37 episodes

Diving In is a conversation you will want to be part of - Louise and Virginia have been best friends since university - they share a passion for story telling and read loads of good books. Make yourself a cup of tea and listen in as they share the books they've been loving, and also the films, TV series, podcasts and articles they've enjoyed.

Diving In Virginia Seymour and Louise Jones

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    • 4.9 • 109 Ratings

Diving In is a conversation you will want to be part of - Louise and Virginia have been best friends since university - they share a passion for story telling and read loads of good books. Make yourself a cup of tea and listen in as they share the books they've been loving, and also the films, TV series, podcasts and articles they've enjoyed.

    31: Paris

    31: Paris

    Ooh la la! - Virginia and Louise stroll along the boulevards of Paris old and young and also share a couple of recent reads.

    Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
    Instagram @diving_in_podcast
    Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads
    Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

    Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
    Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
    Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

    Books
    My Best Friends Murder, Polly Phillips 2021, Simon & Schuster
    The Champagne Wars, Fiona McIntosh, 2020
    A Paris Affair, Pip Drysdale, 2021, Simon & Schuster

    Emile Zola, La Fortune des Rougon ( The Fortune of the Rougon), 1871
    Emile Zola, La Curee ( The Kill), 1872,
    The Paris Library, Janet Skeslien Charles, 2021, Hachette
    Lunch in Paris, Elizabeth Bard
    The Strays of Paris, Jane Smiley, 2020, Pam Macmillan
    How To Be an Author, Georgia Richter and Deborah Hunn, 2021, Fremantle Press


    Podcasts

    'Duchess', a podcast with Emma, Duchess of Rutland

    Book News

    The Women's Prize for Fiction, UK https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/

    The Stella Prize, https://thestellaprize.com.au/prize/2021-prize/

    • 52 min
    30: Growing Up on the Other Side of The Tracks

    30: Growing Up on the Other Side of The Tracks

    Virginia and Louise share their most recent reads and two wonderful books by award winning writers whose characters dwell on the other side of the tracks.

    Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
    Instagram @diving_in_podcast
    Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads
    Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

    Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
    Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
    Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

    Books

    A Re-Purposed Life, Ronni Kahn and Jessica Chapnik Kahn, Murdoch Books.
    Death Leaves the Station, Alexander Thorpe, 2020 Fremantle Press.
    The Broken Shore, Peter Temple, 2005, text publishing.
    Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart, 2020, Picador.
    How To Be an Author, Georgia Richter and Deborah Hunn, 2021,Fremantle Press

    Podcasts

    You Beauty, Leigh Campbell and Kelly McCarren, Mamamia Media,

    Television

    Shtisel, Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky, 2013, Netflix.

    • 50 min
    29: Bodices and Breathy Sighs

    29: Bodices and Breathy Sighs

    Louise and Virginia share their most recent reads and then giggle through some bodice rippers!

    Books

    Girl A, Abigail Dean 2021, Harper Collins
    Still Life by Louise Penny, 2006, MacMillan.
    Hidden Sins by Selena Montgomery, 2006, Harper Collins.
    Reckless by Selena Montgomery, 2008, Harper Collins
    The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare, 2017
    Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare, 2014

    Netflix

    Behind Her Eyes, psychological thriller, 2021

    HBO

    Industry, drama

    Podcasts

    Coronacast, Tegan Taylor & Dr Norman Swan, ABC Radio Podcasts
    How It Happened, Jonathon Swan, AXIOS Podcasts

    Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
    Instagram @diving_in_podcast
    Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads
    Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

    Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
    Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
    Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

    • 59 min
    28: What We Read Over the Break

    28: What We Read Over the Break

    Louise and Virginia have been diving into a stack of fantastic books over their long summer break and they discuss a few of their favourites. They also chat about some of the other non-bookish things they've been diving into lately.

    Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
    Instagram @diving_in_podcast
    Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads
    Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

    Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
    Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
    Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

    Books

    Lucky's by Andrew Pippos. 2020 Pan Macmillan.
    Passing by Nella Larsen. 1929 Penguin.
    The Dust that Falls from the Sky by Louis de Bernières. 2015 Penguin.
    So much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières. 2018 Penguin.
    The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernières. 2020 Penguin.
    Trio by William Boyd. 2020 Penguin.
    His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie. 2020 One World.
    How to Be an Author by Georgie Richter and Deborah Hunn

    Netflix

    Bridgerton 2020

    Oh Matilda who Bloody Killed Her- serial novel published in The Australian newspaper

    Film

    The Dry

    Podcasts

    Hacks on Tap
    Pod Save America
    The Axe Files
    You Beauty

    • 1 hr 2 min
    27: All That Glitters Is Not Gold - A Deep Dive into Edith Wharton

    27: All That Glitters Is Not Gold - A Deep Dive into Edith Wharton

    Louise and Virginia dive deep into Edith Wharton's 1905 House of Mirth and examine the social conventions and contradictions of the Gilded Age amongst New York high society and the fate of her beautiful flawed protagonist Lily Bart.

    Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
    Instagram @diving_in_podcast
    Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads
    Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

    Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
    Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
    Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

    Books

    The House of Mirth, 1905, Edith Wharton

    Television

    The Queens Gambit, 2020, Netflix

    Podcasts

    You and Me Both, Hilary Clinton, episode 8 December 2020, interview with Louise Penny, Stacey Abrams and Marley Dias.

    The Crown Official podcast, Netflix

    • 1 hr 8 min
    26: A Gripping Grab Bag of Recent Reads

    26: A Gripping Grab Bag of Recent Reads

    Virginia and Louise share with you some of their most recent reads including Mark Watson's moving and modern 'Contacts', best-selling author Sally Hepworth's latest, 'The Good Sister' and Mikael Niemi's atmospheric Swedish tale 'To Cook a Bear'.

    Email hello@divinginpodcast.com
    Instagram @diving_in_podcast
    Virginia's Instagram @virginia_reads
    Louise's Instagram @louise_cooks_and_reads

    Song 'Diving In' - original music and lyrics written and performed by Laura Adeline - https://linkt.ree/llauraadeline
    Podcast sound production and editing by Andy Maher.
    Graphics by Orla Larkin - create@werkshop.com.au

    Books

    Contacts, Mark Watson, 2020, Harper Collins
    To Cook A Bear, Mikael Niemi, 2020, Quercus, Hachette
    The Good Sister, Sally Hepworth, 2020, Macmillan
    The Little Library Christmas, 2020 Kate Young, Anima, Zeus

    Television

    Roadkill - ABC iView 2020
    The Crown Series 4, 2020, Netflix

    Podcast

    Days Like These - ABC - "Mum Thinks the Earth is Flat", 10 November 2020

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

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I’m thoroughly hooked on this podcast. Love listening to two good friends discuss everything books. I feel like I’m at my own book club listening to my friends get excited about the books they’re reading. Highly recommend.

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Soo much food for thought

Fabulous podcast, I’ve just listened to the first episode and found it soo informative and stimulating. I have made a list of things to read, American marriage is now next on my list! Thanks ladies great to see females blazing the trail and making their mark in literature 👍💕👏. Oops I don’t think I posted this and I’m now up to episode 18 and look forward to each episode with anticipation. I have probably bought a dozen of the books reviewed since the podcast started and loved them all. 🙏🏻

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