I was honoured to represent The Rereaders podcast in a convivial midday conversation at the Wheeler Centre on Tuesday 30 May, 2017. I spoke alongside visiting US podcasting star critics Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf of Slate‘s Culture Gabfest, and the delightfully wry Cerise Howard of film podcast Plato’s Cave, MCed by Age journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran. We discussed the form and craft of criticism, the challenges and advantages of the podcasting format and the implications of ‘criticism in conversation’ for artists, audiences and working critics themselves.
This was such a lovely way to spend a lunchtime. Of course it was turned into a podcast, to which you can listen here.