Podcasts, Video

New Q&A Podcast Video

Well, I say “new”, what I mean is, new to the vast majority of my listeners. This was originally recorded in November 2016 and has previously only been available at the $5+ pledge level at my Patreon. It’s a listeners’ Q&A session, much like U&F After Hours, but one you’ve never heard before (unless you’re a $5+ patron of mine). The questions are:

1. When did you start writing; and why?

2. In those early days, how did you approach the novel – I know you started One Among The Sleepless and took the decision to podcast it, what made you decide to do that, and how did you make the word count?

3. How do you approach outlining a plot, what methods do you use?

4. Were there any particular snags you hit with the production/writing of U&F 1, and similarly, how has your workflow changed now?

5. You read a lot of H.P Lovecraft’s stories; Do you plan to write some of your own original horror stories?

Mike, Podcasts, U&F, Video, VlogCast

More Videos Online at YouTube.

Pardon my slackness in posting the news, but I’ve added a bunch of videos to my YouTube channel lately and I forgot to share the news on my own website – Doh!

The uploads include a live reading of Underwood and Flinch: Night Crossing recorded at the Wexworlds sci-fi and fantasy convention in Ireland in 2016 …

… A peek into my fridge when I was living in England back in 2015 …

… A video of my Underwood and Flinch short story, Incident at a Crossroads

… A video in which I share my inner doubts about the wisdom of sharing the news of the U&F TV series with the world …

… And last but absolutely not least, the whole season of my written-for-TV sitcom, Glitterballs. Long-standing listeners may remember my podcast of the show a few years ago. It’s set in a ballroom dancing venue in England in the 1990s. Due to hard times, the owner has to reluctantly hire the venue out to a live rock music promoter with (hopefully, depending on your sense of humour) plenty of amusing consequences.

All six episodes are available in a dedicated YouTube playlist. And here’s Episode One …

So, I hope there’s something in there for you – preferably all of it 😄 And if you’re interested in my future video content, then do please subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way if I forget to post news of uploads here again, you’ll still know about them anytime you visit YouTube.

Podcasts, U&F

U&F Podcast – Season 4, Episode 1 + Season 3 Recap Episode.

Underwood and Flinch Season 4 has now begun in my podcast feed. Look out for the separate Season 3 recap episode for those whose memory needs a jog. It’s just before S4-E1.








After Hours E6

In addition to the usual Q&A chat between me and my wife, Pauline, the latest episode of U&F After Hours has a short interview with a special guest. Give it a listen. I think you’ll be interested in what he has to say 😊

Search for it in your podcast app, or CLICK HERE to listen now:

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Rollin At 5” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


True Stories – Ewan

True Stories is back for a one-off special, and in this episode, Ewan Buist tells the spooky tale of Gladys. Check your podcast app now, or follow this link to listen live: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/mikebennett/TS-Ewan.mp3

Music from https://filmmusic.io

“George Street Shuffle” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Lobby Time Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Podcasts, U&F After Hours

U&F After Hours E1

Hey there! I’ve just posted episode one of a new short podcast show featuring me and my wife Pauline talking about U&F Season 3.

Basically, the format is Pauline asking me about each episode of the podcast, my ideas and inspirations etc. It’s like those podcasts where you have fans talking about a TV show … but without the fans. But saying that, it would be nice to get some fans on the show too. More on that further down.

This first episode deals with the short story Disturbing the Devil, which was the opening episode of Season 3. One of the things I talk about in the episode is this train ❤️ ….

The next episode will focus on S3 Episode One (David returns to England to rescue Lisa), so if you have any questions about that which you’d like to ask, you can send them to me via Twitter or Facebook, and Pauline will ask me them on the next show. Alternatively, you can record your question and send it in to me as a recording, and then we’ll play it on air, this way you can be on the show too. Huzzah!!

P.S. if you’re interested in sending in an audio question, message me at Twitter or Facebook and we’ll agree a suitable delivery method for your recording 😁

Music on the podcast:
Rollin at 5 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License