Kunst und Literatur audios

One language dies every two weeks. How can poetry help? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk about endangered languages with Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort, Maori...

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'The past is amongst us. Taking notes': nature writing with Kathleen Jamie and Laurie Lee – books podcast

On this week’s show, Jamie talks about her new essay collection Surfacing and we hear a rare...

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How true does travel writing need to be? With Rory MacLean and Luke Harding – books podcast

Rory MacLean and Luke Harding talk about the challenges of writing about Russia, the subjectivity...

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Our favourite books of 2019, and the most exciting books of 2020 – books podcast

Priya Basil talks about the dynamics of the dinner table and her book Be My Guest, and we chat...

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The surprising history of astrology – books podcast

Alexander Boxer talks about his book A Scheme of Heaven and we discuss why Harvey Weinstein’s...

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'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...

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Maria Alyokhina and Omar El Akkad – books podcast

We talk to the Pussy Riot musician about her memoir and to journalist Omar El Akkad, about his...

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Time-travelling with Michael Brooks and Britt Wray – books podcast

We examine the ethics of de-extinction and the origins of quantum mechanics with two science...

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Eugenia Cheng and Tim Radford on finding solace in science - books podcast

This week, we turn away from the crowds of catastrophist headlines and dystopian fiction and...

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Inside the world of trauma cleaners – books podcast

Sarah Krasnostein talks about her biography The Trauma Cleaner and we remember children’s author...

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From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we look at the history of political memoirs, and speak to fantasy author...

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Neil Gaiman on Rudyard Kipling's The Gardener – short story podcast

In this instalment of our seasonal short story special, we have Neil Gaiman share why he loves...

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Rethinking masculinity with Thomas Page McBee - books podcast

When McBee stepped into the boxing ring at Madison Square Gardens to fight, he made history as...

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The life of Alexander von Humboldt, plus foraging for food – books podcast

On this week’s show, Andrea Wulf shares her new graphic novel biography of Alexander von Humboldt...

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Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast

The Turkish author talks about 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, her new, Booker...

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Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast

In this week’s show, Rushdie talks about his Booker-nominated novel and we discuss the best...

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Richard Flanagan and Jesmyn Ward – books podcast

On this week’s show, we hear from Man Booker prize-winning Flanagan about his latest book, First...

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Anna Burns's Booker prize win and poet Kate Tempest – books podcast

Milkman delivers the 2018 Man Booker prize, while we listen in as a poet discusses the lyric art...

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Leïla Slimani and Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian – books podcast

The two authors discuss their stories about modern love and sex, and we reflect on the legacy of...

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Heida: the Icelandic model who became a shepherd – books podcast

On this week’s show, we speak to Heida Ásgeirsdóttir about her life as a farmer, and to Irish...

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