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Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work, giveaways and your reviews.

Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work, giveaways and your reviews.
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London, United Kingdom

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Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work, giveaways and your reviews.

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English


Episodes

Helen Russell - Atlas of Happiness

1/17/2019
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The Atlas of Happiness is a round-the-world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell. Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some fietta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end. Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xingfu, or the thing that gives you real purpose. Too much on your plate? The Italians...

Duration:00:38:37

John Simpson's Q&A

12/21/2018
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Legendary journalist John Simpson tells us about his favourite books and authors

Duration:00:15:49

Parky's Q&A

12/20/2018
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Sir Michael Parkinson talks us through his favourite books

Duration:00:18:34

Robin Ince Q&A

12/19/2018
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Comedian Robin Ince tackles our book Q&A.

Duration:00:08:49

Robin Ince

12/16/2018
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A very thoughtful chat with Robin about his latest book - I'm A Joke And So Are You - A Comedian's Take On What Makes Us Human. Covering brains, death and the voices inside your head. Yes, your head.

Duration:00:47:13

Roger Daltrey

12/13/2018
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An undiagnosed broken back, turning up to Woodstock in a VW Beetle, and 6 of the best on his bare arse. The legendary frontman of The Who tells all about his autobiography Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite

Duration:00:55:56

Roger Daltrey on the life of Keith Moon

12/12/2018
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A taster from our next pod...about life on tour with The Who - and news of the new Keith Moon film

Duration:00:08:20

Sir Michael Parkinson

12/10/2018
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Sir Parky pops in to chat about his friend, the flawed footballing genius George Best- the focus of his new memoir.

Duration:00:39:19

John Simpson

12/5/2018
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John Simpson has been the BBC's World Affairs Editor for more than half his fifty-two year career. The legendary journalist tells us about his new novel Moscow, Midnight. MP Patrick Macready has been found dead in his flat. The coroner rules it an accident, a sex game gone wrong. Jon Swift is from the old stock of journos - cynical, cantankerous and overweight - and something about his friend's death doesn't seem right. Then days after Macready's flat is apparently burgled, Swift discovers...

Duration:00:39:41

Q&A with Cressida Cowell and Edward Brooke Hitching

12/2/2018
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Find out the writing and reading habits of this week's authors. Cressida is the multi million selling creator of How To Train Your Dragon. And Edward has compiled a book of maps which chart the rise of exploration. They talk

Duration:00:28:25

Cressida Cowell & Edward Brooke Hitching

11/28/2018
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Cressida Cowell is the multi million selling creator, author and illustrator of How To Train Your Dragon. Her latest book is the second in the Wizards Of Once series. Edward Brooke-Hitching is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Phantom Atlas and Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports . The son of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, collector of the largest and most comprehensive library of British exploration and discovery ever accumulated, he is also a writer for the...

Duration:00:36:12

A Q&A with Ian Rankin

11/25/2018
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The reading habits of bestselling author Ian Rankin - covering the likes of Charles Dickens, Alistair MacLean, RagnarJonasson...and Jilly Cooper

Duration:00:18:15

Ian Rankin

11/22/2018
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See if Matt can keep his sh*t together in front of his all time favourite author...Ian Rankin comes in to chat about his new bestseller In A House of Lies - the 22nd Rebus novel.

Duration:00:35:17

An extra Q&A with Lee Child

11/19/2018
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The author of the multi million selling Jack Reacher thrillers talks about his reading and writing habits.

Duration:00:14:41

Lee Child

11/14/2018
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The multi million selling author of the Jack Reacher books pops in to the pod to talk coffee, movies and cotton buds.

Duration:00:40:47

Exclusive news about the new Jack Reacher TV series

11/14/2018
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Lee Child reveals that there will be no more movies with Tom Cruise

Duration:00:01:34

The QI Elves & Levison Wood

11/8/2018
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Dan and Anna from the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast discuss their Book of the Year - amazing facts from 2018. And explorer Levison Wood tells us about his latest adventure, which he has written about in his new book Arabia - 13 countries, 5000 miles...on foot, camel and tank.

Duration:00:35:03

A Q&A with explorer Levison Wood & the QI Elves

11/6/2018
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Discover the reading habits, loves and suggestions of explorer Levison Wood and the QI Elves Anna & Dan (No Such Thing As A Fish). Levison has written a book about his recent journey around the Arabian Peninsular - 13 countries & 5000 miles via foot, tank and camel. The Elves have released the Book of the Year - amazing facts that may have passed you by in the past 11 months or so.

Duration:00:21:46

Markus Zusak & Anthony Horowitz

11/1/2018
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Two of the world's finest authors grace our studios...three if you include Simon. But even Matt would agree 4 would be stretching it. Markus Zusak's debut novel The Book Thief sold over 8m copies. His latest effort Bridge of Clay has been over a decade in the making. Anthony Horowitz has written books featuring Sherlock Holmes and James Bond (not together, yet...) His new novel The Sentence Is Death is a murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator...

Duration:00:34:22

Q&A with Anthony Horowitz & Markus Zusak

10/29/2018
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Simon and Matt find out the reading habits of authors Anthony Horowitz and Markus Zusak. Plus your tweets, letters and suggestions. Anthony Horowitz is one of Britain's most successful writers - specialising in mystery and suspense. His work for young adult readers includes The Alex Rider series. His work for adults includes two Sherlock Holmes novels The House of Silk and Moriarty ; plus Magpie Murders and The Word Is Murder . He was also chosen to write James Bond novels by the Ian...

Duration:00:22:56