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The Penguin Podcast

Penguin Books UK

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The Penguin Podcast

The Penguin Podcast

Penguin Books UK

235
Followers
419
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

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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 MIN4 d 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 MIN1 w ago
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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 MIN1 w ago
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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 MIN2 w ago
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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 MIN3 w ago
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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

Noam Chomsky with Nihal Arthanayake

Considered the Founder of Modern Linguistics andvoted the World’s Top Public Intellectual, Noam joins Nihal to discuss his prescient 2017 book ‘Optimism Over Despair’, which has just been made into an audiobook. It takes the form of a series of interviews, addressing many issues still relevant today. Noam imparts his wisdom to Nihal (down the line from Arizona) about topics ranging from US politics to the climate crisis and also reveals one of the things he realises that he got wrong in his past #PenguinPodcast ‘Optimism Over Despair’ is available to buy here - https://apple.co/2zamyKd And will be available as an audiobook from June 4th-https://adbl.co/3fidtyW See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 MINMAY 27
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Noam Chomsky with Nihal Arthanayake

Curtis Sittenfeld with Nihal Arthanayake

American author Curtis Sittenfeld joins Nihal to discuss her latest book ‘Rodham’ which explores what would have happened if Hillary hadn’t married Bill Clinton. Curtis chats to Nihal (down the line from Minnesota) about how she went viral (it involves wearing a wedding dress in lockdown) and objects that inspire her including a special birthday card and a Margaret Atwood wooden badge. #PenguinPodcast ‘Rodham’ is available to buy as an audiobook now -https://apple.co/2ZgucgE/https://adbl.co/3c3BLe3 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MINMAY 20
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Curtis Sittenfeld with Nihal Arthanayake

Brian Greene with Nihal Arthanayake

World renowned physicist Brian Greene joins Nihal to discuss his latest book ‘UntilTheEnd of Time’–which provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed.Brian speaks to Nihal from his cabin in the Catskills (upstate New York) on why a piano piece by his father, and a First Edition of the ‘Myth of Sisyphus’ by AlbertCamus inspire his work. #PenguinPodcast ‘UntilTheEnd of Time – Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe’is available to buy as an audiobook now -https://apple.co/2WTdL70/https://adbl.co/2xwhxdV See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 MINMAY 13
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Brian Greene with Nihal Arthanayake

Latest Episodes

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 MIN4 d 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 MIN1 w ago
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 MIN1 w ago
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 MIN2 w ago
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 MIN3 w ago
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
Comments
John Niven with Nihal Arthanayake

Noam Chomsky with Nihal Arthanayake

Considered the Founder of Modern Linguistics andvoted the World’s Top Public Intellectual, Noam joins Nihal to discuss his prescient 2017 book ‘Optimism Over Despair’, which has just been made into an audiobook. It takes the form of a series of interviews, addressing many issues still relevant today. Noam imparts his wisdom to Nihal (down the line from Arizona) about topics ranging from US politics to the climate crisis and also reveals one of the things he realises that he got wrong in his past #PenguinPodcast ‘Optimism Over Despair’ is available to buy here - https://apple.co/2zamyKd And will be available as an audiobook from June 4th-https://adbl.co/3fidtyW See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 MINMAY 27
Comments
Noam Chomsky with Nihal Arthanayake

Curtis Sittenfeld with Nihal Arthanayake

American author Curtis Sittenfeld joins Nihal to discuss her latest book ‘Rodham’ which explores what would have happened if Hillary hadn’t married Bill Clinton. Curtis chats to Nihal (down the line from Minnesota) about how she went viral (it involves wearing a wedding dress in lockdown) and objects that inspire her including a special birthday card and a Margaret Atwood wooden badge. #PenguinPodcast ‘Rodham’ is available to buy as an audiobook now -https://apple.co/2ZgucgE/https://adbl.co/3c3BLe3 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MINMAY 20
Comments
Curtis Sittenfeld with Nihal Arthanayake

Brian Greene with Nihal Arthanayake

World renowned physicist Brian Greene joins Nihal to discuss his latest book ‘UntilTheEnd of Time’–which provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed.Brian speaks to Nihal from his cabin in the Catskills (upstate New York) on why a piano piece by his father, and a First Edition of the ‘Myth of Sisyphus’ by AlbertCamus inspire his work. #PenguinPodcast ‘UntilTheEnd of Time – Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe’is available to buy as an audiobook now -https://apple.co/2WTdL70/https://adbl.co/2xwhxdV See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 MINMAY 13
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Brian Greene with Nihal Arthanayake
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