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The Guardian Books podcast

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The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian

334
Followers
732
Plays
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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

Latest Episodes

Innermost: another episode of our new series

We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

20 minAUG 4
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Innermost: another episode of our new series

Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

16 minJUN 25
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Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

On our final episode, the diplomat who spearheaded the Paris Agreement discusses why we should feel optimisitic about our ability to tackle the climate crisis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

42 minAPR 21
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'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

We speak to Horrible Histories consultant and podcaster Greg Jenner about the history of celebrity and share what listeners are reading. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 minAPR 14
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Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

Mathematician Adam Kucharski talks about how the concept of ‘contagion’ is rooted in our social lives and we share your reading tips for lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 minAPR 7
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From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

On this week’s show we talk to Toby Ferris about his pursuit of the Dutch master and look at how the literary world is dealing with the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

36 minMAR 31
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Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast

On this week’s show we talk to the Northern Irish writer about his new novel and discuss how headlines can impact our appetite for certain books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 minMAR 24
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Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast

Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

EOn this week’s podcast, we talk to Tsiolkas about his novel on the life of St Paul and the historian Holland explains what we know about the man. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 minMAR 17
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Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London – books podcast

On this week’s show, the bestselling fantasy author talks about how he came to invent a magical branch of the Met, and we discuss Hilary Mantel’s new novel The Mirror & The Light. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 minMAR 10
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'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London – books podcast

Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast

EOn this week’s show, we talk to graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg about her comic Glass Town and the 2020 longlist for the International Booker prize. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

36 minMAR 3
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Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast

Latest Episodes

Innermost: another episode of our new series

We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

20 minAUG 4
Comments
Innermost: another episode of our new series

Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

16 minJUN 25
Comments
Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

On our final episode, the diplomat who spearheaded the Paris Agreement discusses why we should feel optimisitic about our ability to tackle the climate crisis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

42 minAPR 21
Comments
'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

We speak to Horrible Histories consultant and podcaster Greg Jenner about the history of celebrity and share what listeners are reading. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 minAPR 14
Comments
Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

Mathematician Adam Kucharski talks about how the concept of ‘contagion’ is rooted in our social lives and we share your reading tips for lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 minAPR 7
Comments
From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

On this week’s show we talk to Toby Ferris about his pursuit of the Dutch master and look at how the literary world is dealing with the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

36 minMAR 31
Comments
Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast

On this week’s show we talk to the Northern Irish writer about his new novel and discuss how headlines can impact our appetite for certain books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 minMAR 24
Comments
Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast

Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

EOn this week’s podcast, we talk to Tsiolkas about his novel on the life of St Paul and the historian Holland explains what we know about the man. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 minMAR 17
Comments
Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London – books podcast

On this week’s show, the bestselling fantasy author talks about how he came to invent a magical branch of the Met, and we discuss Hilary Mantel’s new novel The Mirror & The Light. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 minMAR 10
Comments
'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London – books podcast

Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast

EOn this week’s show, we talk to graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg about her comic Glass Town and the 2020 longlist for the International Booker prize. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

36 minMAR 3
Comments
Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast
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