238 episodes

The LRB Podcast brings you weekly conversations from Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Hosted by Thomas Jones, it also features regular contributions from US Editor Adam Shatz and the ongoing ‘Close Readings’ series, which explores the lives and works of writers through the pieces about them in the LRB archive.
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    • Society & Culture

The LRB Podcast brings you weekly conversations from Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Hosted by Thomas Jones, it also features regular contributions from US Editor Adam Shatz and the ongoing ‘Close Readings’ series, which explores the lives and works of writers through the pieces about them in the LRB archive.
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    Myself with Others: Claudia Roden

    Myself with Others: Claudia Roden

    In the third and final guest episode from a new podcast series, Myself with Others, food writer Claudia Roden talks to Adam Shatz about her early life in Cairo and Paris, her obsession with collecting recipes, how politics informs her understanding of food, and the secret Jewish origins of fish and chips.
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    Find out more about the series here: https://www.myselfwithothers.com/
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Myself with Others: James Lasdun

    Myself with Others: James Lasdun

    In this second guest episode from a new podcast series, Myself with Others, novelist, memoirist and poet James Lasdun talks to Adam Shatz about his taste for the Middle Ages, the power of Patricia Highsmith, and his memoir about being stalked.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Myself with Others: Margo Jefferson

    Myself with Others: Margo Jefferson

    In the first of three guest episodes from a new podcast, Myself with Others, hosted by Adam Shatz, writer and critic Margo Jefferson talks about her childhood in Chicago, her early experiences in radical theatre at Brandeis University, her relationship to the feminist and Black Power movements, her emergence as a writer, and her battles with melancholia. Produced by Richard Sears.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Alan Bennett: Diary for 2021

    Alan Bennett: Diary for 2021

    Alan Bennett reads his diary for 2021, in which he falls over Philip Roth, changes the course of English history, and considers selling his har on eBay.
    Bennett read the first part of this diary earlier this year, for his Diary from the Pandemic Year.
    Read it here: https://lrb.me/bennett2021pod
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    • 39 min
    Close Readings: On W.B. Yeats

    Close Readings: On W.B. Yeats

    Seamus Perry and Mark Ford continue their Close Readings series with a look at the life and work of W.B. Yeats, from his early quest for a mythological Irish culture, to his shift towards the Modernist experiment, and preoccupation with the ‘murderousness of the world’.
    Find further reading on the episode page: https://lrb.me/yeatspod
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Sam Kinchin-Smith and Anthony Wilks

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Omicron Wave

    The Omicron Wave

    John Lanchester and Rupert Beale talk to Tom about the spread of the latest variant, where we might stand in the story of Covid, and the failures of the state in coping with the pandemic.
    Find their pieces on the episode page: https://lrb.me/omicronpod
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Les Mommsen and Anthony Wilks

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    • 43 min

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