202 episodes

On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

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    • 4.4 • 135 Ratings

On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

    One Big Payday

    One Big Payday

    Peter Geoghegan talks to Thomas Jones about the Greensill lobbying scandal, the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s flat, the unhealthy relationship between successive British governments and the private sector, and what it might all mean for the future of the Union.
    Find Peter's pieces others in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/onebigpaydaypod
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    Blind Spots

    Blind Spots

    Jesse McCarthy talks to Adam Shatz about his studies of Black diasporic culture, from Juan de Pareja to Audre Lorde, and his critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s case for reparations.
    Find related pieces in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/blindspotspod
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    Abbess, Editor, CEO

    Abbess, Editor, CEO

    Irina Dumitrescu talks to Thomas Jones about female authorship in early medieval England, and how the power and freedom that (some) women had in the eighth century challenges the idea of linear social progress.
    Find more by Irina Dumitrescu in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/dumitrescupod
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    The Long Way Round

    The Long Way Round

    John Lanchester talks to Thomas Jones about his experience of being on a cargo ship blocked from entering the Suez Canal in 1967, his subsequent journey round the Cape of Good Hope, and the modern-day business of containers.
    Read John's piece and more in the LRB here: https://lrb.me/longwayroundpod
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    Try, Try, Try Again

    Try, Try, Try Again

    Diane Williams talks to Thomas Jones about her short stories, and reads her latest two published in the LRB.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Yr mom__ ,

Favorite podcast

The poetry series is *fantastic. I have listened to Mary Wellesley’s Anchoress podcast at least seven times and have recommended it to many. Every time I listen I feel the best parts of my brain coming back to life. No pandering, no “listen to me show you how smart I am.”

A+ content.

pubfkkib ,

Fantastic podcast!

I’m so glad that the ‘close reading’ series is back!

Christina Caudill ,

Fantastic!

Loved the episode Etonians, an excellent and scathing insight into UK political leaders.

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