In this week’s episode Em talks to Joe Abercrombie about parenting, tea, fairytales and why he reads outside of his genre. If you like lovely fluffy things, you might want to give this episode a miss!*
You can listen here.
While not as epic as last week’s double feature bloopers, there is a blooper reel to follow. I’ll put the link here when it’s up.
*Don’t, it’s a really good one.
This week Lauren Beukes joins Emma in the Tea Lair to talk about dicombobulation, zombies and world domination. Also features mild undersea peril. You can listen to it here.
I think there is also the longest blooper reel ever for this episode! We’re getting worse (or having more fun) as we go along. Here's part 1. And part 2. Warning: there is swearing and we embarrass ourselves.
By coincidence I’m reading The Shining Girls at the moment (about half way at time of posting) and am happy to report that it’s brilliant. Reading it reminds me of a swan. It glides along looking beautiful but under the surface there’s a ton of work going on that we don’t really see.
Last week the wonderful Frances Hardinge stepped into the tea lair to talk to Emma about Bagpuss, childhood heroes and the perfect hat. You can listen to it here.
Despite our high standards of professionalism there's another blooper reel for this episode which is here. (Warning: Swearing!)
As Emma is away at Convergence this week, it falls to me to tell you about Tea and Jeopardy.
The seventh episode is now live and you can find it here.
This week Gareth Powell is invited into the tea lair and Em reveals her favourite answer to last week’s dilemma. Gareth’s middle initial is discussed, as is the worst place he’s spent the night and a certain monkey crops up as well.
If you’ve listened and got an answer for the question Em asked at the end, you can leave your answer in the comments below. Outlandish and comedic suggestions are most welcome, remember!
Em will pick her favourite and that will be announced in next week’s show.
The latest Tea and Jeopardy is here. This time Karina Cooper braves the tea lair. There are goblins, romance, quite a lot of laughter and of course, some mild peril.
Em and I had a lot of fun making this one, some of the evidence of that is in the blooper reel, to be found here. Warning: contains swearing and other noises some may find offensive.
We’re onto episode five already and I’ve been a little remiss in shouting about the last four episodes. So far the intrepid Chuck Wendig (Ep1), Sarah Pinborough (Ep2), Paul Cornell (Ep3) and Jennifer Udden (Ep4) have found their way into the tea lair.
This week sees Dave Bradley (of SFX fame) on an airship, dealing with a robot butler and talking about Neil Gaiman, Iron Man 3 and the joy of the ZX Spectrum, among other things. Check it out here.
And, because nothing is perfect, here’s the link to the Episode 5 bloopers (warning: contains swearing.)