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The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

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    • 3.9, 45 Ratings

The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea and Sian Cain. In-depth interviews with authors from all over the world, discussions  and investigations make this the perfect companion for readers and writers alike

    'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

    'Our climate crisis is a choice': Christiana Figueres on why we can change the future - books podcast

    On our final episode, the diplomat who spearheaded the Paris Agreement discusses why we should feel optimisitic about our ability to tackle the climate crisis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 42 min
    Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

    Why David Attenborough is famous but 'he isn't a celebrity' – books podcast

    We speak to Horrible Histories consultant and podcaster Greg Jenner about the history of celebrity and share what listeners are reading. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 37 min
    From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

    From diseases to memes, how do things spread? - books podcast

    Mathematician Adam Kucharski talks about how the concept of ‘contagion’ is rooted in our social lives and we share your reading tips for lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 32 min
    Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

    Hunting down the 42 paintings of Pieter Bruegel - books podcast

    On this week’s show we talk to Toby Ferris about his pursuit of the Dutch master and look at how the literary world is dealing with the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 36 min
    Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast

    Glenn Patterson and what to read while self-isolating – books podcast

    On this week’s show we talk to the Northern Irish writer about his new novel and discuss how headlines can impact our appetite for certain books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 37 min
    Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

    Who was St Paul? With Christos Tsiolkas and Tom Holland – books podcast

    On this week’s podcast, we talk to Tsiolkas about his novel on the life of St Paul and the historian Holland explains what we know about the man. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 37 min

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3.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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