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25 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Ep 117: Beyond a Joke 8 - Dominic Hoey tells Pip Adam a funny story and they talk about Poor People With Money

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To read more and subscribe: https://betteroffread.substack.com/p/ep-117-beyond-a-joke-8-dominic-hoey#details

1hr 5mins

12 Sep 2022

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Ep 111: Beyond a Joke 2 - Jonny Potts talks to Pip Adam about Nikolai Gogol’s story ’The Nose’

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55mins

26 Apr 2022

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Ep 110: Beyond a Joke 1 - Anna Jackson talks to Pip Adam about Anna’s book ’Actions & Travels: How poetry works’.

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Subscribe to Better off Read on Substack In this, the first episode in this series I speak with Anna Jackson abouta single cell from a Peanuts cartoon where Snoopy is pretending to be a cow. This turns out to be a really great way into talking to Anna about her amazing new book Actions & Travels: How Poetry Works (Auckland University Press)

48mins

12 Apr 2022

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Listening Stones Jumping Rock/The Machine Stops | Episode 1: Pip Adam | Giants in Space: Fiction and MegaFauna

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𝘎𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘍𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘢 is reworked, in the context of the exhibition Listening Stones Jumping Rocks, from Pip Adam’s keynote lecture at the 𝘕𝘨ā 𝘵𝘰𝘩𝘶 𝘰 𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘳𝘦: 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 conference held at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington in November 2021. As well as featuring discussion of works such as Sorawit Songsataya The Interior it is loosely based on the novel Adam is writing about a group of giant humans banished from earth in a spacecraft powered by sound. Her fictional work explores features of our existing carceral and policing systems and attempts to offer experiences of alternative forms of justice.

43mins

2 Feb 2022

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Ep 103: Elements 17 - Point. Ebony Lamb talks to Pip Adam about a self-portrait photographed by Ebony Lamb.

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In the third episode in the Point season of Elements, I talk to Ebony Lamb about point of view and how it relates to her work as a photographer and song-writer. We use as starting point for this discussion Ebony's portrait below. Which you can see here: https://better-read.com/2021/09/08/ep-103-elements-17/

1hr 2mins

10 Sep 2021

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Ep 94: Elements 8 - Plot. Dan Kois talks to Pip Adam about a sound mixing board.

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In the second episode in the Plot season of Elements, I talk to Dan Kois about plot and narrative and what it is to write it.  Some of the things we talk about are: You can read about Dan's novel Vintage Contemporaries here https://www.dankois.com/vintage-contemporaries We talk about Laurie Colwin's book Happy all the Time https://www.lauriecolwin.com/books Jenny Offill's Department of Speculation https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/14/dept-speculation-review-jenny-offill

58mins

27 Apr 2021

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Ep 89: Elements 3 – Place. Rose Lu talks to Pip Adam about a cleaver.

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In the third episode in the Place season of Elements, Pip Adam talks to Rose Lu about place and what it is to write it.  All Who Live on Islands by Rose Lu which is published by VUP https://vup.victoria.ac.nz/all-who-live-on-islands/ The Radio New Zealand adaptation of Rose's book All Who Live on Islands https://www.rnz.co.nz/collections/readings/all-who-live-on-islands-by-rose-lu The Kāpiti Writers Retreat run by Writers Practice https://writerspractice.nz/ I talk about 'an artist' - that artist is the amazing Julian Oliver. The lecture I am talking about is this one from 2017 "TX/RX: Spectrum and the City" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9UIEnxlw5k&t=429s Exercise: What does it feel like to use an object to write about place. Look around, pick up the first you-sized object you see. Now write about place through this object. Perhaps start with the sentence, 'I am in the [object name]...'. Thank you Copyright Licensing New Zealand for funding the Elements series.

48mins

8 Feb 2021

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Pip Adam: Nothing to See

Word Christchurch Festival

1 November 2020 | WORD Christchurch Spring FestivalPip Adam has writen one of the most talked about novels of 2020, Nothing to See, which follows mysterious doppelgängers Peggy and Greta. Philip Matthews described it as ‘a novel about shame, loneliness, about wanting to do good and hoping for second chances’, ‘a real achievement’ that is ‘deeply affecting’ and ‘[pushes] the traditional limits of fiction.’ Her last book, The New Animals, won the 2018 Acorn Foundation Prize, and the judges called it ‘the book with the most blood on the page.’She discusses her work, and her unique world view, with fellow novelist Carl Shuker.

55mins

30 Nov 2020

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Pip Adam on libraries and books

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Novelist and writer Pip Adam looks at the place of libraries in our lives and the way they've been expanding their services.

13mins

17 Nov 2020

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Ep 86: Dan Kois talks to Pip Adam about 'Train Dreams' by Denis Johnson

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Pip Adam talks to writer, editor and podcaster Dan Kois about Denis Johnson's 2011 novella Train Dreams Find out more on our website: https://better-read.com/

55mins

16 Nov 2020

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