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Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 37 Ratings

Little Atoms is a weekly show about books, with authors in conversation. Produced and presented by Neil Denny.

    From The Archive - Amy Sackville's Painter To The King

    From The Archive - Amy Sackville's Painter To The King

    Amy Sackville was born in 1981. She studied English and Theatre Studies at Leeds, and went on to do an MPhil in English at Exeter College, Oxford, and an MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths. Her first novel was The Still Point, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize and won the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and her second was Orkney, which won a 2014 Somerset Maugham Award. Her latest novel is Painter to the King.
     
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    Little Atoms 646 - Frances Cha's If I Had Your Face

    Little Atoms 646 - Frances Cha's If I Had Your Face

    Frances Cha is a former editor for CNN in Seoul and Hong Kong. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University MFA writing program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. If I Had is her first novel.
     
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    Little Atoms 645 - Jenny Kleeman's Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

    Little Atoms 645 - Jenny Kleeman's Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

    Jenny Kleeman is a journalist and documentary-maker who has travelled the world finding extraordinary characters to turn into film, print and audio. She writes for the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and Tortoise. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book. In this interview Jenny talks on Neil about... sex robots, plus future technologies around giving birth.
     
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    • 31 min
    Little Atoms 644 - Adam Hart's Unfit For Purpose

    Little Atoms 644 - Adam Hart's Unfit For Purpose

    Adam Hart is a biologist, broadcaster, academic and author. Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire, Adam is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4, and a presenter on BBC2. Adam talks about his new book Unfit for Purpose: When Human Evolution Collides with the Modern World, and how our bodies are not built to cope with the modern diet, stress, social media and "fake news".
     
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    Little Atoms 643 - Emily Anthes' The Great Indoors

    Little Atoms 643 - Emily Anthes' The Great Indoors

    Science Writer Emily Anthes on her new book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behaviour, Health, and Happiness. Emily talks to Neil about designing better hospitals, schools and prisons, "amphibious" homes and building a house on Mars.
     
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    • 28 min
    Little Atoms 642 - Simon Stephenson's Set My Heart To Five

    Little Atoms 642 - Simon Stephenson's Set My Heart To Five

    Simon Stephenson is an author and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. His previous book Let Not The Waves Of The Sea won Best First Book at the Scottish Book Awards. Set My Heart To Five is his debut novel.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Intelligent

Books, music, and science I would never know about otherwise. Well interviewed, but some of the audio is very bad -- even the alleged studio pieces. If you can get past that, they're worth the time.

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Buy another mic!

It'd be better if the host weren't sitting 10 feet away from the microphone. Also, it would be nice if the episode guide gave a hint of what the subject is, rather than being an exhaustive biography of the guest.

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Great interviews

one of the great podcasts available. The host brings the best questions to his fine guests, and does so in a way that informitive and often funny. highly recommended.

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