Kunst und Literatur audios

Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Jacobson about his new novel, and discuss the compelling career...

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How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast

David Shariatmadari reveals how English is evolving – or in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s case, refusing to –...

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Why have we forgotten Jack the Ripper's victims? – books podcast

Historians Hallie Rubenhold and Lindsey Fitzharris discuss their books The Five and The...

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Therapy on the couch, plus the London book fair – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to AK Benjamin and Anthony Good about two very different takes on...

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Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? – books podcast

On this week’s show, academic Robin DiAngelo talks about her book White Fragility and Margaret...

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Costa biography prize winner Bart van Es and Mathias Énard – books podcast

We head back to 16th-century Constantinople with Énard, explore the troubled legacy of the second...

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Can rocks influence US elections? Lewis Dartnell on how Earth shapes who we are – books podcast

The scientist talks about his latest book Origins: How the Earth Made Us. Help support our...

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'You can't sustain a career on shocking people': is Bret Easton Ellis genuine? – books podcast

The American Psycho author talks about the reactions to his first book in 10 years, and we...

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Intolerance is rising in Europe, but can writers find hope? – books podcast

with Johny Pitts and Roger Robinson. Help support our independent journalism at...

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Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge – books podcast

On this week’s show, the Pulitzer prize winning novelist talks about the return of her...

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Nina Stibbe and the price of an expert bookseller – books podcast

This week we talk comedy with Nina Stibbe and turn to the serious topic of booksellers’ pay. Help...

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What is it like being a refugee? with Pajtim Statovci and Dina Nayeri – books podcast

For Refugee Week, two writers discuss their experiences as asylum seekers and the challenges...

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Bernadine Evaristo and Lene Wold – books podcast

This podcast contains descriptions of violence which some may find distressing. Help support our...

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The best audiobooks to enjoy this Christmas - books podcast

From La Belle Sauvage to Lincoln in the Bardo, Claire and Sian review the most creative and...

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Should we stop working? And the books of 2019 – books podcast

On this week’s show, we take a look ahead at the books coming out this year, and speak to Josh...

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The Man Booker international shortlist and Nicole Flattery – books podcast

On this week’s show, we discuss the 2019 shortlist for the best fiction in translation with Boyd...

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Joe Dunthorne and Sarah Crossan on poetry and fiction – books podcast

On this week’s show, Crossan talks about using poetry in her novel-in-verse Toffee and Dunthorne...

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My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast

Rachel DeLoache Williams recalls her time with hoaxer Anna Sorokin in My Friend Anna and we rank...

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Ann Patchett on her latest novel and facing down Amazon – books podcast

On this week’s show, the US novelist talks about The Dutch House and we discuss your additions to...

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The history of the book, from Gilgamesh to now – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk about books as physical objects and look at the history of Gilgamesh...

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