The first in a series of podcasts about Wonder- in which I interview people whose work or lives are about wonder and/or magic: artists, scientists, philosophers (and actual magicians!)

First up is a selection of interviewees from my very brief visit to this year's Edinburgh Festival, featuring Jules Craig (of Sisterhood) , Gareth Brierley and Fiona Creese (of People Show), some actors from Durham University, and festival veterans Mark and Anthea. 


“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

W.B. Yeats

Bernadette Russell and Rob Kennedy were invited to be part of Volcano Theatre's Troublemaker's Festival, curated by Dan Thompson. We did our workshop Sign of The Times, followed by a march and a rally which included these local performers reading a list of wants.


Recorded and edited by Rob Kennedy.

Troublemakers Festival was 14-18 July 2017.

We asked people, two days after the 2017 general election, to tell us what they wanted. They each listed ten things, chose their favourite, then made  a placard of that one. The placards and lists went on public display at Toynbee Studios in Shoreditch. This podcast include every single "want" written down that day. To see more images of the results, go here

A mini podcast presented by Bernadette Russell, following our live show at Deptford Lounge on 3rd December 2016. This podcast features:

This is not a place of honour (short story) by Hector Dyer


Dark Dark Space (song) by Ben Griffith feat. Clembo 


The orginal live show featured Bernadette Russell (host and curator), Dr Galliano (physicist), Bentley Crudgington (biologist) Mariposa Bop (burlesque performance artist) the poets of Meet Me at The Albany (working with Simon Mole and Trica Jenkins) Midi Music Creative Choir, George of Bermondsey (AKA Cunning Folk, folk musician) and Nancy Hynes (poet). Santa's Sci Fi Salon was a variety night looking at the possibilities of a positive future, with space dust and those spaceship shaped sweets that are full of sherbet. It was fun. 

A podcast of scary stories for adults, just in time for Halloween. Read by Gareth Brierley and Bernadette Russell

Credits for stories :
Fully formed by Sue Lanzon
The Lady with nine lives by Ben Lord
The Monster by Paul Goulden
The She-squid's Embrace by Lucy Ribchester
It Had To Be You: by Bernadette Russell

The second of our podcasts with short stories on the theme of DREAMS.

Featuring the following stories:

Three Dreams by MichaelSpring

The storyteller by LiamHogan


The King Who Fell In Love With A Voice By Charlie Abdullah Haddad &TamaraSchreiber            


The City by Katarina Rankovic


Trumpet Forsyth by Alan McCormick 

Read by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley

Hello, and welcome to the first of two podcasts containing short stories on the subject of dreams.

Titles and authors are: 
"The Burning Pier" by Ray Morgan 
"Six Dreams It’s Possible To Have" by Joel Shea 
"Dream Lover" by Angela Smith 
"Dreams?" by Thomas Jancis 
"The Dream of the Dead" by Belinda May 

Read by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierely

Sweet dreams,all.

"The Thing That I Do" , the second of our stories for National Storytelling Week 2016 week commencing 30th Jan. Recorded at the BBC, produced by Jon Ward, written and read by Gareth Brierley.

In celebration of National Storytelling Week commencing 30th Jan 2016, here's a story recorded at the BBC, produced by John Ward, written and read aloud by Bernadette Russell

In the grand tradition of Christmas Eve ghost story telling, listening and sharing, we present this spooky collection, recorded in Tidemill Studios, located in a (supposedly) haunted Victorian school in Deptford, LONDON SE8. Happy Yuletide all, a Merry Christmas and a peaceful 2016.

Stories include:
A Long Weekend Stay by Elizabeth Philips Scott
Friday 13th by Mike Murphy
A Visit to the Mad Prince by Vincent Manda
The Harrow by James Chisholm
The House by Alan McCormick
The Prisoner of Portmeirion by Zac Thraves
read by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley

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