In the fourth Scots Whay Hae! podcast Ali interviews author Allan Wilson about the publication of his début collection of short stories Wasted In Love and along the way they talk Alexander Trocchi, James Kelman, Charles Bukowski, Arab Strap, the importance of being carefully taught and the current Scots’ literary landscape. Hear Ali’s brain melt as he realises that he is too old to function properly after only four hours sleep, try and work out who says the phrase ‘I think’ the most, continue the sweepstake fun as to how often Ali says ‘absolutely, and, if you’re name is Alan Bissett, blush as you are praised to the heavens.
Some people will note that some of the things we talk about have already come to pass, for instance stuff that may be happening on the day of recording. We hope this will not be too much of a pain, but we decided to record our chats as live, and these are the results. But all feedback will be gratefully received.