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The Reading Room is a monthly radio show dedicated to books and creative writing, including reviews, interviews with authors, original stories and poetry, and our interactive Reading Room Book Group
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Latest episode: December 04, 2017 | 8:23 am - SPOILER Review: Wonder by R J Palacio

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SPOILER Review: Wonder by R J Palacio (00:54:53) December 04, 2017 | 8:23 am
“There should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives” This week the Spoiler team ...
SPOILER: Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film based on… well, you know what it’s based on!) (00:54:38) July 14, 2017 | 5:25 am
“If love be rough with you, be rough with love” Three reviewers, alike in temperament (if not always in opinion), sit down this week to talk ...
SPOILER Review: Children of Men based on the book by PD James (00:50:02) July 03, 2017 | 3:57 am
“Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices” This week we’re watching Alfonso Cuaron’s dystopian thriller ‘Children of Men’, based (very loosely) on the ...
High-Rise (2015 film based on the novel by J G Ballard): SPOILER Episode 23 (00:59:02) January 12, 2017 | 3:30 pm
I dont work for you. I work for the building This week were watching Ben Wheatleys film adaptation of J.G. Ballards supposedly "unfilmable" dystopian thriller High-Rise ...
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: SPOILER Episode 22 (00:50:35) December 29, 2016 | 3:30 pm
Just when you think life cant possibly get any worse it suddenly does This week were reading Douglas Adams cult sci-fi comedy novel The Hitchhikers Guide ...
Room by Emma Donoghue - SPOILER Podcast Episode 17 (00:57:41) July 29, 2016 | 2:29 pm
"When I was small, I only knew small things" This week we're watching and reading "Room" by Emma Donoghue as we take a look at both ...
Ready Player One by Ernest Kline: SPOILER Podcast Preview April 20, 2016 | 2:05 pm
“Going outside is highly overrated”  This week in our new show SPOILER, we're reading Ernest Kline's "nerdgasm" of a book, Ready Player One.  As Rachael and ...
Stoner by John Williams: SPOILER podcast preview April 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm
"She turned to him and pulled her lips into what he knew must be a smile" This week, in another chance to catch up with our ...
SPOILER Podcast: Us by David Nicholls (00:48:15) December 13, 2015 | 3:11 pm
“While there was breath in my body, she would never lack sufficient AA batteries.”Another opportunity to try out our new podcast "Spoiler", and this week ...
SPO!LER Preview (00:41:35) September 23, 2015 | 12:30 pm
Hello again! It's been a few years now since The Reading Room ended, but now we're back with a brand new show called SPO!LER, which ...
Long Time No See… July 16, 2015 | 10:14 am

Hello again!  Unbelieveably, it’s been almost 3 years since we last updated this page.  In the meantime, we decided to take a bit of a break, then did a local radio project called Lincoln AtoZ.  But now we’re back - or at least will be very soon - with a brand new podcast called SPO!LER

Our new show will continue in the tradition of The Reading Room by reviewing books, but will also take in movies and TV.  One of the limitations we found when doing reviews on The Reading Room was that we always had to skirt around the ending, any twists or any other spoilers. In this new show, we’ll have no such limitations, reviewing works in their entirety - hence the title SPO!LER.

If you enjoyed The Reading Room, we hope you’ll also enjoy SPO!LER - pop over to our new we [...]

ROOM BASEMENT: A Couple Of Stops (00:06:42) January 17, 2013 | 3:18 am
Back in November 2012, The Reading Room took part in National Short Story Week, where we broadcast 7 short stories over 7 days on Siren ...
National Short Story Week November 02, 2012 | 5:38 am
The 12th to 18th of November is National Short Story Week - a UK-wide event aimed at promoting short stories and getting the work of local writers broadcast on the radio. To mark the event, we’ve put together a series of seven special programmes featuring the work of seven talented writers including Jim Gotts, Abigail Tarttelin, Richard [...]
Second Time Lucky…? October 30, 2012 | 7:19 am
The Reading Room has again been nominated for a European Podcast Award - and we need your help! Last year we came second in the “professional” category, with the Answer Me This podcast just beating us into the Buzz Aldrin position. Maybe this year we can be Neil Armstrong - by which we don’t mean dead, [...]
ROOM 31 - The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore, Georgia Twynham, Jim Bob, Andrew Goulding (00:28:26) October 08, 2012 | 4:32 am
This month, The Reading Room Book Group reconvenes to review young adult sci-fi novel The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore. Paul Tyler and regular ...
ROOM 30: The Barraclough Newsletters by Jim Gotts (00:26:11) August 13, 2012 | 3:00 am
In another of our special extended monologues, this month The Reading Room presents The Barraclough Newsletters.... Bunny Barraclough is a real pillar of her community - ...
ROOM 29: Cromwell’s Talking Head by Gareth Calway – A Reading Room Special (00:27:51) July 23, 2012 | 2:00 am
On this programme we present a specially produced story by writer and performer Gareth Calway.  A terrified grave robber comes across the severed mummified head ..
ROOM 28: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Escape From Tibet, Brendan Cleary (00:38:51) July 03, 2012 | 3:00 pm
On this month's programme, the final Reading Room Book Group (for now at least) reviews The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, we ...
The Reading Room LIVE - now in vision! June 05, 2012 | 12:12 pm
If you missed The Reading Room LIVE, you can now watch the entire show on YouTube!  And if you were there, why not relive a great night of spoken word and poetry, including our interview with Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn…
ROOM 27 - The Reading Room LIVE Part 2: Robert Llewellyn (00:54:07) May 30, 2012 | 5:00 am
In the second part of our special LIVE show recorded at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre we talk to Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge and Carpool ...

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