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The Guardian Books podcast

Podcast Series The Guardian Books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by  Claire Armitstead,  Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion

Series Episodes

Escaping Westboro Baptist Church: Megan Phelps-Roper's journey – books podcast

Escaping Westboro Baptist Church: Megan Phelps-Roper's journey – books podcast

A former member recalls growing up in ‘America’s most hated family’ and Claire McGlasson explains why we’re fascinated by cults. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

40 mins

10 December Finished

When imagining our future, what can sci-fi teach us? – books podcast

When imagining our future, what can sci-fi teach us? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we talk to Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the two authors who published as James SA Corey and the space opera The Expanse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

38 mins

3 December Finished

Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge – books podcast

Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge – books podcast

On this week’s show, the Pulitzer prize winning novelist talks about the return of her wonderfully difficult character in Olive, Again. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

26 mins

26 November Finished

How true does travel writing need to be? With Rory MacLean and Luke Harding – books podcast

How true does travel writing need to be? With Rory MacLean and Luke Harding – books podcast

Rory MacLean and Luke Harding talk about the challenges of writing about Russia, the subjectivity of experience and getting high on ‘Putin’s Pecker’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

41 mins

19 November Finished

'The past is amongst us. Taking notes': nature writing with Kathleen Jamie and Laurie Lee – books podcast

'The past is amongst us. Taking notes': nature writing with Kathleen Jamie and Laurie Lee – books podcast

On this week’s show, Jamie talks about her new essay collection Surfacing and we hear a rare recording of the Cider with Rosie author. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

29 mins

12 November Finished

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