Coming up on the Coode Street Podcast

With the holiday season about to get going in earnest, we thought we’d give you a rough idea of what to look forward to in coming weeks.

Gary and I are still debating on either doing a special ‘Books to Look Forward to” or “Best of 2014” episode. If we do either of those it will air on the weekend of December 13, 2014.

Following that episode, we will go into a brief hiatus when we will air three episodes we recorded in Washington DC. The likely order is:

  • 21 Dec 14: Live with Helen Marshall and Robert Shearman
  • 28 Dec 14: Live with Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
  •  4 Jan 15: Live with Guy Gavriel Kay

We would then be back with a fresh episode on the week on 11 January 2015. We have some exciting plans which we hope you’ll enjoy.

Coode St Backup 211

This is a backup issue of Episode 211 of the Coode St Podcast featuring Kij Johnson.  We are making some changes to how the Coode St Podcast is published.  From 3 January 2015 episodes will no longer be cross-posted to my personal blog and the Notes from Coode St RSS feed will become inactive on iTunes.

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Episode 211b: Kij Johnson and Reimagining Genre’s Past

The Coode Street Podcast is fortunate to have a small group of guests who have appeared on the show more than once. This week we welcome back our most regular visitor, the wonderful Kij Johnson, who brings us up to date on the weather in Kansas, what she’s been writing, and on re-imagining our genre’s past. 

It was enormous fun talking to Kij and we’d like to thank her for making time on a chilly Saturday evening to talk to us on Coode Street. We apologise for some minor technical issues. As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast, and will be back next week with more!
Note: This is a reissue of the original episode, which had some issues.


It’s a weird thing for me, but December/January and April are the times of the year when I tend to get Meniere’s attacks. I don’t know why, though I have and continue to look into it.  In the time since my return from the UK my hearing has very slowly deteriorated. It was pretty good, all told, in the US, but it’s gotten quite poor of late. Tinnitus is up, hearing is down, and life tends to grind to a halt when that’s happening. I’m hoping I can get it to clear up without an attack, not so much because I loose a day or so to the attack and it’s symptoms, but because each one carries the risk of further permanent hearing loss, and I’ve lost as much as I feel I can. I already should be using hearing aids, something I’ll definitely sort out after this has settled down.

Time otherwise is a haze of desultory Christmas shopping, whisky obsessing, and reading short fiction.  I’ll update on the latter sometime soon.  This past weekend we recorded a marvelous podcast with Kij Johnson and I got to hang out with my brother for lunch. No music listened to at all (obviously), but we did rewatch Elf for family movie night (Jessica’s choice).   A busy week ahead with graduations, friends and more.  Were it not for the ears etc, life would be good!