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On Silence Podcast: a story told one letter at a time

Eleven writers, four months, one podcast – the brief was simple. Our aim was to recreate the dynamics of a writer’s room to produce an original literary podcast series. During the second half of 2023, we engaged in regular meetings with our groups of writers who worked in collaboration to produce thirteen episodes. We chose to write On Silence in the epistolary form – a series of letters – in order to explore hidden conversations between family members, friends, strangers and confidants. Our writers were presented with the first letter, then instructed to continue the story. Each writer wrote, edited end recorded up to two letters; each contribution was rigorously reviewed by the other members of the team to create, what we hope to be, a cohesive, well-crafted narrative. The process – like the story – led us to surprising discoveries. Whether the experiment worked or not is up to you to decide…


Listen to On Silence Podcast below or wherever you listen to podcasts.



Dorsa Daneshvar Khoshkar Vandani

Burcu Güney Yılmaz

Shivang Ambardar

Martyn Rosser

Ellie Wilson

Beth Parker

Abbie Laycock

Tori Wood

Jo Major


Project Leads/Producers

Sherezade García Rangel

Amy Lilwall



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ISSN 2632-4423

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