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Andrew Doyle and Ian Leslie: How do we disagree?

The public conversation - especially on social media - is widely agreed to be of a dismally low quality. In this...

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Cat Jarman: River Kings

My guest on this week’s Book Club is the bioarchaeologist Cat Jarman, whose fascinating new book River Kings...

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Judith Flanders: A Place For Everything

My guest in this week’s books podcast is the historian Judith Flanders, whose A Place For Everything tells the...

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Toby Ord: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity

In this week’s books podcast, I’m joined by the philosopher Toby Ord to talk about the cheering subject...

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Shalom Auslander: Mother for Dinner

In this week’s Book Club podcast I am joined by one of the funniest writers working today. Shalom...

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Simon Winchester: Land

My guest on this week's Book Club podcast is the writer Simon Winchester, whose new book takes on one of the biggest...

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Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird: Good Grief

My guests on this week's Book Club podcast are the writer and Women's Equality Party co-founder Catherine Mayer, and...

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What would Orwell be without Nineteen Eighty-Four?

In the first Book Club podcast of the year, we’re marking the moment that George Orwell comes out of copyright....

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Laura Thompson: Life in a Cold Climate

This week's Book Club podcast celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Nancy Mitford's breakthrough...

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Nicholas Shakespeare: remembering John Le Carre

In this week's Book Club podcast, we remember the great John Le Carre. I'm joined by one of the late writer's longest...

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Ed Caesar: The Moth and The Mountain

In this week's Book Club podcast, my guest is the journalist Ed Caesar, whose new book The Moth and the Mountain...

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Douglas Stuart: Shuggie Bain

My guest on this week's Book Club podcast is the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize, Douglas Stuart. His first novel,...

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Patrick Barwise and Peter York: The War Against the BBC

Sam Leith is joined by Patrick Barwise and Peter York to talk about their new book The War Against the BBC. They...

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James Hawes: The Shortest History of England

In this week's Book Club podcast my guest is James Hawes. The bestselling author of The Shortest History of Germany...

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The Book Club: James Hawes on why the Union will break up

In this week's Book Club podcast, Sam Leith's guest is James Hawes. The bestselling author of The Shortest History of...

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Antony Gormley & Martin Gayford: Sculpture from Prehistory to Now

In this week's books podcast, I'm joined by the sculptor Antony Gormley and the art critic Martin Gayford to talk...

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Carmen Callil: Oh Happy Day

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is the publisher and historian Carmen Callil, whose new book Oh Happy...

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Natalie Haynes: Women in the Greek Myths

In this week's Book Club podcast, my guest is the writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes, whose new book Pandora's...

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Gyles Brandreth: Theatrical anecdotes

In this week's books podcast, I'm joined by the irrepressible Gyles Brandreth - whose latest book is the fruit of a...

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Rowland White and Tim Gedge: Harrier 809

In this week’s edition of the Book Club podcast I’m joined by two guests. One is Rowland White, whose new...

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