This is a podcast where we’re going to take a critical look at one of the most neglected genres in literature: the funny book. In each episode I’m going to invite a fellow writer to pick a favourite example and tell me what makes it work for them.
Imran Ahmad on The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy
The writer Imran Ahmad discusses Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well his own work, including the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed memoir Unimagined (aka The Perfect Gentleman).
Ian Moore on Aunts Aren‘t Gentlemen
The comedian and writer Ian Moore discusses PG Wodehouse's Aunts Aren't Gentlemen and his own work with me.
Dan Brotzel on Who Moved My Blackberry™?
The writer Dan Brotzel discusses Lucy Kellaway's Who Moved My Blackberry™? and his own work with me.
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on The Family Pack
The comedy writer Gabby Hutchinson Crouch discusses John Hegley's The Family Pack and her own work with me.
Polly Hall on Me Talk Pretty One Day
Polly Hall, writer and podcaster, discusses David Sedaris's Me Talk Pretty One Day and her own work with me.
Chris Fielden on Mort
Chris Fielden, writer, literary competition organiser and drummer, discusses Terry Pratchett's Mort and his own work with me. Features slightly louder intro music than usual.