|Phil 'n' Ray, back in the day...|
Tomorrow (22nd August 2021) would have been Ray Bradbury's 101st birthday. That means that the "Bradbury centenary year" is drawing to a close. And so, to round out the centenary I offer you a new episode of the Bradbury 100 podcast as well as Bradbury 100 - LIVE!
The LIVE show will be streamed on Facebook, and I'll also post a recording of it here after the event. (Give me a couple of days - these things don't happen instantly!)
But the "standard", audio podcast is available now. Scroll down and click play, or of course pick the episode up on your podcast app.
In this end-of-centenary podcast episode, I turn the tables (or the microphone) on myself. Instead of interviewing a guest, I talk about my own experiences with Ray - the handful of times I met him, what we talked about, and so on. I'm a bit more brutal when editing myself than when editing interviewees, so this episode is a bit shorter than usual!
Among the things I talk about in the podcast:
- my various academic (and non-academic) writings on Ray
- the one chapter of my PhD thesis which has so far been published, which happens to be about Fahrenheit 451
- Leviathan '99
- Ray's 90th birthday party
- This Land is Mine (Jean Renoir, 1943)
- The BBC documentary Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Man (1980)
Of course, now that the Bradbury Centenary is closing, you may be wondering what becomes of Bradbury 100. Well, I already have my sequel/spin-off, the Youtube channel Bradbury 101, but I'm not done with the audio podcast yet. Watch this space to see what happens next...