Sunday, June 25, 2017
listenlive

Talking of Books Podcast


  • Talking of Books 1, 24.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Adeeb Nami to discuss ‘Goodbye Days’ by Jeff Zentner. Young reviewer Gracie Anderson tells us why she loved ‘Goodly and Grave’ by Justine Windsor. Ranya AbdelRahman shares her thoughts on the first two books of The Adventures of Taim and Samy series by Maria Dadouch, ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Door’ and ‘The Secret of the Magic Growth Spurt’. In our final hour, lead reviewer Yara Badri looks at Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’.

  • Talking of Books 2, 24.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Adeeb Nami to discuss ‘Goodbye Days’ by Jeff Zentner. Young reviewer Gracie Anderson tells us why she loved ‘Goodly and Grave’ by Justine Windsor. Ranya AbdelRahman shares her thoughts on the first two books of The Adventures of Taim and Samy series by Maria Dadouch, ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Door’ and ‘The Secret of the Magic Growth Spurt’. In our final hour, lead reviewer Yara Badri looks at Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’.

  • Talking of Books 3, 24.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by book champion Adeeb Nami to discuss ‘Goodbye Days’ by Jeff Zentner. Young reviewer Gracie Anderson tells us why she loved ‘Goodly and Grave’ by Justine Windsor. Ranya AbdelRahman shares her thoughts on the first two books of The Adventures of Taim and Samy series by Maria Dadouch, ‘The Mystery of the Wooden Door’ and ‘The Secret of the Magic Growth Spurt’. In our final hour, lead reviewer Yara Badri looks at Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’.

  • Talking of Books 1, 17.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, we have a special show on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children’s writing and illustration before the awarding of the medals on June 19, 2017. Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by Mary Rose, Louise Edensor, Alan Jacques, Heidi Frost, Shen Husain and Ros Marshall to discuss the shortlist. The Carnegie shortlist includes ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon, ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard, ‘Beck’ by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff, ‘Railhead’ by Philip Reeve, ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys and ‘Wolf Hollow’ by Lauren Wolk’. The Greenaway shortlist includes ‘Wild Animals of the North’ by Dieter Braun, ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ by William Grill, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Jim Kay, ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Chris Riddell, ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna, ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ by Lane Smith.

  • Talking of Books 2, 17.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, we have a special show on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children’s writing and illustration before the awarding of the medals on June 19, 2017. Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by Mary Rose, Louise Edensor, Alan Jacques, Heidi Frost, Shen Husain and Ros Marshall to discuss the shortlist. The Carnegie shortlist includes ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon, ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard, ‘Beck’ by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff, ‘Railhead’ by Philip Reeve, ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys and ‘Wolf Hollow’ by Lauren Wolk’. The Greenaway shortlist includes ‘Wild Animals of the North’ by Dieter Braun, ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ by William Grill, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Jim Kay, ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Chris Riddell, ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna, ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ by Lane Smith.

  • Talking of Books 3, 17.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, we have a special show on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children’s writing and illustration before the awarding of the medals on June 19, 2017. Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Yvette Judge (co-host) are joined by Mary Rose, Louise Edensor, Alan Jacques, Heidi Frost, Shen Husain and Ros Marshall to discuss the shortlist. The Carnegie shortlist includes ‘Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ‘The Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon, ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’ by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, ‘The Stars at Oktober Bend’ by Glenda Millard, ‘Beck’ by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff, ‘Railhead’ by Philip Reeve, ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys and ‘Wolf Hollow’ by Lauren Wolk’. The Greenaway shortlist includes ‘Wild Animals of the North’ by Dieter Braun, ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett, ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ by William Grill, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by Jim Kay, ‘A Great Big Cuddle’ by Chris Riddell, ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna, ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick and ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ by Lane Smith.

  • Talking of Books 1, 10.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and David Macadam (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Chris Bradley for a discussion on ‘Red Teaming’ by Bryce G Hoffman. Young reviewers Zahra and Himakshi tell us why they loved Guy Bass’ ‘Spynosaur’ and ‘Stitch Head’. To review our Arab World book of the week, ‘Index’ by Sinan Antoon, Ranya AbdelRahman joins us in the studio. In our final hour, book champion Yara Badri takes a look at ‘Commonwealth’ by Ann Patchett.

  • Talking of Books 2, 10.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and David Macadam (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Chris Bradley for a discussion on ‘Red Teaming’ by Bryce G Hoffman. Young reviewers Zahra and Himakshi tell us why they loved Guy Bass’ ‘Spynosaur’ and ‘Stitch Head’. To review our Arab World book of the week, ‘Index’ by Sinan Antoon, Ranya AbdelRahman joins us in the studio. In our final hour, book champion Yara Badri takes a look at ‘Commonwealth’ by Ann Patchett.

  • Talking of Books 3, 10.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and David Macadam (co-host) are joined by lead reviewer Chris Bradley for a discussion on ‘Red Teaming’ by Bryce G Hoffman. Young reviewers Zahra and Himakshi tell us why they loved Guy Bass’ ‘Spynosaur’ and ‘Stitch Head’. To review our Arab World book of the week, ‘Index’ by Sinan Antoon, Ranya AbdelRahman joins us in the studio. In our final hour, book champion Yara Badri takes a look at ‘Commonwealth’ by Ann Patchett.

  • Talking of Books 1, 03.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and James Mullan (co-host) are joined by book champion Prachiti Talathi for a discussion on ‘The Art of Deception’ by Kevin Mitnick. Young reviewer Jodie Hamilton tells us what she loved about ‘Dragon’s Green’ by Scarlett Thomas. Award-winning ‘No Knives in the Kitchens of This City’ by Khaled Khalifa is Hend Saeed’s choice for Arab World book of the week. In our final hour, Ronita Mohan shares her thoughts on ‘I Hid My Voice’ by Parinoush Sanise.

  • Talking of Books 2, 03.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and James Mullan (co-host) are joined by book champion Prachiti Talathi for a discussion on ‘The Art of Deception’ by Kevin Mitnick. Young reviewer Jodie Hamilton tells us what she loved about ‘Dragon’s Green’ by Scarlett Thomas. Award-winning ‘No Knives in the Kitchens of This City’ by Khaled Khalifa is Hend Saeed’s choice for Arab World book of the week. In our final hour, Ronita Mohan shares her thoughts on ‘I Hid My Voice’ by Parinoush Sanise.

  • Talking of Books 3, 03.06.2017

    On Talking of Books this week, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and James Mullan (co-host) are joined by book champion Prachiti Talathi for a discussion on ‘The Art of Deception’ by Kevin Mitnick. Young reviewer Jodie Hamilton tells us what she loved about ‘Dragon’s Green’ by Scarlett Thomas. Award-winning ‘No Knives in the Kitchens of This City’ by Khaled Khalifa is Hend Saeed’s choice for Arab World book of the week. In our final hour, Ronita Mohan shares her thoughts on ‘I Hid My Voice’ by Parinoush Sanise.

  • Talking of Books 1, 27.05.2017

    This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Natalie Madison (co-host) are joined by book champion Jannie to discuss beloved classic ‘Out of Africa’ by Isak Dinesen. Young reviewers Ahmad and Maya tells us why they loved ‘Beetle Boy’ by M G Leonard. Hend Saeed joins the studio to share her thoughts on our Arab World book of the week, the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction-winning ‘A Small Death’ by Mohammed Hasan Alwan. Lead reviewer Yara Badri examines Colson Whitehead’s latest, ‘The Underground Railroad’.

  • Talking of Books 2, 27.05.2017

    This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Natalie Madison (co-host) are joined by book champion Jannie to discuss beloved classic ‘Out of Africa’ by Isak Dinesen. Young reviewers Ahmad and Maya tells us why they loved ‘Beetle Boy’ by M G Leonard. Hend Saeed joins the studio to share her thoughts on our Arab World book of the week, the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction-winning ‘A Small Death’ by Mohammed Hasan Alwan. Lead reviewer Yara Badri examines Colson Whitehead’s latest, ‘The Underground Railroad’.

  • Talking of Books 3, 27.05.2017

    This week on Talking of Books, Isobel Abulhoul (host) and Natalie Madison (co-host) are joined by book champion Jannie to discuss beloved classic ‘Out of Africa’ by Isak Dinesen. Young reviewers Ahmad and Maya tells us why they loved ‘Beetle Boy’ by M G Leonard. Hend Saeed joins the studio to share her thoughts on our Arab World book of the week, the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction-winning ‘A Small Death’ by Mohammed Hasan Alwan. Lead reviewer Yara Badri examines Colson Whitehead’s latest, ‘The Underground Railroad’.