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The Readings Podcast

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The Readings Podcast is a celebration of books, reading and pop culture. Episodes are published fortnightly and include author interviews, event recordings, booksellers chatting about their favourite reads, industry insights, and more.

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The Readings Podcast is a celebration of books, reading and pop culture. Episodes are published fortnightly and include author interviews, event recordings, booksellers chatting about their favourite reads, industry insights, and more.

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The Readings Podcast

Latest release on Aug 14, 2020

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The Readings Podcast is a celebration of books, reading and pop culture. Episodes are published fortnightly and include author interviews, event recordings, booksellers chatting about their favourite reads, industry insights, and more.

Rank #1: Bonus episode: The story behind Gerald Murnane's new vinyl

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Our events manager Chris Gordon chats with Chris Gregory about making a record with Australian author Gerald Murnane.

Jun 21 2018

22mins

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Rank #2: A conversation with Ben Folds

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Singer-songwriter Ben Folds chats with Readings bookseller David Little about his new memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs.

Oct 03 2019

15mins

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Rank #3: Bonus episode: Anita Heiss on Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia

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Carlton bookseller Marie Matteson chats with Dr Anita Heiss about editing the anthology, Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia.

Jul 12 2018

34mins

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Rank #4: Ambelin Kwaymullina on Meet Me at the Intersection

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Kids bookseller Leanne Hall chats with Ambelin Kwaymullina about editing the anthology, Meet Me at the Intersection.

Sep 20 2018

24mins

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Rank #5: Live Recording: Stan Grant in conversation with Nam Le

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We were delighted to have bestselling author Stan Grant in Melbourne for one night only to talk about his two new books, Australia Day and On Identity. Grant is in conversation with Nam Le, author of The Boat.

May 31 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: Good Cop, Bad Cop: The Scholar

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In our first episode of Good Cop, Bad Cop, Readings crime specialists Fiona Hardy and Deborah Crabtree chat to Dervla McTiernan about her second crime novel, The Scholar.

Mar 15 2019

30mins

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Rank #7: Bonus episode: The Readings Prize For New Australian Fiction Shortlist 2018

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Events manager Chris Gordon chats about this year's Readings Prize For New Australian Fiction shortlist with Ellen Cregan, chair of the judging panel. Find the shortlisted books here: http://bit.ly/2ORFSxP

Aug 21 2018

19mins

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Rank #8: A conversation with Paul F. Verhoeven

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Booksellers Fiona Hardy and Deborah Crabtree chat to Paul F. Verhoeven about his new book, Loose Units, which is part father–son story and part true-crime race through the underbelly of 1980s policing in Sydney.

Oct 04 2018

31mins

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Rank #9: Live recording: Donna Ward on living in solitude

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Donna Ward chats with Readings bookseller Donata Carrazza about her new work of nonfiction, She I Dare Not Name. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 08 2020

46mins

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Rank #10: Bonus episode: Fiction and Nonfiction books we can't wait to read this year

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In this bonus episode (recorded a couple of weeks ago), Readings book buyer and bookseller Marie Matteson talks to events manager Chris Gordon about the forthcoming and new fiction and nonfiction she can't wait to read this year.

Mar 15 2019

19mins

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Rank #11: Live Recording: Clementine Ford on Boys Will Be Boys

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Clementine Ford talks about her new book, Boys Will Be Boys, which addresses toxic masculinity and raising a son. This is a live recording from our event.

Oct 11 2018

57mins

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Rank #12: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Call Me Evie

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In our second episode of Good Cop, Bad Cop, Readings crime specialists Fiona Hardy and Deborah Crabtree chat to author and On Writing podcast host JP Pomare about his debut literary suspense novel Call Me Evie.

Apr 01 2019

34mins

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Rank #13: Felicity McLean in conversation with Chris Gordon

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Readings events and programming manager Chris Gordon talks to author Felicity McLean about her quintessentially Australian coming-of-age story, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone.

Aug 02 2019

23mins

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Rank #14: Andy Jackson and Lee Kofman in conversation with Chris Gordon

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Readings' events and programming manager Christine Gordon sits down with poet Andy Jackson and author Lee Kofman to discuss lyrical prose, poetry, writing and how we can be our most honest selves.

Aug 16 2019

28mins

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Rank #15: A conversation with Jane Caro

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Author Jane Caro drops by to talk to Chris Gordon about her latest book, Accidental Feminists, a celebration of how one generation became feminists and how their grit, adaptability, energy and persistence changed the world.

Apr 12 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: A conversation with Emily Gale

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Hear our Marketing Manager Nina Kenwood in conversation with author Emily Gale about her new young adult novel, I Am Out With Lanterns.

Aug 08 2018

40mins

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Rank #17: Rebecca Huntley in conversation with Maxine McKew

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Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s foremost social researchers. In the Quarterly Essay, Huntley looks at the state of the nation and asks: what does social-democratic Australia want, and why? In this episode of the Readings Podcast, Huntley discuss these essential and timely questions with Maxine McKew.

Jun 21 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #18: Live Recording: Margaret Simons on the Murray-Darling Basin

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Margaret Simons chats with author Don Watson about her new Quarterly Essay: Cry Me A River - The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin. This conversation was recorded online during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #19: Live recording: Bernard Collaery on Australia's history with East Timor

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Bernard Collaery chats with former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks about his significant work of nonfiction, Oil Under Troubled Water. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 16 2020

40mins

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Rank #20: The Readings Kids Podcast: The stay at home & feel calm edition

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In the fifth episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela share book recommendations for staying at home and feeling calm - with kids!

Mar 26 2020

37mins

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Live recording: Judith Brett on Australia's coal addiction

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Judith Brett chats with journalist Geraldine Doogue about her new Quarterly Essay: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia’s Future. This conversation was recorded online during the Covid-19 crisis.

Aug 14 2020

54mins

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Live Recording: Lauren Chater on Gulliver’s Wife

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Lauren Chater chats with Readings bookseller Marie Matteson about her enthralling work of historical fiction, Gulliver’s Wife. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jul 30 2020

41mins

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Live recording: Jo Lennan on In the Time of Foxes

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Jo Lennan chats with her publisher Ben Ball about her exciting debut story collection, In the Time of Foxes. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jul 30 2020

28mins

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Live recording: Frances Chapman on Stars Like Us

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Frances Chapman chats with Sydney Writers' Festival's Amelia Lush about her Ampersand award-winning YA debut, Stars Like Us. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jul 30 2020

41mins

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Live recording: A LoveOzYA All Stars panel

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YA Publisher Jo Case hosts a discussion with four Australian YA Authors: Sarah Epstein, Poppy Nwosu, Kay Kerr and Anna Whateley. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jul 02 2020

39mins

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Live recording: John Martinkus on The Road

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John Martinkus chats with fellow investigative journalist Mark Davis about his fearless book, The Road: Uprising in West Papua. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jun 25 2020

43mins

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Live Recording: Patrick Ness on Burn

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Patrick Ness chats with Readings events manager Chris Gordon about his new YA novel, Burn. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jun 18 2020

39mins

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Robbie Arnott on The Rain Heron

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Robbie Arnott chats with Readings bookseller Marie Matteson about his second novel, The Rain Heron. This conversation was recorded online over Skype during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jun 11 2020

26mins

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Live Recording: Billy Bragg on freedom

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Billy Bragg chats with Professor Tony Birch about his stirring essay, The Three Dimensions of Freedom. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Jun 03 2020

52mins

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Live Recording: Sarah Jane Adams on Life in a Box

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Sarah Jane Adams chats with author and photographer Ari Seth Cohen about her new memoir, Life In A Box. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

May 29 2020

42mins

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Live Recording: Chris Flynn on Mammoth

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Chris Flynn chats with fellow author Christos Tsiolkas about his new novel, Mammoth. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

May 21 2020

40mins

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Live Recording: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff on Aurora Burning

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LoveOzYA stars Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff chat with our events manager Chris Gordon about Aurora Burning, their second book in their bestselling sci-fi series. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

May 14 2020

38mins

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The Readings Kids Podcast: Reading during lockdown

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In the fifth episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela talk about what people have been reading during the Covid-19 lockdown and the realities of home schooling. This episode also includes a bonus interview with Jessica Miller about her new fantasy middle grade novel, The Republic of Birds. It was recorded online over Skype during the Covid-19 crisis.

May 14 2020

41mins

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Live Recording: Ronnie Scott on The Adversary

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Ronnie Scott chats with fellow author Chris Somerville about his debut novel, The Adversary. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

May 07 2020

39mins

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A conversation with Miranda Tapsell

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Actor, activist and now author Miranda Tapsell chats with Readings bookseller Marie Matteson about her deadly new memoir, Top End Girl. This conversation was recorded online over Skype during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 30 2020

52mins

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Live Recording: Margaret Simons on the Murray-Darling Basin

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Margaret Simons chats with author Don Watson about her new Quarterly Essay: Cry Me A River - The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin. This conversation was recorded online during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 1min

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Live recording: Bernard Collaery on Australia's history with East Timor

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Bernard Collaery chats with former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks about his significant work of nonfiction, Oil Under Troubled Water. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 16 2020

40mins

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Live recording: Donna Ward on living in solitude

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Donna Ward chats with Readings bookseller Donata Carrazza about her new work of nonfiction, She I Dare Not Name. This is a live recording of an online event hosted via Zoom during the Covid-19 crisis.

Apr 08 2020

46mins

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The Readings Kids Podcast: The stay at home & feel calm edition

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In the fifth episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela share book recommendations for staying at home and feeling calm - with kids!

Mar 26 2020

37mins

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A conversation with Sean O'Beirne

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Sean O'Beirne chats with Readings bookseller and author Chris Somerville about his debut work of fiction, A Couple of Things Before the End.

Mar 15 2020

20mins

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