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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, 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

Series Episodes

Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

16 mins

25 June Finished

'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

On our final episode, the diplomat who spearheaded the Paris Agreement discusses why we should feel optimisitic about our ability to tackle the climate crisis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

42 mins

21 April Finished

Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

We speak to Horrible Histories consultant and podcaster Greg Jenner about the history of celebrity and share what listeners are reading. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

37 mins

14 April Finished

From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

Mathematician Adam Kucharski talks about how the concept of ‘contagion’ is rooted in our social lives and we share your reading tips for lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

32 mins

7 April Finished

Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

On this week’s show we talk to Toby Ferris about his pursuit of the Dutch master and look at how the literary world is dealing with the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

36 mins

31 March Finished

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