Frank Wynne Reads Kangni Alem

Our translator-in-residence joins Danny Denton to read the first story by the award-winning Togolese writing to be translated into English.

Podcast 22nd September 2021

John Patrick McHugh Reads Sean O’Reilly

The author of 'Pure Gold' joins Danny Denton to read and discuss 'All Day and All of the Night'.

Podcast 25th August 2021

Niamh Campbell Reads Kevin Power

The author of 'This Happy' joins Danny Denton to read and discuss 'The Dead Hotel'.

Podcast 21st July 2021

Nuala O’Connor Reads Nicole Flattery

The author of 'Nora' reads 'Sing, Dance, Earn Your Keep', a darkly funny essay about work, adulthood, and life in a new city.

Podcast 16th June 2021

Adrian Duncan Reads Vona Groarke

An in-depth discussion of the Longford writer's poetry and essays.

Podcast 19th May 2021

Maija Sofia Reads Louise Hegarty

'Getting The Electric', a story from our Summer 2020 issue, is beautifully read by the Choice Prize-nominated musician.

Podcast 24th March 2021

Conor O’Callaghan Reads Claire-Louise Bennett

Editor Danny Denton is joined by novelist and poet Conor O'Callaghan to read and discuss the incomparable 'Suddenly A Duck'.

Podcast 7th December 2020

Paul Lynch Reads ‘The Dream That Wakes You Up’

Listen to Paul Lynch read his lecture from the Bray Literary Festival 2020.

Podcast 26th October 2020

Rónán Hession Reads Zou Jingzhi

Declan Meade is joined by the author of 'Leonard And Hungry Paul' to discuss a story of teenagers during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Podcast 15th September 2020

Caelainn Hogan Reads Lois Kapila

How can we write and report on the issues of housing and homelessness, and what good can it do?

Podcast 18th August 2020

Mark O’Connell Reads Roisín Kiberd

The author 'To Be A Machine' and 'Notes From An Apocalypse' reads and discusses Roisín Kiberd's essay on the meaning of Mark Zuckerberg.

Podcast 8th June 2020

Naoise Dolan Reads Emma Donoghue

The author of ‘Exciting Times’ reads and discusses the subtle gothic horror of ‘Looking for Petronilla’.

Podcast 15th April 2020

Cathy Sweeney Reads Tania Hershman

In our first podcast of 2020, Declan Meade is joined by Cathy Sweeney, to read from and discuss the work of Tania Hershman. 

Podcast 2nd March 2020

Stephen Sexton Reads Sinéad Morrissey

The author of 'If All The World And Love Were Young' talks to Ian Maleney about two poems by Sinéad Morrissey.

Podcast 25th November 2019

Oisín Fagan Reads David Hayden

The author of 'Nobber' joins Declan Meade to discuss 'Hay', a "modernist fairy-tale" of a story.

Podcast 14th October 2019

Eimear Ryan Reads Lucy Sweeney Byrne

Danny Denton is joined by writer and editor Eimear Ryan, who reads and discusses the millennial ambivalence of 'Danny', by Lucy Sweeney Byrne.

Podcast 24th July 2019

Wendy Erskine Reads Adrian Duncan

The trials and reflections of a good-but-not-great football player are the subject of Erskine's chosen story, 'Prosinečki'.

Podcast 11th June 2019

Nicole Flattery Reads Keith Ridgway

Nicole Flattery joins Danny Denton in the studio to read from and discuss Keith Ridgway's short story, 'Andy Warhol'.

Podcast 17th April 2019

Melatu Uche Okorie Reads Ian Shine And Jonathan Edwards

Melatu Uche Okorie, author of the much-heralded story collection 'This Hostel Life', joins Sally Rooney in the studio to discuss two pieces of flash fiction from our archive.

Podcast 14th March 2019

Anne Griffin Reads Oisín Fagan

Sally Rooney is joined in the studio by Anne Griffin, author of the best-selling debut novel, 'When All Is Said'.

Podcast 20th February 2019

Jessica Traynor Reads Wendy Erskine

Jessica Traynor joins Sally Rooney in the studio to read and discuss 'To All Their Dues', a story from Wendy Erskine's debut collection, 'Sweet Home'.

Podcast 26th November 2018

Emilie Pine Reads Julian Gough

Sally Rooney is joined in the studio by Emilie Pine, author of 'Notes To Self', to discuss Julian Gough's editing tips.

Podcast 1st October 2018

Evelyn Conlon Reads ‘The Park’

Evelyn Conlon reads 'The Park', her story about Pope John Paul II's visit to Ireland in 1979, and discusses its relevance to the country today.

Podcast 20th August 2018

Martina Evans Reads Sinéad Morrissey

Declan Meade is joined in the studio by Martina Evans. They read and discuss 'The Day I Brought Water', a short story by Belfast poet, Sinéad Morrissey.

Podcast 23rd July 2018

Mia Gallagher Reads Jennifer Brady

Sally Rooney is joined in studio by Mia Gallagher to read and discuss 'Ten Days, Counting Slowly', a short story by Jennifer Brady.

Podcast 29th May 2018

‘Stinging Fly Stories’ – Anthology Podcast with Sarah Gilmartin

Sarah Gilmartin joins Sally Rooney in the studio to discuss the stories collected in our new anthology, 'Stinging Fly Stories'.

Podcast 25th April 2018

Colm Keegan Reads Sean O’Reilly

Colm Keegan joins Sally Rooney to read and discuss Sean O'Reilly's 'The Cavalvade', a dark and ambiguous story of sexual power games.

Podcast 28th March 2018

Danny Denton Reads Nicole Flattery

In this month's episode of the Stinging Fly Podcast, Danny Denton reads and discusses the surreal tragicomedy of Nicole Flattery's 'Show Them A Good Time'.

Podcast 27th February 2018

June Caldwell Reads Claire-Louise Bennett

June Caldwell reads and discusses Claire-Louise Bennett's 'Morning, 1908'.

Podcast 30th January 2018

Kevin Barry Reads Cathy Sweeney

Kevin Barry reads two stories by Cathy Sweeney, and talks to Sorcha Kenny about their strange and elusive qualities.

Podcast 5th July 2017



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