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the podcast team – Giancarlo Facchinetti, sound engineer and editor

Giancarlo Facchinetti has developed skills as a sound engineer – first through creating recordings of his own music, and then honing these skills in the astrophysics project e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The History of the Universe in 45 minutes. Before the Maligned Species project he had not had any previous experience of editing podcasts or the spoken word. During […]

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artist Giancarlo Facchinetti on Spiders cover art

I have known Giancarlo Facchinetti now for sixteen years. We first met at a sculpture exhibition: he was exhibiting his second year work along with three other Fine Art students from the University of Wolverhampton. I was surprised, delighted by and deeply moved by his work then, and he has continued to move many with his creativity: […]

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Podcast on Poet Emma Purshouse

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Emma Purshouse   How would you write about – a butterfly called the Essex Skipper, the fact that astrophysicists can only account for about 4% of the Universe, or the eradication of smallpox? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Emma Purshouse reads and discusses some of her poems, and […]

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The Universe and everything

I had never applied for Grants for the Arts funding, from the Arts Council England – until a year ago. I had a crazy idea – and thanks to them, it is now a 45 minute performance – It’s called e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The History of the Universe in 45 minutes. It involves an astrophysicist, two poets […]

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