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A podcast celebrating the wonderful world of books. In every episode, writer and journalist, Paul Cuddihy, takes his guests on the literary journey of their lives. They will choose their favourite book from childhood; their teenage/student (formative) years; a book they'd recommend to anyone; a book they couldn't be paid to read again, and the book they're currently reading. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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A podcast celebrating the wonderful world of books. In every episode, writer and journalist, Paul Cuddihy, takes his guests on the literary journey of their lives. They will choose their favourite book from childhood; their teenage/student (formative) years; a book they'd recommend to anyone; a book they couldn't be paid to read again, and the book they're currently reading. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Read All About It

Latest release on Jan 20, 2021

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A podcast celebrating the wonderful world of books. In every episode, writer and journalist, Paul Cuddihy, takes his guests on the literary journey of their lives. They will choose their favourite book from childhood; their teenage/student (formative) years; a book they'd recommend to anyone; a book they couldn't be paid to read again, and the book they're currently reading. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Coming Soon: Season 2

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The Read All About It podcast is returning for a new season, and guests from the worlds of literature, music, entertainment, theatre, sports and politics talk about their favourite (and not so favourite) books.

Every week on the podcast, each guest answer the same five questions while also chatting about their own life, career and how important books are to them.

The five questions are:

1. Favourite book from childhood.

2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years.

3. A book you would recommend to anyone.

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.

5. The last book you read or are currently reading,

This trailer is a taste of what's to come in season 2 of the Read All About It podcast series.

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Jan 20 2021

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Books to read in 2021

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It's the last podcast episode of 2020 and, indeed, the final episode of Season 1, which began back in January this year. And in this Hogmanay episode, Paul Cuddihy and Chris Dolan each pick five books they're planning to read in 2021

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Dec 31 2020

38mins

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What I read in 2020

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As we reach the end of the year, Paul Cuddihy looks back at all the books he read in 2020 and picks a few of his favourites.

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Dec 30 2020

22mins

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A Book Recommendation Highlights Part 3

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Highlights from previous Read All About It episodes, as Dani Garavelli, Les Wood, Nicola Smith, Thomas Quinn, Rebecca Norman and Ed Needham all choose a book they would recommend to anyone.

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Dec 29 2020

30mins

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Jane O'Donnell, Director of People Policy, COSLA

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Jane O’Donnell is the Director of People Policy at COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities). Jane grew up in Bathgate, West Lothian, where she still stays with her partner and two daughters, and grew up with a love of books given to her by her parents.

She studied English at St Andrew’s University, which she admits was just because she loved books so much, and like many people, it has had no bearing on her choice of career.

Jane has worked in local government for most of her adult life, working in a variety of roles over the past 24 years. Her role now as Director of People Policy at COSLA covers policy relating to children and young people, health, social care and working with trade union colleagues to support the workforce.

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Dec 28 2020

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Favourite Book From Teen/Formative Years Highlights Part 3

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Highlights from previous Read All About It episodes, as Adam Farrer, Heather Parry, Neil Lancaster, Sarah Smith, Neil Mackay and Louise Welsh all choose their favourite teenage/formative years read.

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Dec 27 2020

27mins

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Favourite Book From Childhood Highlights Part 3

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Highlights from previous Read All About It episodes, as Hugh Macdonald, Karen Campbell, Doug Johnstone, Catriona Child, Steven Kedie and Karen Jones all choose their favourite book from childhood.

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Dec 26 2020

30mins

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Christmas Day Podcast

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A special Read All About It podcast of poems and songs for Christmas Day, featuring Robert Louis Stevenson poems read by Paul Cuddihy's family and sung by the legendary Bookends band.

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Dec 25 2020

26mins

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The 12 Days of Bookmas, Chris Dolan

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It's the twelfth and final day of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast. This episode features Chris Dolan.

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Dec 24 2020

26mins

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A Book Recommendation Highlights Part 2

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Highlights from previous Read All About It episodes, as Douglas Stuart, Tammye Huf, Jonathan Whitelaw, Catherine Simpson, Paul Lyons and Laura Marney all choose a book they would recommend to anyone.

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Dec 23 2020

26mins

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The 12 Days of Bookmas, Willy Maley

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It's Day 11 of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast, featuring Professor Willy Maley.

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Dec 22 2020

29mins

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Heather Parry, writer

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Heather Parry is a writer and reader based in Glasgow. Her work has been performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and has been published in many books and magazines.

Heather, in her own words, writes weird fiction and non-fiction, while she is the co-founder and editorial director of Extra Teeth magazine. She also produces and co-presents Teenage Scream, a podcast about point horror books, with Kirsty Logan, and she chairs various literary events throughout Scotland.

Heather is currently working on her second and third novels, and a collection of short stories.

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Dec 21 2020

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The 12 Days of Bookmas, Margot McCuaig

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It's Day 10 of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast, featuring writer, Margot McCuaig.

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Dec 20 2020

24mins

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The 12 Days of Bookmas, Iain Maloney

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It's Day 9 of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast, featuring writer, Iain Maloney.

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Dec 19 2020

27mins

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It Books about Books special

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This was recorded earlier in the year, during the lockdown, and in this episode, Chris Dolan and Paul Cuddihy each choose five of their favourite books about books.

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Dec 18 2020

54mins

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The 12 Days of Bookmas, Alison McConnell

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It's Day 8 of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast, featuring journalist, Alison McConnell.

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Dec 17 2020

20mins

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Favourite Book From Teen/Formative Years Highlights Part 2

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Highlights from previous Read All About It episodes, as Teddy Jamieson, Kirstin Innes, Rodge Glass, Polly Clark, Alan Bissett and Hayley Reynolds all choose their favourite teenage/formative years read.

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Dec 16 2020

28mins

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The 12 Days of Bookmas, Alison Irvine

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It's Day 7 of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast, featuring writer, Alison Irvine.

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Dec 15 2020

25mins

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Les Wood, writer

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Les Wood is a writer whose debut novel, Dark Side of the Moon, was published in late 2016 by Freight Books and sold out two print runs. The book was well-received, gaining good reviews in the press, and was listed by Booklist as one of the top 10 crime novels of 2017. HIs second novel, Close to the Edge, is currently wandering the wilds looking for a new publisher, and he has already started work on his third novel.​

In his day job, Les teach Human Physiology at Glasgow Caledonian University (using mini crime stories to teach his students about the workings of the human body!). He is also a musician, and play in one of Scotland’s top brass bands, and have been a Scottish Champion on ten occasions.

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Dec 14 2020

45mins

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Favourite Book From Childhood Highlights Part 2

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Highlights from previous Read All About It episodes, as Iain Maloney, Louise Welsh, Tony Connelly, Linda Jackson, Neil White and Zoe Strachan all choose their favourite book from childhood.

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Dec 13 2020

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