The Guardian Books podcast

By The Guardian

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

  1. 1.
    Comfort Eating with Grace Dent: episode one of a new podcast
    39:46
  2. 2.
    Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series
    25:34
  3. 3.
    Innermost: another episode of our new series
    20:21
  4. 4.
    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series
    16:34
  5. 5.
    'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast
    42:59
  6. 6.
    Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast
    37:17
  7. 7.
    From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast
    32:31
  8. 8.
    Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast
    36:38
  1. 9.
    Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast
    37:48
  2. 10.
    Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast
    37:42
  3. 11.
    'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London – books podcast
    32:37
  4. 12.
    Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast
    36:24
  5. 13.
    The surprising history of astrology – books podcast
    30:07
  6. 14.
    Maaza Mengiste on the Ethiopian women who fought Italy – books podcast
    32:02
  7. 15.
    Sophie Hannah on the recipe for a perfect crime novel – books podcast
    34:35
  8. 16.
    Adam Rutherford on how to tackle racist pseudoscience - books podcast
    32:03
  9. 17.
    Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels – books podcast
    38:36
  10. 18.
    Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt
    39:47
  11. 19.
    Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep – books podcast
    37:32
  12. 20.
    Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – books podcast
    32:09
  13. 21.
    Our favourite books of 2019, and the most exciting books of 2020 – books podcast
    36:50
  14. 22.
    Ben Lerner and Meena Kandasamy on autofiction – books podcast
    37:01
  15. 23.
    Escaping Westboro Baptist Church: Megan Phelps-Roper's journey – books podcast
    40:16
  16. 24.
    When imagining our future, what can sci-fi teach us? – books podcast
    38:38
  17. 25.
    Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge – books podcast
    26:59
  18. 26.
    How true does travel writing need to be? With Rory MacLean and Luke Harding – books podcast
    41:11
  19. 27.
    'The past is amongst us. Taking notes': nature writing with Kathleen Jamie and Laurie Lee – books podcast
    29:34
  20. 28.
    'Mexico's drug problem is America's': crime legend Don Winslow – books podcast
    34:42
  21. 29.
    One language dies every two weeks. How can poetry help? – books podcast
    38:32
  22. 30.
    The history of the book, from Gilgamesh to now – books podcast
    38:07
  23. 31.
    The legacy of the Windrush scandal, plus the 2019 Booker prize winners - books podcast
    43:52
  24. 32.
    'I want world domination!' Lucy Ellmann on her Booker behemoth Ducks, Newburyport – books podcast
    35:19
  25. 33.
    Ann Patchett on her latest novel and facing down Amazon – books podcast
    35:05
  26. 34.
    Is freedom of speech a 'toxic myth'? Plus the top 100 books since 2000 – books podcast
    38:22
  27. 35.
    From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast
    35:53
  28. 36.
    'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast
    48:42
  29. 37.
    Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast
    41:28
  30. 38.
    Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast
    46:38
  31. 39.
    Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast
    32:10
  32. 40.
    My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast
    32:41
  33. 41.
    How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast
    35:54
  34. 42.
    Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast
    40:17
  35. 43.
    Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast
    38:13
  36. 44.
    Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast
    38:24
  37. 45.
    Intolerance is rising in Europe, but can writers find hope? – books podcast
    33:21
  38. 46.
    Tracy K Smith on the place of poetry in modern America – books podcast
    26:49
  39. 47.
    Bernardine Evaristo and Lene Wold – books podcast
    45:10
  40. 48.
    What is it like being a refugee? with Pajtim Statovci and Dina Nayeri – books podcast
    31:46
  41. 49.
    Women's prize winner Tayari Jones and Sandra Newman – books podcast
    37:18
  42. 50.
    Hay festival special with Pat Barker, John Lanchester, Max Porter and more – books podcast
    47:25

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