12 episodes

Whisky & Words is an exploration of writers and what makes them tick. Hosted by author David Olsen, each episode showcases a different writer at varying stages in their careers, where the writer shares a piece of their work and engages in an in-depth discussion around it.

The questions cover all aspects of their creative process; their background, motivations, inspirations and what they enjoy most about playing with words.

With writing to entertain, questions to inform and personal stories to inspire, tune in to a new episode every two weeks and be ready to hear from the people behind the pages.

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Whisky & Words is an exploration of writers and what makes them tick. Hosted by author David Olsen, each episode showcases a different writer at varying stages in their careers, where the writer shares a piece of their work and engages in an in-depth discussion around it.

The questions cover all aspects of their creative process; their background, motivations, inspirations and what they enjoy most about playing with words.

With writing to entertain, questions to inform and personal stories to inspire, tune in to a new episode every two weeks and be ready to hear from the people behind the pages.

    Single Measures #2

    Single Measures #2

    In this second instalment of Single Measures, poet Gemma Reed reads a selection of her poetry about the English seaside.
    If you wish to contribute a story, poem or other writing to Single Measures, feel free to get in touch on Facebook, on Twitter or by emailing dave@nerdod.com.

    • 3 min
    Episode 10: Timothy D Olsen

    Episode 10: Timothy D Olsen

    This is a very special episode of Whisky & Words. David's guest is none other than his father, Timothy D Olsen. Together, father and son discuss writing process, motivations and the gift that writers have to affect others.
    Throughout their discussion, they sample a glass of Talisker 10 year old single malt (the whisky introduced to them both by David's grandfather).

    • 40 min
    Episode 9: Kit Jenkin

    Episode 9: Kit Jenkin

    David's guest in Episode 9 is Canadian short story author, Kit Jenkin. Kit shares his incredible short story 'Regeneration' and together they sample a measure of Jameson Black Barrel, a wonderfully sweet Irish whiskey.

    • 57 min
    Episode 8: Gemma Reed

    Episode 8: Gemma Reed

    Episode 8 sees David welcoming poet Gemma Reed onto the show. Gemma shares a selection of her poetry, they discuss the storytelling power of poetry in general and together they sample a measure of Jura Origin.

    • 36 min
    Single Measures #1

    Single Measures #1

    In this first instalment of Single Measures, David reads his own story 'Panes of the Soul'.
    If you wish to contribute a story to Single Measures, feel free to get in touch on Facebook, on Twitter or by emailing dave@nerdod.com.

    • 4 min
    Episode 7: Rosemary Collins

    Episode 7: Rosemary Collins

    This episode sees David welcoming author and journalist Rosemary Collins. Rosemary shares excerpts from her upcoming novel, 'How to Change the World', and the pair sample a dram of The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve.

    • 40 min

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