The Idle Ink Podcast

by J.L. Corbett

Idle Ink is an online magazine which publishes the best in weird fiction on a monthly basis. On this podcast, editor J.L. Corbett chats to some of the writers whose work has appeared in Idle Ink the past, and attempts to get to know them as people, not just as writers. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - Beth Kanter

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    Beth Kanter fills in JL about how to balance humour with truth, writing through difficult times and why JL should fear the menopause. Beth reminisces about her journey from journalism to teaching and all the things she’s learnt al...

  • S01 E05 - Ken Wetherington

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    JL chats with Ken Wetherington about his experiences with writing groups and the benefits of being an award-winning writer. Ken talks about his love of film and writing stories that feel cinematic. Ken also reads an excerpt from h...

  • S01 E04 - Cadeem Lalor

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    JL chats with Cadeem Lalor about how culture has influenced his identity and how this comes out in his writing. Cadeem talks about how to know which criticisms are useful and laments about the grind of querying agents. Cadeem also...

  • S01 E03 - Molly Andrea-Ryan

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    JL and Molly Andrea-Ryan get existential as they discuss the idea of writing to find meaning. They chat about their oddly similar post-university experiences of dealing with burnout whilst working retail and the terror of attachin...

  • S01 E02 - Kevin M. Casin

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    JL chats to fellow lit mag editor Kevin M. Casin about the stress of running a magazine and dealing with the eternal urge to take on way too many projects. Kevin talks about the importance of representation in the lit scene and wh...