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The Booktopia Podcast

The Booktopia Podcast

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The Booktopia Podcast

The Booktopia Podcast

The Booktopia Podcast

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The Podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore.Booktopia has been voted Australia's Favourite Bookshop and Australia's Best Online Bookshop. Join us for author interviews, book reviews and recommendations and bookish banter. We love books, especially Australian ones.

Latest Episodes

Elizabeth Hewson - 'It Was A Night I Remember So Clearly'

Elizabeth Hewson is a Marketing and Brand Manager for Fink, one of Australia's leading restaurant groups, working closely with celebrated chefs including Peter Gilmore and Lennox Hastie. By night, she documents her pasta-making to eager Insta-fans using the hashtag #saturdaynightpasta. Elizabeth published her first book, Moving Out ... Eating In, in 2013. She lives in Sydney with her husband, Tom, baby son, Louis, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Forest. Ahead of the release of her book 'Saturday Night Pasta', Shanu sat down with Elizabeth to discuss the book, creating a book and a baby in the same year, overcoming the debilitating nature of anxiety, how pasta saved her life, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Saturday Night Pasta' - Elizabeth Hewson: https://bit.ly/2HIro5z Host: Shanu Prasad Guest: Elizabeth Hewson Producer: Nick Wasiliev

29 min2 d ago
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Elizabeth Hewson - 'It Was A Night I Remember So Clearly'

Plugged & Unplanned 32 - Greg Smith

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Greg Smith, financial specialist and author of Stop Living Pay to Pay. They discuss the book, finding your way out of the pay-to-pay cycle, how to implement creative ways to get savvy with your money, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: Stop Living Pay to Pay - Greg Smith: https://bit.ly/3cKafnb Host: Tony Nash Guest: Greg Smith Producer: Nick Wasiliev

56 min3 d ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 32 - Greg Smith

Joanne Harris - 'There Is A Great Sense Of Fear In Admitting To Yourself You Are A Writer'.

Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964. She studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat. She has written 15 more novels, two novellas, and two collections of short stories. Her books are now published in over 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield. Ahead of the release of her book 'Ten Things about Writing', Nick sat down with Joanne to discuss the book, how to stop your ego getting in the way, the importance of good habits and a healthy relationship with your editor, the current issues facing the publishing industry, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Ten Things About Writing' - Joanne Harris: https://bit.ly/3jcGSMR Host: Nick Wasiliev Guest: Joanne Harris Producer: Nick ...

47 min3 d ago
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Joanne Harris - 'There Is A Great Sense Of Fear In Admitting To Yourself You Are A Writer'.

Booktopia On... Halloween Books

Halloween is upon us this week! Mark, Joel and Sarah sit down to recommend the best spooky and spine chilling books to scratch your horror itch this week! Books mentioned in this podcast: Let's Go Play at the Adams' (Paperbacks from Hell)- Mendal W. Johnson: https://bit.ly/2HBpFhS The Nest (Paperbacks from Hell)- Gregory A Douglas: https://bit.ly/34rkMkr Paperbacks from Hell: https://bit.ly/3kv1ArF Three Moments of an Explosion - China Mieville: https://bit.ly/37HVNLJ The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay: https://bit.ly/31CAfwr A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay: https://bit.ly/3k5FQCx I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Iain Reid: https://bit.ly/3dXBxHp Dark Matter - Michelle Paver: https://bit.ly/2Huaxmx Dark Matter - Blake Crouch: https://bit.ly/2xRtCdw Recursion - Blake Crouch: https://bit.ly/3aNPzIX Perdido Street Station - China Mieville: https://bit.ly/3mj5K6D House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski: https://bit.ly/3oqgAcF The Survivors - Jane Harper: https://bit.ly...

36 min5 d ago
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Booktopia On... Halloween Books

The Weekend Booktopian - 23rd October 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our eighteenth episode, Nick hosts Mark, Ash and Olivia to discuss the latest news, including the latest announcements from Ultimo Press, the new releases from Judith Lucy, Max Porter and Lucy Taddeo, and the upcoming adaptation of When The Crawdads Sing. We then give you our latest round of book recommendations, before another edition of Book Fight! Books Mentioned in this podcast: The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss: https://bit.ly/2ITENb7 The Binding - Bridget Collins: https://bit.ly/2HtWlK6 Rings - Koji Suzuki: https://bit.ly/2HoSkHm The Stand - Stephen King: https://bit.ly/2HqhZiw Real Life - Brandon Taylor: https://bit.ly/31zQKt8 Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams: https://bit.ly/3ohPk05 Breasts and Eggs - Mieko Kawakami: https://bit.ly/2Mag54Q Sponsored Books: When ...

40 min1 w ago
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The Weekend Booktopian - 23rd October 2020

Jaclyn Moriarty - 'I Love The Idea Of Exploring Different Parts Of A World'.

Jaclyn Moriarty is the author of novels for children, young adults and adults, including the internationally bestselling Feeling Sorry for Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy, and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy. The first book in that trilogy, A Corner of White, won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Queensland Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, and was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Awards. Ahead of the release of The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst, Sarah and Shanu sat down with Jaclyn to discuss the world of teachers, how illustrations bring her joy, going to the edge of the story, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst' - Jaclyn Moriarty: https://bit.ly/3oeYB9i Host: Sarah McDuling & Shanu Prasad Guest: Jaclyn Moriarty Producer: Nick Wasiliev

39 min1 w ago
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Jaclyn Moriarty - 'I Love The Idea Of Exploring Different Parts Of A World'.

Plugged & Unplanned 31 - Ron Malhotra

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Ron Malhotra, wealth specialist, business advisor and author of Impossible To Fail. They discuss the book, a lack of fulfilment, the link between psychology and results, asking the question "who are you?" and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: Impossible to Fail - Ron Malhotra: https://bit.ly/34hJSSI Host: Tony Nash Guest: Ron Malhotra Producer: Nick Wasiliev

56 min1 w ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 31 - Ron Malhotra

Dolly Alderton - 'I've Always Been A Big Reader And Wanted To Write Fiction.'

Dolly Alderton is an award-winning journalist. She has a column in the Sunday Times and has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia. She is the co-host of The High Low, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast, and also writes for television. Ahead of the release of Ghosts, Olivia and Ben sat down with Dolly to discuss his new book, transitioning to fiction, the confusing nature of fiction, the behaviour of men in the world of dating, and more. WARNING: occasional coarse language Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Ghosts' - Dolly Alderton: https://bit.ly/3i0iSuS Host: Olivia Fricot & Ben Hunter Guest: Dolly Alderton Producer: Nick Wasiliev

33 min1 w ago
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Dolly Alderton - 'I've Always Been A Big Reader And Wanted To Write Fiction.'

David McAllister - 'It Just All Fell Into Place.'

Born in Perth, David McAllister joined The Australian Ballet in 1983 and was promoted to principal artist in 1989. During his time with the company, he danced many principal roles, including those in The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, John Cranko's Onegin and Romeo and Juliet, and Jirí Kylián's Stepping Stones; in 1985, he won bronze at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow. Ahead of the release of Soar, Olivia and Shanu sat down with David to discuss his new book, how images, thoughts and feelings illuminate memory, treating writing like therapy, the life of being a dancer, the world of ballet, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Soar' - David McAllister & Amanda Dunn: https://bit.ly/2T3OxS7 Host: Olivia Fricot & Shanu Prasad Guest: David McAllister Producer: Nick Wasiliev

43 min1 w ago
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David McAllister - 'It Just All Fell Into Place.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 16th October 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our seventeenth episode, Nick hosts Mark, Ash and Arthur as Mark sits down with James Roy from Westwords to discuss #Booktober. We then give you our latest round of book recommendations, before another edition of Book Fight! Books Mentioned in this podcast: A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay: https://bit.ly/3k5FQCx The Only Good Indians - Stephen Graham Jones: https://bit.ly/33m1OLS Is This Anything? - Jerry Seinfeld: https://bit.ly/2SVy7em The Sight of You - Holly Miller: https://bit.ly/3nVEOLJ The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss: https://bit.ly/37cKPxU Host: Nick Wasiliev Guests: Ashleigh Berry, Arthur Malkoun & Mark Harding Producer: Mark Harding & Nick Wasiliev

41 min2 w ago
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The Weekend Booktopian - 16th October 2020

Latest Episodes

Elizabeth Hewson - 'It Was A Night I Remember So Clearly'

Elizabeth Hewson is a Marketing and Brand Manager for Fink, one of Australia's leading restaurant groups, working closely with celebrated chefs including Peter Gilmore and Lennox Hastie. By night, she documents her pasta-making to eager Insta-fans using the hashtag #saturdaynightpasta. Elizabeth published her first book, Moving Out ... Eating In, in 2013. She lives in Sydney with her husband, Tom, baby son, Louis, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Forest. Ahead of the release of her book 'Saturday Night Pasta', Shanu sat down with Elizabeth to discuss the book, creating a book and a baby in the same year, overcoming the debilitating nature of anxiety, how pasta saved her life, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Saturday Night Pasta' - Elizabeth Hewson: https://bit.ly/2HIro5z Host: Shanu Prasad Guest: Elizabeth Hewson Producer: Nick Wasiliev

29 min2 d ago
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Elizabeth Hewson - 'It Was A Night I Remember So Clearly'

Plugged & Unplanned 32 - Greg Smith

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Greg Smith, financial specialist and author of Stop Living Pay to Pay. They discuss the book, finding your way out of the pay-to-pay cycle, how to implement creative ways to get savvy with your money, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: Stop Living Pay to Pay - Greg Smith: https://bit.ly/3cKafnb Host: Tony Nash Guest: Greg Smith Producer: Nick Wasiliev

56 min3 d ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 32 - Greg Smith

Joanne Harris - 'There Is A Great Sense Of Fear In Admitting To Yourself You Are A Writer'.

Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in Barnsley in 1964. She studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat. She has written 15 more novels, two novellas, and two collections of short stories. Her books are now published in over 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield. Ahead of the release of her book 'Ten Things about Writing', Nick sat down with Joanne to discuss the book, how to stop your ego getting in the way, the importance of good habits and a healthy relationship with your editor, the current issues facing the publishing industry, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Ten Things About Writing' - Joanne Harris: https://bit.ly/3jcGSMR Host: Nick Wasiliev Guest: Joanne Harris Producer: Nick ...

47 min3 d ago
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Joanne Harris - 'There Is A Great Sense Of Fear In Admitting To Yourself You Are A Writer'.

Booktopia On... Halloween Books

Halloween is upon us this week! Mark, Joel and Sarah sit down to recommend the best spooky and spine chilling books to scratch your horror itch this week! Books mentioned in this podcast: Let's Go Play at the Adams' (Paperbacks from Hell)- Mendal W. Johnson: https://bit.ly/2HBpFhS The Nest (Paperbacks from Hell)- Gregory A Douglas: https://bit.ly/34rkMkr Paperbacks from Hell: https://bit.ly/3kv1ArF Three Moments of an Explosion - China Mieville: https://bit.ly/37HVNLJ The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay: https://bit.ly/31CAfwr A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay: https://bit.ly/3k5FQCx I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Iain Reid: https://bit.ly/3dXBxHp Dark Matter - Michelle Paver: https://bit.ly/2Huaxmx Dark Matter - Blake Crouch: https://bit.ly/2xRtCdw Recursion - Blake Crouch: https://bit.ly/3aNPzIX Perdido Street Station - China Mieville: https://bit.ly/3mj5K6D House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski: https://bit.ly/3oqgAcF The Survivors - Jane Harper: https://bit.ly...

36 min5 d ago
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Booktopia On... Halloween Books

The Weekend Booktopian - 23rd October 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our eighteenth episode, Nick hosts Mark, Ash and Olivia to discuss the latest news, including the latest announcements from Ultimo Press, the new releases from Judith Lucy, Max Porter and Lucy Taddeo, and the upcoming adaptation of When The Crawdads Sing. We then give you our latest round of book recommendations, before another edition of Book Fight! Books Mentioned in this podcast: The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss: https://bit.ly/2ITENb7 The Binding - Bridget Collins: https://bit.ly/2HtWlK6 Rings - Koji Suzuki: https://bit.ly/2HoSkHm The Stand - Stephen King: https://bit.ly/2HqhZiw Real Life - Brandon Taylor: https://bit.ly/31zQKt8 Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams: https://bit.ly/3ohPk05 Breasts and Eggs - Mieko Kawakami: https://bit.ly/2Mag54Q Sponsored Books: When ...

40 min1 w ago
Comments
The Weekend Booktopian - 23rd October 2020

Jaclyn Moriarty - 'I Love The Idea Of Exploring Different Parts Of A World'.

Jaclyn Moriarty is the author of novels for children, young adults and adults, including the internationally bestselling Feeling Sorry for Celia and Finding Cassie Crazy, and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy. The first book in that trilogy, A Corner of White, won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Queensland Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, and was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Awards. Ahead of the release of The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst, Sarah and Shanu sat down with Jaclyn to discuss the world of teachers, how illustrations bring her joy, going to the edge of the story, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst' - Jaclyn Moriarty: https://bit.ly/3oeYB9i Host: Sarah McDuling & Shanu Prasad Guest: Jaclyn Moriarty Producer: Nick Wasiliev

39 min1 w ago
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Jaclyn Moriarty - 'I Love The Idea Of Exploring Different Parts Of A World'.

Plugged & Unplanned 31 - Ron Malhotra

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Ron Malhotra, wealth specialist, business advisor and author of Impossible To Fail. They discuss the book, a lack of fulfilment, the link between psychology and results, asking the question "who are you?" and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: Impossible to Fail - Ron Malhotra: https://bit.ly/34hJSSI Host: Tony Nash Guest: Ron Malhotra Producer: Nick Wasiliev

56 min1 w ago
Comments
Plugged & Unplanned 31 - Ron Malhotra

Dolly Alderton - 'I've Always Been A Big Reader And Wanted To Write Fiction.'

Dolly Alderton is an award-winning journalist. She has a column in the Sunday Times and has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia. She is the co-host of The High Low, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast, and also writes for television. Ahead of the release of Ghosts, Olivia and Ben sat down with Dolly to discuss his new book, transitioning to fiction, the confusing nature of fiction, the behaviour of men in the world of dating, and more. WARNING: occasional coarse language Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Ghosts' - Dolly Alderton: https://bit.ly/3i0iSuS Host: Olivia Fricot & Ben Hunter Guest: Dolly Alderton Producer: Nick Wasiliev

33 min1 w ago
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Dolly Alderton - 'I've Always Been A Big Reader And Wanted To Write Fiction.'

David McAllister - 'It Just All Fell Into Place.'

Born in Perth, David McAllister joined The Australian Ballet in 1983 and was promoted to principal artist in 1989. During his time with the company, he danced many principal roles, including those in The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, John Cranko's Onegin and Romeo and Juliet, and Jirí Kylián's Stepping Stones; in 1985, he won bronze at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow. Ahead of the release of Soar, Olivia and Shanu sat down with David to discuss his new book, how images, thoughts and feelings illuminate memory, treating writing like therapy, the life of being a dancer, the world of ballet, and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Soar' - David McAllister & Amanda Dunn: https://bit.ly/2T3OxS7 Host: Olivia Fricot & Shanu Prasad Guest: David McAllister Producer: Nick Wasiliev

43 min1 w ago
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David McAllister - 'It Just All Fell Into Place.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 16th October 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our seventeenth episode, Nick hosts Mark, Ash and Arthur as Mark sits down with James Roy from Westwords to discuss #Booktober. We then give you our latest round of book recommendations, before another edition of Book Fight! Books Mentioned in this podcast: A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay: https://bit.ly/3k5FQCx The Only Good Indians - Stephen Graham Jones: https://bit.ly/33m1OLS Is This Anything? - Jerry Seinfeld: https://bit.ly/2SVy7em The Sight of You - Holly Miller: https://bit.ly/3nVEOLJ The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss: https://bit.ly/37cKPxU Host: Nick Wasiliev Guests: Ashleigh Berry, Arthur Malkoun & Mark Harding Producer: Mark Harding & Nick Wasiliev

41 min2 w ago
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The Weekend Booktopian - 16th October 2020
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