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Robert Harris

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Latest 18 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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ROBERT HARRIS: stranger than fiction politics


Robert Harris started out in journalism, became political editor of The Observer, and had a ringside seat for the rise of New Labour. But, after striking gold with Fatherland, Robert launched a second career as a novelist and never looked back.Robert’s latest best-seller - Act Of Oblivion - is set in a country that’s divided after the English Civil War. It’s a fictionalised account of the greatest manhunt of the 17th century. And the pursuit - across continents - of the men responsible for the execution of King Charles I.Robert describes it as a “curiously contemporary novel”. And the past often calls to him when it has some relevance to the present day. Because - while he may not miss writing a column - Robert remains very much a political animal. And in this conversation, he reflects on two successful careers, and the political characters and rhetoric of the present day.Relevant links:Act Of OblivionRobert's other books Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Feb 2023

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Robert Harris: Writing Oblivion and The Murder of Charles I

Dan Snow's History Hit

It's 1660 and General Edward Whalley and his son-in-law board a ship bound for the New World. They're on the run, wanted for the murder of King Charles I. His execution, the culmination of the English Civil War, sees control taken from the royalists by Oliver Cromwell and his parliamentarians for ten years. But, when the royalists return to power, an epic manhunt ensues for the fugitives hiding out in America.This is the plot of celebrated author Robert Harris' new historical novel Oblivions which takes a reader on a journey into the wilds of seventeenth-century New England. Robert joins Dan to talk about writing historical fiction, the history behind it and the unlikely way this story came to him.Produced by Mariana Des Forges and edited by Dougal Patmore.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe to History Hit today!Download the History Hit app from the Google Play store.Download the History Hit app from the Apple Store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


6 Feb 2023

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The Death of a Monarch and a Divided Nation, with Robert Harris

Intelligence Squared

Sign up for Intelligence Squared Premium here: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/ for ad-free listening, bonus content, early access and much more. See below for details.Robert Harris is one of the great storytellers of our times. His novels explore the dark side of power and the corrosive effect it has on those who wield it. In his latest bestseller, Act of Oblivion, Harris turns his attention to one of the most divisive episodes in English history, the Civil War, in which Royalists and Parliamentarians fought to determine whether the country should be a republic or a monarchy. The novel follows two fugitives who have been found guilty in absentia for the murder of Charles I and have fled to colonial North America to hide among the Puritan settlers there. Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives and he’ll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. Hosting the discussion is award-winning author and historian Jessie Childs. …We are incredibly grateful for your support. To become an Intelligence Squared Premium subscriber, follow the link: https://iq2premium.supercast.com/ Here’s a reminder of the benefits you’ll receive as a subscriber: Ad-free listening, because we know some of you would prefer to listen without interruption  One early episode per week Two bonus episodes per month A 25% discount on IQ2+, our exciting streaming service, where you can watch and take part in events live at home and enjoy watching past events on demand and without ads  A 15% discount and priority access to live, in-person events in London, so you won’t miss out on tickets Our premium monthly newsletter  Intelligence Squared Merch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Dec 2022

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Episode 1: Robert Harris on the Hunt for Regicides

1666 and All That

Hosts Paul Lay and Miranda Malins kick off Series 1 with special guest Robert Harris. Robert discusses the events that inspired his latest novel, Act of Oblivion, set in the years following the Restoration of King Charles II. And he gives us revealing insights into how he researches and plans his bestselling historical novels. Don't want to miss the next installment of 1666 and All That? Remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! 


8 Nov 2022

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In the Dark - Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris - Ceara Conway at Tradition Now - Babylon Berlin Season 4


In the Dark is an immersive surround sound experience which brings to life the turning points in the lives of blind or visually impaired actors - John Self reviews Robert Harris' latest historical novel, Act of Oblivion - Ceara Conway is a sean-nos singer and traditional musician, performing at Tradition Now - We preview Season 4 of Babylon Berlin.


11 Oct 2022

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Robert Harris: Act of Oblivion

Simon Mayo's Books Of The Year

1660. Colonel Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, cross the Atlantic. They are on the run and wanted for the murder of Charles I. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, they have been found guilty in absentia of high treason.In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He'll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. A reward hangs over their heads - for their capture, dead or alive.Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other. It is the thrilling new novel by Robert Harris (Fatherland, Enigma, V2) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Sep 2022

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Robert Harris with Nihal Arthanayake

The Penguin Podcast

 This week on the Penguin Podcast, Nihal Arthanayake talks to former journalist and best-selling novelist, Robert Harris. Robert joins us to discuss his latest work of epic historical fiction, Act of Oblivion, out now in hardback. He also discusses his observations on the static nature of history and humanity, how journalism informs his ability to write fiction, the potential of a simple idea to inform an entire novel, the irrationality of politics, and the UK’s shifting perspectives on the monarchy.Don't forget to follow the show so you never miss an episode, and do leave us a review as it really does help. To find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.html. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Sep 2022

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Robert Harris


The author on his new novel set during the English Civil War and the election of Liz Truss as Conservative Party leader


5 Sep 2022

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Episode #315 - J. Robert Harris (JR)

Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

We have a wonderful story on the show today. J Robert Harris grew up in New York during the 1960s. His folks realized that the New York streets were no place for a young black man. JR was sent to the Catskills to join the Boy Scouts. The lessons he learned, and the things he saw gave him a new purpose in life to pursue knowledge and peace in the outdoors. Following a caribou migration, or turning up at an Inuit settlement, JR's natural curiosity has led him to many of the paths less travelled and he shares his wisdom and experience with Steve. His book, Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker, explores these themes. You can get it on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07658GMBW/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 You can also follow JR on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jrobert.harris.7, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jrinthewilderness/ or on his website at https://www.jrinthewilderness.com/ We also caught up with Dom Tamarro, an unabashedly excited man who is soooo ready for his upcoming hike!! If you like what we're doing on the Hiking Radio Network, and want to see our shows continue, please consider supporting us with either a one-off or monthly donation. You'll find the donate button on each Hiking Radio Network page at https://www.hikingradionetwork.com If you prefer NOT to use PayPal, you can now support us via check by mailing it to Mighty Blue Publishing, PO Box 6161, Sun City Center, FL 35751. Any support is gratefully received. If you'd like to take advantage of my book offer (all three of my printed hiking books–with a personal message and signed by me–for $31, including postage to the United States) send a check payable to Mighty Blue Publishing at the address just above.


24 Mar 2022

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ep. 19 Cranial Sacral Therapy with Robert Harris

All That Heals

Robert Harris is the founder of the Cranial Therapy Centre in Toronto and he joins Vanessa to discuss Cranial Sacral Therapy and how it can lead to healing and supporting you to feel more aligned, comfortable and at peace within your body. Cranial Sacral Therapy is a bodywork practice, similar to osteopathy but is a very gentle non-invasive hands on technique that allows the body to respond to treatment in a very effective way. It works with the cerebrospinal fluid, the fascial network of the body, the nervous system, and of course the entire structural system of the body with a focus on the cranial bones. In this episode you’ll learn all about how the fascial system works, and how cranial sacral therapy is done in a therapeutic setting to bring your body back into balance. You’ll also learn a simple technique you can do to quiet your nervous system and bring your body into a parasympathetic state in less than 5 minutes. Robert Harris is the creator of the Becalm Balls and the Becalm Back Balls, to support your self-care practice and bring the effects of cranial sacral therapy to you at home. Episode produced by Ryan Thompson --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/allthatheals/message

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22 Mar 2022