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The Penguin Podcast

Penguin Books UK

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The Penguin Podcast

The Penguin Podcast

Penguin Books UK

236
Followers
431
Plays
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Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast

Latest Episodes

Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

ELily Cole joins Nihal to talk about her latest book ‘Who Cares Wins’ - where she interviews the likes of Elon Musk, Stella McCartney and the Extinction Rebellion co-founders about issues relating to the climate crisis. Lily, who is an actress, modeland businesswoman chose a selection of objects which have inspired her work and why optimism is so important when it comes to activism. #PenguinPodcast ‘Who Cares Wins’ is available to buy as an audiobook on 30/07 -https://apple.co/2EqWL2C See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29 MIN6 d ago
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Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

Journalist and podcast host Pandora Sykes chats to Nihal about her debut book ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing ItRight? -a collection of essays which question the perceived wisdom of modern life. Pandora chooses objects which inspire her and talks to Nihal about her life-long love of books, why it is so important to shop less and she reads out some of herfavouritequotes from when she was a teenager. #PenguinPodcast ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’ is available to buy as an audiobook now -https://apple.co/2E1LmGg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN1 w ago
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Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

Jenni Murray with Nihal Arthanayake

EBroadcaster and journalist Dame Jenni Murraytalksto Nihal about her new book ‘Fat Cow, Fat Chance’ - what it’s like to be labelled fat when society dictates skinny as the norm. Jenni chooses objects that have inspired her, telling Nihal how liberated she felt by her favourite leather skirt, when she firstrealisedshe was a feminist, and why we need to look at the science behind obesity. #PenguinPodcast ‘Fat Cow, Fat Chance’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3h446D9 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MIN2 w ago
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Jenni Murray with Nihal Arthanayake

Jackie Morris with Nihal Arthanayake

Illustrator and author Jackie Morris, who has collaborated with the likes of Ted Hughes and written over 40 books, talks to Nihal about how she gets creative and the objects that inspire her such as a gold hare with a fascinating backstory. They also chat about her award-winning book 'The Lost Words' (written by Robert Macfarlane), which won The Most Beautiful Book award and in audiobook form has been narrated by Benjamin Zephaniah, Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews and Edith Bowman with nature sounds by Chris Watson (who has worked with David Attenborough). 'The Lost Words' audiobook is available to download here: https://apple.co/3gFbnt3 #PenguinPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 MIN3 w ago
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Jackie Morris with Nihal Arthanayake

BONUS EPISODE – Penguin Perspectives

In this specialbonusepisodeof thePenguinPodcast we bring youPenguinPerspectives. PenguinPerspectivesis a collection of essays by twentyPenguinauthors, written as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis. These authors have recorded their essays from their homes during lockdown, and these recordings are collected together here. #PenguinPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

108 MINJUL 4
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BONUS EPISODE – Penguin Perspectives

Caroline Criado Perez with Nihal Arthanayake

EActivist and author Caroline Criado Perez joins Nihal to talk about her book ‘Invisible Women’ - which exposes the gender data gap found in society. She chats to Nihal about the problems with PPE (one size does not fit all), how to deal with trolls, and why women need more pockets. #PenguinPodcast ‘Invisible Women’ is available to buy as an audiobook now-https://apple.co/3iinhdI/https://adbl.co/3f0D66A See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MINJUL 1
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Caroline Criado Perez with Nihal Arthanayake

Amor Towles with Nihal Arthanayake

Author Amor Towles joins Nihal from Manhattan to discuss his 2016 best-selling book ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ - the story of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life in a luxury hotel. Amor chats to Nihal about and why he starts everyday with the New York Times crossword puzzle and finishes the day with a cocktail. #Penguinpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MINJUN 24
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Amor Towles with Nihal Arthanayake

Malcolm Gladwell with Sue Perkins

Malcolm Gladwell (author of bestsellers such as ‘Blink’ and ‘Outliers’; staff writer for the New Yorker and podcaster) joins Sue Perkins to discuss his latest book ‘Talking to Strangers’ - which is bookended by the story of Sandra Bland, who tragically died in police custody and is one of many names in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Malcolm explains that Sandra’s story is part of wider problem in how we all misjudge the wants and needs of people we don’t know. Malcolm’s inspirational objects include the Janelle Monáe song ‘Hell You Talmbout’ and the ‘Friends’ theme-tune. #PenguinPodcast 'Talking to Strangers' is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3e5iqdC / https://adbl.co/2UkIVUk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MINJUN 17
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Malcolm Gladwell with Sue Perkins

Stuart Russell with Nihal Arthanayake

Stuart Russell - Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley joins Nihal to discuss his latest book ‘Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control.’ They chat about how Hollywood has clouded our perception of AI, why we don’t need robots in human form and how the best jobs in the future will be ones that involve empathy. #Penguinpodcast ‘Human Compatible’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2UpZPkK /https://adbl.co/2W2muEY See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MINJUN 10
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Stuart Russell with Nihal Arthanayake

John Niven with Nihal Arthanayake

EScottish author John Niven joins Nihal to discuss his latest book ‘The F*ck-it List’ - the story of a man who after receiving a terminal diagnosis compiles a list of the people he wants to kill. John chats to Nihal about why he hates reading his first draft back, how Donald Trump blocked him on twitter and how a motivational quote keeps him going.#PenguinPodcast ‘The F*ck-it List’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2yVWUbW /https://adbl.co/2Wns5Vj See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32 MINJUN 3
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John Niven with Nihal Arthanayake

Latest Episodes

Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

ELily Cole joins Nihal to talk about her latest book ‘Who Cares Wins’ - where she interviews the likes of Elon Musk, Stella McCartney and the Extinction Rebellion co-founders about issues relating to the climate crisis. Lily, who is an actress, modeland businesswoman chose a selection of objects which have inspired her work and why optimism is so important when it comes to activism. #PenguinPodcast ‘Who Cares Wins’ is available to buy as an audiobook on 30/07 -https://apple.co/2EqWL2C See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

Journalist and podcast host Pandora Sykes chats to Nihal about her debut book ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing ItRight? -a collection of essays which question the perceived wisdom of modern life. Pandora chooses objects which inspire her and talks to Nihal about her life-long love of books, why it is so important to shop less and she reads out some of herfavouritequotes from when she was a teenager. #PenguinPodcast ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’ is available to buy as an audiobook now -https://apple.co/2E1LmGg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

Jenni Murray with Nihal Arthanayake

EBroadcaster and journalist Dame Jenni Murraytalksto Nihal about her new book ‘Fat Cow, Fat Chance’ - what it’s like to be labelled fat when society dictates skinny as the norm. Jenni chooses objects that have inspired her, telling Nihal how liberated she felt by her favourite leather skirt, when she firstrealisedshe was a feminist, and why we need to look at the science behind obesity. #PenguinPodcast ‘Fat Cow, Fat Chance’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3h446D9 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Jenni Murray with Nihal Arthanayake

Jackie Morris with Nihal Arthanayake

Illustrator and author Jackie Morris, who has collaborated with the likes of Ted Hughes and written over 40 books, talks to Nihal about how she gets creative and the objects that inspire her such as a gold hare with a fascinating backstory. They also chat about her award-winning book 'The Lost Words' (written by Robert Macfarlane), which won The Most Beautiful Book award and in audiobook form has been narrated by Benjamin Zephaniah, Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews and Edith Bowman with nature sounds by Chris Watson (who has worked with David Attenborough). 'The Lost Words' audiobook is available to download here: https://apple.co/3gFbnt3 #PenguinPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Jackie Morris with Nihal Arthanayake

BONUS EPISODE – Penguin Perspectives

In this specialbonusepisodeof thePenguinPodcast we bring youPenguinPerspectives. PenguinPerspectivesis a collection of essays by twentyPenguinauthors, written as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis. These authors have recorded their essays from their homes during lockdown, and these recordings are collected together here. #PenguinPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

108 MINJUL 4
Comments
BONUS EPISODE – Penguin Perspectives

Caroline Criado Perez with Nihal Arthanayake

EActivist and author Caroline Criado Perez joins Nihal to talk about her book ‘Invisible Women’ - which exposes the gender data gap found in society. She chats to Nihal about the problems with PPE (one size does not fit all), how to deal with trolls, and why women need more pockets. #PenguinPodcast ‘Invisible Women’ is available to buy as an audiobook now-https://apple.co/3iinhdI/https://adbl.co/3f0D66A See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MINJUL 1
Comments
Caroline Criado Perez with Nihal Arthanayake

Amor Towles with Nihal Arthanayake

Author Amor Towles joins Nihal from Manhattan to discuss his 2016 best-selling book ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ - the story of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life in a luxury hotel. Amor chats to Nihal about and why he starts everyday with the New York Times crossword puzzle and finishes the day with a cocktail. #Penguinpodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MINJUN 24
Comments
Amor Towles with Nihal Arthanayake

Malcolm Gladwell with Sue Perkins

Malcolm Gladwell (author of bestsellers such as ‘Blink’ and ‘Outliers’; staff writer for the New Yorker and podcaster) joins Sue Perkins to discuss his latest book ‘Talking to Strangers’ - which is bookended by the story of Sandra Bland, who tragically died in police custody and is one of many names in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Malcolm explains that Sandra’s story is part of wider problem in how we all misjudge the wants and needs of people we don’t know. Malcolm’s inspirational objects include the Janelle Monáe song ‘Hell You Talmbout’ and the ‘Friends’ theme-tune. #PenguinPodcast 'Talking to Strangers' is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3e5iqdC / https://adbl.co/2UkIVUk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MINJUN 17
Comments
Malcolm Gladwell with Sue Perkins

Stuart Russell with Nihal Arthanayake

Stuart Russell - Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley joins Nihal to discuss his latest book ‘Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control.’ They chat about how Hollywood has clouded our perception of AI, why we don’t need robots in human form and how the best jobs in the future will be ones that involve empathy. #Penguinpodcast ‘Human Compatible’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2UpZPkK /https://adbl.co/2W2muEY See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 MINJUN 10
Comments
Stuart Russell with Nihal Arthanayake

John Niven with Nihal Arthanayake

EScottish author John Niven joins Nihal to discuss his latest book ‘The F*ck-it List’ - the story of a man who after receiving a terminal diagnosis compiles a list of the people he wants to kill. John chats to Nihal about why he hates reading his first draft back, how Donald Trump blocked him on twitter and how a motivational quote keeps him going.#PenguinPodcast ‘The F*ck-it List’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2yVWUbW /https://adbl.co/2Wns5Vj See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32 MINJUN 3
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John Niven with Nihal Arthanayake

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