Hollingsville: Episode 10, Monsters

Slouching into Hollingsville for episode ten of the series are artist Laurie Lipton and Strange Attractor’s Mark Pilkington. Musical interludes come courtesy of the McCarricks with background moods by Graham Massey.

Monsters, no matter what their shape or size or attitude, serve as a warning and should be welcomed as such. Having no place either in nature or in polite society, they have little choice but to exist as reminders of the things we’d much rather forget. Godzilla, for example, has been good to us over the years, the way only a bad dream can be. The unforeseen by-product of atomic tests taking place in the Pacific Ocean over fifty years ago, the blinding intensity of Godzilla’s birth ensured that he cast more than one shadow over the intervening decades. But what about the monsters that lurk in our own homes – or the ones that occupy the vast deserts of modern myth?

After visiting Mars, where next? Welcome to Hollingsville: the new twelve-part series from writer Ken Hollings. A World’s Fair of the airwaves, the shows focuses each week on a different aspect of our historical relationship with technology. From machines to monsters, spaces to dreams, this Radio Expo offers an unscripted tour through the chosen theme, utilising voices and sounds from special guests and presented by Ken Hollings with his usual idiosyncratic flair.

Ken Hollings is the author of Welcome To Mars: Fantasies of Science in the American Century 1947-1959, available from Strange Attractor Press. For more information go to http://www.strangeattractor.co.uk or http://www.kenhollings.blogspot.com

3 Responses to “Hollingsville: Episode 10, Monsters”

  1. 1 Tom Schaffer Jan 28th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    won’t there be a eleventh or twelth part of the series?

  2. 2 Ken Hollings Feb 19th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for your question, Tom. The first series of ‘Hollingsville’ ended rather abruptly at episode 10 when I was rushed to hospital with a detached retina – the rest of the summer was spent recovering from the surgery and getting my sight back. We are currently at work preparing for a new series of ‘Hollingsville’ to start in April 2011 – with any luck, the two remaining episodes of series 1 will be incorporated into it – in the meantime there are aso plans for a couple of ‘Hollingsville’ specials to be podcast in the coming weeks. More info as and when it becomes available on my blog – http://www.kenhollings.blogspot.com or the Resonance home page

  3. 3 Tom Schaffer Mar 6th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    thanks for your response, ken. i found out about your problems on other websites in the meantime. i hope everything is fine again and just wanted to add that i really love your podcasts.

    i’m looking forward to your new series. :)

    best reagrds from Austria

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