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If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books
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If you’re a reader, this is the podcast for you. Iain Dale speaks to some of the world’s biggest authors about what inspired them to write their books

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Episodes

Chapter 67 : Jonathan Rugman

10/11/2019
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Welcome to another Chapter of the Book Club, this time Iain is joined by Channel 4's Foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman, who's here to talk about his new book 'The Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi'. Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the first comprehensive account of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for...

Duration:00:35:58

Chapter 66: Patrick Kidd

10/8/2019
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Welcome along to the Book Club! This week, (or should I say Weak) our guest is Patrick Kidd and he's here to talk about his book 'The Weak are a Long Time in Politics: Sketches from the Brexit Neverendum'. It's an anthology of his best columns from the past four years, Kidd plays the role of parliamentary theatre critic, chronicling the collapse of Cameron, the nebulous clarity of May, the rise and refusal to fall of Corbyn and Boris Johnson's repeated failure to keep his foot out of his...

Duration:00:33:07

Chapter 65 : Jason Webster

10/4/2019
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The weather might have turned on our shores but hopefully this brings a little sunshine to your podcast app. This Chapter of the Book Club is dedicated to Jason Webster's new book 'Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday -...

Duration:00:43:28

Chapter 64 : Tim Bale

10/1/2019
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Welcome! This week's Book Club is one for the politics geeks. Tim Bale joins Iain in the studio for a chat all about a book he's written with Paul Webb and Monica Poletti, 'Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century'. The book is essential reading for those interested in political parties, party membership, elections and campaigning. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's...

Duration:00:36:48

Chapter 63 : Simon Heffer

9/24/2019
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Welcome! Joining Iain today is his friend Simon Heffer who's here to talk about his book 'Staring at God: Britain in the Great War'. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:48:33

Chapter 62 : Alexander Lebedev

9/24/2019
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Welcome to the book club, this weeks guest is Alexander Lebedev and he's here to talk 'Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian ex-Oligarch'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:44:41

Chapter 61 : Gyles Brandreth

9/20/2019
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Back for 2019 is one of our favourite guests on the Book Club, Gyles Brandreth. His new book is 'Dancing By The Light of The Moon: Over 250 poems to read, relish and recite'. Gyles is a huge fan of poetry, Iain is not. By the end of this chat, will Iain have come round to the idea? If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All...

Duration:01:03:59

Chapter 60 : Jeffrey Archer

9/17/2019
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Iain's guest today is another returnee Jeffrey Archer. This time Jeffrey is here to talk about his new book 'Nothing Ventured' which is the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s number one Sunday Times bestselling The Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick – as a family man and a detective who will battle throughout his career against a powerful criminal nemesis. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one...

Duration:00:44:51

Chapter 59 : Max Hastings

9/13/2019
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Welcome again to the Book Club, where we have our first returning guest Max Hastings! This time he's here to chat about his new book 'Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:32:24

Chapter 58 : Matthew Syed

9/10/2019
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Iain's guest this week is Matthew Syed who you may know better as 'The Ping Pong Guy' from his popular podcast with Robbie Savage and Freddie Flintoff. He's here to discuss his new book 'Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC....

Duration:00:36:58

Chapter 57 : Edward Stourton and Lode Desmet

9/6/2019
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This week's guest are Edward Stourton and Lode Desmet and they're talking about their book 'Blind Man's Brexit: How the EU Took Control of Brexit' which was adapted from a documentary. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:43:43

Chapter 56 : Steve Richards

8/30/2019
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Iain's old friend Steve Richards is here to talk about his book 'The Prime Ministers: Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to May'. A landmark history of the men and women who have defined the UK's role in the modern world - and what makes them special - by a seasoned political journalist. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new...

Duration:00:49:33

Chapter 55 : Jack Brown

8/23/2019
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If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith, Cross Question or the brand new podcast All Talk! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:32:12

Chapter 54 : Rod Liddle

8/16/2019
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This weeks guest is Rod Liddle a journalist, and an associate editor of The Spectator. His book is called The Great Betrayal : The True Story of Brexit. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:48:26

Chapter 53 : Jack Straw

8/9/2019
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This episode features a conversation with Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, he's discussing his book 'The English Job: Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:47:01

Chapter 52 : Jesse Norman

8/2/2019
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Chapter 52 of the Book Club is here, this weeks guest is Jesse Norman MP, he's here to talk about 'Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters'. Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The...

Duration:00:39:53

Chapter 51 : Owen Bennett

7/26/2019
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Welcome to Episode 51 of the Book Club where Iain chats to Owen Bennett all about Michael Gove : A Man in a Hurry. The book is a "timely biography of a politician who has had an effect on the shape of British politics more profound than many will openly acknowledge." If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC....

Duration:00:41:53

BONUS: Uighur Muslims in China

7/22/2019
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Special report into China's mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, presented by Iain Dale.

Duration:00:21:22

Chapter 50 : Kirsty Wark

7/19/2019
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Welcome to Chapter 50 of the Book Club, this week Iain chats to Kirsty Wark who has hosted Newsnight since 1993. Her Novel 'The House by the Loch' is the story of a family in all its loving complexity, and the way it can, and must, remake itself endlessly in order to make peace with the past. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday -...

Duration:00:37:13

Chapter 49 : Talat Ahmed and Kavita Puri

7/12/2019
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Welcome to this episode of the podcast, a fascinating hour ahead. Iain chats to Tales Ahmed about her book 'Mohandas Gandhi: Experiments in Civil Disobedience' and Kavita Puri about 'Partition Voices: Untold British Stories'. If you enjoyed this podcast, make sure you check through the archive for one you may have missed or why not listen to For The Many, Iain's podcast with Jacqui Smith or Cross Question! Iain Dale Monday - Thursday, 7-10pm on LBC. https://www.iaindale.com/

Duration:00:58:01