In this episode of Aural Text Lorin is joined by international comedians Dr. Brown and Alex Horne.

Dr Brown speaks about his clown training, his latest show Befrdfgth and how he puts together his unique and playful shows.

Alex Horne chats to Lorin about the concept behind his new comedy show, Seven Years in the Bathroom, The Horne Section and the game invented by Mark Watson and Tim Key and brilliantly commentated by Alex, No More Women.

Direct download: auraltext_20120404.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 8:39pm AEDT

Aural Text with Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke.

Award winning British comedian and writer, Mark Thomas, talks about his new show, Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall). Based on his attempt to walk the entire length of the Israeli barrier in the West Bank, Mark tells the tale of his adventure and ponders the question, can you ever get away from it all with a good walk? Lorin describes him as the comedian that comedians talk about and he’s in Australia for the first time to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Mark also talks to Alicia and Lorin about how he came to hold the Guinness World Record for number of poitical protests.

Famous Poet Π O stops by for a chat, he reads some of his famous number poems and speaks about his book 24 Hours which you can find in good secondhand bookshops.

In the middle of it all there's a brilliant recording of Frank Threne, kindly given to the Aural Text show by Triple R's own, Archie Cuthbertson

Direct download: aural_text_20120328.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 1:04pm AEDT

Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke discuss the recent retractions made by This American Life after they found themselves in a bit of a pickle. Alicia and Lorin use this example to talk about the implications of taking something intended for one artform and presenting it another and how probelms can arise when doing so.

International poets Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye talk about their career’s as spoken word poets and their organisation, Project Voice. They have both been performing spoken word poetry since high school, in different parts of America, and now teach and insipre students to write their own spoken word poetry. Phil and Sarah run Project Voice, an organisation dedicated to entertainment, education and inspiration. 

Direct download: Aural_Text_20120321.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 3:11pm AEDT

In this edition of Aural Text with Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke, the ladies talk to Andrew Nette, Cam Ashley and Janet DeNeefe.

Andrew Nette and Cam Ashely speak about Crime Factory Publications. After a few years hiatus, the publication is back and bigger than ever. It aims to bring audiences the finest in uncompromising dark fiction, features, interviews and reviews in a multitude of formats.

Janet DeNeefe, director of the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival and author of cookbook, Bali: The Food Of My Island Home, is in Melbourne for the Food and Wine Festival. She speaks about her life in Bali, her love of the food and writing her cookbook. Janet is also the founder of two restaurants in Bali and a cooking school.

Direct download: auraltext_20120314.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 7:27pm AEDT

In this episode, Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke talk to Ron Rash, Lisa Abend and Juan Gabriel Vasquez.

Award winning author and poet Ron Rash discusses his newest book, The Cove. The novel is set in the Appalachians of North Carolina at the height of WWI and is a story of a blazing but doomed love affair caught in the turmoil of a nation at war.

Lisa Abend speaks about The Sorcerer’s Apprentices, her book that takes a behind the scenes look the world’s most revered restaurant, elBulli.

Colombian Juan Gabriel Vasquez talks about his book, The Secret History of Costaguana.

Direct download: auraltext_20120307.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 6:01pm AEDT

In this episode Lorin speaks to Ewan Morrison, Dionne Brand and Chris Flynn.

Lorin talks to Ewan Morrison all the way on the other side of the world in sunny Scotland. Ewan is a writer of novels, short stories and television. He speaks to Lorin about his thoughts on the self-epublishing bubble and about his work over the years. His new book, Tales From the Mall, is out April 10th in all formats. Tales From The Mall is a mash-up of fact, fiction, essays, true stories and multi-format media that tells of the rise of one of the most defining and iconic symbols of the modern age - the shopping mall.

Dionne Brand speaks to Lorin from her home in Canada. Dionne is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and social acitivist. She has published eighteen books, contributed to seventeen anthologies, written dozens of essays and articles, and made four documentary films for the Canadian National Film Board.

Chris Flynn joins Lorin in the studio to talk about his debut novel, Tiger in Eden. The book follows the story of Billy Montgomery and his escape to Thailand in the mid-nineties. Billy is a Loyalist street fighter on the run from the Northern Ireland Police, but sooner or later his past will catch up with him.

Direct download: auraltext_20120229.wav
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 12:43pm AEDT

In this episode Lorin Clarke and Alicia Sometimes speak to Michael Sala, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Djoymi Baker.

Michael Sala disucsses his new book, The Last Thread, an insight into his chidhood, his family and growing up between Australia and the Netherlands. Michael speaks about writing his autobiography in the third person and the freedom it gave him to write openly.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe talks about Australian Poetry, an organisation launched last year in a merge between the Australian Poetry Centre and Poets Union. Chris also speaks a bit about his career and treats us to a reading of his poem Do I sleep or am I slept?

Dr Djoymi Baker talks about ACMI’s Sex, Lies & Television Screens evening. Djoymi was on the panel along with Josh Kinal, John Richards and Emily Maguire and they discussed everything from Dexter to Game of Thrones as they looked at the abundance of blood and bare skin now filling our television screens.

Direct download: Aural_Text_20120222.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 6:01pm AEDT

In this episode Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke speak to Hilary McPhee, Oscar Schwarz and Carrie Tiffany. Hilary McPhee talks about her new book, Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The Diaries of Tim Burstall. The book looks at Burstall’s career and his personal life as described in the writings of his prolific and abundant diaries. Oscar Schwarz speaks about writing his thesis on performance poetry and talks about a poetry series spawned from his thesis called Dialogues, a monthly event at St. Ali’s in South Melbourne. Finally, Carrie Tiffany speaks about her second book, Mateship with Birds, and process she took in writing it.

Direct download: auraltext_20120215.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 12:31pm AEDT

In this episode Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke speak to Ee'da Brahim and Candice Monique, Nick Bland, Richard Higgins and Thomas Blatchford.

Ee’da and Candice speak about Sisters For Sisters and the Women’s Wellness Project. Nick Bland, author of much loved picture book The Very Cranky Bear, tells us about the incarnation of the book as a smartphone app. Giving tips on writing comedy shows, Richard Higgins shares his insight during the How To segement and Thomas Blatchford, aka The Human Photocopier, talks about Festival of the Photocopier.

Direct download: Aural_Text_20120208.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 1:26pm AEDT

In this edition of the Aural Text podcast, Alica Sometimes and Lorin Clarke are joined by Rachel Berger, Rebecca Lister and Peter Mattessi.

Rachel Berger speaks about writing for comedy and all that’s involved. Rebecca Lister reviews Five Bells by Gail Jones and Peter Mattessi talks writing for television, in particular his experience of writing for soaps such as Neighbours and East Enders.

This week Lorin brings you Articles That Will Make You Sound Smarter Than You Are in the form of  Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit and The Kapitan Hans Langsdorff Nazi Story on Classy Gents.

Direct download: Aural_Text_20120201.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 2:34pm AEDT

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