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The TLS Podcast

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A weekly culture and ideas podcast brought to you by the Times Literary Supplement.

Latest Episodes

Books! Books! Books!

Toby Lichtig talks us through this year's Booker shortlisted novels, plus a couple of others, and Lucy Dallas reports on the French scene (where real life and fiction blur...); finally, we explore the situation in Israel and Palestine from three rather different perspectives. An Army Like No Other: How the Israel Defence Forces made a nation by Haim Bresheeth-Zabner The Conflict over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine campus debate by Kenneth S. Stern The new peace? – Israel’sunexpected ray of light by Ari Shavit –www.the-TLS.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min4 d ago
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Books! Books! Books!

Sex and the City of Ladies

In 1405, Christine de Pisan took up the pen in defense of her maligned sex, imagining a 'City of Ladies' in which the most virtuous female leaders of history might be preserved from the distortions of misogyny. Six hundred years later, with Cleopatra, Lucrezia Borgia and Catherine the Great as her guides, the novelist and historian Lisa Hilton revisits the City to shake the foundations of the way we write about power See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24 min1 w ago
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Sex and the City of Ladies

The TLS, rewind #4

Throughout August, we are revisiting our books roundups from previous years, and today we’re returning to last year’s suggestions. In 2019, our contributor Diana Darke said in the paper: "A lot of things need saving this summer – tangible things like bees, Notre-Dame, water … and intangible things like democracy, humanitarian ideals, community". Among the many subjects under discussion here are Oulipo, impeachment, and climate change. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 min3 w ago
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The TLS, rewind #4

The TLS, rewind #3

Throughout August, we are revisiting our books roundups from previous years, to give you a chance to catch up on books you might have missed. Today we are sauntering back to the summer of 2018, and an episode in which we learnt which books our contributors – including Bernardine Evaristo, Claire Lowdon and Carlo Rovelli – were looking forward to. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 minAUG 20
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The TLS, rewind #3

The TLS, rewind #2

Throughout August, we are revisiting books roundups from previous years, to give you a chance once again to hear recommendations from our writers and editors, on subjects like Marcel Proust’s letters, tech-ensnared science fiction and Euripides. In this episode, from 2017, there is also an interview with that year’s Man Booker International Prize Winner, David Grossman, and his translator Jessica Cohen. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57 minAUG 13
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The TLS, rewind #2

The TLS, rewind #1

Throughout August, we are revisiting books roundups from previous years, to give you a chance to catch up on all that good stuff. Today we’re skipping back to 2016’s books of the year recommendations. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38 minAUG 6
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The TLS, rewind #1

Climate change, from 'doomism' to optimism

Gabrielle Walker talks us through three unhelpful attitudes to global warming, as exemplified in the Michael Moore-produced film Planet of the Humans; Sudhir Hazareesingh discusses the complex relationship between charisma and celebrity in the age of Revolution (spoiler: it helps to have a horse) Planet of the Humans - YouTube Men on Horseback by David Bell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 minJUL 30
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Climate change, from 'doomism' to optimism

Life as a Roman emperor

What style of life did an ancient Roman emperor lead? How did he actually spend his time? Mary Beard fills us in; Frances Wilson on literary couples (and their pet names) and what they can, and can’t, tell us about marriage; Mika Ross-Southall on how gentrification works and who it works for The Emperor in the Roman World by Fergus Millar Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing: Narrative and intimacy by Janine Utell Parallel Lives: Five Victorian marriages by Phyllis Rose Newcomers: Gentrification and its discontents by Matthew L. Schuerman Us Versus Them: Race, crime, and gentrification in Chicago neighborhoods by Jan Doering The Aesthetics of Neighborhood Change, edited by Lisa Berglund and Siobhan Gregory Alpha City: How London was captured by the super-rich, by Rowland Atkinson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56 minJUL 23
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Life as a Roman emperor

How the West was written

Geoff Dyer on why Larry McMurtry’s novel Lonesome Dove was one of the most memorable reading experiences of his life (a taster from his essay: “There was no book and no reader. There was just this world, this huge landscape and its magnificently peopled emptiness”);In April 1939, the black contralto Marian Anderson stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and performed to a crowd of 75,000 people. Carol J. Oja sheds light on the twists and turns behind a moment when the history of Civil Rights intersected with that of classical music. Read more atthe-tls.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 minJUL 16
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How the West was written

Romance versus realism

Min Wild on recent attempts to get to grips with that most slippery of beasts, the history of the novel (expect a lively cast, including Frances Burney, Daniel Defoe, Laurence Sterne and Jane Porter);Declan Ryan on where writing overlaps with boxing and the story of the eighteenth-centuryboxer Daniel Mendoza, known as The Fighting Jew, who made of the sport an art form Books Without the Novel: Romance and the history of prose fiction by Scott Black Revising the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Authorship from manuscript to print by Hilary Havens Public Vows: Fictions of marriage in the English Enlightenment by Melissa J. Ganz Born Yesterday: Inexperience and the early realist novel by Stephanie Insley Hershinow Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe, edited by Manushag Powell Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne, edited by Judith Hawley Thaddeus Of Warsaw by Jane Porter, edited by Thomas McLean and Ruth Knezevich See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minJUL 9
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Romance versus realism

Latest Episodes

Books! Books! Books!

Toby Lichtig talks us through this year's Booker shortlisted novels, plus a couple of others, and Lucy Dallas reports on the French scene (where real life and fiction blur...); finally, we explore the situation in Israel and Palestine from three rather different perspectives. An Army Like No Other: How the Israel Defence Forces made a nation by Haim Bresheeth-Zabner The Conflict over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine campus debate by Kenneth S. Stern The new peace? – Israel’sunexpected ray of light by Ari Shavit –www.the-TLS.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min4 d ago
Comments
Books! Books! Books!

Sex and the City of Ladies

In 1405, Christine de Pisan took up the pen in defense of her maligned sex, imagining a 'City of Ladies' in which the most virtuous female leaders of history might be preserved from the distortions of misogyny. Six hundred years later, with Cleopatra, Lucrezia Borgia and Catherine the Great as her guides, the novelist and historian Lisa Hilton revisits the City to shake the foundations of the way we write about power See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
Sex and the City of Ladies

The TLS, rewind #4

Throughout August, we are revisiting our books roundups from previous years, and today we’re returning to last year’s suggestions. In 2019, our contributor Diana Darke said in the paper: "A lot of things need saving this summer – tangible things like bees, Notre-Dame, water … and intangible things like democracy, humanitarian ideals, community". Among the many subjects under discussion here are Oulipo, impeachment, and climate change. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 min3 w ago
Comments
The TLS, rewind #4

The TLS, rewind #3

Throughout August, we are revisiting our books roundups from previous years, to give you a chance to catch up on books you might have missed. Today we are sauntering back to the summer of 2018, and an episode in which we learnt which books our contributors – including Bernardine Evaristo, Claire Lowdon and Carlo Rovelli – were looking forward to. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 minAUG 20
Comments
The TLS, rewind #3

The TLS, rewind #2

Throughout August, we are revisiting books roundups from previous years, to give you a chance once again to hear recommendations from our writers and editors, on subjects like Marcel Proust’s letters, tech-ensnared science fiction and Euripides. In this episode, from 2017, there is also an interview with that year’s Man Booker International Prize Winner, David Grossman, and his translator Jessica Cohen. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57 minAUG 13
Comments
The TLS, rewind #2

The TLS, rewind #1

Throughout August, we are revisiting books roundups from previous years, to give you a chance to catch up on all that good stuff. Today we’re skipping back to 2016’s books of the year recommendations. We’ll be back with new weekly episodes from September 10th. Until then, head to the website –the-tls.co.uk– to keep up with the weekly magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38 minAUG 6
Comments
The TLS, rewind #1

Climate change, from 'doomism' to optimism

Gabrielle Walker talks us through three unhelpful attitudes to global warming, as exemplified in the Michael Moore-produced film Planet of the Humans; Sudhir Hazareesingh discusses the complex relationship between charisma and celebrity in the age of Revolution (spoiler: it helps to have a horse) Planet of the Humans - YouTube Men on Horseback by David Bell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43 minJUL 30
Comments
Climate change, from 'doomism' to optimism

Life as a Roman emperor

What style of life did an ancient Roman emperor lead? How did he actually spend his time? Mary Beard fills us in; Frances Wilson on literary couples (and their pet names) and what they can, and can’t, tell us about marriage; Mika Ross-Southall on how gentrification works and who it works for The Emperor in the Roman World by Fergus Millar Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing: Narrative and intimacy by Janine Utell Parallel Lives: Five Victorian marriages by Phyllis Rose Newcomers: Gentrification and its discontents by Matthew L. Schuerman Us Versus Them: Race, crime, and gentrification in Chicago neighborhoods by Jan Doering The Aesthetics of Neighborhood Change, edited by Lisa Berglund and Siobhan Gregory Alpha City: How London was captured by the super-rich, by Rowland Atkinson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56 minJUL 23
Comments
Life as a Roman emperor

How the West was written

Geoff Dyer on why Larry McMurtry’s novel Lonesome Dove was one of the most memorable reading experiences of his life (a taster from his essay: “There was no book and no reader. There was just this world, this huge landscape and its magnificently peopled emptiness”);In April 1939, the black contralto Marian Anderson stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and performed to a crowd of 75,000 people. Carol J. Oja sheds light on the twists and turns behind a moment when the history of Civil Rights intersected with that of classical music. Read more atthe-tls.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45 minJUL 16
Comments
How the West was written

Romance versus realism

Min Wild on recent attempts to get to grips with that most slippery of beasts, the history of the novel (expect a lively cast, including Frances Burney, Daniel Defoe, Laurence Sterne and Jane Porter);Declan Ryan on where writing overlaps with boxing and the story of the eighteenth-centuryboxer Daniel Mendoza, known as The Fighting Jew, who made of the sport an art form Books Without the Novel: Romance and the history of prose fiction by Scott Black Revising the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Authorship from manuscript to print by Hilary Havens Public Vows: Fictions of marriage in the English Enlightenment by Melissa J. Ganz Born Yesterday: Inexperience and the early realist novel by Stephanie Insley Hershinow Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe, edited by Manushag Powell Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne, edited by Judith Hawley Thaddeus Of Warsaw by Jane Porter, edited by Thomas McLean and Ruth Knezevich See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minJUL 9
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Romance versus realism

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