Rank #1: Female Detectives, Youth Speak, Sidney Lumet’s The Group
March’s podcast features a lighthearted interview with Louise Lee, author of The Last Honeytrap, and we discuss female detectives of the Nordic Noir ilk, including Spiral, The Killing, The Bridge and The Tunnel. Tom, Farhana and Anna also review Sidney Lumet’s The Group in honour of its recent DVD release, while Laura and Mandi dissect modern slang in their new segment Digested Youth.
Feb 24 2015
Rank #2: Grayson Perry, Selma, The Oscars, Literary Spin-Offs and LFW15
This month, we venture into the National Portrait Gallery and discuss Grayson Perry’s exhibition; ask whether literary spin-offs are just money spinners; film critic Mike McCahill predicts some Oscar wins (and revelations); fashion editor Georgina Yates tells us why London Fashion Week is something we should pay attention to; and things get a little heated during a discussion of Selma.
With: Tom Browne, Laura Dean-Osgood, Farhana Gani, Mandi Goodier, Anna Walker and Sophie Taylor.
Jan 21 2015
Rank #3: Tony Parsons, Kate Morton and teenage memories
In this month’s podcast, journalist Tony Parsons talks about his new detective book ‘The Hanging Club’, best-selling author Kate Morton discusses her latest novel ‘The Lake House’, and the editorial team shares their teenage memories.
Jun 09 2016
Rank #4: Sara Pascoe, John Preston, Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh & childhood memories
In this month’s podcast, comedian Sara Pascoe talks about the female body in Animal, journalist John Preston looks back on the Jeremy Thorpe case in A Very English Scandal, Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh discuss the relevance of Chinese philosophy in The Path, and the editorial team shares their childhood memories.
May 10 2016
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Rank #5: Dinah Jefferies, Professor Lucie Green and book prizes
On this month’s show, novelist Dinah Jefferies talks about her new book “The Silk Merchant’s Daughter”, Professor Lucie Green reveals the mysteries of the sun in “15 Million Degrees”, and Alex Clarke, chair of judges for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, discusses the current state of book prizes.
Apr 18 2016
Rank #6: Tracy Chevalier, Garth Greenwell and the role of technology
In this month’s podcast, historical novelist Tracy Chevalier talks about her new book At the Edge of the Orchard, author Garth Greenwell discusses his acclaimed debut novel What Belongs to You, and the editorial team ponders the role of technology in today’s society.
Mar 16 2016
Rank #7: Jeffrey Archer, Helen Dunmore, Meg Rosoff, Helen Ellis and Oscar nominations
In this month’s podcast, bestselling author Jeffrey Archer talks about Cometh the
Hour, the penultimate volume of his Clifton Chronicles; American writer Meg Rosoff discusses Jonathan Unleashed, her first novel for adults; Helen Ellis reads from her latest short-story collection American Housewife; novelist Helen Dunmore talks about her Cold-War spy thriller Exposure; and Moviemail critic Mike McCahill picks apart the 2016 Oscar nominations.
Feb 17 2016
Rank #8: Ann Morgan, Rudi Westendorp and New Year’s Resolutions
In this month’s podcast, writer Ann Morgan talks about her debut novel Beside Myself, Professor Rudi Westendorp discusses the ageing process in Growing Older Without Feeling Old, and the editorial team shares its thoughts on New Year’s resolutions.
Jan 15 2016
Rank #9: Cecelia Ahern, Olly Mann and Priya Parmar
In this month’s podcast, writer Cecelia
Ahern discusses her career and her new book The Marble Collector; serial
podcaster Olly Mann chats to the editorial team; and author Priya Parmar talks
about Vanessa and Her Sister, her historical novel about the Bloomsbury group.
Dec 04 2015
Rank #10: Film special: Mark Kermode, Simon Mayo and Mike McCahill
In this month’s podcast, broadcasting legends Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo talk about their new book “The Movie Doctors”, prescribe their favourite films, tackle our James Bond quiz and talk DVDs with Moviemail’s Mike McCahill.
Nov 03 2015