12 episodes

Hello and welcome to Tales from The Leeds Library, the Leeds Library’s podcast series in which we talk to members of our extended community about their lives, their work, and their relationship to books, libraries, literature and heritage. Founded in 1768 The Leeds Library is the oldest surviving membership subscription library of its kind in the British Isles and alongside our discussions with contemporary members, we also dive periodically into the Library’s rich history to find out what makes us one of the most interesting and unique cultural institutions in Leeds and the UK.

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Hello and welcome to Tales from The Leeds Library, the Leeds Library’s podcast series in which we talk to members of our extended community about their lives, their work, and their relationship to books, libraries, literature and heritage. Founded in 1768 The Leeds Library is the oldest surviving membership subscription library of its kind in the British Isles and alongside our discussions with contemporary members, we also dive periodically into the Library’s rich history to find out what makes us one of the most interesting and unique cultural institutions in Leeds and the UK.

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E12 Feat. Joe Williams

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E12 Feat. Joe Williams

    For the final episode of season one of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to actor/writer and director of Heritage Corner and Leeds Black History Walk Joe Williams. We talk about Joe’s life and work, black history in Leeds, and the importance of engaging with local history through creativity and the arts.


    Heritage Corner Leeds: https://heritagecornerleeds.com/


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 57 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E11 Feat. Frances Brody

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E11 Feat. Frances Brody

    In this episode, we have a conversation with the author of the only novel ever set in The Leeds Library. We talk with Frances Brody, author of the gripping Kate Shackleton series of detective fiction, about her life in libraries both here on Leeds and across the UK and the US.


    Frances’s website: https://frances-brody.com/


    Find Frances on Twitter @FrancesBrody


    Buy the Kate Shackleton Series here: https://www.waterstones.com/author/frances-brody/405010


    The Opening and Ending is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 43 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E10 Feat. Anna Goodridge

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E10 Feat. Anna Goodridge

    Like all good historic buildings, The Leeds Library has a ghost. In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we discuss the haunting of the library with our resident paranormal expert and assistant librarian Anna Goodridge. 


    Anna’s ASSAP talk on the ghost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Ixm-O1SPA


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 52 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E9 Feat. Chris Nickson

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E9 Feat. Chris Nickson

    In this episode of Tales from The Leeds Library we talk to author Chris Nickson about his life as a music journalist in America, the changing face of Leeds over the years, and the importance of historical research and veracity in his own historical fiction. We also discuss Chris’s latest book in his DI Inspector Tom Harper series: Brass Lives.


    Chris’s website: https://chrisnickson.co.uk/


    Buy Brass Lives here: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/n/chris-nickson/brass-lives.htm


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 56 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E8 Feat. Ruth Robbins

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E8 Feat. Ruth Robbins

    In this week’s episode of Tales from the Leeds Library we talk to Ruth Robbins – professor in English and Director of Research for the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Beckett University. We talk to her about her research specialisms in the late Victorian era and the work she has done on The Leeds Library’s own Victorian fiction collection. We also discuss her interest in biography, subjectivity and talk in detail about her book Literary Feminisms - which traces the history of the intersection between feminist theory and literary criticism.


    Buy Literary Feminisms: https://www.waterstones.com/book/literary-feminisms/ruth-robbins/9780333689196


    The Opening and Ending is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 56 min
    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E7 Feat. Shaun Page

    Tales From The Leeds Library S1E7 Feat. Shaun Page

    This week’s Tales from The Leeds Library episode features a conversation with Shaun Page, a local historian photographer, and host of the Leeds Echoes podcast. Shaun talked to us about the importance of local history, the use of new technologies in arts, culture and heritage, and the joys of living in Burley.


    Shaun’s Website: https://www.warehouse606.com/


    The Leeds Echoes Podcast: https://www.warehouse606.com/podcast


    The Opening and Ending Song is Book Bag - E's Jammy Jams which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeUbgO2AJc


    Listen to the Podcast on your favourite Podcast Platforms:


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZrmYIJS8y84kzsEqHu2OG


    Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/d39e4765-fd96-4751-bef4-ff47313ef5a9/tales-from-the-leeds-library


    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RhbGVzZnJvbXRoZWxlZWRzbGlicmFyeS9mZWVkLnhtbA


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tales-from-the-leeds-library/id1584141498


    Podcast Website: https://talesfromtheleedslibrary.podbean.com/


    Social Media Links


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theleedslibrary


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leedslibrary/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleedslib...


    Website: https://www.theleedslibrary.org.uk/

    • 30 min

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