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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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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.
Follow us on Twitter @WhatPagePod (https://twitter.com/WhatPagePod)

    49: Give the People What They Want

    49: Give the People What They Want

    We robbed you of a 2019 faves episode by doing a 'best of the decade' instead, but we can't bear the thought of leaving you wanting, so here's a roundup of some of our faves of last year, PLUS special guest, Jordan Taylor-Jones.

    • 45 min
    48: The Best Of The Decade

    48: The Best Of The Decade

    Alice and Bethany forego a best of the year episode and instead compile a best of the decade list while you listen!
    1. Just Kids - Patti Smith (2010)
    2. Dark Matter - Michelle Paver (2010)
    3. The Poison Tree - Erin Kelly (2011)
    4. A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan (2011)
    5. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (2012)
    6. Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel (2014)
    7. Dumplin' - Julie Murphy (2015)
    8. The Vegetarian - Han Kang (2015)
    9. Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh (2015)
    10. The Girls - Emma Cline (2016)
    11. Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Reni Eddo Lodge (2017)
    12. The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas (2017)
    13. Conversations With Friends - Sally Rooney (2017)
    14. Attrib. - Eley Williams (2017)
    15. Lullaby - Leila Slimani (2018)
    16. Give Me Your Hand - Megan Abbott (2018)
    17. Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata (2018)
    18. Skin Deep - Liz Nugent (2018) 
    19. The Red Word - Sarah Henstra (2019)
    20. Fun Home - Alison Bechdel (WE F****D UP THIS WAS ACTUALLY 2006!)

    • 1 hr 49 min
    47: Meddlesome ladies

    47: Meddlesome ladies

    Alice and Bethany head to North London and into the world of prying middle-aged women with Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller and Bitter by Francesca Jakobi.

    • 39 min
    46: Sleepy Bitches

    46: Sleepy Bitches

    Alice and Bethany discuss a pair of books about women who, to one extent or another, hibernate. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh and The New Me by Halle Butler.

    • 34 min
    45: Deep Cut

    45: Deep Cut

    Alice and Bethany come back from their extended hiatus with an episode about a phenomenal book from 1995 that was just reissued: In The Cut by Susannah Moore.

    • 41 min
    44: Mid-year faves

    44: Mid-year faves

    Our favourite books we've read this year

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

Hannah Pancakes ,

Brilliant!

Listened to my first episode today - Alice and Bethany’s discussion on spoOoOoky ghost stories was so fun and interesting! They have great chemistry together and it’s just so comforting to listen to them chat about books. This one will definitely be a regular listen for me ❤️

adnhnrt ,

A hugely enjoyable listen

This is a hugely enjoyable listen. Bethany and Alice combine their huge knowledge of literature of all kinds with a genuine passion for what they’re discussing. Their friendship and camaraderie also makes the whole podcast a brilliant listening experience. I hope to hear many more!

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