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The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they've faced along the way. Listen for lively conversations and plenty of book recommendations.
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    • 4.1 • 376 Ratings

The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they've faced along the way. Listen for lively conversations and plenty of book recommendations.
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    Paul Harding with Nihal Arthanayake

    Paul Harding with Nihal Arthanayake

    This week on the Pengun Podcast, Nihal Arthanayake is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Paul Harding.
    Paul joins us to discuss his brand new novel, This Other Eden.
    We also hear how the pressure of winning a prize affects the writing process, why Paul prefers to keep his personal politics sidelined in his fiction, what success means to him, and why he sometimes sits to read the Oxford English Dictionary
    Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and please do leave us a review – it really does help us. And finally, to find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.

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    • 47 min
    Nadiya Hussein with Isy Suttie

    Nadiya Hussein with Isy Suttie

    This week on the Penguin Podcast, Isy Suttie talks to author, TV presenter, Sunday Times bestseller and beloved chef, Nadiya Hussian. They discuss her new cookbook, Nadiya's Everyday Baking.
    They also delve into the effectiveness of cooking to deal with grief, how food connects us with our memories, how Nadiya picked up her cooking skills, and the relevance of a set of false teeth in her family.
    Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and please do leave us a review – it really does help us. And finally, to find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.


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    • 40 min
    Jane Fallon with with Nihal Arthanayake

    Jane Fallon with with Nihal Arthanayake

    Happy New Year!
    Our first episode of the year features best-selling author, Jane Fallon, talking to Nihal Arthanayake about her brand-new novel, Just Got Real.
    Two also discuss the joys of editing a first draft, the pressure of achieving a best seller, Jane's fascination with the theme of revenge, and the importance of 'believability' in her novels.
    Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and please do leave us a review – it really does help us. And finally, to find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.


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    • 39 min
    The Year in Review 2022 (Part 2) with Nihal Arthanayake

    The Year in Review 2022 (Part 2) with Nihal Arthanayake

    As we approach the new year, we're revisiting some of our favourite moments on the Penguin Podcast with part two of our Best of the Penguin Podcast.
    We're joined by Jarvis Cocker, Asma Khan, Lisa Jewell, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Ian McEwan.
    Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and please do leave us a review – it really does help us. And finally, to find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.

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    • 28 min
    The Year in Review 2022 (Part 1) with Nihal Arthanayake

    The Year in Review 2022 (Part 1) with Nihal Arthanayake

    As we approach the end of 2022, we're revisiting some of our favourite moments on the Penguin Podcast this year.
    In part one, we're joined by Alison Hammond, Claire Fuller, Michael Rosen, Sinead Moriarty, and Damon Galgut live from this year's Hay Festival.
    Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and please do leave us a review – it really does help us. And finally, to find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.

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    • 31 min
    Malorie Blackman with Nihal Arthanayake

    Malorie Blackman with Nihal Arthanayake

    This week on the Penguin Podcast, Nihal is joined by Malorie Blackman, author of the critically acclaimed and internationally renowned Noughts and Crosses series.
    She joins us to talk about her new memoir, Just Sayin': My Life In Words.
    Malorie also discusses her approach to, and the challenges of writing a memoir, having a positive attitude toward failure, how institutional racism affects health care, her experience of being asked for a ticket at her own event, and the importance of writing your truth. 
    Don't forget to follow the show so you never miss an episode, and do leave us a review as it really does help. To find out more about the #PenguinPodcast, visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/podcasts.html.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

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This is brilliant

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Tom Mac Teacher ,

Best book podcast

It’s the best book podcast I’ve come across that balances finding a range of great authors from all over the shop - but with an entertaining, well researched presenter who is genuinely interested!
Nihal Arthanayake is great!

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iii - Interesting, Informative and Intriguing

A thoroughly enjoyable listen that gives you an insight into what makes different authors ‘tick’.

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