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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 Dec 18, 2019

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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: 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 #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: The Readings Kids Podcast: Astrophysics for Babies & YA Rom-Coms

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In the second episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela chat about the rom-com boom in YA fiction, high concept board books for babies, and YA twitter.

Nov 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Good Cop, Bad Cop: JP Pomare

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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 #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: 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 #10: Live Recording: Annabel Crabb on Australia’s parenthood trap

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Annabel Crabb chats with Virginia Trioli about her new Quarterly Essay exploring Australia's 'parenthood trap'. This is a live recording from our event.

Oct 08 2019

58mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #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: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Dervla McTiernan

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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 #18: 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 #19: A conversation with Kirsten Alexander

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Hear our events manager Chris Gordon in conversation with Kirsten Alexander about her captivating new historical novel Half Moon Lake, which was inspired by a real case in America's Deep South about a lost boy and the two mothers who both seek to claim him.

Mar 01 2019

22mins

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Rank #20: Live Recording: Helen Garner on her early career

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Helen Garner talks with Chloe Hooper about her early career and the impact of Monkey Grip and The Children’s Bach on her writing life. This is a live recording from our event.

Feb 24 2019

55mins

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The Readings Kids Podcast: Best books of 2019

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In the third episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela do a whistle-stop tour of their favourite books of the past year. This episode also includes a bonus interview with YA author Will Kostakis about his new fantasy book, Monuments.

Dec 18 2019

46mins

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Live Recording: Virginia Trioli on sex, power and #MeToo

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Virginia Trioli discusses her groundbreaking book, Generation F, first published in 1996, with Jamila Rizvi. This is a live recording from our event.

Dec 12 2019

47mins

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A conversation with Heather Rose

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2017 Stella Prize winner Heather Rose chats with Readings bookseller Amanda Rayner about her new novel, Bruny.

Dec 05 2019

37mins

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Good Cop, Bad Cop: Chris Hammer

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In our third episode of crime series, Good Cop, Bad Cop, Readings crime specialists Fiona Hardy and Deborah Crabtree chat to Chris Hammer about his second crime novel, Silver.

Nov 28 2019

25mins

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Live Recording: Archie Roach on resilience, creativity and music

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Legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller Archie Roach shares stories from his life. This is a live recording from our event.

Nov 21 2019

42mins

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Live Recording: Clare Bowditch on her new memoir

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Clare Bowditch chats with Dr Susan Carland about her frank and powerful memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl. This is a live recording from our event.

Nov 15 2019

1hr 7mins

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The Readings Kids Podcast: Astrophysics for Babies & YA Rom-Coms

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In the second episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela chat about the rom-com boom in YA fiction, high concept board books for babies, and YA twitter.

Nov 07 2019

27mins

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A conversation with Alice Bishop

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Alice Bishop chats with Readings bookseller David Little about her debut work of fiction, A Constant Hum.

Oct 17 2019

20mins

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A conversation with David Nicholls

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Award-winning screenwriter and author David Nicholls chats with our events manager Chris Gordon about his writing career.

Oct 10 2019

27mins

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Live Recording: Annabel Crabb on Australia’s parenthood trap

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Annabel Crabb chats with Virginia Trioli about her new Quarterly Essay exploring Australia's 'parenthood trap'. This is a live recording from our event.

Oct 08 2019

58mins

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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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A conversation with Justin Heazlewood

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Readings bookseller David Little chats with Justin Heazlewood about his memoir, Get Up Mum.

Sep 12 2019

30mins

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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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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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Leanne Hall and Angela Crocombe talk all things kids publishing

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Children's bookseller and author Leanne Hall sits down with Readings Kids shop manager Angela Crocombe, to give us an insight into the wonderful world of kids' publishing and bookselling. They touch on representation and diversity in children's publishing, the success of Bruce Pascoe's Young Dark Emu, and give us some of their personal children's books recommendations.

Jul 30 2019

24mins

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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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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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A conversation with Blackout author Matthew Warren

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Author Matthew Warren drops by to talk to Tom Hoskins about his new book, Blackout, which asks the question, how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?

May 25 2019

42mins

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Live Recording: Ben Elton in conversation with Shaun Micallef

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Bestselling writer Ben Elton is the author of several novels, including his most recent book Identity Crisis. In this live recording of our event, Elton talks to Shaun Micallef about his new comic satire.

May 09 2019

56mins

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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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