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Steve Martin, Harry Bliss and Nick Hornby take different approaches to working hard

NPR's Book of the Day

Today's episode is all about professional longevity. First, actor Steve Martin and New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss sit down with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly to explain their new comic memoir, Number One Is Walking, focused on anecdotes from Martin's life in Hollywood. Then, NPR's Elissa Nadworny asks author Nick Hornby about his new book, Dickens and Prince, which finds similarities in how the literary and musical figures both managed to pump out an impressive amount of material throughout their careers.

17mins

13 Jan 2023

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Rock's Backpages: Nick Hornby on Prince (& Dickens) + Boz Scaggs audio interview

Pantheon - Home of Music Podcasts

In this episode we welcome bestselling author and screenwriter Nick Hornby to RBP's Hammersmith HQ and ask him to talk about his new book Dickens & Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius.We start by asking Nick if his original plan was to become a music journalist, then proceed to his first awareness of Prince in 1979. A broad discussion of the Minneapolitan marvel – and the parallels with Charles Dickens's "no off-switch" prolificacy – takes in his first London show in 1981, his mastering of multiple overlapping genres, his (and Dickens's) "weakness for women"... and the profound shock of his death in 2016.The imminent reissue of Boz Scaggs's 1969 debut album provides the opportunity to hear clips from the late Andy Gill's 1997 audio interview with the blues-soul smoothie. Among other things, Nick, Barney and Jasper touch on Muscle Shoals, Silk Degrees and Boz's spine-tingling version of Richard Hawley's 'There's a Storm Comin''.After Jasper offers his thoughts on newly-added library pieces about the Human League and British hip hop, we indulge in a brief chat with the Fever Pitch author about football's World Cup, which at the time of recording had reached the semi-final stage. Find out who Nick wanted to win...Many thanks to special guest Nick Hornby. Dickens & Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius is published by Penguin and available now.Note that this episode was recorded on December 14th, four days before the sad news came through that we'd lost Specials/Fun Boy Three star Terry Hall.Pieces discussed: Betty Page sees Prince live at the Lyceum, Prince airs his Dirty Mind to John Abbey, Prince in Pieces by Chris Heath, Boz Scaggs audio interview, The Human League do Christmas and Stevie Chick on how UK hip-hop got its groove.

1hr 22mins

23 Dec 2022

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E143: Nick Hornby on Prince (& Dickens) + Boz Scaggs audio interview

Rock's Backpages

In this episode we welcome bestselling author and screenwriter Nick Hornby to RBP's Hammersmith HQ and ask him to talk about his new book Dickens & Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius.We start by asking Nick if his original plan was to become a music journalist, then proceed to his first awareness of Prince in 1979. A broad discussion of the Minneapolitan marvel – and the parallels with Charles Dickens's "no off-switch" prolificacy – takes in his first London show in 1981, his mastering of multiple overlapping genres, his (and Dickens's) "weakness for women"... and the profound shock of his death in 2016.The imminent reissue of Boz Scaggs's 1969 debut album provides the opportunity to hear clips from the late Andy Gill's 1997 audio interview with the blues-soul smoothie. Among other things, Nick, Barney and Jasper touch on Muscle Shoals, Silk Degrees and Boz's spine-tingling version of Richard Hawley's 'There's a Storm Comin''.After Jasper offers his thoughts on newly-added library pieces about the Human League and British hip hop, we indulge in a brief chat with the Fever Pitch author about football's World Cup, which at the time of recording had reached the semi-final stage. Find out who Nick wanted to win...Many thanks to special guest Nick Hornby. Dickens & Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius is published by Penguin and available now.Note that this episode was recorded on December 14th, four days before the sad news came through that we'd lost Specials/Fun Boy Three star Terry Hall.Pieces discussed: Betty Page sees Prince live at the Lyceum, Prince airs his Dirty Mind to John Abbey, Prince in Pieces by Chris Heath, Boz Scaggs audio interview, The Human League do Christmas and Stevie Chick on how UK hip-hop got its groove.

1hr 23mins

23 Dec 2022

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Nick Hornby, dancer Cecilia Iliesiu, Derek Owusu and Anthony Anaxagorou

Front Row

Author Nick Hornby on the similarities of Dickens and Prince, as he publishes his new book on the “genius” of the Victorian novelist and the sex-funk pop musician.On the eve of World Ballet Day, we talk to Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer, Cecilia Iliesiu, about the new project she has co-founded – Global Ballet Teachers - to make the teaching of ballet more accessible to ballet teachers worldwide. We also hear from Vivian Boateng, a ballet teacher based in Accra, Ghana, who has been taking part in the Global Ballet Teachers project.Derek Owusu has written a book about his mother, who came to Britain from Ghana. But rather than a prose memoir he has imagined the journey of her life as a long poem titled Losing the Plot. Anthony Anaxagorou also writes about his family, life here and in Cyprus, where they came from, in his new collection Heritage Aesthetics. Rather than interviewing the two writers separately Front Row asked each to read the other's. Derek Owusu and Anthony Anaxagorou join Front Row to discuss their work.Photo credit for Nick Hornby: Parisa TaghizadehPresenter: Tom SutcliffeProducer: Kirsty McQuire

42mins

1 Nov 2022

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Second Captains Saturday with Nick Hornby

Second Captains Saturday

Second Captains Saturday is back and we're delighted to be joined for the first episode of the series by the author of some of our favourite books, Nick Hornby. Sure, he's a two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter, but can he take the title of Ireland's greatest non-sportsperson sportsperson?

44mins

23 Jul 2022

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Fever Pitch (2005) - Review | Jimmy Fallon | Drew Barrymore | Rom-Com | Nick Hornby

Vocal About Visuals

In this episode of the Vocal About Visuals podcast, I, Kishore Ganesh, will be reviewing Fever Pitch, starring Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore & others, which is based on the book by Nick Hornby. Please follow this podcast on your preferred podcast platforms & on YouTube - is.gd/RdsLZD. Twitter - @podcastplural. Insta - @podcastplural. As always thank you my dear listeners for your time and for listening.

5mins

21 Jun 2022

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LITERARY EPISODE: The Arrested Adolescence of Nick Hornby

Jagbags

Len and Beave discuss the work of Nick Hornby in rhyme and riddle, like two true literary dudes. From "High Fidelity" to "About A Boy" to "Fever Pitch" to his latest work, "Just Like You", we break down his work, his love of pop culture, and his fixation on men stuck in ruts. Len implores Beave to stop bringing up the Welsh on every podcast. Len works his staff nearly to death in order to read all of Hornby's work. Tune in for LITERARY EXCELLENCE.

1hr 2mins

17 May 2022

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La voix est livre - Nick Hornby & Dany Lafferière

La voix est livre - Nicolas Carreau

Ce dimanche, Nicolas Carreau reçoit l'écrivain anglais Nick Hornby pour son nouveau roman "Tout comme toi" (Stock), et visite la bibliothèque de Dany Lafferière, qui publie un recueil de poésies, "Dans la splendeur de la nuit", chez Points.

48mins

1 May 2022

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Nick Hornby, JUST LIKE YOU: A Novel

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Nick Hornby, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Fever Pitch, joins Zibby to discuss his latest novel, Just Like You. The two talk about why his writing is so easily adapted for the screen, the occupational hazards that come with being a writer, and the inadvertent effects parenting can have on kids — both fictional and real. Nick also shares the encounter he observed that lay the groundwork for this story and which political events finally inspired him to write the book.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/35l0w7HBookshop: https://bit.ly/3KdjqvYSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. Now there's more! Subscribe to Acast+ and get exclusive access to the in-store author events at Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica, CA. Join today! https://plus.acast.com/s/moms-dont-have-time-to-read-books. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

31mins

6 Mar 2022

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Episode 546: Nick Hornby, State of the Union

In Creative Company

Q&A on State of the Union with creator/writer/executive producer Nick Hornby. Moderated by Mara Webster, In Creative Company.State of the Union follows Louise and Tom who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together, and what has started to pull them apart.

30mins

14 Feb 2022

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