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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

The LRB Podcast The London Review of Books

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    • 4.2 • 152 Ratings

On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

    One Big Payday

    One Big Payday

    Peter Geoghegan talks to Thomas Jones about the Greensill lobbying scandal, the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s flat, the unhealthy relationship between successive British governments and the private sector, and what it might all mean for the future of the Union.
    Find Peter's pieces others in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/onebigpaydaypod
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    Blind Spots

    Blind Spots

    Jesse McCarthy talks to Adam Shatz about his studies of Black diasporic culture, from Juan de Pareja to Audre Lorde, and his critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s case for reparations.
    Find related pieces in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/blindspotspod
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    Abbess, Editor, CEO

    Abbess, Editor, CEO

    Irina Dumitrescu talks to Thomas Jones about female authorship in early medieval England, and how the power and freedom that (some) women had in the eighth century challenges the idea of linear social progress.
    Find more by Irina Dumitrescu in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/dumitrescupod
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    The Long Way Round

    The Long Way Round

    John Lanchester talks to Thomas Jones about his experience of being on a cargo ship blocked from entering the Suez Canal in 1967, his subsequent journey round the Cape of Good Hope, and the modern-day business of containers.
    Read John's piece and more in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/longwayroundpod
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    Try, Try, Try Again

    Try, Try, Try Again

    Diane Williams talks to Thomas Jones about her short stories, and reads her latest two published in the LRB.
    Fine more stories by Diane Williams in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/williamspod
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    Into the UbuVerse

    Into the UbuVerse

    Gill Partington and Thomas Jones explore Kenneth Goldsmith’s online avant-garde archive, UbuWeb, listen to some of the things you can find on it, and consider what might not be found there.
    Find Gill's piece and more relevant LRB pieces here: https://lrb.me/ubuwebpod
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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

StacemeisterUK ,

Israel/Palestine podcast

The podcast hosted by Adam Shatz was stunning, 3 intelligent and thoughtful speakers setting out the horror of occupation, the indifference of the international community, and the lack of any obvious peaceful means for the Palestinians to obtain justice. Well done to all involved.

nick2000000000 ,

This podcast is fantastic

Just listened to two
- discussion of post-structuralism and Alan Bennett’s 2019 diary. You might think the first would be pompous and the second cozy. But they were both just level headed and engaging. Looking forward to the poetry discussions next.

g3540 ,

Long on moralising, short on insights

The episodes presented by Adam Shatz on the US presidential election were risible. If it weren’t for the obligatory recital of Trump’s sins at the start of each episode (yawn), one would be left thinking that the contest was between Biden and his fellow left-liberal sellouts (boo) and Bernie Sanders, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and other knights of the hammer and sickle (hurrah). Have Shatz or his comrades (I mean guests) ever left the New York Times homepage and met an actual voter?

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