The Nerve is a podcast produced by the English department at Waterford Institute of Technology. Each episode brings together staff and students to discuss a range of topics, including English literature, cultural events and perhaps a dollop of critical theory here and there. Upcoming episodes will also feature special guests.
This special episode of The Nerve sees writer Danielle McLaughlin join Dr. Jenny O’Connor in the studio, alongside Creative Writing lecturer Margaret O’Brien and English students Brandon Collins and Dylan Phelan. Danielle McLaughlin is the current UCC Writer-in-Residence and her stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, Southword, The New Yorker and have been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4. Her debut collection of short storiesDinosaurs on Other Planets was published in Ireland, the UK, the US and Slovakia. Last year, she edited Counterparts, an anthology of work by writers with legal backgrounds, and on the day of the podcast, she also gave a seminar and writing workshop to our lucky English students.
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The Nerve podcast is available on all the major podcasting platforms, such as Itunes, Spotify, etc and you can listen to the podcast on the following links