Not That, This!

With Geraint Evans

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21 - Nikesh Shukla: The Good Immigrant, Morrissey & Akhil Sharma

Nikesh Shukla is the author of Coconut Unlimited, Meatspace and many more, also the editor of The Good Immigrant he meets Geraint to talk about the privilege of mentoring young writers on Rife Magazine, the process of curating The Good Immigrant and working with the likes of Riz Ahmed and Himesh Patel. He speaks about the awfulness of Morrissey and The Smiths before sharing the joys of Akhil Sharma. There's also some pretty epic shade thrown on Jonathan Franzen.

Follow Nikesh on Twitter @NikeshShukla

16 - Anna Girvan: Shakespeare, Micro Scooters & Point and Click Games

Anna Girvan is a freelance director and assistant director for theatre. Often working with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company she teaches Geraint about directing, defends Shakespeare (although not wholly) and bonds with our host over a mutual hatred of adults who use micro scooters. There's also some Monzo Card wrath and huge love for the Point and Click adventure game genre - Especially Thimbleweed Park. 
There's also time to get into the Godfather trilogy, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Three men & a little lady as well as Geraint explaining how Author Dan Brown relates to an episode of Red Dwarf.

Anna's website is AnnaGirvanDirector.co.uk and you can follow her on twitter @AnnaGirvan

15 - Tony Law: Ladism, NFL & Documentaries

 

Tony Law (Russell Howard's Good News, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats) joins Geraint in a mad-cap episode that takes in all of pop culture, filtered through his unique mind.

Our journey goes from Ladism, through to the NFL, Soccer, Alcoholism Documentaries, Amadeus and the work of Dave Eggers, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Mary Beard all pop up amongst many others. This is Tony being Tony, brilliant.

Follow Tony on Twitter @mrTonyLaw or on Facebook

 

12 - Vinay Patel: Murdered By My Father, Reality TV & Starship Troopers

 

 

Vinay Patel scriptwriting credentials BAFTA award-winning BBC drama - Murdered By My Father, ITV Drama Good Karma Hospital and his own hit play True Brits, that's all besides being one of the writers of bestseller - The Good Immigrant. He tells Geraint about his creative process dealing with telling a tragic story, ends up defending Reality TV behemoths like British Bakeoff to our host before praising the secretly transgressive Starship Troopers.

Follow Vinay on Twitter @VinayPatel

1 - Steffan Alun: Dr Who, Watchmen & The Casual Vacancy

Steffan Alun (Llys Nini, Gwerthu Allan) is a writer, comedian and presenter in two languages - English and Welsh.
In a conversation that takes in the very best of Standup Comedy, Science Fiction, Comic Books & Graphic Novels - dissecting the likes of Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling and discovering an unusual form of mindfulness Steffan joins Geraint during his successful Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2017 run (where he was performing his show latest Romantic Comedy). We cover his love of Dr Who, even the Steven Moffat years. We find out that it's actually Steffan who watches The Watchmen and we unpick just how and why J.K. Rowling's first Potter-less novel is a true masterpiece.

Follow Steffan on Twitter @StAlun  or find him on his Facebook Page or Official Fan Group