Santa Montefiore, Harriet, Kit de Waal and growing pains

July 21, 2016

In this month’s podcast, best-selling novelist Santa Montefiore talks about her new book Daughters of Castle Deverill, singer-songwriter Harriet performs live in the studio, Kit de Waal launches her debut novel My Name is Leon, and the editorial team discusses the transition for childhood to adulthood.


Tony Parsons, Kate Morton and teenage memories

June 9, 2016

In this month’s podcast, journalist Tony Parsons talks about his new detective book 'The Hanging Club', best-selling author Kate Morton discusses her latest novel 'The Lake House', and the editorial team shares their teenage memories.


Sara Pascoe, John Preston, Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh & childhood memories

May 10, 2016

In this month’s podcast, comedian Sara Pascoe talks about the female body in Animal, journalist John Preston looks back on the Jeremy Thorpe case in A Very English Scandal, Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh discuss the relevance of Chinese philosophy in The Path, and the editorial team shares their childhood memories.


Dinah Jefferies, Professor Lucie Green and book prizes

April 18, 2016

On this month's show, novelist Dinah Jefferies talks about her new book "The Silk Merchant's Daughter", Professor Lucie Green reveals the mysteries of the sun in "15 Million Degrees", and Alex Clarke, chair of judges for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, discusses the current state of book prizes.


15. Tracy Chevalier, Garth Greenwell and the role of technology

March 16, 2016

In this month’s podcast, historical novelist Tracy Chevalier talks about her new book At the Edge of the Orchard, author Garth Greenwell discusses his acclaimed debut novel What Belongs to You, and the editorial team ponders the role of technology in today’s society.


14. Jeffrey Archer, Helen Dunmore, Meg Rosoff, Helen Ellis and Oscar nominations

February 17, 2016

In this month’s podcast, bestselling author Jeffrey Archer talks about Cometh the Hour, the penultimate volume of his Clifton Chronicles; American writer Meg Rosoff discusses Jonathan Unleashed, her first novel for adults; Helen Ellis reads from her latest short-story collection American Housewife; novelist Helen Dunmore talks about her Cold-War spy thriller Exposure; and Moviemail critic Mike McCahill picks apart the 2016 Oscar nominations.


13. Ann Morgan, Rudi Westendorp and New Year’s Resolutions

January 15, 2016

In this month’s podcast, writer Ann Morgan talks about her debut novel Beside Myself, Professor Rudi Westendorp discusses the ageing process in Growing Older Without Feeling Old, and the editorial team shares its thoughts on New Year’s resolutions.


12. Cecelia Ahern, Olly Mann and Priya Parmar

December 4, 2015

In this month’s podcast, writer Cecelia Ahern discusses her career and her new book The Marble Collector; serial podcaster Olly Mann chats to the editorial team; and author Priya Parmar talks about Vanessa and Her Sister, her historical novel about the Bloomsbury group.


11. Film special: Mark Kermode, Simon Mayo and Mike McCahill

November 3, 2015

In this month’s podcast, broadcasting legends Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo talk about their new book "The Movie Doctors", prescribe their favourite films, tackle our James Bond quiz and talk DVDs with Moviemail's Mike McCahill.


10. Robert Harris, David Baldacci, Justin Cartwright and Halloween tales

October 9, 2015

In this month’s podcast, Robert Harris discusses Dictator, the final book in his Cicero trilogy; David Baldacci talks about his latest page-turner Memory Man; Justin Cartwright explores South Africa’s past and present in Up Against the Night; and the editorial team share their Halloween stories.