February 16, 2020
This week Paul has the pleasure of working with Long Lee Primary School in Keighley doing poetry workshops. We hear from the teachers and the children themselves about how the workshops work and integrate the curriculum and what skills they are secretly learning underneath all the fun.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 09.02.20
February 9, 2020
This week Paul is back out on the road talking about fascinating new work from the Empathy Lab who are working with schools to encourage reading for not just literacy but also social awareness and empathy.
He talks to teachers in Wales who are integrating the programme into their curriculum and the team behind the project.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 02.02.20.
February 2, 2020
This week Paul talks to teacher Adams Chase about how to engage children with literacy and encourage them to with their own writing.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 26.01.20
January 19, 2020
This week Paul talks to Emma Speed about her long career working in radio, tv and the time she got to interview Princess Leia.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 12.01.20
January 12, 2020
This week Paul chats to Rowan Ardill about his serious fundraising endeavor of 202020 running 20 marathons in 20 days in 20 different cities in the hopes of raising £20,000 fin aid of homelessness, as well as his work with Parkrun and Ramsbottom Running Club.
Paul also reads some of his own running inspired poetry.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 05.01.20
January 5, 2020
To mark the end of 2019 Paul has hand selected some highlights from the Waffle interviews from the past year.
Highlights include live music, a young grime artist and moving remembrance poetry from th'owd chap.
December 29, 2019
This week Paul was privileged enough to meet up with poet, journalist and BBC broadcaster, Ian McMillan at the 'unfurling' of a new poetry exhibit focusing on Dementia awareness.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 22.12.19
December 22, 2019
This week sees Paul chat to Ian Eagleton, teacher and creator of The Reading Realm, a new literacy app for younger readers, about books, apps and Mariah Carey.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio on 15.12.19
December 15, 2019
This week Paul chats to fellow Rossendale Radio presenter Tony Horne about his other life as a ghost writer and what it means to be anonymous in the publishing world.
First broadcast on Rossendale Radio 08.12.19
December 8, 2019
This week Paul speaks with young vocalists and songwriters Elke Lowe and Sean Smith who have very different styles but share a common bond; they were both students of Paul's from his teaching days.
First Broadcast on Rossendale Radio 01.12.19