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LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Ralph Fiennes reading Nabokov’s ‘The University Poem’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Hilary Mantel on royal bodies and Denise Riley’s ‘A Part Song’.

LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Ralph Fiennes reading Nabokov’s ‘The University Poem’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Hilary Mantel on royal bodies and Denise Riley’s ‘A Part Song’.
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LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Ralph Fiennes reading Nabokov’s ‘The University Poem’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Hilary Mantel on royal bodies and Denise Riley’s ‘A Part Song’.

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Episodes

Diary

1/3/2018
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Alan Bennett finds his métier at last in 2017.

Duration: 00:45:22


The Defectors

12/20/2017
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In the latest instalment of the LRB podcast, recorded in Seoul, Richard Lloyd Parry talks to the Korean-American novelist Krys Lee about Christianity, plastic surgery and mutual incomprehension in the Korean borderlands.

Duration: 01:08:02


Story: ‘Cat-Brushing’

12/5/2017
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‘Anything between my legs is welcome these days’. Jane Campbell reads her story, ‘Cat-Brushing’.

Duration: 00:15:49


Arch Bishop

11/13/2017
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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop, through the lens of the pieces written about her in the LRB archive.

Duration: 00:58:30


Harvey Weinstein

11/1/2017
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Lucy Prebble describes meeting Harvey Weinstein.

Duration: 00:11:48


Absolute Revolt

10/16/2017
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In the second part of their conversation, Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz discuss the deculturation of Islam, and why it has led to the radicalisation of so many second-generation immigrants and converts.

Duration: 00:51:37


Living Orients

10/10/2017
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In the first of two podcasts, Olivier Roy tells Adam Shatz about his experiences with the Gauche prolétarienne in the 1960s and his early travels in Afghanistan.

Duration: 00:50:04


Don’t learn shorthand

9/26/2017
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Carmen Callil, writer, editor and founder of Virago, tells Rosemary Hill how she made her way in 1960s London.

Duration: 00:48:52


Staffing the Raj

9/6/2017
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Ferdinand Mount on how India was governed strictly for the benefit of Britain.

Duration: 00:36:56


Auden Anxieties

8/29/2017
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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of W. H. Auden with reference to pieces from the LRB.

Duration: 01:07:47


Wallace Shawn and Adam Shatz

8/16/2017
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Writer and actor Wallace Shawn talks to Adam Shatz about ‘the thin line between entertainment and cruelty’ in the age of Trump.

Duration: 00:59:41


Post-Press Politics

8/1/2017
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William Davies talks to Tom Crewe about politics in the new media age.

Duration: 00:54:25


Podcast: Panthers in Algiers

7/18/2017
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Elaine Mokhtefi talks to Jeremy Harding about her time working in Algeria in the 1960s when she met Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver.

Duration: 00:28:01


Ida John

6/28/2017
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‘Bohemia was never a safe country for women. If they didn’t all die of consumption in a garret, many of them might as well have done’ – Rosemary Hill on the letters of Ida John.

Duration: 00:20:38


Dacre’s Paper

6/21/2017
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‘It’s like the drunken lout at a party who can’t get anyone to like him.’ Andrew O’Hagan reads the Daily Mail.

Duration: 00:19:18


The Corbyn Project

6/5/2017
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Tom Crewe talks to Lorna Finlayson about Jeremy Corbyn and Labour’s prospects in the general election and beyond.

Duration: 00:51:58


Snitching on Students

5/17/2017
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‘Once you start seeing everyday behaviour as having the potential to draw people into terrorism, you’re inside the problem’ – Karma Nabulsi on the British government’s Prevent programme.

Duration: 00:29:37


Looking at Larkin

5/10/2017
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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of Philip Larkin, drawing on articles from our archive by contributors including Alan Bennett, Barbara Everett and John Bayley.

Duration: 01:00:37


People Will Hate Us Again

4/27/2017
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Julian Barnes on Georges Simenon and Brexit.

Duration: 00:32:57


The Syrian War

4/20/2017
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Adam Shatz talks to Joshua Landis about the war in Syria.

Duration: 00:59:08

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