The Extremis Publishing Podcast

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Extremis Publishing is an independent publishing house based in Scotland, specialising in arts, media and culture non-fiction. Join us as we chat with our authors, talk about new books, and discuss all things writing. (Some episodes may contain adult language.)

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“Stirling Legends” with David Mitchell and Tracey MacIntosh
21:45

Dr David Mitchell and Tracey MacIntosh, both contributors to the "Stirling Legends" anthology, drop by for a chat about this exciting new collection of writing about the unique people and places from Stirling's illustrious past, published in collaboration with Stirling District Tourism.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/stirling-legends.html

Nov 03, 2022
“The Bannock Burn” by Murray Cook and Ian McNeish
21:08

Dr Murray Cook, one of the authors of "The Bannock Burn: Journeys Along and Across the World's Most Famous Burn", discusses working with his friend and co-writer Ian McNeish on this exploration of the history and culture of this iconic Scottish burn and the impact it has had on the country over many centuries.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-bannock-burn.html

Oct 03, 2022
Reflections on the Edinburgh Fringe with Robert Murray
22:04

Playwright Robert Murray has a chat about the recent performances of his acclaimed stage drama The Spirit of Robbie Burns at the Edinburgh Fringe, explaining what it felt like to see his work come to life as part of that great international cultural showcase.

Sep 05, 2022
“Learning My Living” by Gaye Manwaring
22:12

Dr Gaye Manwaring drops by for a chat about her book "Learning My Living", which describes her lifetime of work in the rapidly-changing higher education sector. She discusses the many developments she witnessed in that time, from the evolution of information technology through to the way that people engage with universities and their courses.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/learning-my-living.html

Aug 04, 2022
“The Grocer’s Boy Gets Down to Business” by Robert Murray
35:21

Robert Murray has a chat about his book "The Grocer's Boy Gets Down to Business", discussing his many experiences of working in the retail distribution industry for more than thirty years. He describes his time in the employ of iconic Dundee company Watson & Philip, and talks about the wide-ranging changes in the UK business world between the 1970s and the early 2000s.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-grocers-boy-gets-down-to-business.html

Jul 01, 2022
Modes of Writing with Joy Hendry
24:41

Noted anthropologist Professor Joy Hendry discusses the challenges of working with different modes of writing, exploring the ways in which academic texts, mainstream books and fiction writing all present their own particular range of strengths and complexities.

Jun 01, 2022
Writers Talk About Their Work with Julie Christie
20:07

Extremis Publishing co-director Julie Christie discusses the unconventional career path that led her into the world of publishing, as well as talking about her approach to writing.

May 04, 2022
Five Favourite TV Shows with Colin M. Barron
33:27

Author Dr Colin M. Barron reveals his five favourite TV shows - the television programmes which have most influenced him over the years, ranging from groundbreaking comedy to thrilling action adventures.

Apr 01, 2022
“Secrets and Mysteries of the Heart 200 Route” by Thomas A. Christie and Julie Christie
28:20

In this month's Extremis Publishing Podcast, Julie Christie and Tom Christie have a chat about their new Heart 200 road trip guide Secrets and Mysteries of the Heart 200 Route with Mike Dales, the communications director of Heart 200. Together, they discuss the enduring appeal of this epic journey around Stirlingshire and Perthshire as well as highlighting some of the more unusual and offbeat attractions to be found along the way.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/secrets-and-mysteries-of-the-heart-200-route.html

Mar 02, 2022
“Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge” by Murray Cook
22:43

Stirling archaeologist Dr Murray Cook has a chat about his latest book, "Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge: Exploring Scotland's Two Greatest Battles", where he discusses the legacy of Scotland's Wars of Independence and the impact they had on the city of Stirling - an influence which can still be witnessed today on account of the many different historical sites and archaeological finds located throughout the area.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/bannockburn-and-stirling-bridge.html

Feb 03, 2022
Burns Night Special
33:01

Robert Murray, author of "The Spirit of Robbie Burns", drops by for a discussion about Burns Night - the international celebration of the life of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, which takes place every 25th January. Literature, haggis, whisky and good humour are all on the agenda as Robbie explores the essential elements behind a great Burns Night event.

Jan 05, 2022
“A Very Spectrum Christmas” by Thomas A. Christie
33:59

In this festive episode, Tom Christie discusses his new retro gaming book "A Very Spectrum Christmas" with a very special guest from the North Pole. Christmas movies, festive pop culture and nostalgia are also explored in this wide-ranging chat about all things yuletide.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/a-very-spectrum-christmas.html

Dec 07, 2021
Indigenous Wisdom and Environmental Sustainability with Joy Hendry
34:17

Professor Joy Hendry, one of Britain's most noted anthropologists, discusses the importance of recognising the role of indigenous wisdom in achieving a more sustainable environment. She draws upon her decades of experience working in collaboration with indigenous peoples across the world to explore their scientific methodology and contributions to global culture.

Nov 03, 2021
Scottish Traditions of Halloween
40:39

Author Robert Murray drops in for a spirited discussion about the history of Halloween, and the various ways in which Scottish culture - and a certain poet named Robert Burns - helped to shape the modern day customs which surround the season.

Oct 05, 2021
Five Favourite Films with Murray Cook
26:17

Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook stops by for a discussion about his five favourite films - the collection of movies, each with radically different styles, which have come to mean the most to him over the years.

Sep 02, 2021
"An Affair with a Village" by Joy Hendry
29:20

Join renowned anthropologist Professor Joy Hendry as she talks about her book "An Affair with a Village", which explores her remarkable relationship with the Japanese village of Kurotsuchi from the 1970s until the present day. Joy discusses the many long-lasting friendships she has made with the villagers, her observations about Japanese life, and the way that life in Japan has changed in recent decades.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/an-affair-with-a-village.html

Aug 03, 2021
“Waiting in the Wings” by Gaye Manwaring
20:19

Dr Gaye Manwaring MBE discusses the amazing story behind her book "Waiting in the Wings: Letters of a Pilot in World War II", explaining the incredible real-life discovery of hundreds of letters exchanged between her parents during the Second World War which made the anthology possible.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/waiting-in-the-wings.html

Jul 01, 2021
The Great Scottish Road Trip with David M. Addison
23:07

Author David M. Addison relates some of his unexpected adventures on Scotland's North Coast 500, South-West Coastal 300 and Snow Roads Scenic Route, telling some entertaining "behind the scenes" stories about what was involved in the writing of his Exploring series of travel books.

Jun 02, 2021
Writers Talk About Their Work with Ian McNeish
24:43

Recorded in the great outdoors in compliance with the pandemic public health rules, author Ian McNeish engages in a lively chat about the approach he takes to the writing process, discussing the many different elements that go into the creation of his books.

May 05, 2021
Five Favourite Books with Colin M. Barron
25:14

Author Dr Colin M. Barron has a chat about his five favourite books - the different literary works which have most influenced him over the years, and which have come to have an impact on his own writing.

Apr 01, 2021
“The Anvil of Scottish History” by Murray Cook
24:30

Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook drops in for a chat about his book "The Anvil of Scottish History: Stories of Stirling", where he considers the complex and lively history of this unique royal city. Murray discusses the changing face of Stirling over the course of millennia, detailing some extraordinary archaeological finds and many little-known historical facts about the area.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-anvil-of-scottish-history.html

Mar 03, 2021
“The Grocer’s Boy Rides Again” by Robert Murray
40:07

Robert Murray talks about his book "The Grocer's Boy Rides Again: Another Slice of His Life in 1960s Scotland and Beyond", where he discusses his career in retail management and further education before moving into training in trade distribution and the corporate world - all against the backdrop of the Swinging Sixties.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-grocers-boy-rides-again.html

Feb 03, 2021
Five Favourite Films with Thomas A. Christie
31:13

In respectful tribute to our dear friend Eddie Small, lecturer in creative writing at the University of Dundee, we are presenting a special interview that Eddie recorded with us before he sadly passed away last year. In this podcast, Eddie talks with Tom Christie about his five favourite films - the cinematic features which have most inspired Tom, and which have influenced his writing on the subject over the years.

Jan 05, 2021
A Brief History of Christmas in Scotland
26:10

In this festively-themed podcast, archaeologist and Scottish history expert Dr Murray Cook talks with film history and literature scholar Dr Tom Christie about the history of Christmas in Scotland. They discuss the various festive traditions which have developed over the centuries, comparing yuletide celebrations at home and abroad, to explore what makes a modern Scottish Christmas.

Dec 04, 2020
“From Dumyat to Mont Blanc” by Ian McNeish
28:29

Ian McNeish describes a life of adventure in the hills and mountains of Scotland as he recounts his exciting experiences in his book "From Dumyat to Mont Blanc: Being Alive with Mountains". Ian discusses the many amazing places that he has visited, the hair-raising situations he has been through, and some of the incredible people that he has met along the way.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/from-dumyat-to-mont-blanc.html

Nov 04, 2020
“Exploring the Snow Roads” by David M. Addison
32:11

Travel writer David M. Addison chats about his book on the subject of the famous Snow Roads Scenic Route - a stunning road trip from Blairgowrie to Grantown on Spey, featuring some of the most breathtaking scenery and fascinating historical facts in all of Scotland.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/exploring-the-snow-roads.html

Oct 01, 2020
"Travels in Time" by Colin M. Barron
33:05

Colin M. Barron drops in for a chat about "Travels in Time: The Story of Time Travel Cinema", his informative and entertaining guide to sci-fi movies over the decades which have focused on the perennially popular concept of travelling through time on the big screen. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/travels-in-time.html

Sep 03, 2020
“Contested Mindscapes” by Thomas A. Christie
22:43

Thomas A. Christie talks with Colin M. Barron about "Contested Mindscapes: Exploring Approaches to Dementia in Modern Popular Culture", a study of themes and topics related to different forms of dementia which have appeared in film and television, music, performance art and interactive entertainment.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/contested-mindscapes.html

Aug 03, 2020
Extremis Publishing Fifth Anniversary Special
23:44

Julie and Tom Christie celebrate the fifth anniversary of Extremis Publishing with this special podcast episode, where they answer regularly-asked questions about the company and its book releases.

Jul 03, 2020
“Travels Through Time in Italy” and “Travels Around Sorrento” by David M. Addison
20:20

David M. Addison talks about his duology of Italian travel books, "Travels Through Time in Italy" and "Travels Around Sorrento", where he discovers some of the most incredible sights that this wonderful country has to offer. In addition to his cultural observations, David also discusses some of the fascinating people that he met on his journey.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/travels-through-time-in-italy.html and https://www.extremispublishing.com/travels-around-sorrento.html.

Jun 01, 2020
Five Favourite Films with Colin M. Barron
38:49

In this month's Extremis Publishing Podcast, author Dr Colin M. Barron talks about his five favourite films - the movies which have most impressed him over the years, and which in his opinion represent the best that the world of cinema has to offer.

May 04, 2020
“The Heart 200 Book” by Thomas A. Christie and Julie Christie
27:59

Julie Christie and Thomas A. Christie chat about their new travel guide "The Heart 200 Book" with Robbie Cairns, the managing director of the Heart 200 route - a new road trip around Stirlingshire and Perthshire which offers everything from family adventures to cultural and historical discoveries.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-heart-200-book.html

Apr 02, 2020
Five Favourite Books with Robert Murray
34:17

Author Robert Murray chats about his Five Favourite Books - the texts which have most impressed him and had a lasting impact on his lifelong love of literature.

Mar 02, 2020
“Exploring the SWC300” by David M. Addison
18:55

David M. Addison chats about his fascinating road trip around the beautiful and historic South-West of Scotland when writing his book "Exploring the SWC300: A Cultural and Historical Companion to the South-West Coastal 300 Route".

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/exploring-the-swc300.html

Feb 05, 2020
“Victories at Sea” by Colin M. Barron
34:06

Dr Colin M. Barron discusses "Victories at Sea", his guide to dramatic depictions of naval warfare on film and television. As well as taking a look at some of the finest maritime-themed features ever to grace the big and small screens, he also uncovers some little-known facts about this timeless genre.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/victories-at-sea.html

Jan 07, 2020
"The Golden Age of Christmas Movies" by Thomas A. Christie
35:20

In this festively-themed podcast Thomas A. Christie chats about his book "The Golden Age of Christmas Movies", where he takes a look at the themes of Christmas cinema produced throughout the 1940s and 50s - including some surprising facts about the holiday season classics of the period.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-golden-age-of-christmas-movies.html

Dec 06, 2019
“Digging into Stirling's Past” by Murray Cook
25:02

Dr Murray Cook discusses his book "Digging into Stirling's Past" - an illustrated guide to the hidden historical secrets of the city of Stirling. As well as the locations of major historical significance, Murray also talks about many of the lesser-known sites around the area that have helped to make Stirling one of the most fascinating places in all of Scotland. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/digging-into-stirlings-past.html

Nov 01, 2019
Independent Bookshop Day at The Bookhouse, Monifieth
20:29

Recorded on Independent Bookshop Week in celebration of Independent Bookshop Day, Andy Rome from the Bookhouse in Monifieth talks about the continuing relevance that bookshops have in the modern world when it comes to encouraging new readers, establishing reading communities, and driving a diverse and fast-moving industry.

Oct 05, 2019
“Battles on Screen” by Colin M. Barron
33:34

Colin M. Barron talks about “Battles on Screen”, his guide to some of the finest war movies ever to appear in cinemas - a book which spans many decades of modern film production.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/battles-on-screen.html

Sep 04, 2019
Five Favourite Books with Thomas A. Christie
41:17

Professor Roderick "Rory" Watson, Emeritus Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling and author of the celebrated text "The Literature of Scotland" (1984), talks to his old protégé Dr Thomas A. Christie about the five books which have helped to influence Tom's worldview and shape his understanding of literary studies.

Aug 05, 2019
“The Spirit of Robbie Burns” by Robert Murray
22:05

Robert Murray chats about his three-act play "The Spirit of Robbie Burns", which explores the life of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns from his formative years through to his literary fame and later farming life.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-spirit-of-robbie-burns.html

Jul 07, 2019
“Exploring the NC500” by David M. Addison
20:30

David M. Addison looks back on his epic road trip around the North Highlands of Scotland when writing his book "Exploring the NC500: Travelling Scotland's Route 66".

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/exploring-the-nc500.html

Jun 05, 2019
“Planes on Film” by Colin M. Barron
36:46

Colin M. Barron discusses “Planes on Film”, his guide to the very best of aviation cinema which takes a look at some of the most iconic aviation movies ever to grace the big screen.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/planes-on-film.html

May 07, 2019
"The Spectrum of Adventure" by Thomas A. Christie
43:01

Alby Grainger, proprietor of Dunfermline's legendary Little Shop of Heroes comic store, talks to Thomas A. Christie about "The Spectrum of Adventure", an in-depth guide to the history of text adventure games on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer throughout the 1980s.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-spectrum-of-adventure.html.

Apr 02, 2019
Five Favourite Books with Ian McNeish
32:18

Ian McNeish discusses his five favourite books - the texts which have most influenced him and helped to shape his worldview over the years.

Mar 04, 2019
“An Innocent Abroad” and “Still Innocent Abroad” by David M. Addison
27:45

David M. Addison looks back on his time as a high school exchange teacher in 1970s Montana as he discusses his books "An Innocent Abroad" and "Still Innocent Abroad", which detail an eventful period of his life as a fish out of water when he swapped his Scottish classroom for the wide open spaces of the United States of America.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/an-innocent-abroad.html and https://www.extremispublishing.com/still-innocent-abroad.html.

Feb 05, 2019
"The Craft of Public Speaking" by Colin M. Barron
21:38

Colin M. Barron chats about his book "The Craft of Public Speaking", and discusses the skills behind delivering a truly effective public presentation as well as revealing a few handy hints from his many years at the lectern.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-craft-of-public-speaking.html

Jan 09, 2019
“A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas” by Thomas A. Christie
23:04

Thomas A. Christie discusses his book "A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas", a study of festive cinema throughout the 1980s which covers some long-time movie favourites as well as some decidedly offbeat entries in the genre.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/a-righteously-awesome-eighties-christmas.html

Dec 12, 2018
“Tales from the Western Front” by Ed Dixon
23:01

Ed Dixon talks about his book "Tales from the Western Front", a collection of stories about the people and places that were encountered by the author during more than three decades of visiting the First World War battlefields, graveyards, towns and villages of France and Belgium.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/tales-from-the-western-front.html

Nov 07, 2018
"The Grocer's Boy" by Robert Murray
27:09

Robert Murray discusses his book "The Grocer's Boy: A Slice of His Life in 1950s Scotland", an account of his early life in retail as he deals with the trials and tribulations of life behind the counter - and on a delivery bike - in fifties Tayside.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-grocers-boy.html

Oct 01, 2018
"Dying Harder" by Colin M. Barron
24:34

Colin M. Barron chats about "Dying Harder: Action Movies of the 1980s", his book on the subject of the golden age of eighties action cinema which brought about some of the most unforgettable franchises in the genre.

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/dying-harder.html

Oct 01, 2018
"The Fearn Bobby" by Ian McNeish
27:33

Ian McNeish chats about his book "The Fearn Bobby: Reflections from a Life in Scottish Policing", his account of police service in rural and urban Scotland from the 1970s until the turn of the century - a time which was sometimes harrowing, often humorous, but always thought-provoking. [Contains explicit language.]

For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/the-fearn-bobby.html.

Oct 01, 2018
Welcome to Extremis Publishing
02:23

Brother and sister publishing team Julie and Tom Christie introduce the new Extremis Publishing podcast, recorded in the heart of Scotland.

For more information about Extremis Publishing and the books that they publish, please visit their website at: https://www.extremispublishing.com.

Oct 01, 2018