Sunday 5 February 2023

Archived Shows

Hello! Long time, no new shows. But I have finally uploaded all of the Optical Radio shows 2009-2011, which have been embedded in their playlists. My shows and some podcasts can be found at

Hope to be back on air, sometime, somewhere....

Sunday 3 July 2016

Odd Girl Out podcast 12: Whitstable Biennale 2016

Where has the time gone? For this edition, Odd Girl Out visits the seaside town of Whitstable for its Biennale, sampling art installations and performances, dining on mystic chips and dodging vengeful seagulls.

Monday 29 June 2015

Odd Girl Out podcast 11

This is my long-in-the-works New York special, featuring the voices and opinions of filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, writer Sarah Schulman and performance poet Lydia Lunch.

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - Red Alert

Lydia Lunch

Die Haut with Lydia Lunch - Der Karibische Western

Desiree Akhavan

Zeena Parkins - The Magician

Sarah Schulman 

St. Vincent - The Surgeon

Zeena Parkins - Jezebel

Monday 2 March 2015

Odd Girl Out podcast 10


Finally! A new podcast to share. This one was a walk through the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park undertaken last summer with urban planner Dr. Carolin Schröder. Among the highlights: bouldering, a water play area and the thorny question of urban regeneration.

Esben and the Witch - Despair (Klad Hest mix)

Drowner - Shadow

The Cannanes - Molecule

Sky Larkin - Overgrown

The Luyas - Fifty Fifty

Carta - Failure to Thrive

Metal Mother - Tactillium

Deadhorse - No Particular Night or Morning

Monday 25 August 2014

Odd Girl Out ELR5

In this fifth podcast for East London Radio, Val Phoenix meets Theresa Heath, director of Wotever DIY Film Festival, for a flyering expedition around Dalston and a chat about her musical influences.

Grace Jones – Walking in the Rain

Theresa Heath  interview

Norah Noizzze – Like You

Widowspeak – Ballad of the Golden Hour

Ane Brun – Neighbourhood

Jenny Hval – Amphibious, Androgynous (Live)

Friday 11 July 2014

Midsummer Catch-Up

I guess it doesn't seem like anything much is happening on the Odd Girl Out front, as I haven't posted any new shows or podcasts for some months. I am just starting to write my dissertation, so am unlikely to do any new shows for awhile.

But, I have not been idle. I regularly post old shows to Mixcloud, and they link to playlists on here, so you should still have a "new" show from me every week. Do check them out!

Thursday 27 February 2014

Odd Girl Out ELR4

My fourth podcast for East London Radio is a report from last week's launch of the 28th edition of what has been BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, now entering its next [spoiler alert!] chapter.

The podcast features contributions from: Bev Zalcock, Clare Stewart, Selina Robertson, Roz Kaveney, Muffin Hix, Christa Holka, Naz Jamal, Brian Robinson, and a cameo from Lisa Gornick.

Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Lata Mangeshkar - Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya
Rae Spoon - You Can Dance
The Julie Ruin - Come On!