Storyradio #1: The Vulnerable

For the duration of this year's Waterloo Festival, Storyradio will be our resident storytellers. With a story every two weeks, starting today (Saturday 2nd May), Storyradio will be producing this creative series with a Waterloo theme.


The first feature story is The Vulnerable (click here to listen!). An encounter with a girl begging on the street proves hard to escape from a short story by Waterloo-based novelist, Martin Nathan, read by actor Simon Balcon.


Watch out for the next episode, coming up on 16th May: ‘Persepolis’ by Miki Lentin.




Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared inFinished Creatures,Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.


Simon Balcon is a local actor who has performed in a wide range of stage roles.

Storyradio is a new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit.


Storyradio is a small organisation currently run by volunteers hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self funding and to pay our writers for each short story we transmit. Visit their Patreon page if you would like to support Storyradio and access exclusive content.

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