Kunst und Literatur audios

Mary Ann Sieghart: The Authority Gap

My guest in this week’s books podcast is Mary Ann Sieghart, whose new book The Authority...

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James Shapiro: Shakespeare in a Divided America

In this week's books podcast I'm joined from across the Atlantic by the eminent Shakespearean...

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The 75th anniversary of Brideshead Revisited

In this week's Book Club podcast we're talking about Brideshead Revisited. Evelyn Waugh's great...

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Michael Bracewell: Souvenir

Michael Bracewell’s new book Souvenir is a vivid and poetic evocation of London on the...

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Salman Rushdie: Quichotte

‘Things that would have seemed utterly improbable now happen on a daily basis’, Sir Salman...

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Kevin Peter Hand: Alien Oceans

Is there life, as David Bowie wondered, on Mars? In this week's Book Club podcast my guest is the...

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Wendy Cope: Anecdotal Evidence

With Wendy Cope. Presented by Sam Leith.

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Jay Heinrichs: How to Argue with a Cat

With Jay Heinrichs, author of How to Argue with a Cat. Presented by Sam Leith.

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L.S. Hilton: Ultima

With Lisa Hilton, a.k.a. L.S. Hilton, author of Ultima, who talks about her 'filthy...

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Boyd Tonkin and Frank Wynne: the pleasures and perils of translation

With Boyd Tonkin, former chair of the International Booker and author of the forthcoming The 100...

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William Dalrymple: Koh-i-Noor

Sam Leith is joined by William Dalrymple, co-author with Anita Anand of Koh-i-Noor: The History...

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Jesse Norman: Adam Smith

Adam Smith is the most quoted and misquoted economist of all time. Sam Leith talks to Jesse...

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Nicci Gerrard: What Dementia Teaches Us about Love

In this week’s books podcast Sam is joined by the journalist and (as one half of the crime writer...

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Philip Collins: When They Go Low

In this summer rewind, hear Sam Leith talk to Times columnist and former speechwriter for Tony...

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Philippe Sands: The Ratline

In this week’s Book Club podcast my guest is the writer and human rights lawyer Philippe Sands....

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Jay Rubin: The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Sam talks to the distinguished scholar of Japanese literature Jay Rubin, editor of the new...

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Ben Rhodes: The World As It Is

In this week’s Spectator Books, Sam talks to a man who has spent more time on Air Force One than...

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Emma Smith: This is Shakespeare

In this week’s Spectator Books, Sam's guest is Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at...

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Ian Sansom: September 1, 1939

Eighty years on from the start of the Second World War, Sam's guest in this week’s podcast is Ian...

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Adam Rutherford and Thomas Chatterton Williams: is race a fiction?

In this week’s podcast, Sam is joined by two writers to talk about the perennially fraught issue...

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