Diving In

By Virginia Seymour and Louise Jones

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Diving In is a conversation you will want to be part of - Louise and Virginia have been best friends since university - they share a passion for story telling and read loads of good books. Make yourself a cup of tea and listen in as they share the books they’ve been loving, and also the films, TV series, podcasts and articles they’ve enjoyed.

Episode Date
14: The Irish Episode with some great storytellers, Sebastian Barry, John Boyne, Anne Enright, Marion Keyes and Niall Williams
2818
Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @virginia_reads
Louise’s Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au


Books
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry, 2016, Faber and Faber
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne, 2014, Black Swan
Actress by Anne Enright, 2020, Penguin Random House
Grownups by Marian Keyes, 2020, Penguin Random House
This is Happiness by Niall Williams, 2019, Bloomsbury
My Underground( American Dream), Julissa Arce, 2016, Hatchette
Someone Like Me. Julissa Arce, 2018, Little Brown

Podcasts
Hit Parade
The Squiz
Slightly Foxed

Television

Oprah’s Book Club on Apple TV+
Episode 3 – Jeanine Cummins: American Dirt, Part 1
Episode 4 – Jeanine Cummins: American Dirt, Part 2
Mar 19, 2020
13: Nancy Mitford and her eccentric family
3097
Louise and Virginia discuss three of Nancy Mitford’s Radlett family novels as well as the novel that caused a rift in the family. They also discuss a podcast, a BBC radio programme and a TV series they’ve been diving into lately.


Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @virginia_reads
Louise’s Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

Books
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford, 1945.
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford, 1949.
Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford, 1960.
Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford, 1935.
Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson, 2015. Head of Zeus Ltd.
The Mitford Sisters by Mary Lovell, 2001. Little, Brown and Company.
Hons and Rebels, Jessica Mitford 1960. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Podcast
Currently Reading

BBC Radio 4, BBC iPlayer
Great Lives Series 29 – Nancy Mitford

TV Series
Peaky Blinders
Mar 06, 2020
12: Books We Read Over Summer
3471
Louise and Virginia discuss Such A Fun Age, The Giver of Stars, Bruny and Long Bright River and the controversy surrounding American Dirt - as well as some movies, podcasts and a TV series they’ve been diving into over the break

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @virginia_reads
Louise’s Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

Books
Long Bright River by Liz Moore, 2019, published by Penguin Random House
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, 2019, published by Bloomsbury
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, 2019, published by Flatiron Books
The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes, 2019, published by Penguin Random House
Bruny by Heather Rose, 2019, published by Allen and Unwin

Movies
Bombshell
Jojo Rabbit

TV series
The Loudest Voice

Podcasts
Don’t Stop Us Now
Feb 19, 2020
11: Christmas Special - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford
2888
Louise and Virginia discuss books set at Christmas, books to give as gifts, their favourite books of 2019 and a few other things they’ve been diving into. They also announce their read along for March 2020.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @virginia_reads
Louise’s Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford
An Almost Perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe
The Little Library Cookbook by Kate Young
The Little Library Year by Kate Young
Dishoom by Shamil and Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir
Red to the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
Mothership by Francesca Segal
The High Path by Ted Walker
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

TV series
The Crown Season 3. Netflix

Podcast
Don’t Shoot the Messenger with Caroline Wilson and Corrie Perkin
The India Hicks Podcast with Lady Patricia Hicks
Dec 12, 2019
10: More Great British Books - Ian McEwan, Jessie Burton, Dorothy Whipple & James Meek
2971
Louise and Virginia have a great conversation about four excellent British novels, The Cockroach by Ian McEwan, The Confession by Jessie Burton, Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple and To Calais, in Ordinary Time by James Meek. They also discuss a couple of great podcasts and a feel-good movie.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @virginia_reads
Louise’s Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.

The Cockroach by Ian McEwan, 2019. Published by Jonothan Cape,
The Confession by Jessie Burton, 2019. Published by Picador
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple, 1999. Published by Persephone Books.
To Calais, in Ordinary Time by James Meek, 2019. Published by Canongate Books


Podcasts
How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
Where Should we Begin? with Esther Perel

Jessie Burton’s website: https://www.jessieburton.co.uk/

Film
Fishermen’s Friends

Netflix TV series
The Crown – Series 3
Nov 28, 2019
09: Some Very British Stories - Tracy Chevalier, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicola Upson and Barbara Pym
2902
Louise and Virginia discuss a number of British books and authors and a few other things they’ve been diving into.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @les__livres__

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.

Books

A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor, 1951. Published by Virago.
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier, 2019. Published by Borough Press,
An Academic Question by Barbara Pym, 1986. Published by Virago.
Stanley and Elsie by Nicola Upson, 2019. Published by Duckworth.

Tracey Chevalier: https://www.tchevalier.com


SBS TV series

Years and Years, 2019, produced by BBC & HBO

Podcasts

Fortunately… with Fi and Jane
Full Disclosure with James O’Brien, LBC 4th November, Gulwali Passarlay.
Nov 14, 2019
08: Whodunnit - a very criminal episode - Cleeves, Carter, Kevin Barry, Connelly, Sayers and Truss
2559
Murderinos Louise and Virginia discuss several crime novels, from cosy drawing room dramas to gritty Scandi noir police procedurals.

Email hello@divinginpodcast
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @les__livres__

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.

Thanks to the other Murderinos – Jen, JA, Linley, Robyn, Caro, and Nicole.



Books

The Long Call, Ann Cleeves, 2019. MacMillan
Heaven Sent, Alan Carter, 2019. Fremantle Press.
Night Boat to Tangier, Kevin Barry, 2019. Doubleday New York
The Night Fire, Michael Connelly, 2019. Allen & Unwin, Australia.
Cold Case Investigations by Dr Xanthé Mallett, 2019. Pan Macmillan Australia.
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers, 1926. Hodder Books.
The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss, 2019. Raven Books, Bloomsbury.

Dregs, Jörn Lier Horst, 2010, 2017 in Australia, Affirm Press
Closed for Winter, Jörn Lier Horst, 2011, 2017 in Australia. Affirm Press
The Hunting Dogs, Jörn Lier Horst, 2012, 2017 in Australia, Affirm Press

Podcast
The Clearing 2019.

TV
Wisting, SBS Drama

Newspaper
‘The Star of Noir’ by Cameron Stewart, Weekend Australian Magazine. October 19-20, 2019
Nov 07, 2019
07: Taken Captive by Anne Patchett - The Dutch House, The Magician's Assistant, State of Wonder, and other Patchett masterpieces
2142
Virginia and Louise devote an entire episode to the wonderful writing of American novelist Ann Patchett. They discuss her skill at weaving momentous intergenerational sagas and her deft and intuitive understanding of familial relationships, marriages and siblings.

Books – all by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House, 2019. Bloomsbury Publishing.
The Magician’s Assistant, 1998. Harper Collins
Commonwealth, 2016. Harper Collins
State of Wonder, 2001. Bloomsbury Publishing.
Bel Canto, 2001. Harper Collins.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2019. One World, Penguin Random House.

Podcasts

Here’s The Thing – Alec Baldwin, WNYC Studios, New York Public Radio
The Daily – The New York Times

Newspapers
#Your Right to Know Campaign
The Australian Newspaper – ‘Sources Scared into Silence’ by Hedley Thomas discusses his history with ‘Toni Hoffman’ the nurse who was the whistleblower in the case of Dr Jayant Patel, October 2019
Oct 31, 2019
06: Manuscripts, Spies and Mother Russia - Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn and Lara Prescott
2130
Virginia and Louise journey to Russia minus the vodka and discuss a new best-seller set in the Cold War and a stolen manuscript, some Russian novels and the fate of dissidents who speak out against Mother Russia.

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott, 2019
Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Podcast:

Putin, Prisoner of Power, Mischa Glenny, 2019, Audible
Disgraceland, Jake Brennan, true crime and musicians

Newspapers:

New York Times, Oleg Sentsov: Russian by Blood and Language, Ukrainian in Spiritby Andrew Higgins, Saturday Profile, 27 September 2019.
Oct 24, 2019
05: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave - Jacqueline Woodson, Téa Obreht and Laila Lalami
2216
Louise and Virginia catch up after Louise has been on holiday in New York. Louise has a great New York update, and the chat is about all things New York, iconic buildings, the United Nations General Assembly, a new stage production of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the New York Public Library and its new storage system. They discuss a number of books set in America and some other things they’ve been enjoying.


Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, 2019. Published by Penguin Random House.
Inland by Téa Obreht, 2019. Published by Hachette Australia.
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami, 2019. Published by Penguin Random House.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, 2019. Published by Bloomsbury.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2019. Published by One World.
Built by Tom McKendrick and Elliot Langdon, 2019. Published by Fremantle Press.

Podcast
The Open Ears Project with Clemency Burton-Hill.

Netflix
American Factory, 2019, documentary
Unbelievable, 2019, American Drama Miniseries

Oct 18, 2019
04: Sacred Emus and Missing Sisters - Bruce Pascoe, Melissa Lucashenko and Tara June Winch
2169
Louise and Virginia discuss several recent books written by Australian Indigenous writers. Louise talks about two excellent non-fiction books by Bruce Pascoe and Virginia talks about the recent releases by Melissa Lucashenko and Tara June Winch. They also talk about a few other things they’ve been diving into recently.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @les__livres__

Song ‘Diving In’ - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linktr.ee/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher

Books
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe, 2014. Published by Magabala Books
Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe, 2019. Published by Magabala Books
Salt by Bruce Pascoe, 2019. Published by Black Inc.
Too Much Lip by Melissa Lukashenko, 2018. Published by University of Queensland Press
The Yield by Tara June Winch 2019. Published by Penguin Random House

Films
Emu Runner (2018), directed by Imogen Thomas.
Hearts and Bones (2019), directed by Ben Lawrence.

Netflix
Prohibition – Documentary series

Podcast
Conversations – ABC RN
Prepping for the apocalypse – bunkers, bullets and billionaires

CinefestOZ
Oct 10, 2019
03: Rabbits, Rascals, Hideouts and Sleuths - Enid Blyton, Mary Norton and many other great children's authors
2619
Virginia and Louise reminisce about the books that were read to them as small children, and the books they read to themselves when they were young.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @les__livres__

Song ‘Diving In’ - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linktr.ee/llauraadeline
Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.

Books
Little Grey Rabbit series by Alison Uttley
The House at Pooh Corner by A A Milne
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss.
A Fly Went by Mike McClintock.
Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton
The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton
The Five Find-outers series by Enid Blyton
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Borrowers Afield by Mary Norton
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
Little Women by L M Alcott

Podcast
Table Manners, Jessie Ware, Series 5 NYC Episode 2, Samin Nosrat
99% Invisible - 2019
Weeding is Fundamental
Palaces for the People

Netflix
SaltFatAcidHeat, Samin Nosrat 2019 Documentary
Oct 04, 2019
02: Memory and Mysteries - Emma Healey and Sarah Moss
2143
Louise and Virginia discuss a novel that explores dementia and exposes a 70 year old mystery, and a novel that touches on domestic abuse, as well as chatting about complex topics including caring for the aged, the collection and use of our personal data and the consequences of finding yourself a whistle blower.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @les__livres__

Song ‘Diving In’ – original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline – https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline

Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher

Books
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, 2014 published by HarperCollins.
Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey, 2018 published by Penguin Random House.
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, 2018 published by Granta Publications.
Being Mortal, Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande, 2014 published by Metropolitan Books

Netflix
The Great Hack (Documentary 2019)

TED Talks
Ted.com
Carole Cadwalladr – 2019 Facebook’s role in Brexit – and the threat to democracy.
Carole Cadwalladr – 2019 It’s not about privacy, it’s about power.

ABC iView
Utopia –TV series, Working Dog Productions, 2019

Podcast
Stuff You Should Know – 2019, Petrichor, The Rubik’s Cube, Dead Bodies and Airline Codes,

Louise’s Ginger cake recipe – David Herbert, Food editor, The Weekend Australian newspaper magazine: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/ginger-syrup-cake-and-orange-and-hazelnut-madeleines/news-story/638eac62ef25e67ce7985519fd878ca0
Sep 27, 2019
01: Locked Up in the South - Colson Whitehead and Tayari Jones
2018
Louise and Virginia discuss a number of books that delve into what it means to be a person of colour in America, and the issue of wrongful incarceration. They also talk about a secret religious group that wields considerable power in Washington, run by men only, and a few other things they’ve been diving into.

Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
Instagram @diving_in_podcast
Virginia’s Instagram @les__livres__

Song ‘Diving In’ - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline -
https://linktr.ee/llauraadeline

Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.

Books
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, 2019, published by Hachette.
The Underground Railway by Colson Whitehead, 2016, published by Hachette.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, 2018, published by Oneworld Publications.
Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala, 2018, published by John Murray.
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, 2018, published by Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Publishing.
The Sellout by Paul Beatty, 2015, published by Oneworld Publications.

SBS on Demand (Australia)
Back to Life (TV series BBC1, 2019, 6 episodes)
Bosch (TV series, Amazon Entertainment, Season 5, 2019)

Netflix
The Family (Documentary 2019, 5 episodes)

Podcast
Twenty Thousand Hertz - 2016 Siri, 2017 Evolution of Accents, 2019 Stradivarius,
Plants That Sing, Deaf Gain.

Women’s Prize for Fiction – womensprizeforfiction.co.uk
Sep 18, 2019