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Poet Ash and bookseller Adam give you their opinions on literature old and new.

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Poet Ash and bookseller Adam give you their opinions on literature old and new.

    Interview with Gregory Gudgeon

    Interview with Gregory Gudgeon

    S3E15 Following on from our episode on Richard II, Ash is joined once again by Gregory Gudgeon, to talk about his fabulous production of the play, as well as the art of verse speaking, puppetry and much more. 
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    Sound Bite: Richard II (1960). All other music by Epidemic Sound. 
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    Richard II (1595) by William Shakespeare

    Richard II (1595) by William Shakespeare

    S3E14 Today, Ash is joined by special guest Gregory Gudgeon to talk about Richard II, Shakespeare’s most lyrical history play. Gregory has recently performed the role in the fantastic production Puppet King Richard II, which you can hear more about in tomorrow’s extended interview.
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    James Patterson Bingo Part 11

    James Patterson Bingo Part 11

    S3E13 Enjoy today's installment of Lady Crime - which is heavy on airports, men and nothing happening, but was excitingly recorded in an all new bingo-hall. 
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    Edward III (1595) by William Shakespeare

    Edward III (1595) by William Shakespeare

    S3E12 A contentious episode today as Ash and Adam discuss Edward III, a play about the medieval King, which might have been written by William Shakespeare. We're going to say it was for today, in order to better place it among our other episodes on Shakespeare's History plays. Because as we'll see, Edward looms large over the Plantagenets to come. 
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    James Patterson Bingo Part 10

    James Patterson Bingo Part 10

    S3E11 *ERIC. I mean ERIC Weinstein throughout. Pls don't suicide me. 
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    Interview with Michael Smith

    Interview with Michael Smith

    S3E10 Following on from yesterday's chat with Michael Smith about the alliterative Morte Arthur, today we have an extended interview in which Ash asks Michael about the process of translating from Middle English, his lino-cut prints, and where he got started with medieval literature. His book recommendation is Richard II by Nigel Saul from the Yale English Monarchs Series. To pledge towards Michael's upcoming translation of the Morte Arthure, or to purchase any of his prints, or a signed edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, visit: www.mythicalbritain.co.uk
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Customer Reviews

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Jersey City Frankie ,

Best literary review podcast, and funny

Podcasts have democratized broadcasting in a way that allows people passionate about a subject a voice anyone can hear. These two deserve to be heard and upon hearing them you’ll be grateful for their passion and humor.

Caleb James K. ,

Quality info with an entertaining delivery.

I've been looking for a good literary podcast for a while now. The problem is, I've only been able to find boring, stuffy ones. Then I found this awesome podcast! It's the perfect blend of being informational with a bit of raunchiness that can make readers of modern fiction interested in the classics. The 20,000 Leagues episode had me actually laughing out loud. Great stuff!

John.Sanchez ,

Consistently Funny

The Foul Papers episodes bring consistent laughs (even though sometimes I don't know exactly what is happening lol). Book discussions have been both entertaining and substantive. Well worth a listen.

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