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

    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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    • 27 min
    Little Atoms 641 - Lars Iyer's Nietzsche And The Burbs

    Little Atoms 641 - Lars Iyer's Nietzsche And The Burbs

    Lars Iyer is the author of the novels NIETZSCHE AND THE BURBS (2020) and WITTGENSTEIN JR (2014). He has also written a trilogy of novels, SPURIOUS, DOGMA and EXODUS, which has received rave reviews in nearly all major literary publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Spectator and The Believer.
     
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    Little Atoms 640 - Richard Atkinson's Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract

    Little Atoms 640 - Richard Atkinson's Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract

    Richard Atkinson is a publisher who has been behind some of the most successful cookbooks of recent years. He lives in London but has a deep-rooted affection for the north of England, the land of his ancestors. He is the author of Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance.
     
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    Little Atoms 639 - David Farrier's Footprints

    Little Atoms 639 - David Farrier's Footprints

    David Farrier teaches English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. In 2017 he was the recipient of  the Royal Society of Literature's Giles St Aubyn Award for Non-Fiction, and his work had appeared in Eon and The Atlantic. His first book is Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils.
     
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    Little Atoms 638 - Mark O'Connell's Notes From An Apocalypse

    Little Atoms 638 - Mark O'Connell's Notes From An Apocalypse

    Mark O'Connell is the author of To Be a Machine, which won the Wellcome Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017. He lives in Dublin with his family. He writes for the Guardian, Slate, the New York Times and The Millions. His latest book is Notes From An Apocalypse: A Personal Journey To The End of The World and Back.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 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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