Daniel Smith - Love Letters of Kings and Queens
Season 1, Ep. 3
Love letters reveal so much - especially when the writers are the people who dictate the fate of nations, but who somehow come off as a bit... thirsty? Find out why Napoleon detested being left on read, why Prince Albert used to give Queen Victoria certificates for being ‘most improved,’ and why there are two sides to every story.For our Patreon subscribers at Silver Nib level and up, the extended version of the show contains ‘Shit I Wish I’d Known’ from Dan’s perspective as an author of dozens of books, and as an experienced editor. What do editors wish writers knew? And what drives someone to write so damned much?! Find out on the extended cut. https://www.patreon.com/join/nonficpodDaniel Smith has written over 30 non-fiction books including the hugely successful How to Think Like… series. His book The Peer and the Gangster was described by the Observer as “revelatory and hilarious” while The Ardlamont Mystery is an “enthralling real- life murder mystery,” according to the Daily Mail. His next book, the Love Letters of Kings and Queens came out in February.You can find Daniel at https://www.danielsmithbooks.co.uk/ and on TwitterWorks MentionedJoan Aiken, Arabel and Mortimer StoriesJoanna Spyri, HeidiRosie Wilby, The Breakup Monologues (NonFicPod episode coming soon!)Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (NonFicPod episode coming soon!)Nadia Owusu, Aftershocks (NonFicPod episode coming soon!)Episode transcript available here (Google doc)Find Us Online- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nonficpod- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/nonficpod- Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/nonficpodCredits- Hosts: Emma Byrne and Georgie Codd- Producer Emma Byrne- Guest: Daniel Smith- Producer: Beatrice Bazell- Composer: Mike WyerAbout UsBrought to you by author and publishing rockstar Georgie Codd and author and broadcaster Emma Byrne, NonFicPod is your home for the latest nonfiction must-reads. Our premium podcast, Sh*t I Wish I'd Known teaches you the lessons that we (and our guests) have learned about writing - and life.
Georgina Lawton - Raceless
Season 1, Ep. 2
Family dynamics can be precarious at the best of times. For Georgina Lawton, the trials of growing up as a teen in suburban Surrey were compounded by a question that refused to leave her alone: why was her skin brown, when the skin of her parents and brother was white? And why did her Anglo-Irish family refuse to engage in discussions about race?For our Patreon subscribers at Silver Nib level and up, the extended version of the show contains ‘Shit I Wish I’d Known’ from Georgina’s perspective as a journalist-turned-author, learning to find her voice and trust her own abilities. How does she balance writing for herself with writing for social media? Why does she sometimes yearn for the good old days of bikini pics? Hear all about it on the extended NFP cut. Find out how athttps://www.patreon.com/join/nonficpodGeorgina Lawtonis a journalist and speaker in her twenties. A former Guardian Weekend columnist, she also writes for a number of other publications such as: The Independent, Stylist, gal-dem, Travel + Leisure, VICE, Time Out London and more.She is also a broadcaster and host of the Audible podcast The Secrets In Us, which was released in late 2020. Her first book,Raceless, a family memoir exploring race, identity, and long-held secrets, will be out in the UK and the US by the time this podcast is aired, and, in this country, it’s her publisher Sphere’s non-fiction title for spring 2021.You can find Georgina onTwitterandInstagramLink to transcript of this episode here (Google doc)Works and Resources Mentioned'Raceless', Georgina LawtonThe Secrets in Us Podcast, hosted by Georgina Lawton'Diary of an MP's Wife: Inside and Outside Power', Sasha Swire'Love Letters of Kings & Queens', Dan SmithDNA NPE Friends, Facebook support groupDNA Surprises, Facebook support groupFind Us Online- Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/nonficpod- Twitter:https://www.twitter.com/nonficpod- Ko-Fi:https://ko-fi.com/nonficpodCredits- Hosts:Emma ByrneandGeorgie Codd- Producer: Georgie Codd- Guest:Georgina Lawton- Socials and transcription:Beatrice Bazell- Composer:Mike WyerAbout UsBrought to you by author and publishing rockstar Georgie Codd and author and broadcaster Emma Byrne,NonFicPodis your home for the latest nonfiction must reads. Our premium podcast,Sh*t I Wish I'd Knownteaches you the lessons that we (and our guests) have learned about writing - and life.
Meet the Hosts
Season 1, Ep. 1
NonFicPod with Byrne and Codd is your all-new podcast for bitchin' nonfiction. In this season we're covering everything from the love lives of royalty to the impact of exercise on the brain, from growing up black in a white family to understanding how viruses go, well, viral. In this episode, find out who Emma and Georgie (Byrne and Codd) actually are. As your hosts on this journey we thought it only right to make sure you know who you’re signing on with.This series will bring you the finest from writers like Georgina Lawton, Caroline Williams, Dan Smith, Nadia Owusu, and Rosie Wilby. Every fortnight between now and autumn, we’ll bring you the inside stories behind the true stories.Brought to you by author and publishing rockstar Georgie Codd (We Swim to the Shark) and author and broadcaster Emma Byrne (Swearing is Good for You and How to Build a Human), NonFicPod is your home for the latest nonfiction must reads. Our extended cut for Patreon backers, Sh*t I Wish I'd Known, teaches you the lessons that we (and our guests) have learned about writing - and life.Books MentionedJack El-Hai, The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental IllnessLindsey Fitzharris, The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian MedicineKate Fox, Watching the English: the Hidden Rules of English BehaviourJon Krakauer, Into Thin AirMary Roach, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Mary Roach, Bonk: The Curious Coupling Of Sex and ScienceMary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversFind Us Online- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/nonficpod- Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/nonficpod (purchases here support us and independent booksellers.)- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nonficpod- Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/nonficpodCredits- Hosts: Emma Byrne and Georgie Codd- Producer: Georgie Codd- Transcription and socials: Beatrice Bazell- Composer: Mike Wyer