The Writers’ Show Podcast, is a podcast produced right here at Madhouse Media Publishing. With its insightful interviews and deep dives into the minds of renowned authors, it offers listeners a unique perspective into the world of writing. If you’ve never listened to the show, here’s a spotlight on our top five favourite interviews to help you get started.
1. Hugh Howey
A name synonymous with self-publishing success, Hugh Howey’s journey from sailor to bestselling author is nothing short of inspiring. In his interview, he delves into the intricacies of the publishing world, offering invaluable insights for budding authors. His tales of perseverance and the backstory of his renowned Wool and it’s development into the hit Apple TV+ series SILO is both enlightening and motivating.
2. Irvine Welsh
The genius behind the cult classic, “Trainspotting”, Irvine Welsh’s interview is a rollercoaster ride. Recorded at the Ubud Writers Festival, Welsh discusses his writing process, the challenges he’s faced, and the inspirations behind his iconic characters. For fans of his gritty, raw narratives, this interview is a treasure trove of information.
In a heartwarming and candid conversation, Rhik Samadder discusses his memoir “I Never Said I Loved You”. Touching upon topics like mental illness, family dynamics, and the cathartic power of writing, Samadder’s interview is both poignant and enlightening. His journey from actor to Guardian columnist, and then to a celebrated author, is filled with humor, challenges, and invaluable life lessons.
Offering a hilarious look into the world of corporate marketing and spin doctoring, Michael Fidler’s “Spin” is a must-read. In his interview, Fidler delves deep into the inspirations behind his debut novel, offering listeners a behind-the-scenes look into the world of PR, media, and corporate shenanigans.
A self publishing success story set against the backdrop of Australia’s Top End. Pete Mitchell’s “Darwin’s Wake” is a gripping tale of crime, culture, and survival. Mitchell’s interview takes listeners on a journey to the tropical city of Darwin, discussing the inspirations behind his debut novel, the challenges of writing about a city so vibrant and diverse, and the intricacies of crafting a narrative that’s both thrilling and thought-provoking. We also helped Pete develop and publish his wonderful book.
Each of these interviews offers listeners a unique perspective into the world of writing. From the challenges and triumphs of self-publishing to the intricacies of crafting a compelling narrative, The Writers’ Show Podcast offers a wealth of knowledge for both readers and aspiring authors. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, these interviews are sure to inspire, educate, and entertain. So, tune in, dive deep, and let the literary journey begin!
Producing these podcasts is a joy, and selecting our favourite 5 was difficult. Want to hear more? Just subscribe to The Writers’ Show podcast on your favourite listening platform.