Joined each episode by special guests, British Asian authors, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee take a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture and Big Fat Asian Weddings. Insightful, funny, packed with stellar interviews – Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Mike Gayle, to name a few – and the odd dose of cross-cultural confusion, they dare to explore the parts other podcasts cannot reach. Find out more: www.redhotchilliwriters.com
Episode 119 - Nita Prose, The Mystery Guest, dog poop DNA, and cold fusion powered hot baths
36:48In this epsiode we speak to Canadian mystery writer Nita Prose, discuss the advent of dog poop DNA testing, and muse on the recent advances in cold fusion science and how many hot baths the new tech might power
Episode 118 - Anna O and Matthew Blake, homicidal sleepwalking, Guy Kennaway and Good Scammer, and the best ever Caribbean books
51:33In this bumper episode we chat to Anna O author Matthew Blake, discuss homicidal somnambulism, and then talk to Guy Kennaway, author of Good Scammer, while taking a look at some of the best books ever set in the Caribbean.
Episode 117 - Chris Hammer, Scrublands, Funnel-Web Spiders, and New Year Gut Health
45:52In this episode we chat to Australian crime writer Chris Hammer, discuss the TV adapation of his novel Scrublands, talk about deadly funnel-web spiders, and present secrets for superior gut health in the new year.
Episode 116 - Fenton's ten best novels of 2023, dodgy Xmas parties, and Micky Mouse set free
33:19In this episode prolific book blogger Tracy Fenton reviews her ten favourite novels of the past year, while we take a look at dodgy Xmas parties, and chat about Micky Mouse's original avatar arriving in the public domain.
Episode 114 - Imran Mahmood and Finding Sophie, author winterwear, and the most famous tea party in fiction
30:32In this episode we chat to barrister and author Imran Mahmood about his latest thriller, Finding Sophie; discuss the height of author winterwear, as modelled by your hosts; and dissect the most famous tea party in fiction.
Episode 112 - Fiona Cummins, meeting George Clooney, cats' facial expressions, and the Aussie mushroom poisoning
32:33In this episide we chat to crime writer and former journalist, Fiona Cummins, her momentous meeting with George Clooney, discuss new research showing the range of cats' facial expressions, and dissect the case of the Aussie mushroom poisoning
Episode 111 - Suk Pannu, The Kumars at No 10, and the unstoppability of Indian aunties
30:38In this episode we talk to screenwriter turned novelist Suk Pannu, a core writer on shows such as Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No 10. Suk discusses his debut novel Dead and Scone, and the unstoppability of Indian aunties.
Episode 110 - Nev March, the Bombay Clocktower deaths, and the secret to happiness in orangutans
41:38In this episose we talk to historical crime writer Nev March, discuss the unsolvled Bombay Rajabai Clocktower Deaths, and debate research about the happiest times in our lives - and in the lives of orangutans.