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LRB Readings

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Rank #97 in Books category

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Society & Culture
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Listen to our writers reading their pieces from recent (and not so recent) issues on the LRB Readings podcast, interspersed with occasional ‘close reading’ episodes, which consider poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the London Review of Books archive.

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Listen to our writers reading their pieces from recent (and not so recent) issues on the LRB Readings podcast, interspersed with occasional ‘close reading’ episodes, which consider poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the London Review of Books archive.

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Fantastic!

By Christina Caudill - Sep 22 2019
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Loved the episode Etonians, an excellent and scathing insight into UK political leaders.

Finally!!!

By Ladybird email. - Mar 19 2012
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Thank God, the editors saw the light. I've been waiting a long time for this podcast. Excellent.

iTunes Ratings

80 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
11
2
1
6

Fantastic!

By Christina Caudill - Sep 22 2019
Read more
Loved the episode Etonians, an excellent and scathing insight into UK political leaders.

Finally!!!

By Ladybird email. - Mar 19 2012
Read more
Thank God, the editors saw the light. I've been waiting a long time for this podcast. Excellent.
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LRB Readings

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Listen to our writers reading their pieces from recent (and not so recent) issues on the LRB Readings podcast, interspersed with occasional ‘close reading’ episodes, which consider poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the London Review of Books archive.

Rank #1: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Andrew O’Hagan on the art of terrible writing about sex. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 18 2012

13mins

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Rank #2: Trump is the Boot Man: Adam Shatz talks to Wallace Shawn

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Writer and actor Wallace Shawn talks to Adam Shatz about ‘the thin line between entertainment and cruelty’ in the age of Trump.

Read more by Adam Shatz in the LRB: https://lrb.me/shatzpod

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Aug 16 2017

59mins

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Rank #3: Close Reading: Auden Anxieties

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of W. H. Auden with reference to pieces from the LRB.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode (and more) here: https://lrb.me/audenpod

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Aug 29 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Iain Sinclair: The Last London

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Iain Sinclair delivers his lecture on ‘The Last London’ at the British Museum, as part of the LRB’s Winter Lecture series.

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Mar 29 2017

49mins

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Rank #5: Julian Barnes: People Will Hate Us Again

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Julian Barnes on Georges Simenon and Brexit.

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Apr 27 2017

32mins

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Rank #6: Andrew O'Hagan: At Tottenham Court Road

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Andrew O'Hagan crosses the road.

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Sep 23 2015

13mins

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Rank #7: Alan Bennett: Diary for 2017

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Alan Bennett finds his métier at last in 2017.

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Jan 04 2018

45mins

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Rank #8: Anne Enright: The Genesis of Blame

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Anne Enright delivers her Winter Lecture on the corruptions of the Adam and Eve story in her LRB Winter Lecture, delivered at the British Museum.

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Feb 28 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: Close Reading: Plathologies

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Mark Ford, Seamus Perry and Joanna Biggs consider the balance of biography and mythology in Plath’s work, situating her as a transatlantic, expressionist poet of the Cold War.

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Mar 05 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: Close Reading: Arch Bishop

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop, through the lens of the pieces written about her in the LRB archive.

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Nov 14 2017

58mins

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Rank #11: Close Reading: Heaney Overheard

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of Seamus Heaney.

You can find a reading list for this podcast, featuring poems and pieces by Heaney and essays about his work from the LRB archive, here: https://lrb.me/heaneypod

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May 30 2019

1hr

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Rank #12: The Syrian War: Adam Shatz talks to Joshua Landis

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Adam Shatz talks to Joshua Landis about the war in Syria.

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Apr 20 2017

59mins

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Rank #13: Rosemary Hill: The Dress in Your Head

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Rosemary Hill explores frock consciousness in life and literature in her LRB Winter Lecture, delivered at the British Museum.

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Mar 27 2018

47mins

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Rank #14: Mary Wellesley: 'This place is pryson'

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Mary Wellesley looks inside the cell of a medieval anchorite, and considers why so many women shut themselves away to devote themselves to prayer and contemplation, and what their lives were like.


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Jun 12 2019

25mins

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Rank #15: Close Reading: Lowell Studies

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In the concluding episode of their acclaimed series, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford confront Robert Lowell: the Boston Brahmin for whom poetry trumped every other consideration, and whose Cold War ‘confessionalism’ came to exemplify a generation of Americans’ collective trauma; the poet who changed everything, but whose star has somehow fallen. But, Perry and Ford conclude, it will – like this podcast, we hope – rise again.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

Karl Miller on some names for Robert Lowell (1983): https://lrb.me/millerlowellpod

John Bayley on Lowellship (1987): https://lrb.me/bayleylowellpod

Michael Hofmann: Read Robert Lowell! (2003): https://lrb.me/hofmannlowellpod

Frank Kermode on Lowell's letters (2005): https://lrb.me/kermodelowellpod

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Aug 20 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: John Lanchester: 'Coffin Liquor', a story

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Toby Jones reads John Lanchester’s ghost story.

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Feb 06 2018

46mins

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Rank #17: Colm Tóibín: ‘It’s curable,’ he said

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‘Instead of shaking all over, I read the newspapers. I listened to the radio. I had my lunch.’ Colm Tóibín reads his account of being treated for cancer.

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Apr 17 2019

48mins

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Rank #18: Close Reading: Hardy’s neutral tones

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the poetry of Thomas Hardy in the latest in their series of discussions on 20th century poets.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode here: https://lrb.me/hardypod

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Jun 26 2018

59mins

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Rank #19: Damien Hirst

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Marina Warner watches Damien Hirst’s butterflies hatch. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 04 2012

12mins

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Rank #20: Talking Politics: John Lanchester talks to David Runciman

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David Runciman talks to John Lanchester about banks, Europe and technology in this latest collaboration with Talking Politics.

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Apr 12 2017

36mins

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