Stig Abell and Thea Lenarduzzi are joined in the studio by Marcel Theroux to discuss why a mysterious nineteenth-century Russian writer-explorer may have forged a tale about Jesus in India; the Palestinian writer Linah Alsaafin considers the (f)utility of writing about Israeli occupation, via recent efforts including Kingdom of Olives and Ash, edited by Michael Chabon and Avelet Waldman; Francesca Happé tells us what it means to be 'on the autism spectrum' and how gender affects diagnosis.
Two phat ladies
Elizabeth Strout – an interview
How to read
Cold War machinations
Morals and mysteries
Bernardine Evaristo – winner of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
David Greig – revisiting 'Solaris'
How to grow a human
Patronizing writers of colour
Scavenger of eternal truths
Unsettled by Sontag
The recipe for superstardom
Is it too late?
What do the kids say?
'We should all be interested in pigeons...'
The most expensive mystery of all
How to be modern: conspiracy theory, free will and the avant-garde
‘We don’t know what he has, we don’t know what he’s done with it’
An Unexpected Podcast: Talkin' Tolkien
Bend the Knee: A Song of Ice and Fire Podcast
Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire
Myths and Legends