Art and literature audios

Roland Philipps: Victoire

In this week\'s Book club podcast my guest is Roland Philipps - whose new book Victoire: A...

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Maria Dahvana Headley: Beowulf

Hwaet! My guest in this week’s Book Club Podcast is Maria Dahvana Headley, whose new book...

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Richard Dawkins: Books Do Furnish A Life

In this week's Book Club podcast, I'm joined by Richard Dawkins to talk about his new book Books...

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Tom Burgis: Kleptopia

In this week's Book Club podcast, I'm talking to the investigative reporter Tom Burgis –...

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Loyd Grossman: An Elephant in Rome

In this week's books podcast, my guest is that man of parts Loyd Grossman. Loyd's new book is An...

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Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells: All the Sonnets of Shakespeare

In this week's Book Club podcast I talk to Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells about their new book...

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Judith Flanders: A Place For Everything

My guest in this week’s books podcast is the historian Judith Flanders, whose A Place For...

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Marie Le Conte: Honourable Misfits

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is the political journalist Marie Le Conte, whose...

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Christopher Prendergast: Living and Dying With Marcel Proust

In this week's Book Club podcast, I'm joined by Christopher Prendergast, Professor Emeritus of...

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Kate Teltscher: Palace of Palms

In this week's books podcast my guest is Kate Teltscher, who tells the fascinating story of one...

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Adam Rutherford and Thomas Chatterton Williams: talking about race

In this week’s podcast, we're replaying an episode that first aired earlier this year, but...

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Ed Caesar: The Moth and The Mountain

In this week's Book Club podcast, my guest is the journalist Ed Caesar, whose new book The Moth...

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Nicholas Shakespeare: remembering John Le Carre

In this week's Book Club podcast, we remember the great John Le Carre. I'm joined by one of the...

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst: A Year That Changed Dickens and the World

This week, I’m joined by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst - whose latest book is The Turning Point:...

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Sam Harris on the value of conversation

In this week's Book Club podcast I'm joined by the philosopher, scientist and broadcaster Sam...

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Kate Lister: Harlots, Whores and Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale

In this week’s book club podcast, I’m joined by Kate Lister to talk about her new...

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Joan Bakewell: The Tick of Two Clocks

In this week’s Book Club podcast my guest is Joan Bakewell, who talks to me about her new...

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Paul Muldoon: Howdie-Skelp

On this week's Book Club podcast, I'm joined by one of the most distinguished poets in the...

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James Birch: Bacon in Moscow

In this week's Book Club podcast, my guest is the gallerist James Birch - whose new book Bacon In...

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The centenary of Kerouac

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Jack Kerouac. As Penguin publishes a lavish new...

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