58 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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 122 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.

    51. Things That Go Bump in the Night

    51. Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Louise and Virginia have been reading Ghost Stories, a new release and some classic collections. The Louise Erdrich novel is a must-read for book lovers, and the classic ghost stories are the perfect place to start if you love this genre. Louise and Virginia also announce the book they will reading for a Book Club 'deep dive' in June.


    Books

    The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    Ghost Stories by M R James
    The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
    The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton


    Podcast

    The Rest is History with Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland - Ghosts


    Susannah Fullerton - 10 Novels that Changed the World

    www.susannahfullerton.com.au

    • 52 min
    50: A Greek Chorus of Achilles and the Sisterhood

    50: A Greek Chorus of Achilles and the Sisterhood

    Virginia and Louise dive into the Greek Myths but barely scratch the surface.
    They also celebrate their 50th episode with a list of their 50 favourite authors


    Books

    The Theban Plays By Sophocles
    Antigone by Sophocles
    The Song of Achille by Madeline Miller
    The Penelopiad By Margaret Attwood
    Greek Myths By Charlotte Higgins
    Heroines of Olympus by Ellie Mackin Roberts

    Television

    Bridgerton by Chris van Dusen and Shonda Rhimes


    Podcasts

    Deeply Human by Dessa
    The Rest is History by Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook

    • 48 min
    49: Crime, Betrayal and Secrets in Colder Climes

    49: Crime, Betrayal and Secrets in Colder Climes

    Louise and Virginia are sweltering in the heat of a Perth summer so they are cooling down with books set in cold countries. This episode they head off to Iceland and Norway and there's plenty of frosty chill.


    Books

    The Therapist by Helene Flood
    The Sorrow Stone by Kári Gíslason
    A Question of Guilt by Jorn Lier Horst
    The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr


    Podcasts

    The Rest is History - Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook - Episodes 159 -162 Putin
    The Rest is Politics - Alistair Campbell and Rory Stewart
    The Daily - Will Sanctioning the Oligarchs Change the War?
    and Putin's Endgame: A Conversation with Fiona Hill


    TV series

    The Chestnut Man - Netflix

    • 27 min
    48. Trojan Horses - Things Hiding in Plain Sight

    48. Trojan Horses - Things Hiding in Plain Sight

    Books

    Love Marriage by Monica Ali
    Brick Lane by Monica Ali
    The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
    The Women of Troy by Pat Barker

    TV Series

    Hidden Assets - SBS
    Pieces of Her - Netflix


    Podcasts

    The Trojan Horse Affair with Hamza Syed and Brian Reed
    Soundtracking with Edith Bowman


    Movie

    Belfast

    • 46 min
    47: Reading Over A Long Hot Summer

    47: Reading Over A Long Hot Summer

    Louise and Virginia record their first bookish conversation for 2022, after an extra long break over a very hot Western Australian summer. Given the state of the world it's no surprise that they both reached for some cozy crime books, as well as some other great reads. Lou also recommends a fabulous movie, Virginia has been diving into Stoic philosophy, and there are plenty of laughs as per usual.


    Books

    A Three Dog Problem by S J Bennett
    The Windsor Knot by S J Bennett
    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    The Man who Died Twice by Richard Osman
    The Islands by Emily Brugman
    The American Senator by Anthony Trollope


    TV Series

    The Long Call, SBS (based on the novel by Ann Cleeves)


    Podcasts

    The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
    Desert Island Discs - Richard Osman
    Art Fraud - Alec Baldwin, Michael Shnayerson

    Movie

    How to Please a Woman

    • 55 min
    46: Redemption and Dingo Noir

    46: Redemption and Dingo Noir

    Welcome to the second Diving In podcast for the FANZA Fringe - Virginia and Louise review six wonderful books including Miles Franklin winner Amanda Lohrey's The Labyrinth and the much anticipated We Were Not Men by Campbell Mattinson

    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 Truth About Her by Jacqueline Malley, 2021 Fourth Estate
    The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey, 2020 text publishing
    After Story by Larissa Behrendt, 2021, UQ Press

    Love in Theory, Elodie Cheeseman, 2021, MacMillan
    The River Mouth, Karen Herbert, Fremantle Press, available 29 September 2021
    We Were Not Men, Campbell Mattinson, 2021, Fourth Estate

    Podcast

    ABC Radio, Conversations Podcast by Richard Fidler. Interview with David McAllister
    Book: 'Soar - A Life Freed by Dance' Thames & Hudson, December 2020

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Paula Rogers ,

Divine podcast

So pleased you are back! Loved you top 50. Keep up the great work. Paula Rogers

JaneM66 ,

Diving In

Adore this podcast and always listen to new eps as soon as they’re released. Lou and Virginia’s reviews are fabulously entertaining. Their insights, good humour and infectious laughter never fail to brighten my day 😊

Mere Mortals Podcast ,

Diving Right In

Virginia & Louise host a fantastic book podcast. I liked the themed focus of the episodes and the deconstruction of Wuthering Heights was sublime. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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