Kunst und Literatur audios

Madeline Miller and Toby Litt – books podcast

What can history and myth tell us about the #MeToo moment? The books podcast tackles gender...

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Olga Tokarczuk's Man Booker win and David Graeber on pointless jobs - books podcast

We discuss the first winner of Man Booker’s £50,000 prize for translated fiction, and the rise of...

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Hay festival 2018: the Golden Booker, Akala, Tishani Doshi and more

We discover the five best Booker winners, listen in to a smart rap on racial prejudice, and find...

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Marilynne Robinson on democracy, religion and Donald Trump – books podcast

The celebrated novelist turns her eye to contemporary politics in a new essay collection, What...

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Michael Ondaatje and the Booker longlist – books podcast

We look at the runners and riders in this year’s Man Booker longlist, and hear from Golden Booker...

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Do our memories make us who we are? – books podcast

Wendy Mitchell talks about her memoir of early onset dementia and neuroscientist Jules Montague...

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Benedict Wells, plus Man Booker International prize and London book fair news – books podcast

Claire and Sian discuss the London book fair and the Man Booker International shortlist, and we...

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Aminatta Forna on Happiness, plus what are the best crime novels? – books podcast

On this week’s show, Claire and Sian discuss their favourite whodunnits, plus Aminatta Forna...

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The rise of autofiction, with Olivia Laing and Christina Patterson – books podcast

A trend for authors to use their real lives as a template for stories has been widely noted. Two...

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Mary Beard on women and power – books podcast

The Classics professor on the silencing of female voices throughout history, navigating social...

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The unhealthy truth about doctors - books podcast

As a new book exposes the crisis among overstressed medics, we look at the contribution of the...

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Exploring mazes with Henry Eliot – books podcast

This week, the books podcast dives into the labyrinth as we explore the myths and meaning of the...

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American facts and fictions: Lawrence Wright and Amy Bloom – books podcast

On this week’s show, we interview Pulitzer-winning author Wright about his history of Texas, as...

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Refugees, in their own words – books podcast

On this week’s show, we walk with a group who are using Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to tell the...

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Jericho Brown on poetry, religion and race in the US – books podcast

American poet Jericho Brown talks about his latest collection The New Testament

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Stephen Fry and Emily Wilson on Greek myths – books podcast

This week, the beloved broadcaster leads us back to the classical age, introducing his book...

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Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford on The Good Agency, plus Tony White - books podcast

Writer Nikesh Shukla and agent Julia Kingsford share their plans for a literary agency for...

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What is it like being a first-time novelist today? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we discuss the challenges – and joys – of becoming an author with Paula...

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Psychedelic drugs: Michael Pollan on the history, science and experience of taking them – books podcast

The famously hands-on journalist talks about his colourful history of psychedelic drugs and their...

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Navigating modern life with Matt Haig and Christina Dalcher on feminist dystopias – books podcast

We explore the unhealthy nature of modern life with Haig in Notes on a Nervous Planet, while...

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