Malcolm Guite – CS Lewis speaks into our crisis

Following a visit to Dartmoor, where he and Martin Shaw walked the River Dart, poet, singer-songwriter, priest and academic Malcolm Guite reflects on how some words of CS Lewis in the dark days of 1939 might guide us through the darkness of 2022.

Malcolm Guite – CS Lewis speaks into our crisis2022-03-03T20:14:26+00:00

Storyteller Martin Shaw on his retelling of one of the greatest Irish myths

Dartington Arts School catch up with storyteller and Poetics of Imagination lecturer Dr Martin Shaw ahead of his retelling of the classic Irish myth The Pursuit of Dermot and Grainne at Dartington. A princess with wolf blood in her veins chooses love over protocol and a kingdom erupts. This electrifying tale is a hinge between the end of the pagan age and the beginning of the Christian. Thrilling, funny, heartrending, and complex, we are flung headlong into the exhilaration of an ancient story, telling us something directly about

Storyteller Martin Shaw on his retelling of one of the greatest Irish myths2022-02-12T19:10:34+00:00

Indie Shaman Smoke Hole Review

"Smoke Hole is a powerful, beautiful book, written for these strange times." Indie Shaman magazine review of Smoke Hole.

Indie Shaman Smoke Hole Review2021-12-18T11:38:10+00:00

Martin Shaw Remembering Robert Bly, Medicine Path Interview

Poet, activist and men's work pioneer Robert Bly died on 21 November 2021 at the age of 94. In part one in a series of conversations with some of the people who knew him intimately Martin Shaw shares memories and stories of Bly. (Nov 2021). Listen to the interview.

Martin Shaw Remembering Robert Bly, Medicine Path Interview2022-01-13T18:26:15+00:00

Martin Shaw Interview with Tributaries Radio

Reclaiming the imagination, Martin Shaw untangles our collective selves from the menace of unconscious living. As mythologist and wilderness rites leader extraordinaire, Martin invites us to  leave the smoke hole open… Interview with host Robin Claire. (May 2021).

Martin Shaw Interview with Tributaries Radio2021-12-13T10:34:03+00:00

Martin Shaw’s Smoke Hole Mixtape

'The lovely folks at Chelsea Green asked what I was listening to when I was writing Smoke Hole. They've made a mixtape out of it. I do hope you enjoy it and please play as loud as you can get away with. Dance/mosh/quietly sob as appropriate. Get ready for Kate Bush, Aretha, Fleetwood Mac, Small Faces, Rising Appalachia, Django Reinhardt, Toots & the Maytals, Fugazi, Charlie Parker, Thin Lizzy, Talk Talk, Bonnie Prince Billy, Joni Mitchell, Bad Brains, Dubliners, Arvo Part, all sorts. These all helped keep

Martin Shaw’s Smoke Hole Mixtape2021-12-08T11:02:28+00:00

Smoke Hole Sessions – Martin Shaw podcasts

Author and master storyteller Martin Shaw brings us the Smoke Hole Sessions – a series of vital conversations with inspirational people, in the hope that in the crackle of the thinking, the fire of the language, the visioning and the wildness of the exchanges, we may find breadcrumbs that lead us out of the forest again, and into a deeper life. Inspired by his new book Smoke Hole, Martin speaks to some of today’s most admired writers, musicians, comedians, activists and more about their own work and

Smoke Hole Sessions – Martin Shaw podcasts2021-12-08T10:39:14+00:00

Ten Years of Lightning Tree with Cista Mystica Press

On the ten year anniversary of the release of A Branch From The Lightning Tree, Lucy Cooper from Cista Mystica Press is in conversation with Martin Shaw on the last decade of his writing life. This in depth interview goes right to the heart of how the books have evolved over the past ten years. (June 2021).

Ten Years of Lightning Tree with Cista Mystica Press2021-12-13T10:44:07+00:00

A New and Ancient Story – Martin Shaw with Charles Eisentstein

Martin Shaw in conversation with Charles Eisenstein. Discussing the story of Fox Woman Dreaming, exile, the nature of magic, stories and relationship, decolonizing the imagination, and more. (Recorded 2017).

A New and Ancient Story – Martin Shaw with Charles Eisentstein2021-12-13T11:42:10+00:00

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