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The literary podcast presented by John Mitchinson and Andy Miller. For show notes visit and get an extra two shows a month by supporting the pod at

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Novelist Alex Michaelides (The Silent Patient, The Fury) joins Andy and John to discuss Ford Madox Ford's classic novel The Good Soldier (1915), a tale of passion in which, owing to a narrator of almost comic unreliability, nothing can be taken for g... more

6 days ago

This episode is a free sample of our subscriber only show, Locklisted, because the next episode of Backlisted has been delayed through illness (though given that its subject is the radio scripts of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams,... more

14 days ago

For this episode we are joined by the writer, Noreen Masud, author of the acclaimed memoir, A Flat Place (currently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction). The book she has chosen to discuss is A Marsh Island, a 19th century American nove... more

a month ago

Novelist Andrew Hunter Murray and biographer Laura Thompson join us to discuss The Children of Men (1992), a dystopian thriller by the late P.D. James. The author is probably best remembered as one of Britain's greatest exponents of detective fiction... more

2 months ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 1.8k ratings
  • A specialist listen

    A professional enthusiast talking with a guy who sounds like he reads extended sections from The Hobbit to unwilling children, whilst smoking a pipe.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom16 days ago
  • Wonderful

    Full of humanity at its best.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma month ago
  • perfect

    Perfect podcast. No notes.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • My new favourite podcast

    I love this podcast. It's like an old friend pulling a book from the shelf and enthusing about it with such wit and intelligence that you want to rush out and grab your own copy. What I particularly appreciate is the connection the hosts have to the books being discussed.

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    Oscar Mathieson
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • A comforting, charming, erudite gem

    A friend introduced me to this podcast and it’s so lovely. I can’t claim to be anywhere near the level of erudite reading these folk attain but, like the best podcasts, it doesn’t matter. The choices are eclectic (from coffee table books and their delights to fungus the bogeyman and Anne Sexton), the voices of John Mitchinson and Andy Miller are rich and beautiful- total bedtime stories voices. Simply lovely

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 months ago

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