Though the Christmas period has been quiet, we’ve been hard at work over at Biteback Towers getting to work on a very special new project.

That’s right, we’re branching out into the world of podcasting! Once a week, we’ll be sitting down with the authors of some of our most exciting upcoming books and chatting to them about their lives, as well as doing a deep dive into the content of their new release.

Though we’re primarily a political publishing house, our (excellent) publication schedule contains books from all walks of life, from French football (who knew it was so different to English football?) to World War Two. Basically, whatever you’re interested in, we’ve got it, and we're planning to bring that same variety over to podcasting.

That said, kicking off things in spectacular fashion is new MP and former MSP Kenny MacAskill, who popped into the office last week to talk about Scotland’s hidden radical movement, his life in Scottish politics and why he’s not a fan of Irvine Walsh’s iconic Trainspotting.

If that’s not enough to get you excited, we’ve also got football journalist Matt Spiro, Lib Dem co-leader Mark Pack and the man behind John Bercow’s authoritative new biography, Seb Whale, joining us for a catch up in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned and enjoy!

Can’t wait to get started? Listen to the first Biteback podcast here.