Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

The Half-Life of Snails

April 22, 2022 Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Season 6 Episode 4
Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
The Half-Life of Snails
Show Notes

In this edition we look at The Half Life of Snails, the debut novel by writer and academic Philippa Holloway.   The novel deals with issues surrounding nuclear energy and the communities it affects and we talk about Philippa's trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone as part of our interview.  We have excerpts from the book read by Phoebe Holmes

In the Half-Life of Snails you heard the voices of Philippa Holloway and interviewer Chris Gregory.  The interview took place at Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker in Cheshire.  Our excerpts were read by Phoebe Holmes and reproduced with the kind permission of Parthian Books.
Sound design, production, editing and music were by Chris Gregory

You can pre-order a copy of The Half Life of Snails by visiting the Parthian website at

Find out more about Philippa Holloway by following her on social media where she posts as

 You can follow Parhtian Books on twitter here Instagram here

 You can find out more about Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker by visiting their website at
And follow then on Instagram at

 You can read Philippa Holloway's response to the Ukraine crisis here

And find out about her academic work at the University of Staffordshire here

Philippa has also written about psychogeography including this article


Finally – please check out the other podcasts mentioned in this edition 

Write On! Audio

The Dex Legacy

And Chaika



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