By The Readers
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The Readers is going to be filled with news from around the book world, bookish debates and discussions, interviews with authors, bloggers and people in publishing. This aims to be a new ‘chat show for books’ covering all genres with the feel of popping to a couple of friends houses, sitting before their bookshelves with a nice cup of tea and nattering about books for an hour or so.
||CleanEp 162; Book Culling and Curating||So this episode, which was actually recorded in October, sees Simon and Thomas talking about book culling and curating and having a catch up, which is now completely out of date but enjoy it anyway. Don’t forget you can find … Continue reading →||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 161; Halloween Reads||This episode is a little bit of a special spook-tacular as Simon and Thomas talk about horror fiction and ghost stories as Halloween is just around the corner. They discuss which books (as well as just things in general) scare … Continue reading →||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 160; Catching Up, Holidays and Reading Horizons…||This episode Simon and Thomas talk about the books that they read on holiday, the holidays that they had and also a general catch up. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes … C||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 159; Books to Escape The Bad Stuff & Funny Books…||This episode Simon and Thomas talk about the books that we can read to escape all the crazy things going on in the world as well as funny books, just how funny are they really? Don’t forget you can find … Continue reading →||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 158; Prizes (Do They Matter) & Summer Reading Horizons||This episode Simon and Thomas talk about book prizes and if they matter as well as talking about what they have been reading over the summer so far and what they have planned to read on their holidays. Don’t forget … Continue reading →||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 157; Books To Get Excited About In The Next 6 Months||This episode Simon is joined by the lovely Gavin for their biannual foray into the books that they are looking forward to over the next six months. Exciting. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribin||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 156; Time To Read & Classics vs. Contemporary Books||This episode Simon and Thomas answer some more listeners questions about time to read and reading contemporary novels vs. the classics. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes her||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 155; A Summer Spectacular||This episode Simon and Thomas talk all things summer. There is a summer read-a-long, discussion of summer plans and Simon and Thomas give you five books each they think would be perfect for your summers… Beware though they start with … Continue readin||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 154; Readalongs, Political Books & London Books||This episode Simon and Thomas answer three questions from lovely listener Pam all about readalongs, books with a political bent and books set in London. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 153; Endings (and a Bit of Bingo!)||This episode Simon and Thomas talk about endings… And the possibility of playing bingo over this summer. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 152 (Again); Favourite Authors We Have Never Actually Read & Books That Teach Us Something||Let’s try this week’s episode again. Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. Books That Teach Us Something () One of our diehard listeners Sarah had the following ques||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 151; A Really Random Unplanned and Pretty Much Unedited Episode||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, which starts off meaning to be one episode and then ends up being another episode completely… Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTun||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 150; Bookshelf Bingo||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, where Simon and Thomas celebrate their official 150th episode with a game of bookshelf bingo! Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Special; Part Two||Welcome the first episode of an occasional special series of The Readers, where Simon is joined by a special co-host Eric of LonesomeReader, to discuss all things Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016, In this episode they introduce the Baileys … Con||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Wellcome Prize Shortlist Discussion||An Expected Bonus Episode Simon Hosted a ‘Meet the Authors’ event for the Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist: Worth £30,000, the Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the best new books that engage with an aspect of medicine, health or illness,||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 149; Irish Books and Clever Books, Not That Irish Books Aren’t Clever||Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. The Best of Irish () As St Patricks Day was looming as Thomas and Simon recorded this episode they thought that they would talk ab||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Special; Part One||Welcome the first episode of an occasional special series of The Readers, where Simon is joined by a special co-host Eric of LonesomeReader, to discuss all things Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016, In this episode they introduce the Baileys … Con||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 148; A Whole Lot of Catching Up To Do||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, which is a week later than planned apologies. In this episode Simon and Thomas have so much to talk about that they thought that they would make it a bookish tangential discussion … Continue reading →||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Readers Introduce; Hear… Read This!||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, which is apology and special episode all in one. The Readers with Simon and Thomas will be back in full force on Wednesday but as an apology for the erratic schedule over the last … Continue reading →||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 147; Getting Back into Reading & Reading Horizons||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, which is a week later than planned apologies. This time on the show Simon and Thomas have been given the mission of finding and recommending books which might be ideal to those … Continue reading →||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 146; Reading Resolutions & Books for Thomas and Simon’s Holidays||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers. This week Thomas and Simon are back after a small break where Gav came to the rescue. They are talking about reading resolutions as well as the books that they are both … Continue reading →||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 145; Redecoration Replacement||On this week’s episode Gavin makes a surprise re-appearance and shares episode 2 of his new podcast, An Unreliable Reader, where he talks about his Reading Intentions for 2016. It’s likely he also mention too many books.||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 144; Simon & Gavin’s Books for The First Half of 2016||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers. This week Simon has been joined by Gavin, hoorah, to record the latest in their biennial look at the books they are looking forward to in the next 6 months, so what … Continue reading →||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 143; Thomas & Simon Recommend Seven Books To Each Other… And You!||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers. This week Thomas and Simon record the episode that Thomas has been desperate to do for over a year, they recommend each other (and you) need to read when you can if … Continue reading →||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 142; Two Topics We Should Have Talked About Previously…||Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers. This week Thomas and Simon talk about two topics that they should have talked above a long time ago… because two listeners sent them back in the Spring. With the attitude of … Continue reading →||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm so excited that Simon and Gavin have launched THE READERS, as I do believe the world needs many more people talking about books! Simon and Gavin are funny and engaging; after listening to the first episode I wanted to invite them over for dinner. They are smart, knowledgable and enthusiastic, and as someone immersed in the world of US publishing, I love hearing about books from a UK perspective. For a new podcast, the sound quality is good. In my experience, it usually takes 10-20 episodes for a podcast to get its sound issues worked out, and THE READERS is well on its way ahead of schedule. Keep up the good work, Simon and Gavin!
I heard about this podcast from Books on the Nightstand. I am so glad I did. Simon and Gavin are so engaging. If you like books--subscribe!
Finally, two hosts who get to the heart of the matter...Books! Really enjoyed listening to to their discussion about books without annoying music or small talk that other podcasts assume is interesting or witty...They're wrong. Very informative, and having a lovely accent doesn't hurt. I look forward to hearing more episodes.