13 episodes

Mariella Frostrup talks to her guests including David Walliams, Jo Brand and George The Poet as they pick books from their lifetime of reading. From childhood favourites, to books to mend a broken heart, we hear how those books have shaped who they are today.
Books to live by was created by Mariella Frostrup
Follow Books to live by on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Times Radio app or wherever you get your podcasts.


Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Books to live by with Mariella Frostrup The Times

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

Mariella Frostrup talks to her guests including David Walliams, Jo Brand and George The Poet as they pick books from their lifetime of reading. From childhood favourites, to books to mend a broken heart, we hear how those books have shaped who they are today.
Books to live by was created by Mariella Frostrup
Follow Books to live by on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Times Radio app or wherever you get your podcasts.


Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Winston Marshall

    Winston Marshall

    Mariella talks to Winston Marshall, podcaster and former member of Mumford & Sons, about the books that have affected him and stayed with him during his life.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 53 min
    Stig Abell

    Stig Abell

    This episode sees Mariella talk to author and Times Radio presenter Stig Abell about his enduring love of books, including Richmal Crompton's Just William books, The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson, and Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 48 min
    Colm Toibin

    Colm Toibin

    This week Mariella welcome the Irish novelist, poet and playwright Colm Toibin to the podcast to talk about the books that have influenced him throughout his life.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Don McCullin

    Don McCullin

    The legendary war photographer Sir Don McCullin talks to Mariella about the books which changed his life including Robinson Crusoe, If This Is A Man by Primo Levi, and Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir series which features the detective Bernie Gunther.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 48 min
    Francesca Martinez

    Francesca Martinez

    In this episode Mariella talks to writer, comedian and actress Francesca Martinez to discover the books that have meant most to her throughout her life.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 59 min
    Laura Linney

    Laura Linney

    Mariella talks to the American actress, multiple Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Laura Linney. The star of Ozark and The Big C takes us through the books that have changed her life, including My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, Armistead Maupin's Tales of The City, and the classic East of Eden. She also talks about her career including working with Clint Eastwood.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Arts

Audible Originals
Martin Shaw & Chelsea Green Publishing
RTÉ Radio 1
Somethin:Else Creative Studio
iHeartPodcasts
Cariad Lloyd

You Might Also Like

The Times
BBC Radio 4
sam baker
BBC Radio 4
The Guardian
Daisy Buchanan