Episode 0: Introduction

An Introduction and a Preview

Welcome to Words To That Effect, a new podcast of the intriguing, the curious, and the unexplored.

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This is Episode 0 – really just a short introduction to the podcast, telling you a little bit about the format, the guests, and what you can expect in the upcoming episodes.

Words To That Effect is a literary podcast that wanders around the fields of fiction, history, science, and popular culture, telling some stories along the way. It’s about lots of things, but literature is what links it all together.

Upcoming Episodes of Words To That Effect

Episode One will be available next week (the week of the 26th June). From there new episodes will be released every two weeks.

So, what’s coming up? Well, Episode One looks at fake news and post truth…but in the lead up to the First World War. It involves a secret meeting of famous British authors and an attempt to uncover the truth about a very mysterious writer of invasion fiction. My guest is Dr Ailise Bulfin of Maynooth University, who is an expert in the literature and culture of this period.

From there, there will be episodes on Sherlock Holmes’ creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, and why he believed in ghosts and fairies. There will be a look at the underexplored and fascinating area of Irish Science Fiction. This will be followed by an episode on the contradictions and controversies within popular culture – the highbrow and the lowbrow, the intellectuals and the masses.

The Details

You can visit the “About” page to get some more detailed info about the show.

There are lots of ways listen to the show . Here on the website or, better yet, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you normally get your podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on all the upcoming episodes.

News, links, and updates will be posted here on the website, on the Facebook page and, if you sign up to the newsletter, you can get extra insights, links, and thoughts on each episode.

That’s it. I’m really looking forward to getting this show out and I hope I have intrigued you enough that you’ll have a listen.



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