Prolific readers Alice Slater and Bethany Rutter take a literary theme, from ghost stories to crime to fat women, and chat about it for the next 40 minutes.
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The Lads' Books of 2021
Alice and Bethany wrap up the year in style and let you know their respective top 10s of 2021! For a full list, please see our Instagram account for WPAYO!
Blockbusters: The Lads Read Agatha Christie
She's sold over 2 BILLION COPIES and is the most-translated author in history. Alice has never read any Agatha Christie, so the WPAYO gals read And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express.
Dark Tales with Jen Campbell
Jen Campbell is a Proper Expert on fairytales, especially as they relate to disability and disfigurement, so Alice and Bethany were extremely keen to talk to her about her new book, The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers And Other Gruesome Tales. They travel around the world discussing the fairytale tropes from different countries and continents and ask Jen all their burning fairytale questions like why disability is so prevalent in tales of yore.
Bethany Talks Romance with Lindsey Kelk
What are the essential ingredients of a romantic interest? Are people gagging for escapism right now? Why do you love Twilight so much? These are all questions that baby romance author Bethany asked very well-established romance author Lindsey Kelk to celebrate the publication of her new novel, On A Night Like This!
Alison Rumfitt Tells You You're Worthless
Alice and Bethany celebrate the release of Tell Me I'm Worthless with an interview with the book's esteemed author Alison Rumfitt. A truly audacious addition to the great tradition of haunted house novels!
Blockbusters: The Lads Read Twilight
Alice and Bethany continue their slow and intermittent series on blockbuster books with an episode about Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Has it stood the test of time?
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Helpful and fun
I love the gossip, and I love the inclusion of discussion around personal writing experiences and I love that those things add to the overarching discussions around books they’ve read. Fantastic!
So glad you’re back!
I’m so glad this podcast is back. I’ve listened to a lot of book podcasts in my time but this is one of only two I’ve stuck with, and I missed it so much these past few months. I was worried you’d never be back! So thanks so much for not only returning, but doing more frequent episodes too! Amazing work!