's Favourites
In this episode, Vaseem introduces his new book, The Dying Day, we discuss racism in sports films, and Tracy Fenton of TBC - The Book Club - tells us about her favourite novels of the past six months.
Episode 51 - Amit Dhand, the horrors of Partition, Tariq Ashkanani, and the Capital Crime New Voices
Episode 51 - In this episode we talk to regular contributor Amit Dhand about his new book The Blood Divide, and Tariq Ashkanani about his thriller Welcome to Cooper. Tariq also tells us about the Capital Crime New Voices Award - open to anyone who wants to write a crime novel.
feeling good with crime
I am a reader of both these guys’ books, but I would enjoy listening to them regardless. They are so amiably snarky and just plain interesting. I haven’t been listening in order, but jump around according to my mood and who their guest is. And those guests! If you like crime fiction, there’s something here for you.
Hilarious and Informative
The funniest crime fiction podcast I’ve come across.
I make a fool of myself every time I listen...
...because they have me laughing out loud during my walks to class/work/wherever. Another reviewer called this podcast vibrant, and I’d have to agree. It’s a breath of fresh air in the middle of my otherwise dour mix of true crime, politics, and more “serious” writing shows. The hosts are great, interviews are always interesting, and I want to adopt Mum as my own! My one complaint might be the intro music, but I’ve decided it’s so bad that it’s actually quite good. 👍🏻👍🏻