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The Guardian Books Podcast

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Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

The Guardian

Description:

A weekly podcast, presented by the Guardian's literary editor, Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of the monthly book club.

Language:

English

Contact:

Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9GU 0044 20 3353 2999


Episodes

Robert Webb on modern masculinity – books podcast

9/19/2017
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Duration: 00:24:35


Kamila Shamsie and Preti Taneja on reimagining classics - books podcast

9/12/2017
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The two novelists have used Greek tragedy and Shakespeare respectively to tell tough stories of modern life. They discuss how they went about it

Duration: 00:37:40


Colm Tóibín in conversation – books podcast

9/5/2017
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The acclaimed Irish novelist talks to Charlotte Higgins about House of Names, his reimagining of the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon

Duration: 00:41:44


Edinburgh book festival with Colson Whitehead and others – books podcast

8/29/2017
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Duration: 00:33:12


Jenny Zhang and Carolina Sanín – books podcast

8/22/2017
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On this week’s podcast, we talk to the Chinese-American author Jenny Zhang and the Colombian writer Carolina Sanín

Duration: 00:33:50


Living with Oliver Sacks and love in later life: Bill Hayes and Sylvia Brownrigg – podcast

8/15/2017
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Duration: 00:42:35


Summer reading with John Gordon Sinclair and Horatio Clare – podcast

8/8/2017
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Duration: 00:28:56


Man Booker prize 2017 and poet Kayo Chingonyi – books podcast

8/1/2017
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Duration: 00:41:59


Sara Pascoe and Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen – books podcast

7/18/2017
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Duration: 00:34:59


Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli on science and culture – books podcast

7/11/2017
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Two of the world’s foremost scientists discuss how to bridge the divide between the arts and sciences

Duration: 00:31:00


Naomi Klein on neoliberalism and the fightback against Donald Trump – books podcast

7/4/2017
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The activist and author speaks to Gary Younge about her book No is Not Enough, and the importance of finding a way to push back against the shock politics of the Trump administration

Duration: 00:36:38


Fair Field: Piers Plowman's Truth - books podcast

6/21/2017
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In the last of three original podcasts based on William Langland’s poem, our hero goes in search of an ideal Truth. But what does that mean?

Duration: 00:12:52


Fair Field: Piers Plowman's world of work - books podcast

6/21/2017
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In the second of three original podcasts, William Langland’s 14th-century poem is brought into focus against a contemporary backdrop of precarious labour

Duration: 00:13:09


Fair Field: Piers Plowman's dreamworld - books podcast

6/21/2017
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In episode one of a three-part series, the medieval ‘poem of crisis’ reveals a world of inequality, corruption and spiritual malaise that is all too familiar

Duration: 00:14:43


Reni Eddo-Lodge and Juno Dawson - books podcast

6/20/2017
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We discuss race, gender and identity with activist Reni Eddo-Lodge and the writer Juno Dawson

Duration: 00:36:08


The Legend of the Almond Trees, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast

6/9/2017
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Prince Ibrahim’s Nordic bride yearns for the snow-covered fields of home. But they live in the Algarve. What can the prince do?

Duration: 00:11:15


Richard Ford discusses his family memoir – books podcast

6/6/2017
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The Pulitzer prize-winning author talks to Sarah Churchwell about his new memoir, Between Them: Remembering my Parents

Duration: 00:41:37


The Dragon of Palma de Mallorca, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast

6/2/2017
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The Spanish island city is terrorised by a fearsome dragon. But is it really a dragon, or something else?

Duration: 00:12:09


The Dragon of Palma de Mallorca, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast

6/2/2017
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The Spanish island city is terrorised by a fearsome dragon. But is it really a dragon, or something else?

Duration: 00:12:09


Hay festival 2017: Cory Doctorow, Helen Fielding and Shashi Tharoor – podcast

5/30/2017
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We gaze uneasily to the future with Doctorow, look back on the history of the British Raj with Tharoor, and some comic relief comes from Fielding’s hapless heroine Bridget Jones

Duration: 00:47:12

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