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The Guardian Books Podcast

The Guardian Books Podcast

United Kingdom

Subscribe free to our weekly podcast, presented by editor of Guardian books Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, readings and discussions - plus a full recording of our monthly book club

Episodes

Naomi Klein on neoliberalism and the fightback against Donald Trump – books podcast  

The activist and author speaks to Gary Younge about her book No is Not Enough, and the importance of finding a way to push back against the shock politics of the Trump administration

Fair Field: Piers Plowman's Truth - books podcast  

In the last of three original podcasts based on William Langland’s poem, our hero goes in search of an ideal Truth. But what does that mean?

Fair Field: Piers Plowman's world of work - books podcast  

In the second of three original podcasts, William Langland’s 14th-century poem is brought into focus against a contemporary backdrop of precarious labour

Fair Field: Piers Plowman's dreamworld - books podcast  

In episode one of a three-part series, the medieval ‘poem of crisis’ reveals a world of inequality, corruption and spiritual malaise that is all too familiar

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Juno Dawson - books podcast  

We discuss race, gender and identity with activist Reni Eddo-Lodge and the writer Juno Dawson

Scottish crime fiction with Ann Cleeves and Chris Brookmyre – books podcast  

We investigate the murky world of tartan noir, and look into this week’s headline honours, the Baileys and children’s laureate

The Legend of the Almond Trees, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

Prince Ibrahim’s Nordic bride yearns for the snow-covered fields of home. But they live in the Algarve. What can the prince do?

Richard Ford discusses his family memoir – books podcast  

The Pulitzer prize-winning author talks to Sarah Churchwell about his new memoir, Between Them: Remembering my Parents

The Dragon of Palma de Mallorca, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

The Spanish island city is terrorised by a fearsome dragon. But is it really a dragon, or something else?

Hay festival 2017: Cory Doctorow, Helen Fielding and Shashi Tharoor  – podcast  

We gaze uneasily to the future with Doctorow, look back on the history of the British Raj with Tharoor, and some comic relief comes from Fielding’s hapless heroine Bridget Jones

The wandering knight of Zagreb, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

A knight loses his way in a haunted forest and is close to death – until salvation arrives in the form of a beautiful maiden

Islands and literature, from Iceland to Jamaica - books podcast  

As the Brexit boat prepares to set sail, writers from islands around the world explain what it means to be from a small place surrounded by sea

Pinocchio and the Field of Miracles, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

The little wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy was born in Tuscany. The second of our new audio series for children explains how

Funny memoirs with Patricia Lockwood – books podcast  

We talk to the poet-turned-memoirist about Priestdaddy, her account of growing up with a Catholic priest for a father, and discuss our favourite funny autobiographies

Jack, the Giant Killer, read by Andrew Scott – Travel folktales for kids podcast  

Cormoran is a bloodthirsty giant who preys on a Cornish village – until a brave little boy named Jack decides to stand up to him

Tony Harrison at 80 - books podcast  

Vanessa Redgrave, Blake Morrison and Melvyn Bragg are among the stars of page and stage who celebrate one of the UK’s most versatile – and angry – poets

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