Ex Hebridius is the result of an anxious developing writer (Alasdair S. Goudie) attempting to process the tumultuous period of his recent life by fleeing back to the small Hebridean island he grew up on and writing numerous poems and short pieces about it. The pieces contained within each episode will reflect aspects of the island, or, indeed, of modern existence, that he has felt the need to jot down; not only will this cover poetry, but likely short stories, drama scripts, and even extracts of larger works he’ll write down in-between his long periods of guiltful shame he experiences as a result of not writing anything. The shows itself will have two central components- the reading of his recent works, and his discussions of their content, themes, and background in creation.
Over time, Alasdair, who spent time at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, may come to experiment with video additions, interviews with other writers, or broader discussions of narrative technique- for now, however, the podcast will be produced as an exercise in simple, poetic listening. Hopefully, it may act both as a happy escape from an ever more confusingly barbed world, as well as a meditation on the task of writing and the concepts and methods behind inspiration and poetic craft, delivered as he learns them. The writer hopes sincerely that you will gain enjoyment and/or contentment from his efforts, and not abhor his tendency to refer to himself in the third person in episode descriptions.
Alasdair is the producer, writer and voice actor on the podcast.
All past episodes hosted here on posting.