Storyglass and ETT (English Touring Theatre) today announce a curated podcast and fiction series THAT PODCAST, bringing together artists, poets, novelists, comedians, journalists, scientists, spoken word artists, playwrights and members of the UK public to provide creative cultural insight into a nation that finds itself in a moment of profound change and upheaval.
From the global pandemic to digital sex work, the Black Lives Matter movement to the ubiquity of fake news, THAT PODCAST will explore the unparalleled times we’re currently living through with stories from everyday life retold from across the UK and internationally, refracted and reimagined by some of the most striking voices in contemporary fiction.
ETT’s Artistic Director, Richard Twyman, today said: ‘’THAT PODCAST is a project that is all about listening to the small and unexpected ways that our lives have changed over the last year, whilst also looking into the future and asking what will the impact of these changes be? Delving into the detail of how daily life has evolved has led us to some fascinating and extraordinary people and stories. By working together with freelance artists and bold new voices in drama, poetry, comedy and music, coming from all corners of the UK, the series speaks to the shock, insight and intensity of a year in all our lives.”
Robert Delamere, Storyglass, Executive Producer, commented: “After the recent successes of the Storyglass studio in fiction, arts and comedy, we’re delighted to have such an incredible range of talent working with us on this new format. THAT PODCAST is a daring and eclectic mix of fact, fiction and commentary. This curated series of podcasts offers an exciting range of new, emerging and established talent all addressing some of the key ideas, experiences and trends of our times.”
Partnering on the series are Storyglass and ETT. Storyglass was launched as a standalone podcasting company in June 2020, by Bertelsmann businesses Fremantle, Penguin Random House UK, BMG and DK. ETT are a UK based international touring company, creating theatre and digital work of outstanding quality, imagination and ambition.