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Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 7 Ratings

Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

    From The Archive - Chris Power's Mothers

    From The Archive - Chris Power's Mothers

    Chris Power lives and works in London. His 'Brief Survey of the Short Story' has appeared in the Guardian since 2007. His fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review and The White Review. Mothers is his first book. This interview first broadcast in May 2018.
     
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    • 40 min
    From The Archive - Amy Sackville's Painter To The King

    From The Archive - Amy Sackville's Painter To The King

    Amy Sackville was born in 1981. She studied English and Theatre Studies at Leeds, and went on to do an MPhil in English at Exeter College, Oxford, and an MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths. Her first novel was The Still Point, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize and won the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and her second was Orkney, which won a 2014 Somerset Maugham Award. Her latest novel is Painter to the King.
     
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    • 29 min
    Little Atoms 646 - Frances Cha's If I Had Your Face

    Little Atoms 646 - Frances Cha's If I Had Your Face

    Frances Cha is a former editor for CNN in Seoul and Hong Kong. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University MFA writing program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. If I Had is her first novel.
     
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    • 21 min
    Little Atoms 645 - Jenny Kleeman's Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

    Little Atoms 645 - Jenny Kleeman's Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

    Jenny Kleeman is a journalist and documentary-maker who has travelled the world finding extraordinary characters to turn into film, print and audio. She writes for the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and Tortoise. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book. In this interview Jenny talks on Neil about... sex robots, plus future technologies around giving birth.
     
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    • 31 min
    Little Atoms 644 - Adam Hart's Unfit For Purpose

    Little Atoms 644 - Adam Hart's Unfit For Purpose

    Adam Hart is a biologist, broadcaster, academic and author. Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire, Adam is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4, and a presenter on BBC2. Adam talks about his new book Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World, and how our bodies are not built to cope with the modern diet, stress, social media and "fake news".
     
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    • 32 min
    Little Atoms 643 - Emily Anthes' The Great Indoors

    Little Atoms 643 - Emily Anthes' The Great Indoors

    Science Writer Emily Anthes on her new book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behaviour, Health, and Happiness. Emily talks to Neil about designing better hospitals, schools and prisons, "amphibious" homes and building a house on Mars.
     
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    • 28 min

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This podcast is an oasis of the perfect broadcasting of relevant ideas.

The presenters are uniquely talented and personally suited to the interview of people at the forefront of modern thought. The main presenter, Neil Denny, has a gift for providing a context to his interviewee, but once they begin speaking he allows them to express their ideas and testimony without unnecessary interruption. If you are familiar with The Infinite Monkey Cage you will sometimes be frustrated that the great guests hardly ever get the time to say anything interesting, or at least not to any great depth. Not to forget the contributing presenters, chiefly Padraig Reidy, but also Becky Hogge and Richard Sanderson. They all have an equal aptitude for the interview.

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