We Swim to the Shark - Georgie Codd

Season 1, Ep. 12


Georgie Codd has worked behind the scenes at a funeral parlour, taught English in a Himalayan nunnery, edited publications for the Tibetan Government in Exile, and shadowed drug dealers in Florida City. 

Winner of the Seth Donaldson Bursary, with an MA in Prose Writing from the University of East Anglia, Georgie’s first book is We Swim to the Shark. Described by the Times Literary Supplement as an almost spiritual mission, We Swim to the Shark blends memoir, reportage, nature writing and insights into mental health. 

You can find Georgie at and of course, hosting Nonfic Pod! 

In this episode we talk about BBC Storyville Documentary Collective, the book The Festival Organiser's Bible and of course, We Swim To The Shark

We also talk - a lot - about

Find the transcript here.

Books, Articles, Pods, and Organisations Mentioned:

Rebecca Foster, ‘Phobias’, Times Literary Supplement review of We Swim to the Shark

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Society of Authors

Spread the Word

National Centre of Writing

Writing Excuses podcast

Collective, documentary directed by Alexander Nanau

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Sherborne Literary Festival

Judith Spelman, The Festival Organiser's Bible: How to plan, organise and run a successful festival 

Wild Worlds Festival,


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- Hosts: Emma Byrne and Georgie Codd

- Producers: Emma Byrne, Beatrice Bazell

- Guest: Georgie Codd

- Composer: Mike Wyer

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