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The LRB Podcast brings you weekly conversations from Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Hosted by Thomas Jones, it also features regular contributions from US Editor Adam Shatz and the ongoing ‘Close Readings’ series, which explores the lives and works of writers through the pieces about them in the LRB archive.
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The LRB Podcast brings you weekly conversations from Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Hosted by Thomas Jones, it also features regular contributions from US Editor Adam Shatz and the ongoing ‘Close Readings’ series, which explores the lives and works of writers through the pieces about them in the LRB archive.
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    Encounters with Medieval Women: Storyteller

    Encounters with Medieval Women: Storyteller

    In the third episode in their series, Irina and Mary discuss Chaucer’s sexually voracious professional widow, stealth preacher, vivid storyteller and teacher of love, the Wife of Bath.
    Buy all the books from the series: https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/gift-boxes/products/medieval-women
    Find more on our website: https://lrb.me/medieval
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Series Producer: Anthony Wilks

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    • 55 min
    On John Craxton

    On John Craxton

    Rosemary Hill talks to Tom about the painter John Craxton: why he wasn’t a romantic, why he wasn’t interested in being famous, and his relationship with Lucian Freud, who very much was.
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    • 29 min
    Encounters with Medieval Women: Anchoress

    Encounters with Medieval Women: Anchoress

    In the second episode in their series, Irina Dumitrescu and Mary Wellesley look at the work of mystic and anchoress Julian of Norwich, who wrote the first book in English that we can be sure was authored by a woman.
    Buy the books here: https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/gift-boxes/products/medieval-women
    Find a transcript of this episode and more information on the series here: lrb.me/anchoresspod
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Series Producer: Anthony Wilks

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    • 46 min
    On Christopher Ricks

    On Christopher Ricks

    Tom talks to Colin Burrow about a new book by Christopher Ricks, regarded by some as the greatest living literary critic. They also look back at his previous studies of, among others, Milton, T.S. Eliot and Bob Dylan, and consider the rewards and limitations of the Ricks critical method, characterised by close verbal analysis.
    Find related articles on episode page: https://lrb.me/rickspod
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Episode produced by Eliane Glaser / Series Producer: Anthony Wilks

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    • 38 min
    Encounters with Medieval Women: Repentant Sinner

    Encounters with Medieval Women: Repentant Sinner

    In the first episode of their new podcast miniseries looking at the lives and voices of medieval women, Irina Dumitrescu and Mary Wellesley encounter Saint Mary of Egypt, who (if she existed) lived sometime between the 3rd and 6th centuries. In the stories of Mary’s life she leads a wild and licentious youth before exiling herself to serve penitence in the desert. There she meets Zosimas, an ascetic monk, and teaches him the value of an imperfect life.
    Buy the books discussed in this series here: https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/gift-boxes/products/medieval-women
    Find more information on this series here: https://lrb.me/medieval
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Anthony Wilks

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    • 59 min
    The Peter Thiel Paradox

    The Peter Thiel Paradox

    David Runciman talks to Thomas Jones about Silicon Valley’s best known investor-provocateur, his prescience, his mistakes, and why, despite his ultra-libertarian ideology, he owes so much to the state.
    Listen without ads, and find further reading, on our website: https://lrb.me/thielpod
    Find details of our forthcoming podcast series, Close Readings: Encounters with Medieval Women, here: lrb.me/medieval
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    Music by Kieran Brunt / Episode produced by Eliane Glaser / Series Producer: Anthony Wilks

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    • 39 min

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