‘I prefer characters that are human’
Dave Pickering on where he writes, what he reads, and his favourite character in fiction.
Dave Pickering is a storyteller and podcaster. His weekly conversation podcast, Getting Better Acquainted, won a British Podcast Award in 2017, was nominated for a Radio Production Award in 2012, featured on BBC Radio 4’s In Pod We Trust and Radio 5 Live’s Required Listening. He also co-produces and stars in the magical realist podcast drama, The Family Tree, which looks at themes of identity, belief, family and change. He produces a monthly podcast for the Restart Project, which goes out online and on Resonance FM. For five years, he ran a live night and podcast called Stand Up Tragedy, which aimed to create a safe space to talk about unsafe things. He co-wrote the Cbeebies Radio Series, Ministry of Stories, starring Jenni Murray. Numbers, a drama series he wrote for RethinkDaily, was nominated for the Sony Radio Awards in 2009.