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A weekly podcast on books and culture brought to you by the writers and editors of the Times Literary Supplement.
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The TLS Podcast The TLS

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 174 Ratings

A weekly podcast on books and culture brought to you by the writers and editors of the Times Literary Supplement.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Metamorphosis and Myth

    Metamorphosis and Myth

    This week, Ben Hutchinson on the making of Franz Kafka, a century after the writer's death; and an interview with Roz Dineen about her vision of climate catastrophe and societal collapse.
    'Kafka: Making of an icon', Weston Library, Bodleian, Oxford, until October 27
    Accompanying book edited by Ritchie Robertson
    'Briefly Very Beautiful', by Roz Dineen
    Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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    • 52 min
    The TLS on Tour

    The TLS on Tour

    Join us for at the Hay Festival for a conversation encompassing portals to other worlds, rock bands, improbable giraffes and the travails of the M4.
    'Impossible Creatures', by Katherine Rundell
    'One Ukrainian Summer: A Memoir About Falling in Love and Coming of Age in the Former USSR', by Viv Groskop
    Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Found in Translation

    Found in Translation

    This week, we hear from two international prize-winning authors, Jenny Erpenbeck and Mircea Cărtărescu.
    'Kairos' by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Michael Hofmann
    'Solenoid' by Mircea Cărtărescu, translated by Sean Cotter
    Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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    • 52 min
    Let the Games Begin!

    Let the Games Begin!

    This week, writers including Andrew O'Hagan, Rose Tremain, Ayobami Adebayo and Marian Keyes select their most memorable sporting moments; and we drop in on the European Writers' Festival at the British Library.
    Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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    • 47 min
    Regeneration Games

    Regeneration Games

    This week, we look at the busy afterlives of two canonical characters: Nathalie Olah on Tom Ripley and Emelyne Godfrey on Sherlock Holmes.
    'Ripley', on Netflix
    'The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes: The inspiration behind the world’s greatest detective', by Andrew Lycett
    Produced by Charlotte Pardy


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    • 46 min
    How to Dress for Bouillabaisse

    How to Dress for Bouillabaisse

    This week, Susan Owens explores the surreal and vivid life of the artist Eileen Agar; and Rosie Goldsmith, curator of the European Writers' Festival, joins us to explain what's on the bill.
    'A Look at My Life', by Eileen Agar
    The European Writers' Festival, the British Library, London, 18-19 May 2024
    Produced by Charlotte Pardy

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

Susanfriberg ,

Nice podcast but ….sound quality!

Lovely smart people, but please sort out the empty hall echo-y sound for the new host. Then I’m sure it’ll be perfect.

FriendOfThePod13 ,

Thoroughly OK

The hosts are charming and seem to have good chemistry which helps, even though it is only on clear display during the five or so minute intros.

This podcast’s two biggest drawbacks are 1) Being tethered to the reviews written in that week’s edition of the TLS (YMMV on whether that content is interesting enough, though you have to hope they pick a book you’re interested in) and 2) Iffy production; ads smashed literally in the middle of a conversation or sentence and a recent muddled attempt to post a reading of a review from the TLS in the feed (these sometimes end up being readings from the Harvard Business Review and, even when actually from the TLS, aren’t particular interesting IMO).

As far as a companion to the publication, it’s fine at best. To be fair, it seems like most outlets struggle with designing a compelling literature podcast.

trillionshelper ,

GO BACK

PLEASE PLEASE can you go back Tahoe the podcast was? Please beg Thea to return. It was brilliant when Thea and Lucy were the hosts!!

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