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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.

It's Lit But Is It Funny‪?‬ JonP

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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

    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).

    • 56 min
    Ian Moore on Aunts Aren‘t Gentlemen

    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.

    • 46 min
    Dan Brotzel on Who Moved My Blackberry™?

    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.

    • 52 min
    Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on The Family Pack

    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.

    • 53 min
    Polly Hall on Me Talk Pretty One Day

    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.

    • 54 min
    Chris Fielden on Mort

    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.

    • 50 min

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