Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.
I had a chat with Kiran Dass – she is a freelance journalist, reviewer and interviewer. She is a longtime retailer, currently the book buyer at Time Out Bookstore in Auckland – and she’s one of the co-hosts of the Papercuts podcast for The Spinoff. She has written for the British music mag, The Wire as well as for the NZ Herald, The Dominion Post, The Listener, The Spinoff, Sunday Star Time, Metro, Sunday Magazine and Landfall. She has presented reviews and features on RNZ and bFM and regularly chats with Mikey Havoc to present Loose Reads as well as being a regular reviewer on Kathryn Ryan’s Nine to Noon on RNZ. Kiran also interviews musician and produces segments for RNZ’s Music 101. She’s been known to take some records out to bars and spin them to provide the soundtrack for an evening.
I’ve known Kiran for a while – and known her work for longer. But this was easily the longest conversation we’ve had in person. We stat down to talk through her life and careers and to discuss interviewing stories and techniques as well.
I really loved this conversation and I hope you do too.