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Unlatched Podcast

Unlatched Podcast

By Amy Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown
Set up as a response to the closure of open mic events during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Unlatched Podcast aims to bring together writers and musicians with their listeners. Each episode features a spoken word open mic section (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) and a Musician Spotlight interview to showcase new original music. Find out more: unlatchedpodcast.com

This is an ongoing project by Amy Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. Theme music composed by Josh Kashdan of Kashdan Music: www.kashdanmusic.com/
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Episode 9: 2020 reflections
In this episode, we look back at how the podcast developed and evolved over the year, and revisit the musicians and writers featured on the podcast in 2020. We also speak to the composer of our wonderful theme music, Josh Kashdan of Kashdan Music, about his inspirations, other composition work in 2020 and what music means to him. The episode features poetry readings by Amy and Jess, and discussions of our creative work in 2020 and 2021. As always, submissions are open for our 2021 episodes! The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project run by Amy  Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
53:06
January 25, 2021
Episode 8: Our world transformed
Featuring poetry and creative non-fiction by Rose Winter, Kathryn Llewellyn, H. M. L. Swann and Zoë Wells, and an interview with composer Peter Relph about the Anchorae Isolation Choir. Our performers explore the definitions of home, beauty and the unfamiliar, as well as the importance of creativity and translation. Set up during lockdown, Peter Relph's Anchorae Isolation Choir reminds us of the value of communities in lockdown and how music, art and creativity can overcome physical restrictions.  The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project run by Amy  Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
57:34
December 5, 2020
Episode 7: Class of 2020 Special
Celebrating writers who graduated in 2020, this episode features poetry, fiction and non-fiction by Clementine Brown, Vanwy Arif MacDonald, Michael Morgan, Mollie Winters and Sara Murray. Our contributors explore the reaches of memory and time, from an eventful night in 1960s New York right up to the present moment, and how it feels to have graduated in the summer of 2020.  The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project run by Amy  Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
58:44
October 26, 2020
Episode 6: Hope in uncertain times
Featuring poetry, fiction and non-fiction by Lisa Levytska, Patrick Ofosu, Ann Kathryn Kelly and Callum Churchill and an interview with Jane Barkley Young and Adam Rowley from alt-pop duo The Kind. Our open mic performers reckon with uncertainty and sudden changes in circumstance, while our musician spotlight interview with The Kind discusses their EP 'Tomorrow' and creating music during lockdown. This episode also launches our Class of 2020 special episode.  The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project run by Amy  Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
01:00:00
September 5, 2020
Episode 5: Tales of travel
Featuring poetry and short fiction by Guy Jones, Tanya Campbell, Joel Russell and Healy Gier and an interview with indie musician Louis Mars about his debut album 'Teenage Daydreams'. Our performers offer humorous tales of travels to the seaside, nightmarish train journeys and holidays with unsuitable partners, as well falling in love with places in our past. The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project run by Amy  Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
51:22
July 12, 2020
Episode 4: Journeys under the sun
Featuring poetry by Rhys Owain Williams, Zoë Wells, Helena Lönnberg and Laura Grevel and an interview with folk-inspired electronic duo Bossyking (Lauren Davey and Wayne Scurrah) about their new album 'Music and Machinery'. Our performers take us on journeys to the Slovenian mountains, a London café and the Portugese coast, and remind us of the power of the sun. The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project run by Amy Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
43:27
May 28, 2020
Episode 3: Canine thoughts and familiar haunts
Featuring Will Horspool (Poetman), Patrick Widdess, Samuel Dodson, James Caton and Gail Webb. Kickstarted by caffeine, this episode explores place, family, love and canine philosophy, ending with a reminder of what to hold on to during difficult times.  The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project hosted by Amy Hodkin,  supported by Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit our   website www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Also find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
36:54
May 25, 2020
Episode 2: The new and unfamiliar
Featuring Michael Morgan, Sue Wells, Poingly, Ann Kathryn Kelly and Leanne Moden. Through poetry, music and memoir, Episode 2 of the Unlatched Podcast explores home, haircuts and how to respond to new and unfamiliar situations. The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project hosted by Amy Hodkin,  supported by Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit our  website www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Also find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcastand Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
28:19
May 25, 2020
Episode 1: Seeking inspiration
Featuring poetry by Jessica Kashdan-Brown, Shakira Morar, Owen Haywood, Alex Scott, Jordan Maxwell Ridgeway and Katie L James. Inspired by other poets, artwork, music and memory, these poems aim to distract, comfort and inspire you during the current lockdown situation. The Unlatched Podcast is an ongoing project by Amy Hodkin and Jessica Kashdan-Brown. To get involved please visit our website www.unlatchedpodcast.com or email unlatchedpodcast@gmail.com. Also find us on Twitter @UnlatchedPod, Instagram @unlatchedpodcast and Facebook @unlatchedpodcast.
30:18
May 16, 2020