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The Parthian Podcast

The Parthian Podcast

By Parthian Books
A carnival of voices – with independent publisher Parthian Books. Insightful conversation with some of the most exciting writers in and around Wales today.

Series One: Queer Welsh Writing, is produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books. Made with the support of The Rhys Davies Trust. Original music by Danny Booth.
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Discovering Queer Welsh Poets - with Taylor Edmonds

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Women and Queer Fiction in Wales - with Crystal Jeans and Sarah Broughton
Writer and producer Sarah Broughton interviews Crystal Jeans - award-winning author of The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise, Light Switches are my Kryptonite and The Homeless Heart-throb (all published with independent Welsh women's press Honno), and her latest novel, The Inverts (Borough Press, 2021). In this final episode of the series, Sarah and Crystal discuss everything from lesbian pirates to lavender marriage, television landmarks and the increasing presence of gay literature on mainstream bookstands.  Thanks once more for listening to The Parthian Podcast: Queer Welsh Writing. This podcast was produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books, with the generous support of The Rhys Davies Trust. Original Music by Danny Booth.
41:55
August 31, 2021
Mapping the Queer Short Story - with Dylan Huw, Kirsti Bohata & Huw Osborne
Dylan Huw, joined by editors and professors Kirsti Bohata and Huw Osborne, takes a dive into the making of Queer Square Mile – a new anthology of queer short stories - bringing us a deeply thought-provoking conversation about queer literary history, identity and ‘recovery’ in Wales. This podcast was produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books, with the generous support of The Rhys Davies Trust. Original Music by Danny Booth.
42:57
June 29, 2021
Discovering Queer Welsh Poets - with Taylor Edmonds
Our host for this episode - south Wales poet and writer Taylor Edmonds - takes us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the fantastic queer poets working in Wales today. Speaking on LGBTQ+ literary influences, opportunities, initiatives, as well questions of how to identify in the creative sphere, Taylor sits down with Nia Morais, Rhian Elizabeth and Jeremy Dixon in a bumper episode dedicated to queer Welsh poetry. This podcast was produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books, with the generous support of The Rhys Davies Trust. Original Music by Danny Booth.
48:12
May 20, 2021
Journeying Home with John Sam Jones
In this episode, John Sam Jones joins us from his home in Germany to talk to Cardiff student and aspiring writer Kate Waldock. He discusses his journey as a gay man and author, LGBT+ education, offers advice for young queer writers, and reads from his new memoir. This podcast was produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books, with the generous support of The Rhys Davies Trust. Original Music by Danny Booth. The Journey is Home: Notes from a Life on the Edge (or Y Daith Ydi Adra: Stori Gwr Ar Y Ffin) is out in May in both English and Welsh.
37:10
April 22, 2021
Between Worlds: Daryl Leeworthy in conversation with Jeffrey Weeks
Welsh writer and historian Dr Daryl Leeworthy sits down with Professor Jeffrey Weeks OBE - to talk about a life lived between worlds, as a queer boy from the valleys who left for London and became a central part of gay liberation in the UK. This podcast was produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books, with the generous support of The Rhys Davies Trust.  Original Music by Danny Booth. Jeffrey Weeks' autobiography Between Worlds: A Queer Boy from the Valleys is out now. 
51:12
April 1, 2021
Coming Soon: The Parthian Podcast
Episode one of our first series - Queer Welsh Writing - will be available from April 1st 2021. Join Daryl Leeworthy as he sits down with Jeffrey Weeks OBE to talk about writing and living 'Between Worlds'.  Produced by Kathryn Tann for Parthian Books. Music by Danny Booth. Supported by The Rhys Davies Trust.
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March 23, 2021