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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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    • 4.0 • 207 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

    Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series

    Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series

    The Guardian has launched a new series called Reverberate that we think you’ll like. Each week, Chris Michael will explore incredible stories from around the world about when music shook history. In the first episode, we hear from Kashy Keegan, an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town who became the voice of Hong Kong’s nascent pro-democracy movement. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 25 min
    Innermost: another episode of our new series

    Innermost: another episode of our new series

    We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 20 min
    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

    The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod

    • 16 min
    '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

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

CHMarjon ,

Challenge factual inaccuracies!

Great episode on ‘the canon’ with a good balance of voices, but a shame Howard Jacobson wasn’t challenged on his inaccurate statements regarding « O Levels » and the Literature taught in schools which were both inaccurate and full of self-righteous indignation based on these inaccuracies.

Magnuspym ,

Bring back the books

I’m not sure why they’ve replaced the books podcast with this ‘innermost’ dross. I can’t believe this will garner more listeners.

Rakamrouge ,

This was good now terrible

The old book podcast was great
This new « innermost « makes no sense is uninteresting and a waste of time

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