The Guardian Books podcast

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Subscribers: 1978
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 102

 Oct 11, 2019
Every time i listen, i learn something, discover a book, question my perspectives. I am a better reader, i read better books because of this podcast. Thank you.

 Aug 9, 2018
Great literary discussions and interviews.


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

Episode Date
Weekend: episode two of a new podcast
Apr 01, 2022
Weekend: episode one of a new podcast
Feb 05, 2022
Comfort Eating with Grace Dent: episode one of a new podcast
Jul 01, 2021
'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast
Apr 21, 2020
Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast
Apr 14, 2020
From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast
Apr 07, 2020
Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast
Mar 31, 2020
Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast
Mar 24, 2020
Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast
Mar 17, 2020
'What if Gandalf joined The Sweeney?': Ben Aaronovitch on Rivers of London – books podcast
Mar 10, 2020
Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast
Mar 03, 2020
The surprising history of astrology – books podcast
Feb 25, 2020
Maaza Mengiste on the Ethiopian women who fought Italy – books podcast
Feb 18, 2020
Sophie Hannah on the recipe for a perfect crime novel – books podcast
Feb 11, 2020
Adam Rutherford on how to tackle racist pseudoscience - books podcast
Feb 04, 2020
Jonathan Coe and Sara Collins on their Costa-winning novels – books podcast
Jan 28, 2020
Jeanine Cummins on her explosive new novel, American Dirt
Jan 22, 2020
Samantha Harvey on her year without sleep – books podcast
Jan 14, 2020
Eoin Colfer on returning to Artemis Fowl – books podcast
Jan 07, 2020
Our favourite books of 2019, and the most exciting books of 2020 – books podcast
Dec 24, 2019
Ben Lerner and Meena Kandasamy on autofiction – books podcast
Dec 17, 2019
Escaping Westboro Baptist Church: Megan Phelps-Roper's journey – books podcast
Dec 10, 2019
When imagining our future, what can sci-fi teach us? – books podcast
Dec 03, 2019
Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge – books podcast
Nov 26, 2019
How true does travel writing need to be? With Rory MacLean and Luke Harding – books podcast
Nov 19, 2019
'The past is amongst us. Taking notes': nature writing with Kathleen Jamie and Laurie Lee – books podcast
Nov 12, 2019
'Mexico's drug problem is America's': crime legend Don Winslow – books podcast
Nov 05, 2019
One language dies every two weeks. How can poetry help? – books podcast
Oct 29, 2019
The history of the book, from Gilgamesh to now – books podcast
Oct 22, 2019
The legacy of the Windrush scandal, plus the 2019 Booker prize winners - books podcast
Oct 15, 2019
'I want world domination!' Lucy Ellmann on her Booker behemoth Ducks, Newburyport – books podcast
Oct 08, 2019
Ann Patchett on her latest novel and facing down Amazon – books podcast
Oct 01, 2019
Is freedom of speech a 'toxic myth'? Plus the top 100 books since 2000 – books podcast
Sep 24, 2019
From Blair to Cameron: what makes a good political memoir? – books podcast
Sep 17, 2019
'I felt a huge grief': the challenges of writing about trauma – books podcast
Sep 10, 2019
Salman Rushdie on retelling Don Quixote in Quichotte – books podcast
Sep 03, 2019
Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast
Aug 27, 2019
Does 'the English canon' still shape what we read? – books podcast
Aug 20, 2019
My friend, the fake German heiress: a true crime special – books podcast
Aug 13, 2019
How we can learn to stop worrying and love language – books podcast
Aug 06, 2019
Lisa Taddeo on sex and desire in Three Women – books podcast
Jul 30, 2019
Ocean Vuong and the new Great American Novel - books podcast
Jul 23, 2019
Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast
Jul 16, 2019
Intolerance is rising in Europe, but can writers find hope? – books podcast
Jul 09, 2019
Tracy K Smith on the place of poetry in modern America – books podcast
Jul 02, 2019
Bernardine Evaristo and Lene Wold – books podcast
Jun 25, 2019
What is it like being a refugee? with Pajtim Statovci and Dina Nayeri – books podcast
Jun 18, 2019
Women's prize winner Tayari Jones and Sandra Newman – books podcast
Jun 11, 2019
Hay festival special with Pat Barker, John Lanchester, Max Porter and more – books podcast
Jun 04, 2019
Inside the world of trauma cleaners – books podcast
May 28, 2019
The life of Alexander von Humboldt, plus foraging for food – books podcast
May 21, 2019
'You can't sustain a career on shocking people': is Bret Easton Ellis genuine? – books podcast
May 14, 2019
Heida: the Icelandic model who became a shepherd – books podcast
May 07, 2019
Joe Dunthorne and Sarah Crossan on poetry and fiction – books podcast
Apr 30, 2019
Are we too reverent with William Shakespeare? – books podcast
Apr 23, 2019
The Man Booker international shortlist and Nicole Flattery – books podcast
Apr 16, 2019
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Ian Maleney on soil, family and loss – books podcast
Apr 09, 2019
Nina Stibbe and the price of an expert bookseller – books podcast
Apr 02, 2019
Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? – books podcast
Mar 26, 2019
Therapy on the couch, plus the London book fair – books podcast
Mar 19, 2019
Finding solace in nature, with Luke Turner – books podcast
Mar 12, 2019
Why have we forgotten Jack the Ripper's victims? – books podcast
Mar 05, 2019
Can rocks influence US elections? Lewis Dartnell on how Earth shapes who we are – books podcast
Feb 26, 2019
Leïla Slimani and Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian – books podcast
Feb 19, 2019
The most disturbing books we've ever read, with Alice Clark-Platts
Feb 12, 2019
Jason Reynolds and JD Salinger's posthumous return – books podcast
Feb 05, 2019
Rethinking masculinity with Thomas Page McBee - books podcast
Jan 30, 2019
Costa biography prize winner Bart van Es and Mathias Énard – books podcast
Jan 22, 2019
TS Eliot poetry prize winner Hannah Sullivan and Kevin Powers – books podcast
Jan 16, 2019
Should we stop working? And the books of 2019 – books podcast
Jan 08, 2019
Sebastian Barry on James Joyce's Eveline – books podcast
Jan 01, 2019
Zadie Smith on Giuseppe Pontiggia's Umberto Buti – books podcast
Dec 31, 2018
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Ama Ata Aidoo – books podcast
Dec 26, 2018
Neil Gaiman on Rudyard Kipling's The Gardener – books podcast
Dec 25, 2018
Penelope Lively on MR James' Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad – books podcast
Dec 24, 2018
The best audiobooks to enjoy this Christmas - books podcast
Dec 18, 2018
Our favourite books of the year, and prose poetry with Claudia Rankine – books podcast
Dec 11, 2018
Crime and passion with Sara Paretsky and André Aciman – books podcast
Dec 04, 2018
The art of biography, with Diarmaid MacCulloch and Ken Krimstein – books podcast
Nov 27, 2018
Myth-making with Sarah Perry and Maria Dahvana Headley – books podcast
Nov 20, 2018
Robin Robertson and Andrew McMillan on sex, war and truth in poetry – books podcast
Nov 13, 2018
How does our DNA shape who we are? Robert Plomin and Ivy Pochoda – books podcast
Nov 06, 2018
Political writing from Terrance Hayes to the Anglo-Saxons – books podcast
Oct 30, 2018
Feminist fairytales with Jessie Burton and Kiran Millwood Hargrave – books podcast
Oct 23, 2018
Anna Burns's Booker prize win and poet Kate Tempest – books podcast
Oct 17, 2018
What is it like being Ravenmaster at the Tower of London? – books podcast
Oct 09, 2018
Around the world with Simon Reeve and Neil MacGregor – books podcast
Oct 02, 2018
Sarah Waters, John Boyne and the 2018 Man Booker prize shortlist – books podcast
Sep 25, 2018
Karl Ove Knausgaard on the end of My Struggle – books podcast
Sep 18, 2018
Kate Atkinson on her new novel, Transcription – books podcast
Sep 11, 2018
Eugenia Cheng and Tim Radford on finding solace in science – books podcast
Sep 04, 2018
Daisy Johnson and Michael Hughes on Classical adaptation - books
Aug 28, 2018
Paul Kildea on Chopin and Amy Sackville on Velázquez – books podcast
Aug 21, 2018
Navigating modern life with Matt Haig and Christina Dalcher on feminist dystopias – books podcast
Aug 14, 2018
Jericho Brown on poetry, religion and race in the US – books podcast
Aug 07, 2018
Refugees, in their own words – books podcast
Jul 31, 2018
Michael Ondaatje and the Booker longlist – books podcast
Jul 24, 2018
Marcus du Sautoy and James Bridle – books podcast
Jul 17, 2018
Summer reading and Ross Raisin on how to be a great writer – books podcast
Jul 10, 2018
The rise of autofiction, with Olivia Laing and Christina Patterson – books podcast
Jul 03, 2018
Psychedelic drugs: Michael Pollan on the history, science and experience of taking them – books podcast
Jun 26, 2018
What is it like being a first-time novelist today? – books podcast
Jun 19, 2018