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This is the official Twitter feed of the Penguin Podcast, highlighting book readings, author interviews and features from Penguin Books UK. Happy listening!
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Latest episode: January 10, 2018 | 1:00 am - C.J. Tudor with Konnie Huq

143 episodes

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C.J. Tudor with Konnie Huq (00:53:51) January 10, 2018 | 1:00 am
The Chalk Man is one of this years most anticipated thrillers. Its author, C.J. Tudor, joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about writing her debut novel and how it became part of a furious bidding war. C.J. brings in five objects th...
Jeff Kinney with Konnie Huq (00:51:31) December 27, 2017 | 1:00 am
Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about his latest in the series: The Getaway. Jeff’s books have sold more than 194 million copies, they’ve inspired four feature films and he’s been na...
Ian Rankin with David Baddiel (00:58:53) December 13, 2017 | 1:00 am
Author of the hugely successful Inspector Rebus novels, Ian Rankin, joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about his short story made for radio, The Deathwatch Journal. Ian is regarded at one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years...
Penguin Podcast: Nina Stibbe with Konnie Huq (00:49:49) November 28, 2017 | 11:00 pm
Author of 'Love, Nina’ (adapted for TV starring Helena Bonham Carter) and the critically acclaimed novels, 'Man at the Helm' and 'Paradise Lodge', Nina Stibbe joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio. Nina talks about her new boo...
No Such Thing as a Penguin Podcast (00:53:49) November 14, 2017 | 11:00 pm
Fact researchers, presenters of the hugely successful No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, TV show hosts and authors the QI Elves join Paul Smith in the Penguin studio to talk about The Book of the Year. Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray...
Stephen Fry with David Baddiel (01:11:26) November 01, 2017 | 12:00 am
Comedian, actor, broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about his new book Mythos, which retells the Greek Myths. Stephen brings in words (instead of objects) that have inspired him and he and David discuss...
Malcolm Gladwell with Paul Smith (00:48:43) October 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
The author of five New York Times bestsellers and one of the world's most successful non-fiction writers, Malcolm Gladwell speaks to Paul Smith down the line from LA. Malcolm talks about the themes behind Blink, Outliers, David & Goliath and o...
Rachel Botsman with Konnie Huq (00:53:40) October 04, 2017 | 1:00 am
Award winning author Rachel Botsman is a world-renowned trust expert and her Ted Talks views are in the millions. She joins Konnie Huq in the studio to reveal how we are on the cusp of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. Rachel...
Rachel Botsman with Konnie Huq (00:53:40) October 03, 2017 | 5:59 am
Award winning author Rachel Botsman is a world-renowned trust expert and her Ted Talks views are in the millions. She joins Konnie Huq in the studio to reveal how we are on the cusp of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. Rachel...
Harlan Coben with Konnie Huq (00:51:50) September 20, 2017 | 1:00 am
Author Harlan Coben has over 70 million books in print across the world and his last 10 novels all debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about his latest book Don't Let Go an...
Anthony Horowitz with Konnie Huq (00:51:19) September 06, 2017 | 1:00 am
Bestselling author of the Alex Rider teen series Anthony Horowitz, joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about his latest book. The Word is Murder is the first in his new series of crime novels. Anthony brings some objects that inspire his...
Simon Sinek with Konnie Huq (00:47:34) August 30, 2017 | 1:00 am
Author and motivational speaker Simon SInek joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about his book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't. Simon brings some objects that have inspired him, including a rare military ...
Kathy Reichs with Konnie Huq (00:48:34) August 23, 2017 | 1:00 am
Bestselling author Kathy Reichs joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about her latest book, Two Nights. Kathy brings along a human skull and a photo of her beach house in Carolina, as she talks about starting out as a forensic anthropologist...
Tim Weaver with Paul Smith (00:50:45) August 09, 2017 | 1:00 am
Bestselling author Tim Weaver joins Paul Smith in the Penguin studio to talk about the latest instalment in his David Raker series, I Am Missing. Tim bring along objects including a missing persons poster, his favourite Batman comic and a picture of...
Naomi Klein with David Baddiel (00:56:19) July 26, 2017 | 1:00 am
Award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about her new book No Is Not Enough. Naomi brings along objects including a stitch unpicker and a model of a woman blowing a shell as she talks about...
Simon Sebag Montefiore with Paul Smith (00:53:35) July 12, 2017 | 12:00 am
Historian and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore joins Paul Smith in the Penguin studio to talk about the final instalment in his Moscow trilogy, Red Sky At Noon. He chooses objects including a machete and a Russian doll as he talks about researching the...
Helen Fielding with Konnie Huq (00:40:23) June 28, 2017 | 12:00 am
Helen Fielding joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about her latest book Bridget Jones’s Baby. Helen chooses objects including her own diary and her favourite writing chair as she talks about how she first dreamt up the character of Bridget...
Carlo Rovelli with Konnie Huq (00:51:54) June 14, 2017 | 12:00 am
Physicist and bestselling author Carlo Rovelli joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about his book Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity. Carlo brings along objects including a photograph of himself as a student with hi...
Jane Corry with Paul Smith (00:49:35) May 31, 2017 | 1:00 am
Bestselling author Jane Corry joins Paul Smith in the Penguin studio to talk about her new thriller, Blood Sisters. Jane brings along objects including a photograph of her grandmother and her wedding ring as she explains how teaching creative writing i...
Jo Nesbo with Konnie Huq (00:42:59) May 03, 2017 | 1:00 am
Thriller writer Jo Nesbo joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about his new novel The Thirst, the latest instalment in his bestselling Harry Hole series. Jo brings along objects including a photograph of his favourite coffee shop and rock cli...


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