Burley Fisher's Isolation Station
Isolation Station #14 - Verso New York, Jessie Kindig & Cat Anarchism

Isolation Station #14 - Verso New York, Jessie Kindig & Cat Anarchism

May 8, 2020

Today So is joined by Jessie Kindig, editor at Verso US. They talk about whether cats are anarchists, imagining a robust community-oriented book world, and how leftist publishers are addressing the current crisis, including Verso's forthcoming ebook by Dean Spade on mutual aid.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #13 - Disco Elysium & Literature for the New Age

Isolation Station #13 - Disco Elysium & Literature for the New Age

May 6, 2020

Today Dan is joined by Siim-Kosmos Sinamäe, a producer on the literary computer game Disco Elysium. Together they walk the line between literature and non-traditional media, exploring how a small development team from Talinn, Estonia used their writing chops to create one of the finest video games of the last decade. With backroad meanders into Russian Constructivism, Dungeons and Dragons and the Estonian avant-garde, together they probe at the borderlines of literature in the new millennium.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #12 - Beltane Special: Maria Cuervo and Hellebore

Isolation Station #12 - Beltane Special: Maria Cuervo and Hellebore

May 1, 2020

Today Dan and Ant are joined by Maria Cuervo, editor of Hellebore, the magazine of Folk Horror and all things Weird Albion. Ant and Dan are led on a psychedelic journey through the origins of Folk Horror in Gothic Literature, the Mythic practices which inspire contemporary art and the aesthetics of the Folk Horror Revival.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

 

Isolation Station #11 - Feminist and Dalit Writing in India

Isolation Station #11 - Feminist and Dalit Writing in India

April 27, 2020

Today Dan and Antony are joined by Mandira Sen from Stree-Samya Books, a Kolkata-based publisher that specialises in Indian Social Studies and Dalit Literature. In a wide-ranging conversation that covers the plight of women, the legacy of colonialism and the realities of the modern caste system, kick back for a few hours to enjoy an eye-opening and warm conversation that will give you a sneak peek into parrallel spheres of literature; and maybe give yourself a few choice editions for the shopping list.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Co-Produced & Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #10 - The Zine Issue, Weird Walk and Books Peckham

Isolation Station #10 - The Zine Issue, Weird Walk and Books Peckham

April 23, 2020

In this episode Dan is joined by Owen from Weird Walk, who guides him through his psychedelic rambling philosophy by way of medieval graffiti, folk music and lost historic wonders found in the strangest of places. Meanwhile, Sam catches up with Peter from Books Peckham, to see how the 'zine magnate of Rye Lane is navigating the lockdown.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #9 - Lola Olufemi and Feminism, Interrupted

Isolation Station #9 - Lola Olufemi and Feminism, Interrupted

April 20, 2020

Today we're joined by writer and organiser Lola Olufemi, who talks to So about her new book Feminism Interrupted: Disrupting Power, part of Pluto's Outspoken Series. So and Lola get into why critical feminism is a conversation and a form of nourishment, how radical groups are organising during lockdown (and what you can do), and how the current crisis shows up our urgent need for intersectional thinking and action.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #8 - Theo Chiotis and the First International

Isolation Station #8 - Theo Chiotis and the First International

April 16, 2020

Today we begin our series from literary figures from around the globe, as Athenian poet and translator Theo Chiotis leaps headlong into the Greek discourses of crisis. Ranging from the bodily aspects of crisis, punitive lockdown fines and the legacy of authorotarian rule in Mediterrenean states, Theo leads So and Dan deep into the Athenian literary reality.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #7 - Matt Green and the Great Death

Isolation Station #7 - Matt Green and the Great Death

April 10, 2020

Today we are joined by Matt Green who discusses the Black Death and the parrallels with the Covid-19 epidemic. We hear the ramblings of freelance preachers, tales of abandoned villages and stirrings of the birth of fashion. With lively sojourns into conspiracy and economic turmoil, join Matt as he weaves a vivid tapestry of the characters and events that have marked historical pandemics, and maybe get a little bit of hope along the journey.

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #6 - Psychopodraphy

Isolation Station #6 - Psychopodraphy

April 8, 2020

The latest episode of the Isolation Station is a bookseller bonanza. We transform ourselves into armchair flaneurs as we visit other independent booksellers around London to ask how they're dealing with the crisis, what they're reading and what they're eating. It's important work we're doing.

If you would like to get in touch with any of the bookshops we speak with the details are below:

Pickled Pepper Books: info@pickledpepperbooks.co.uk

Pages of Hackney: info@pagesofhackney.co.uk

London Review Bookshop: bookshop@londonreviewbookshop.co.uk

Review Bookshop Peckham: review@btconnect.com

Village Books Dulwich: dulwich@village-books.co.uk

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

Isolation Station #5 - Ruth Gilligan and Irish Modernity

Isolation Station #5 - Ruth Gilligan and Irish Modernity

April 3, 2020

Today in the Isolation Station, Sam is joined by Ruth Gilligan, who discusses her new novel The Butchers: a blood-soaked, folkloric tale set during the '96 BSE crisis in Ireland. Sam and Ruth cover the clash of modernity and tradition, the timeliness of the novel and yet more toilet paper books.

Also included is another exclusive extract of Dan’s plague journal.

The Butchers was published by Atlantic Books. To order, email podcast@burleyfisherbooks.com

 

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Produced by Dan Fuller

Music by Antony Hurley

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