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Marian Keyes

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Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn

Comedy of the Week

Thongs, personal grooming, rights of way across fields and 'going non-contact' get the Now You're Asking treatment in the first episode of this new series with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn addressing real life problems sent in by their listeners.The first series was welcomed by listeners and critics."Both are warm and kind enough to not only be funny but also offer genuinely thoughtful, if left-field, advice." (Miranda Sawyer, The Observer)"Keyes and Flynn are my new favourite double-act." (Jane Anderson - Radio Times)"I found their compassion endlessly soothing." (Rachel Cunliffe - The New Statesman)Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve the biggest - and smallest - of their listeners' problems.From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we’ll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend - which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better.Recorded in Dublin with emails received from listeners around the world, the hosts invite you to pull up a chair at their virtual kitchen table as they read and digest their inbox.Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email: marianandtara@bbc.co.uk.Producer: Steve Doherty.A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


7 Nov 2022

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S3 E7: Marian Keyes, author

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent

Grace’s guest this week is the Irish novelist Marian Keyes. They discuss the joys of going feral when home alone, Marian’s childhood trips to stare at empty runways and how baking helped her through serious depression. And she reveals which comfort foods have seen her through it all


28 Jun 2022

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“Before I started writing I just felt like a uniquely defective oddball.” The multi-million selling author on her creation Rachel Walsh and latest novel Again, Rachel.


24 May 2022

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Adam talks with best selling Irish author and podcaster Marian Keyes about being profiled by Alan Yentob, depression, the fun of working in restaurants in 1980s London, sex and the challenges of having a good relationship with an ex partner.This conversation was recorded face to face in London on March 11th, 2022.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for his work on this episode.Podcast artwork by Helen GreenRELATED LINKSNOW YOU'RE ASKING PODCAST (WITH TARA FLYNN)  - 2022 (BBC SOUNDS)IMAGINE - MARIAN KEYES: MY (NOT SO) PERFECT LIFE - 2022 (BBC IPLAYER)MARIAN KEYES ON DESERT ISLAND DISCS - 2017 (BBC WEBSITE)BEST STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF EPISODES (PODYSSEY.FM)PEEL ACRES (BBC SOUNDS)JOHN PEEL AND JFK (JOHN PEEL WIKI) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 22mins

17 Apr 2022

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Marian Keyes X Indira Naidoo on grief X coconut milk cake

read, eat, repeat

We talk about Marian Keyes' sequel to her super bestseller Rachel's Holiday. It's called Again, Rachel and as Nigella says, it's like "a balm for the soul".   We also talk about The Space Between The Stars by Indira Naidoo which is out this week. It's like nothing we've ever read before.  Plus ... a coconut milk bundt cake, lunchbox ideas and a vegetarian capponata. Yum.  Please share with your friends and family and leave us a rating and review. We'd be so grateful! Love Alissa and Sal.  Thanks to Murdoch Books and Hachette for your support.  Follow us here:  https://www.instagram.com/read_eat_repeat_podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/readeatrepeatpodcast See www.omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


28 Mar 2022

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Recovery and 'ridey men' — Marian Keyes and Again, Rachel

The Book Show

'I have a full and beautiful life', says Irish writer Marian Keyes, 'The only thing I can't do is drink'. And the experience of addiction and recovery is something she's given to the main character in her book Again, Rachel, a sequel to Rachel's Holiday. Also, Michael Trant writes a book on his tractor, Jane Caro explores coercive control in The Mother and Rhett Davis's debut novel, Hovering.


20 Mar 2022

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Marian Keyes and Nina Stibbe (I'd like to live in a cave, covered in fur)

Book Off!

Bestselling authors Marian Keyes and Nina Stibbe go head to head in a war of the words in a bumper episode of Book Off. They shower admiration on to each other and their new books, "Again, Rachel" and "One Day I Shall Astonish The World" which they discuss with Joe Haddow. They also talk about their writing, inspirations, friendship, sex in older age, taking the waters in Bath, writing a sitcom and fabulous funny females. We get their recent book recommendations, and in the Book Off they pit "Gravity Is The Thing" by Jaclyn Moriarty against "The Fortnight In September" by R.C. Sherriff, but which one will win??? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 3mins

9 Mar 2022

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Natale Imbruglia, Dr Ranj, Marian Keyes and Sir David Suchet

The Graham Norton Radio Show Podcast with Waitrose

Happy Monday! Graham is back and so is a new addition of the Graham Norton Radio Show with Waitrose! Here’s what to come in this week’s podcast. Natalie Imbruglia is back with some new music from her brand new album ‘Fire Bird’TV medic Dr Ranj joins me to give us an insight of his new book Brain PowerMarian Keyes is on chatting about her latest book, Again RachelAnd SIR David Suchet joins me in the studio to give us details of his appearance in Mamma Mia The Musical! comes in to tell us about his new and first musical, Mimma the Musical!Graham and Maria solve a couple of Graham’s Guides! Show Chef Martha gets passionate with passion fruit!Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear all of the highlights each week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 20mins

21 Feb 2022

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Marian Keyes, Donna McLean, Mansion Hunters

Woman's Hour

Marian Keyes writes funny, clever novels about the tough stuff in life. Her new novel Again, Rachel revisits Rachel Walsh whose story of recovery from addiction was told in the 1997 novel Rachel's Holiday. Marian explains how her own experience of addiction and recovery shapes the stories she tells.In the glamorous world of luxury property selling high-end homes can be a cut-throat business. Sophie Leigh and Chloe Cable from the reality show Mega Mansion Hunters discuss their uphill struggle to become successful women in the industry.Donna McLean first heard about undercover cops having relationships with female activists in 2010 when Mark Kennedy, an undercover police officer who had spent years pretending to be an environmental campaigner, was unmasked. She didn’t realise until years later she was also a victim of the Spy Cops scandal. She has written a memoir Small Town Girl: Love, Lies and The Undercover Police.A group of mothers in Massachusetts exorcise their pandemic frustrations by screaming in a group in the middle of a football field. Could the craze come to the UK? We speak to Professor Pragya Agarwal and Dr Rebecca Semmens-Wheeler Last week’s Levelling Up white paper has promised a devolution deal to every part of England that wishes to have one by 2030. But what impact has devolution had on female political representation? We discuss with Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society; Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire; and Jackie Weaver, Chief Officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils.Brit-award winning singer-songwriter Kate Nash introduces her new song Imperfect, and shares her experience of learning to wrestle for Netflix series GLOW.Presenter: Anita RaniProducer: Lucy WaiEditor: Lucinda Montefiore


12 Feb 2022

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Marian Keyes, Women making crypto art, Self-harm in women's prisons

Woman's Hour

Marian Keyes writes funny, clever novels about the tough stuff in life. Her books feature addiction, break-ups, poor mental health with women at the heart and lots of good men as well. Her new novel Again, Rachel revisits Rachel Walsh whose story of recovery from addiction was told in the 1997 novel Rachel's Holiday. 25 years later Rachel has come full circle and is now working at the rehab facility where she got into recovery all those years ago. Marian joins Emma to explain how her own experience of addiction and recovery shapes the stories she tells and why happy endings are so important to her.Voice messages left on a crisis hotline ignored for six weeks. More self-harm incidents than any other women's prison. Violence high and a regime that's uncaring and punitive. These are the findings of an inspectorate report out today into Foston Hall, a women's prison in Derbyshire. Four other women's prisons in England have recently been inspected too. Across the board, self-harm has increased in women's prisons during the pandemic, much more than in men's prisons. Emma is joined by Sandra Fieldhouse who leads on women's prisons for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.The crypto art marketplace has taken off over the past couple of years - with some pieces raking in millions - but surprise, surprise, it is nearly as male-dominated as traditional auction sales. For some female artists though, it has been life-changing. That is especially the case for the Scottish artist Anna Louise Simpson, a divorced mother of two, who is with us this morning. We are also joined by Micol Ap who runs VerticalCrypto Art, a media hub and studio dedicated to NFT art.For the last week, the media has been full of the aftermath of the Prime Minister's remarks to the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer - that he had failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile for sexual assault while Director of Public Prosecutions. A claim that is false, but was seized upon by a group of people who surrounded Starmer on Monday evening. But how has all of this affected Savile's many victims? We hear from one of them, Dee Coles, who told us how outraged she was, and how upset. Emma speaks to Maggie Oliver, a former detective who now runs the Maggie Oliver Foundation which helps victims and survivors of sexual abuse.


9 Feb 2022