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The Extremis Publishing Podcast

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Extremis Publishing is an independent publishing house based in Scotland, specialising in arts, media and culture non-fiction. Join us as we chat with our authors, talk about new books, and discuss all things writing. (Some episodes may contain adult language.)
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Recorded live at the famous Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle, authors Dr Murray Cook and Jim Roche discuss their new book "Conflicts of the Forth" - a far-reaching account of warfare in Scotland's Forth Valley area throughout the course of six millennia. For more information, please visit our website at: https:…
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Nick Cooke, Secretary of the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum, discusses the role of this unique organisation in highlighting the importance and significance of pilgrim routes throughout Scotland. Join him as he explores the formation of SPRF, the organisation's mission, and what the future might hold. Nick also talks about the many ways that the publ…
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Author Alan Baxter drops in for a chat about his book "Making History: My Life as a Scottish Metal Detectorist", where he discusses the many artefacts of cultural and historical significance he has discovered across Central Scotland during a hugely successful metal detecting career. For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.ext…
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Ken Thomson, a Trustee with Stirling District Tourism and a respected transport historian, joins us for a chat about the history and cultural heritage of the city of Stirling. Ken discusses exactly why Stirling became a significant location in Scotland before moving on to the many different ways in which its culture and significance are being celeb…
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The North Pole Press's Mary Moore drops in for a chat about the importance of effective book illustration. A veteran illustrator of many titles, Mary takes part in a wide-ranging discussion about the many factors that make a book's design truly memorable, including the North Pole Press's award-winning and much-loved range of volumes for children. F…
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Author and award-winning business professional James R.A. Herriot takes part in a discussion about his exciting new book "Insights to Kitchen Design," in which he talks about more than forty years of involvement in the interior design industry along with exploring the successes, the challenges, and what is still to come for the future of this fast-…
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Tennessean creative polymath Alex Tucker joins us for a lively and wide-ranging chat about the importance of libraries, the encouragement of literacy, and the art of the graphic novel. Discussing the changing role of public libraries across the world, Alex also delves into the question of what's coming next for writers and artists at a time of such…
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In this month's special festive edition of the Extremis Publishing Podcast, Santa Joe Moore of the North Pole Press Presents interviews Tom Christie and Murray Cook, authors of "Scotland's Christmas" - the first full-length account of the history and traditions of Christmas in Scotland ever to be published. The pair share some unexpected tales from…
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Tracey MacIntosh, General Manager of Stirling District Tourism, drops by for a discussion about this remarkable organisation which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and cultural heritage of the CIty of Stirling. Find out more about the many amazing events they have coming up over the months ahead.…
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Tinsel and Tartan is one of the most beloved Christmas retail destinations in Scotland, and is certainly a highlight for people visiting the city of Stirling where it is based - guests come from all over the world to see this amazing shop and its unique range of items. In this episode, owner Lyndsey McDermott discusses her business journey - and ex…
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Popular DJ Mark Wallace drops in for a chat about Creative Veterans Scotland, a group of like-minded veterans and their families who have a passion for arts and drama. Mark also discusses his work in community radio, and talks about how this halcyon medium is enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the latest technology.…
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In this special extended episode, computing legend Mel Croucher takes part in a wide-ranging discussion about Jeeni, the pioneering ethical audio streaming platform that he founded which has since reached and entertained audiences all over the world. Mel also talks about creativity, artistic freedom, and his immense contribution to the home compute…
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Author Neil Hallam drops by for a chat about his new book, "The Robin Hood 500 Route". Neil's 500RH Route takes in some of the most beautiful places in England, and includes many historical sites of interest which relate to the legends surrounding Robin Hood. Neil talks about the inspiration behind this amazing road trip, discusses some of the fasc…
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Forthgiving is a unique local charity offering support to people in crisis throughout the Forth Valley area. In this episode, Ellen Dickie and Nick Cooke discuss the long history of the organisation and talk about its important work in the present day, collaborating with groups throughout Stirlingshire, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire to provide suppo…
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In this episode, travel writer James R.A. Herriot - author of "The Sabbatical: A Year of Travel During the Pandemic" - has a chat about his amazing life of global journeys. He discusses the distinctive set of ideas which brought about his book of international travel memoirs, written during the pandemic when no-one was able to leave their homes, an…
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Jim Bennett, outgoing CEO of the Bannockburn House Trust and social enterprise specialist, joins us for a chat about the amazing Bannockburn House - an historically-significant 17th Century mansion near Stirling which has been the location of many noteworthy cultural events over the years, and is now a unique venue which has become popular with vis…
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The founder and owner of Clootie McToot Dumplings Ltd., Michelle Maddox, drops by for a discussion about her remarkable company - one of the most unique food businesses in all of Scotland. Michelle chats about the story behind Clootie McToot, her appearances on UK television, the very special children's book she has authored, and explains why her w…
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Property experts Laurie Duncan, Alex Robertson and Conar Tracey of the famous Real Estate Wealth Development Group - otherwise known as REWD Group - talk about their first book "Fast-Track to Property Millions": a guide to the strategies involved in developing and trading in property, with many reflections on their own incredible business journey. …
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Neil Paterson - Outreach Services and Information Officer at Dundee Library Services - discusses the many activities taking place throughout Tayside to support local communities, bring people together, and promote language and literacy. Modern libraries are about so much more than lending books, and Neil explains how things have been developing sin…
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With the festive season fast approaching, Dr Tom Christie chats about his new book "A Totally Bodacious Nineties Christmas: Festive Cinema of the 1990s" with his long-time friend Joe Moore of the North Pole Press. Covering movie favourites of the nineties as well as many less-well-known yuletide features, Tom discusses what it was about this decade…
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Dr David Mitchell and Tracey MacIntosh, both contributors to the "Stirling Legends" anthology, drop by for a chat about this exciting new collection of writing about the unique people and places from Stirling's illustrious past, published in collaboration with Stirling District Tourism. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublis…
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Dr Murray Cook, one of the authors of "The Bannock Burn: Journeys Along and Across the World's Most Famous Burn", discusses working with his friend and co-writer Ian McNeish on this exploration of the history and culture of this iconic Scottish burn and the impact it has had on the country over many centuries. For more information, please visit: ht…
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Playwright Robert Murray has a chat about the recent performances of his acclaimed stage drama The Spirit of Robbie Burns at the Edinburgh Fringe, explaining what it felt like to see his work come to life as part of that great international cultural showcase.על ידי Extremis Publishing Ltd.
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Dr Gaye Manwaring drops by for a chat about her book "Learning My Living", which describes her lifetime of work in the rapidly-changing higher education sector. She discusses the many developments she witnessed in that time, from the evolution of information technology through to the way that people engage with universities and their courses. For m…
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Robert Murray has a chat about his book "The Grocer's Boy Gets Down to Business", discussing his many experiences of working in the retail distribution industry for more than thirty years. He describes his time in the employ of iconic Dundee company Watson & Philip, and talks about the wide-ranging changes in the UK business world between the 1970s…
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Noted anthropologist Professor Joy Hendry discusses the challenges of working with different modes of writing, exploring the ways in which academic texts, mainstream books and fiction writing all present their own particular range of strengths and complexities.על ידי Extremis Publishing Ltd.
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In this month's Extremis Publishing Podcast, Julie Christie and Tom Christie have a chat about their new Heart 200 road trip guide Secrets and Mysteries of the Heart 200 Route with Mike Dales, the communications director of Heart 200. Together, they discuss the enduring appeal of this epic journey around Stirlingshire and Perthshire as well as high…
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Stirling archaeologist Dr Murray Cook has a chat about his latest book, "Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge: Exploring Scotland's Two Greatest Battles", where he discusses the legacy of Scotland's Wars of Independence and the impact they had on the city of Stirling - an influence which can still be witnessed today on account of the many different hist…
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Robert Murray, author of "The Spirit of Robbie Burns", drops by for a discussion about Burns Night - the international celebration of the life of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, which takes place every 25th January. Literature, haggis, whisky and good humour are all on the agenda as Robbie explores the essential elements behind a great Burn…
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In this festive episode, Tom Christie discusses his new retro gaming book "A Very Spectrum Christmas" with a very special guest from the North Pole. Christmas movies, festive pop culture and nostalgia are also explored in this wide-ranging chat about all things yuletide. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/a-very-…
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Professor Joy Hendry, one of Britain's most noted anthropologists, discusses the importance of recognising the role of indigenous wisdom in achieving a more sustainable environment. She draws upon her decades of experience working in collaboration with indigenous peoples across the world to explore their scientific methodology and contributions to …
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Join renowned anthropologist Professor Joy Hendry as she talks about her book "An Affair with a Village", which explores her remarkable relationship with the Japanese village of Kurotsuchi from the 1970s until the present day. Joy discusses the many long-lasting friendships she has made with the villagers, her observations about Japanese life, and …
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Dr Gaye Manwaring MBE discusses the amazing story behind her book "Waiting in the Wings: Letters of a Pilot in World War II", explaining the incredible real-life discovery of hundreds of letters exchanged between her parents during the Second World War which made the anthology possible. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublis…
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Author David M. Addison relates some of his unexpected adventures on Scotland's North Coast 500, South-West Coastal 300 and Snow Roads Scenic Route, telling some entertaining "behind the scenes" stories about what was involved in the writing of his Exploring series of travel books.על ידי Extremis Publishing Ltd.
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Recorded in the great outdoors in compliance with the pandemic public health rules, author Ian McNeish engages in a lively chat about the approach he takes to the writing process, discussing the many different elements that go into the creation of his books.על ידי Extremis Publishing Ltd.
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Archaeologist Dr Murray Cook drops in for a chat about his book "The Anvil of Scottish History: Stories of Stirling", where he considers the complex and lively history of this unique royal city. Murray discusses the changing face of Stirling over the course of millennia, detailing some extraordinary archaeological finds and many little-known histor…
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Robert Murray talks about his book "The Grocer's Boy Rides Again: Another Slice of His Life in 1960s Scotland and Beyond", where he discusses his career in retail management and further education before moving into training in trade distribution and the corporate world - all against the backdrop of the Swinging Sixties. For more information, please…
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In respectful tribute to our dear friend Eddie Small, lecturer in creative writing at the University of Dundee, we are presenting a special interview that Eddie recorded with us before he sadly passed away last year. In this podcast, Eddie talks with Tom Christie about his five favourite films - the cinematic features which have most inspired Tom, …
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In this festively-themed podcast, archaeologist and Scottish history expert Dr Murray Cook talks with film history and literature scholar Dr Tom Christie about the history of Christmas in Scotland. They discuss the various festive traditions which have developed over the centuries, comparing yuletide celebrations at home and abroad, to explore what…
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Ian McNeish describes a life of adventure in the hills and mountains of Scotland as he recounts his exciting experiences in his book "From Dumyat to Mont Blanc: Being Alive with Mountains". Ian discusses the many amazing places that he has visited, the hair-raising situations he has been through, and some of the incredible people that he has met al…
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Travel writer David M. Addison chats about his book on the subject of the famous Snow Roads Scenic Route - a stunning road trip from Blairgowrie to Grantown on Spey, featuring some of the most breathtaking scenery and fascinating historical facts in all of Scotland. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/exploring-th…
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Colin M. Barron drops in for a chat about "Travels in Time: The Story of Time Travel Cinema", his informative and entertaining guide to sci-fi movies over the decades which have focused on the perennially popular concept of travelling through time on the big screen. For more information, please visit: https://www.extremispublishing.com/travels-in-t…
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Thomas A. Christie talks with Colin M. Barron about "Contested Mindscapes: Exploring Approaches to Dementia in Modern Popular Culture", a study of themes and topics related to different forms of dementia which have appeared in film and television, music, performance art and interactive entertainment. For more information, please visit: https://www.…
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David M. Addison talks about his duology of Italian travel books, "Travels Through Time in Italy" and "Travels Around Sorrento", where he discovers some of the most incredible sights that this wonderful country has to offer. In addition to his cultural observations, David also discusses some of the fascinating people that he met on his journey. For…
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