London Review Podcasts

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Synopsis

LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontës Ingratitude, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. Therell be something new every fortnight.

Episodes

  • Into the UbuVerse

    Into the UbuVerse

    30/03/2021 Duration: 51min

    Gill Partington and Thomas Jones explore Kenneth Goldsmith’s online avant-garde archive, UbuWeb, listen to some of the things you can find on it, and consider what might not be found there.Find Gill's piece and more relevant LRB pieces here: https://lrb.me/ubuwebpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Separateness

    Separateness

    23/03/2021 Duration: 56min

    Mouin Rabbani and Nathan Thrall talk to Adam Shatz about Israel’s vaccination programme, the system of apartheid that now effectively exists between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea, the legacy of Trump’s policies, and how the Biden administration may or may not exert its influence.Read Mouin Rabbani in the LRB: https://lrb.me/rabbanipodRead Nathan Thrall in the LRB: https://lrb.me/thrallpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Jorie Graham: ‘To 2040’

    Jorie Graham: ‘To 2040’

    18/03/2021 Duration: 11min

    In this extra episode, Jorie Graham reads her poem ‘To 2040’, published in the latest issue of the LRB.You can listen to Jorie Graham reading twelve more of her poems from the LRB on our website here: https://lrb.me/grahamSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Close Readings: On Derek Walcott

    Close Readings: On Derek Walcott

    16/03/2021 Duration: 56min

    Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of the Saint Lucian poet, playwright and Nobel laureate Derek Walcott.Find more pieces about Derek Walcott in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/walcottpodcastSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Peeping Pat

    Peeping Pat

    09/03/2021 Duration: 46min

    Terry Castle talks to Thomas Jones about Patricia Highsmith.Find Castle's piece on Highsmith, and pieces by Highsmith, in the LRB here: lrb.me/highsmithpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Optimistic Caution

    Optimistic Caution

    02/03/2021 Duration: 34min

    Catherine Moore, a consultant clinical virologist at Public Health Wales, and Rupert Beale, a clinician scientist group leader at the Francis Crick Institute, talk to Thomas Jones about the vaccine rollout for Sars-CoV-2, the new variant originally found in Brazil, and whether the virus might ever be eliminated.Find Rupert Beale's latest piece and others here: lrb.me/bealemoorepodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Analogous Patisseries

    Analogous Patisseries

    23/02/2021 Duration: 28min

    Mary-Kay Wilmers, who retired as editor of the LRB last month, talks to Andrew O’Hagan about her career, first at Faber and Faber, then the Listener, then for 42 years at the London Review of Books. She talks about working with T.S. Eliot, the importance of being teased, and how a joke by Alan Bennett changed her life.The episode also contains extracts from Wilmers’s 1988 diary for the LRB, ‘Putting in the Commas’, and O’Hagan’s piece about Wilmers in the latest issue of the paper. Read and listen to them in full here:Mary-Kay Wilmers: Putting in the CommasAndrew O'Hagan: Miss SkippitSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • This Is Not a War

    This Is Not a War

    16/02/2021 Duration: 49min

    Raphaëlle Branche talks to Adam Shatz about her new book, Papa, qu’as-tu fait en Algérie? (Daddy, What Did You Do in Algeria?). In it, Branche investigates the experiences of French conscripts in the Algerian war, what they saw and did, and, more important, how they did and didn’t talk about it afterwards.Shatz reviews Branche's book in the latest issue of the LRB. Find it and other related pieces here: https://lrb.me/branchepodcastSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The View from Salvador

    The View from Salvador

    09/02/2021 Duration: 45min

    Forrest Hylton talks to Thomas Jones about what’s happening in Brazil: the oxygen shortage in Manaus, Bolsonaro’s disastrous response to the pandemic, why Trump’s departure won’t hurt him, and the prospects for the left in next year’s general election.Find pieces by Forrest Hylton and others on Brazil in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/viewfromsalvadorpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Forensic Midwives

    Forensic Midwives

    02/02/2021 Duration: 32min

    Erin Maglaque talks to Thomas Jones about abortion in 16th-century Italy, the stories of women who experienced it, how it was investigated, and why attitudes to pregnancy 400 years ago were in some ways preferable to those now.Find more LRB pieces by Erin Maglaque here: lrb.me/erinmaglaquepodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Andrew O’Hagan: ‘Shy bairns get nae sweets’

    Andrew O’Hagan: ‘Shy bairns get nae sweets’

    26/01/2021 Duration: 17min

    Andrew O‘Hagan reads his review of Sea State by Tabitha Lasley, a portrait of the oil rig industry, those who work in it, and a journalist‘s intensely close relationship with her subject.Read the review here: https://lrb.me/seastatepodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Magical Authority

    Magical Authority

    19/01/2021 Duration: 39min

    Colin Burrow talks to Thomas Jones about the work of Ursula Le Guin. They discuss the way she brought anthropology into speculative fiction, her explorations of power and moral responsibility in the Earthsea books, and what it was like for Burrow growing up with another writer of fantasy and speculative fiction: his mother, Diana Wynne Jones.Find Burrow's piece on Le Guin and more here: https://lrb.me/ursulaleguinpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Colour Line in the Americas

    The Colour Line in the Americas

    12/01/2021 Duration: 53min

    Hazel Carby talks to Adam Shatz about the increasing nationalisation of racial histories, and the way African-American studies in the United States have been influenced by ideas of American exceptionalism. She argues instead for a broader, global view of race and African culture.Carby explores these ideas in her review of Isabel Wilkerson's Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents: https://lrb.me/hazelcarbypodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • [Sponsored] Introducing Broccoli Book Club

    [Sponsored] Introducing Broccoli Book Club

    07/01/2021 Duration: 08min

    Listen to this extract from the first episode of a new podcast series, Broccoli Book Club, presented by Diyora Shadijanova (@thediyora).About this episode:Diyora is joined by Freddy McConnell (@freddymcconnell), a writer, journalist and trans dad (who gave birth to his child), and Tony Phillips (@tonyphillips40), Broccoli Content’s chief content officer (and also a parent), to discuss Laura Dockrill’s What Have I Done? a personal account of the author’s experience of postpartum psychosis.About Broccoli Book Club:Broccoli Book Club is not just about learning more about what you already know – it’s about opening yourself up to stories that you may not have otherwise explored and expanding your knowledge beyond the bounds of your comfort zone.​ New episodes every other Thursday, wherever you listen to your podcasts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Bom, Bom, Bom, Bom

    Bom, Bom, Bom, Bom

    05/01/2021 Duration: 42min

    James Wood talks to Thomas Jones about Beethoven, drawing on his review of three recent books on the composer. They discuss some of the apparently immovable Beethoven mythologies – the keyboard pedagogy, the heroic glower, the many appropriations of the 9th Symphony – and the blend of Viennese tradition and radical invention which characterises his music, particularly the piano sonatas, from the ethereal melodic sweetness of The Tempest to the terrifying, thumping trills of the Hammerklavier.Read James Wood's piece here: https://lrb.me/beethovenpodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20bPieces and recordings featured in this episode:5th Symphony: Berlin Philharmonic / Furtwängler (1954)3rd Symphony: Berlin Philharmonic / Furtwängler (1952)Piano Sonata No. 29 (‘Hammerklavier’): Barenboim (1984)Piano Sonata No. 29 (‘Hammerklavier’): Solomon (1952)Piano Sonata No. 17 (‘The Tempest’): Gould (1960)9th Symphony: Beyreuth Festival Orchestra / Furt

  • John Lanchester: Twenty Types of Human

    John Lanchester: Twenty Types of Human

    29/12/2020 Duration: 35min

    John Lanchester reads his review of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes.Read the piece here: lrb.me/neanderthalspodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • ‘Tassel Rue’ and Other Stories

    ‘Tassel Rue’ and Other Stories

    22/12/2020 Duration: 31min

    Diane Williams reads nine of her (very) short stories published in the LRB, the most recent, ‘Tassel Rue’, from our Christmas issue.Find these stories and more, as well as a conversation between Williams and Lara Pawson from the London Review Bookshop, on our website: https://lrb.me/dianewilliamspodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue: https://mylrb.co.uk/podcast20b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Diego! Diego!

    Diego! Diego!

    15/12/2020 Duration: 13min

    Thomas Jones reads his homage to Maradona, with help from some 1980s commentators.Read the piece here: https://lrb.me/maradonapodSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • End in Sight

    End in Sight

    08/12/2020 Duration: 33min

    Rupert Beale talks to Thomas Jones about the new Sars-CoV-2 vaccines, how the mRNA technology works, why social distancing still matters, and why he’s worried about Christmas. (The conversation was recorded before the publication of the AstraZeneca/Oxford trial data.)Subscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • On Denise Riley

    On Denise Riley

    01/12/2020 Duration: 56min

    Ange Mlinko talks to Joanne O’Leary about the work of Denise Riley, following the publication last year of Riley’s Selected Poems: 1976-2016 and her essay Time Lived, without Its Flow. They look in particular at Riley’s celebrated poem ‘A Part Song’, a long elegy for her adult son, Jacob, who died from undiagnosed cardiomyopathy in 2008. ‘A Part Song’ was published first in the LRB in 2012 and won the Forward Prize for best poem in that year, and this discussion features extracts of Riley reading from the poem.Click here for more by Ange Mlinko and Denise RileyThis episode of the LRB Podcast is supported by The Week magazine. To try your first 6 issues of The Week for free, visit theweek.co.uk/offer and enter offer code LONDONSubscribe to the LRB from just £1 per issue  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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