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Description

Literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith.

Customer Reviews

Great Topics

Informed guests. Intelligent discussion. What more could you want?

The sort of high-level cultured conversation one feels privileged to overhear

Host Sam Leith is amazing -- he certainly gives the impression that he reads all the books from cover to cover, and he never lacks for an intelligent, witty, empathetic question or comment -- and his various guests are generally fascinating, articulate, and blessedly free of pomposity. Really, it's almost palate-cleansing to listen to these polite, illuminating, good-humored chats, especially after a diet of raw political podcasts.
(P.S. Speaking of politics, I find it particularly welcome that, for the most part, these bookish conversations are relatively free from the familiar left-wing bias that one might expect from a bunch of contemporary British and American literary types.)

A proper look at publishing

This podcast offers a charming and well-read host who appreciates literature, gives industry insight and gives niches their due.

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