Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Episode 1

4 Extra Debut. Struggling Karl accepts a clickbait job that seems too good to be true. Soon his life is changed forever. Read by Bryan Dick.

Luke Kennard’s intriguing and wry debut novel about capitalism, the housing crisis and a generation in debt.

Set a few years from now, in an unnamed city, the award-winning poet imagines what life might be like for young people from the squeezed middle-class if our society continues along its current economic path.

30-something couple Karl and Genevieve (he writes copy for online content providers, she is a primary teacher) live in a room in a shared house; their combined income is less than their rent and they're falling ever deeper into debt.

To help pay off his 17 credit cards, Karl accepts a job generating 'clickbait' from a stranger online that seems to good to be true. It is. Very soon the messy strands of his and Genevieve's lives are beginning to unravel.

Read by Bryan Dick

Abridged in ten parts by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2017.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 May 2021 02:00

More episodes


You are at the first episode


See all episodes from The Transition by Luke Kennard


Role Contributor
Reader Bryan Dick
Author Luke Kennard
Abridger Robin Brooks
Producer Kirsteen Cameron


  • Mon 6 Feb 2017 22:45
  • Mon 17 May 2021 14:00
  • Tue 18 May 2021 02:00