All posts by Alison Chase

Pick of the Podcasts #5

Welcome to instalment five of Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you

Pick of the Podcasts #4

Welcome to installment four of Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you

Pick of the Podcasts #3

Welcome to installment three of Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you

Pick of the Podcasts #2

Welcome to back to instalment two of our new series, Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode,

Pick of the Podcasts #01

Welcome to this new series where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you in if you’re a

Gotham: It’s Batman, But Not

  The story of Batman is nothing new. Whether you prefer the Adam West era movies, are an avid reader of the comics or, like me and very few others, have become an unexpected fan of Batfleck (Ben Affleck), we all know the history and

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

You may have heard the stories that Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine in its recipe, but have you heard the one where heroin was first marketed as an over the counter cough syrup? Or perhaps the story of a little pick me up pill called

The Girls by Emma Cline

The debut novel by Emma Cline, The Girls, is fine. An uninspiring way to start a review, I know, but that’s exactly how this book left me feeling – uninspired. I wanted to connect with it, I read many great reviews from sources I trust

The Last Kingdom

First of all, a quick word of caution that the below will contain some plot spoilers. So please, only continue if you have seen The Last Kingdom or are happy to have some of the surprise taken out of a few key moments!   On

Black Mirror: It’s Only Getting Darker

For the uninitiated, Black Mirror is a British TV series unlike any other being shown right now, earning itself the kind of cult status you see with other big typically American series like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Currently on Season 3 which aired