The TLS Podcast
The TLS Podcast
The TLS
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.
“It Is An Astonishment To Be Alive”
This week, Baillie Gifford Prizewinner Katherine Rundell describes how John Donne’s life force captivated her; and celebrated actor and playwright Wallace Shawn surveys a lifetime of writing essays.Produced by Charlotte Pardy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 24
53 min
End Of The Road
George Berridge on Cormac McCarthy’s long-awaited diptych of conspiracy and nuclear anxietyhttps://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/the-passenger-stella-maris-cormac-mccarthy-book-review-george-berridge/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 20
24 min
Bearing Witness To Terror
This week, we discuss Emmanuel Carrère’s incisive account of France’s judicial response to the Bataclan attacks; and a host of TLS contributors on their favourite books of 2022.‘V13: Chronique judiciare’ by Emmanuel CarrèreBooks of the Year 2022Produced by Charlotte Pardy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 17
47 min
Tinker, Tailor, Lover, Spy
Robert Potts considers the inconstancies of John le Carré.https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private-spy-letters-john-le-carre-secret-heart-suleika-dawson-book-review-robert-potts/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 13
16 min
Men On A Mission
This week, Alex Clark and Lucy Dallas explore the rise to prominence of Volodymyr Zelensky, the satirical stand-up turned president and war leader; and blow the cobwebs off the world’s rarest medieval manuscripts.'The Zelensky Effect' by Olga Onuch and Henry E Hale'Zelensky: Ukraine’s president and his country' by Steven Derix with Marina Shelkunova, translated by Brent Annable'The Fight of Our Lives: My time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s battle for democracy, and what it means for the world' by Iuliia Mendel, translated by Madeline G Levine'Zelensky: A biography' by Serhii Rudenko, translated by Michael M Naydan and Alla Perminova'The Posthumous Papers of the Manuscripts Club' by Christopher de HamelProduced by Charlotte Pardy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 10
46 min
One Step Beyond
Colin Thubron on an anthology of human beings straining at the limits.https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/endurance-levison-wood-book-review-colin-thubron/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 6
19 min
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
This week André Aciman toasts the genius of Marcel Proust, a century after his death; and Richard Lea on the mesmerising multiverses of John Banville.The works of Marcel Proust‘The Singularities’ by John BanvilleProduced by Charlotte Pardy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 3
45 min
Big Unfriendly Giant
Sam Leith on Roald Dahl’s life of plane crashes, bunk-ups, secret agenting – and children’s writinghttps://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/teller-of-the-unexpected-roald-dahl-matthew-dennison-book-review-sam-leith/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 30
14 min
From Battleground to Billiard Table
This week, we learn about the final years of the Napoleonic era, poke around the exclusive gentlemen’s watering holes of Pall Mall, and discover how Roy Orbison ended up meeting his wife in Batley Variety Club.’Napoleon: The decline and fall of an Empire, 1811-1821’ by Michael Broers’Napoleon at Peace: How to end a revolution’ by William Doyle‘Behind Close Doors: The secret life of London’s private members’ clubs’ by Seth Alexander Thévoz‘Clubland: How the working men's club shaped Britain’ by Pete Brown Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 27
47 min
Acid Raine
Laura Thompson on the much-married daughter of Barbara Cartland who became Lady Diana’s stepmotherhttps://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/three-times-a-countess-tina-gaudoin-book-review-laura-thompson/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 23
12 min
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