About

I’m a freelance writer, editor and podcaster. I’m the UK correspondent for Hot Pod, the trade newsletter on the podcast industry. I also write features, interviews, comment and reviews for a whole variety of publications, including the New Statesman, the newspaper, Prospect, the Mail on Sunday, the Guardian and the New Humanist. I’m primarily a cultural critic: I write about books, music, television, radio, podcasts, and films, as well as interviewing interesting people. You can read my recent work here.

I’m currently working on my first book, a work of narrative non-fiction about the Thames estuary, which will be published by Granta in June 2019. Find out more about that here.

Making podcasts is a big part of my work. I make the storytelling podcast Shedunnit, a show about the classic crime novels of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and more. I also run the podcast operation at the New Statesman, where I oversee four regular weekly shows and multiple one-off series. With my colleague Anna Leszkiewicz, I host the magazine’s pop culture podcast SRSLY, where I review books, TV and film on a weekly basis.

I also provide editing help and script consultation for podcasters. Find out more about that here. I’ve been a judge for the British Podcast Awards and the Audio Production Awards, and I often give talks or training sessions about podcasting.

I run a weekly email newsletter called No Complaints, featuring writing by me and people whose work I admire. Find out more here or sign up using the form on the right.

If you’d like to hire me to work for you, get in touch — find my contact details here.

My agent is Sophie Lambert at Conville & Walsh.