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Ian Rankin

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Season 5: Ian Rankin

Kobo in Conversation

We're back with a new season of Kobo in Conversation! This week, Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus series of Scottish crime novels, joins us to talk about his new novel The Dark Remains, which he wrote with assistance from, and in tribute to his literary hero,  the late William McIlvanney. He spoke about how life under covid lockdown unlocked a wave of writing productivity, and which books helped him get his reading mojo back. Hear more from Kobo in Conversation.


15 Oct 2021

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Episode 29: Malts & Music with Ian Rankin

Whisky Talk

BBC Scotland DJ and writer Vic Galloway presents the first in our special series of Whisky Talk: Malts & Music podcasts, for a whisky-fuelled chat with creative personalities from across Scotland’s cultural life. From the Tasting Room at The Vaults, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s spiritual home in Leith, Vic shares five SMWS drams with writer Ian Rankin, who pairs his whiskies with tunes from John Martyn, James Yorkston, Karine Polwart, The Skids and The Blue Nile.Special Guest: Ian Rankin.

1hr 2mins

6 Oct 2021

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Ian Rankin - Dial A Seanchaí - The Border Game - The Dance


The Scottish crime writer William McIlvanney was working on The Dark Remains, when he died leaving behind a half-finished manuscript, which Ian Rankin has completed, The Border Game, at the Lyric Theatre, The Dance, documentary maker Pat Collins follows acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan & concertina virtuoso Cormac Begley amongst others.


5 Oct 2021

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Denzil Meyrick and Douglas Skelton are back in the podcast saddle again for the first of a new season - and with a truly special guest. Bestselling author Ian Rankin took time out of his busy schedule to chat to the hosts about his work and in particular THE DARK REMAINS, the new Laidlaw book begun by William McIlvanney and completed by him. Denzil also talks about his new release, TERMS OF RESTITUTION, while Douglas mentions A RATTLE OF BONES. Music from https://filmmaking.io Crinoline Dreams by Kevin Macleod https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3560-crinoline-dreams/ Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sbooks/message

1hr 2mins

14 Sep 2021

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Rough Trade Q&A with Mogwai and Ian Rankin

Rough Trade Q&A

Mogwai join Ian Rankin to discuss As The Love Continues, an album which was originally planned to be recorded in America, but the pandemic led to a relocation to Worcestershire and with producer Dave Fridmann separated by an ocean but appearing like an Orwellian oppressor. Unable to perform the album for the time being,  Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite hopes the music can take you from somewhere different to where you are, “unless you are somewhere really amazing and then why are you listening to some weird music like this?You may know what to expect, but you will never get the same. Both transcendent and surprising,  As The Love Continues shows that Mogwai are still offering solace from the mundane, supplying the soundtrack to whatever movie you are making in your head.Buy As The Love Continues on LP/CDSign up to the Rough Trade newsletterIntro/outro: Let's Talk About It by White Denim

1hr 2mins

16 Apr 2021

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The Cultural Coven - Ian Rankin

In Motion Theatre Podcasts

Renowned crime fiction writer Ian Rankin in conversation with Nicola Roy.


29 Mar 2021

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Black Isle Bolthole with Ian Rankin (part two)

FarNorth Podcast

Ian Rankin is one of the literary stars of Scotland, and someone with a passion for the Far North who has set some of his novels in the Highlands. The action in his latest novel, A Song for the Dark Times, takes place between Edinburgh and the north coast.In this part of the podcast, we focus on Ian's passion for the Highlands, how to capture the real life of the area rather than its tourist present or mythologised past, electric vehicle ranges and ... where to stop for a comfort break on the A9.


7 Mar 2021

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Tartan Noir with Ian Rankin (part one)

FarNorth Podcast

Ian Rankin is one of the literary stars of Scotland, and someone with a passion for the Far North who has set some of his novels in the Highlands. The action in his latest novel, A Song for the Dark Times, takes place between Edinburgh and the north coast.Ian joins us to talk about the novel and what themes setting the story in the north allows him to explore which he couldn’t get at if the story took place in Edinburgh alone. He also talks about his personal connection to the Highlands.Pete and Matt, meanwhile, discuss their shared interest in - and ignorance of - crime writing and the distinctive Scottish voice in the genre.This podcast is part one of our conversation with Ian Rankin. Next week, we focus more on Ian’s passion for the Highlands … and where to stop for a comfort break on the A9.

1hr 9mins

27 Feb 2021

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Ian Rankin - Episode 55

Trading Fours

Today the international best-selling crime novelist Ian Rankin joins Trading Fours to talk all about the music of his John Rebus series.  The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison,  Jackie Leven references and many others are found throughout the John Rebus mystery series.  The creator of that series, Ian Rankin, joins host Jamie Green to talk all about how music has affected his life and in turn, the life of John Rebus.  Besides those great bands above, we also discuss The Cure AND how Johnny Cash may be in fact - Scotland's greatest contribution to music. Great chat, do it up! https://www.ianrankin.net/https://themisathena.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/a-playlist-for-ian-rankins-inspector-rebus-series/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAIvsuLqVfohttps://twitter.com/theoxfordbar1?lang=en


21 Feb 2021

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Table Talk: with Ian Rankin

Best of the Spectator

Ian Rankin is a bestselling crime writer, most known for his Inspector Rebus novels. On the podcast, he tells Lara and Livvy about living in a motel during his first year at university; how eating curry for the first time was 'a revelation'; and the snacks that keep him going while he writes. Tell us your thoughts on our podcasts and be in for a chance to win a bottle of Pol Roger champagne by filling out our podcast survey. Visit spectator.co.uk/podcastsurvey.


27 Oct 2020