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LRB Conversations

Various discussions on topics and writers drawn from the pages of the LRB.

The LRB at 40: On London

Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair, 29 October 2019

29 October 2019 · 1hr 18mins

Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair talk to Sam Kinchin-Smith about London, as part our 40th anniversary event series.

The LRB at 40: Women in Fiction

Nell Dunn, Tessa Hadley and Joanna Biggs, 17 October 2019

17 October 2019 · 53mins

Nell Dunn and Tessa Hadley talk to Joanna Biggs about fictional representations of women’s everyday lives, as part of our 40th anniversary event series.

The LRB at 40: The Crisis of Liberalism

Katrina Forrester and William Davies, 16 October 2019

16 October 2019 · 1hr 06mins

Katrina Forrester and William Davies discuss political crisis, and in particular the crisis of liberalism, as part of our 40th anniversary event series.

The State of Dress

Mary-Kay Wilmers, Rosemary Hill, Joanna Biggs and Tom Crewe, 2 October 2019

2 October 2019 · 58mins

Mary-Kay Wilmers and Rosemary Hill join Joanna Biggs and Tom Crewe to talk about the state of our clothes.

The State of the Nation

Joanna Biggs, Tom Crewe, William Davies and Lorna Finlayson, 6 March 2019

6 March 2019 · 52mins

Joanna Biggs and Tom Crewe are joined by William Davies and Lorna Finlayson to discuss the state of the nation - the UK - in the age of Brexit. Spoiler: there are no predictions here!

The State of the Internet

Joanna Biggs, Tom Crewe, Patricia Lockwood and John Lanchester, 25 February 2019

25 February 2019 · 53mins

In our first episode, Patricia Lockwood and John Lanchester join Joanna and Tom to assess the state of the internet, covering podcasts, porn, Twitter, Facebook and their first memories of being online.

The Defectors

Richard Lloyd Parry, 21 December 2017

21 December 2017 · 1hr 08mins

Richard Lloyd Parry talks to Krys Lee about life, death and mutual incomprehension in the Korean borderlands.

Absolute Revolt

Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz, 17 October 2017

17 October 2017 · 51mins

In the second part of their conversation, Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz discuss the deculturation of Islam, and why it has led to the radicalisation of so many second-generation immigrants and converts

Living Orients

Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz, 11 October 2017

11 October 2017 · 50mins

In the first of two podcasts, Olivier Roy tells Adam Shatz about his experiences with the Gauche prolétarienne in the 1960s and his early travels in Afghanistan.

Don’t learn shorthand

Rosemary Hill, 27 September 2017

27 September 2017 · 48mins

Carmen Callil, writer, editor and founder of Virago, tells Rosemary Hill how she made her way in 1960s London.

Trump is the Boot Man

Adam Shatz, 17 August 2017

17 August 2017 · 59mins

Wallace Shawn talks to Adam Shatz about ‘the thin line between entertainment and cruelty’ in the age of Trump.

Post-Press Politics

Tom Crewe and William Davies, 2 August 2017

2 August 2017 · 00 seconds

William Davies talks to Tom Crewe about politics in the new media age.

Panthers in Algiers

Jeremy Harding and Elaine Mokhtefi, 19 July 2017

19 July 2017 · 28mins

Elaine Mokhtefi talks to Jeremy Harding about her time working in Algeria in the 1960s when she met Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver.

The Corbyn Project

Lorna Finlayson and Tom Crewe, 6 June 2017

6 June 2017 · 51mins

Tom Crewe talks to Lorna Finlayson about Jeremy Corbyn and Labour’s prospects in the general election and beyond.