208 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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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.

    Muhammad, Cervantes and the Algarve

    Muhammad, Cervantes and the Algarve

    Tariq Ali talks to Thomas Jones about a newly reissued biography of the Prophet by Maxime Rodinson, and the historic prevalence of Arabic culture in the West, from Don Quixote to Trafalgar Square.
    Find Tariq Ali's review and other related pieces in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/muhammadcervantespod
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    • 47 min
    Art Spiegelman: Collapsing Time

    Art Spiegelman: Collapsing Time

    The legendary cartoonist talks to Thomas Jones about his latest book, Street Cop, a collaboration with Robert Coover, and looks back on previous work including Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers, which was originally published in the LRB.
    Find related pieces in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/spiegelmanpod
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    • 57 min
    On Emily Dickinson

    On Emily Dickinson

    Seamus Perry, Mark Ford and Joanne O'Leary discuss the life and work of Emily Dickinson — her dashes, death instinct and obliquity.
    Find Joanne's piece and more on Emily Dickinson in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/emilydickinsonpod
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Alan Bennett: Diary From the Pandemic Year

    Alan Bennett: Diary From the Pandemic Year

    Alan Bennett reads selections from his diary from March 2020 to March 2021.
    Read more Alan Bennett in the LRB here: lrb.me/alanbennettpod
    Alan Bennett’s pandemic diary will be published as a signed, numbered London Review Bookshop limited edition at the end of June. Pre-order a copy at lrb.me/housearrest
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    • 41 min
    After the Ceasefire

    After the Ceasefire

    Adam Shatz talks to Tareq Baconi and Henriette Chacar about the crisis in Israel-Palestine, the significance of the ceasefire, the context of the war, the politics inside Israel and the Gaza Strip, and the response in Washington.
    Read Tareq Baconi on the LRB blog: https://lrb.me/afterceasefirepod
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    • 45 min
    Perfect Circles

    Perfect Circles

    Claire Hall talks to Thomas Jones about Ancient Greek horoscopy, the Ptolemaic model, the mysteries of the Antikythera mechanism, and why astrology was the first data science.
    Find Claire's LRB pieces and more here: https://lrb.me/perfectcirclespod
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    • 45 min

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