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Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast

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Conversations with some our of leading authors and creative thinkers, as we seek to understand how they write and where their ideas come from. Guests bring to the interview a handful of objects that have inspired their work. #PenguinPodcast

    Nick Hornby with Nihal Arthanayake

    Nick Hornby with Nihal Arthanayake

    Nick Hornby joins Nihal to talk about how he gets inspired, bringing along a collection of objects that help him including a jigsaw puzzle and an LP.
    The ‘About a Boy’ and ‘High Fidelity’ author chats to Nihal about his new novel ‘Just Like You’, why he is still full of doubt, and how the characters he creates have a personal effect on his life. #PenguinPodcast


    'Just Like You' is available to buy as an audiobook on 17/09/2020
     
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    • 32 min
    Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

    Lily Cole with Nihal Arthanayake

    Lily Cole joins Nihal to talk about her latest book ‘Who Cares Wins’ - where she interviews the likes of Elon Musk, Stella McCartney and the Extinction Rebellion co-founders about issues relating to the climate crisis.


    Lily, who is an actress, model and businesswoman chose a selection of objects which have inspired her work and why optimism is so important when it comes to activism. #PenguinPodcast


    ‘Who Cares Wins’ is available to buy as an audiobook on 30/07 - https://apple.co/2EqWL2C 
     
     
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    • 29 min
    Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

    Pandora Sykes with Nihal Arthanayake

    Journalist and podcast host Pandora Sykes chats to Nihal about her debut book ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? - a collection of essays which question the perceived wisdom of modern life. 
     
    Pandora chooses objects which inspire her and talks to Nihal about her life-long love of books, why it is so important to shop less and she reads out some of her favourite quotes from when she was a teenager. #PenguinPodcast 
     
    ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2E1LmGg 
     
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    • 30 min
    Jenni Murray with Nihal Arthanayake

    Jenni Murray with Nihal Arthanayake

    Broadcaster and journalist Dame Jenni Murray talks to Nihal about her new book ‘Fat Cow, Fat Chance’ - what it’s like to be labelled fat when society dictates skinny as the norm. 
     
    Jenni chooses objects that have inspired her, telling Nihal how liberated she felt by her favourite leather skirt, when she first realised she was a feminist, and why we need to look at the science behind obesity. #PenguinPodcast 
     
    ‘Fat Cow, Fat Chance’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/3h446D9
     
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    • 33 min
    Jackie Morris with Nihal Arthanayake

    Jackie Morris with Nihal Arthanayake

    Illustrator and author Jackie Morris, who has collaborated with the likes of Ted Hughes and written over 40 books, talks to Nihal about how she gets creative and the objects that inspire her such as a gold hare with a fascinating backstory. They also chat about her award-winning book 'The Lost Words' (written by Robert Macfarlane), which won The Most Beautiful Book award and in audiobook form has been narrated by Benjamin Zephaniah, Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews and Edith Bowman with nature sounds by Chris Watson (who has worked with David Attenborough). 'The Lost Words' audiobook is available to download here: https://apple.co/3gFbnt3 #PenguinPodcast
     
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    • 26 min
    BONUS EPISODE – Penguin Perspectives

    BONUS EPISODE – Penguin Perspectives

    In this special bonus episode of the Penguin Podcast we bring you Penguin Perspectives.
    Penguin Perspectives is a collection of essays by twenty Penguin authors, written as a direct response to the Covid-19 crisis. These authors have recorded their essays from their homes during lockdown, and these recordings are collected together here. #PenguinPodcast
     
     
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    • 1 hr 48 min

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