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Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamourous locations. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host. Don't worry it's not a book club - there's no homework. Salon Selective! Produced by Russell Finch.
 
Outliers is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events filter down and are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Themes of otherness, change, gender and the meaning of power are explored through the eyes of characters who have not traditionally held the historic limelight. Enjoy this anthology of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events, at some of the greatest palaces ever built. Historic Royal Pal ...
 
Comedians Gabriel Bisset-Smith and Robert Cawsey are joined by award winning writer Vicky Jones to candidly discuss the topics we can all feel Guilt and Shame in. With the help of listeners stories and some special guests, this trio will leave no shameful stone unturned.
 
TW:TALKS is the podcast from ThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh where we talk to some of our favourite writers, directors, comedians and performers.We publish batches of TW:TALKS podcasts at various points during the year, each series linked to an upcoming arts or comedy festival.The podcast is hosted by TW co-Editor Chris Cooke
 
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The UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters

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The UK’s longest running all women podcasters, Est. 2011: Irreverent and uncensored interviews, life stories, conversations and debate. CULTURE: FOOD: WELLBEING: SEX: COMEDY: AUTHORS “It’s fantastic to have a radio show for women BY women. Not that Radio Gorgeous is worthy or box-ticking. It’s funny, frantic, smart; often profound and just occasionally filthy.” Liz Hoggard – Journalist It was such fun” Lynn Barber – Celebrity Journalist “Pirate Radio for Vogue Readers” Journalist and writer ...
 
Brand spanking new sketches from Next Level Sketch, a London comedy collective who put on sketch comedy nights at Hoopla Impro when the government allows us. When they don’t, we record podcast episodes instead. These sketches are best taken aurally. Sketch is for everyone, and we invite writers and performers from all backgrounds to be part of Next Level Sketch. Check out our diversity page at www.nextlevelsketch.com on how you can join us, take a free sketch crash course with Gemma Arrowsmi ...
 
Space Trip is a comedy Sci-Fi very much inspired by Classic Star Trek. Like its inspiration it uses its Sci-Fi setting to comment on contemporary British life. You can see some more little sketches at our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbuhrO8wWuN4a8hCPTFKpdQ-6a9drpEeP Space Trip is made by Attune Theatre Company. Attune are group of highly qualified Artists including award-winning writer Stewart Schiller. We have performed our shows in a variety of venues in Glasgow ...
 
Where Are We Now? is a podcast diving deep into the elusive world of child stardom, hosted by actor, comedian, and writer Rivkah Reyes (who you might know from the iconic film School of Rock and Netflix's Easy.) Where Are We Now? provides a platform for former child stars slash current adults living their dang lives to tell their own stories authentically so that Buzzfeed doesn’t have to.
 
Funny people talk about having children. "A frank, fearless and funny guide to parenting" The Guardian. Comedians, actors, writers and other interesting people talk about the emotional impact of having children and how it has altered the relationships with their partners, families, careers and sense of self. Presented by writer and podcaster Sophie Black who, in a former life, performed sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and on TV. Now she produces several regular podcast series includi ...
 
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Mariana Feijó

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In each episode of this podcast, international comedian, scientist and blurb writer Mariana Feijó talks with guests about what bravery means to them and special moments in which they have been brave. Guests will chat about those moments when they have been brave, or even just gone slightly out of their comfort zone, while discussing what does it even mean to be brave! Thank you to Shem Pennant for the intro music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears. Follow them on Twitter @Kitchen_On_Fire.
 
In a quiet corner of every town, down a street nobody cares about, you’ll find a Bureau of Lost Things. Here a dedicated team strive to reunite lost things with their careless owners. One such branch nestles just inside the M25, where no-nonsense overseer Veronica runs a tight ship; at least according to her (Head Office may disagree). Now we follow eager new recruit Will, cynical con-artist Cara and bureau lifer Raymond as, every episode, they grapple haplessly with a fresh batch of things. ...
 
The shortest novel by far of Charles Dickens', Hard Times is also one of his most idea based works. In it, he launches a scathing attack on the prevailing fashion of believing in Utilitarianism, a philosophy that proposed the goal of society should be “the greatest good for the greatest number of people.” Dickens felt that such a philosophy saw people as mere statistics and not as individuals. The novel was published in serial form in his magazine Household Words. It is also the only novel w ...
 
An unashamedly Jewish comedy chat show where all are welcome! Jew Talkin' To Me? is hosted by award winning comedians, Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon, and produced by Russell Balkind. Each show features two guests from the entertainment industry sharing their views on a variety of topics connected to modern Jewish life in a secular world, as well as their memories of growing up Jewish. Both Philip and Rachel are well known as Jewish comedians on both the mainstream and community circuit and ...
 
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After 5 years in Munich, Jax has founded his own tour guiding company, Heart of Munich Tours, and here he tells us what's on offer and shares lots of insider tips: why are Marienplatz and the Hofgarten two of his favourite stopping-off places, what cultural events is the city famous for apart from the Oktoberfest, what's the atmosphere like in the …
 
Coming to us all the way from South Korea, Lemon, written by multi-award winning author Kwon Yeo-sun, is a short novel translated by Janet Hong. While the plot centres around the tragic and unsolved murder of a beautiful adolescent, Kim Hae-on, the story is about the people in her life who are left to grapple with grief in their own personal ways. …
 
Three great travel bloggers share their city break ideas with us: we explore the world from Athens to Kochi and the alphabet from Auckland to Vilnius, taking in Funchal and Seattle on the way and all with lots of ideas for what to see, do, eat and drink along the way. Have a listen and be inspired. Useful links our website: https://www.citybreakspo…
 
Have we got a chilling book in store for you! In this week’s episode, debut author A.J. West brings us a haunting historical novel entitled The Spirit Engineer. This reading is a particularly special treat as actor Dickon Farmar treats us to a fantastic performance. Belfast, 1914. Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, high society has become …
 
BIG NEWS about our Autumn Season revealed for your ears only! Listen in to find out who our very exciting guests are and how YOU can get priority tickets before anyone else. We can't wait to be back with you IN PERSON for our UK events this season! Or you can still join us online, of course. Our newsletter subscribers are always first in line for t…
 
Part 2 of our interview with Andrea Giordani from Feel Florence, the city's official tourism website, in which he takes us on a journey through some of the highlights of Italy's best-known literary work, The Divine Comedy by the 14th century Tuscan poet Dante Alighieri. 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of Dante's death and so now is the perfect tim…
 
Sold by her mother. Enslaved in Pompeii's brothel. Determined to survive. Her name is Amara. Welcome to the Wolf Den… We’ve seen this book in just about every bookshop and we’re so glad to be hosting Elodie for an episode of the Literary Salon’s podcast. By day, Amara walks the streets with the Wolf Den's other downtrodden women, finding comfort in…
 
Emily Soldene was a true Victorian, born of the wrong side of the tracks, she was illegitimate and her mother was working class, a bonnet maker by trade. Emily reinvented herself at twenty-two, she took singing lessons and willed herself to stardom. Hear her 3rd cousin once removed best selling author Helen Batten tell us Emily's extraordinary tale…
 
The first of a two-part interview with Andrea Giordani from Feel Florence, the city's official tourism website. The 14th of this month is the central day in a year-long series of events to mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Florence's world-famous poet, author and philosopher (1265-1321). Andrea tell us a little about Dante…
 
In February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was sectioned by her psychiatrist. One Night with Marilyn is a theatrical exploration of this harrowing time mostly unknown by her millions of fans. Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie, who both play Marilyn in the play, talk to Donna Freed about their roles and the themes of mental illness in the play by PT R…
 
We interview Helen Farrell, editor of The Florentine, to find out how this publication and website can enhance your knowledge of Florence. She explains their news and listings functions and outlines the wide range of cultural information on offer; everything from new literature set in the area, to the recent celebrations for the 700th anniversary o…
 
We're thrilled to bring you this new episode featuring Dinner Party by Sarah Gilmartin - a brilliant coming-of-age page-turner about the complications of sibling relationships and the trauma of family secrets. To mark the anniversary of a death in the family, Kate plans a dinner party - from the fancy table settings to the perfect Baked Alaska wait…
 
Our very first Florence Extra episode with guest Danielle from the Florence-based tour company Ciao Florence who tells us all about the various tours and experiences the company offers in Florence and the surrounding area. She brings a refreshing Florence-based perspective and an insight into many things not covered in the original series. useful l…
 
Radio Gorgeous was thrilled to attend - in person - the launch of Heidi Amsinck's debut novel and first in a new series of crime novels, My Name is Jensen. My Name is Jensen introduces us to journalist turned sleuth Jensen, who has returned to her native Copenhagen after some years working in London. An experience that mirrors Heidi's own, although…
 
More inspiration from three great travel blogs: a Bulgarian city you may not have heard of, (but definitely should not miss), a round-up of Italian cities from the most popular to the charmingly lesser-known, Buenos Aires for beginners and Dubrovnik on the cheap. Plus, of course, a general spirit of wanderlust, appreciation and can-do spirit. Usefu…
 
Comedy legend and double Oscar nominee Peter Baynham joins Jon and Marc to cut up the One Show to see what makes it tick, and hopefully kill it in the process. This Thursday, TTOSS is live at the London Podcast Festival with Danny Robins, the man (not ghost) behind the excellent Battersea Poltergeist podcast and the West End hit 2:22 A Ghost Story.…
 
Our London Bucket List features a wide range of must-do ideas, some of our own and lots more from our contributors: travel bloggers, historians and a London diarist. Inspiration for all! Useful links https://www.aworldinreach.com/?s=london+ https://besidestheobvious.net/2021/01/16/the-perfect-london-bucket-list-the-top-70-things-to-do-in-the-capita…
 
The wonderful Paul Litchfield (The Trap, A Wheezing Groaning Sound podcast) joins Jon and Marc to rise up against the undemocratically-elected The One Show. We're doing a TTOSS live show at the London Podcast Festival on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at King's Place in London. Starts at 7pm - tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comed…
 
The wonderful Paul Litchfield (The Trap, A Wheezing Groaning Sound podcast) joins Jon and Marc to attempt to gain herd immunity by watching the sickness that is The One Show. We're doing a TTOSS live show at the London Podcast Festival on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at King's Place in London. Starts at 7pm - tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co…
 
Today's guest is my dear friend Cole Hawkins (School of Rock, Big Daddy, Pootie Tang) and I'm so thrilled to speak to him. We chat astrology, comfort movies, growing up in the Bronx, being discovered, boundaries, and so much more. Follow Cole on IG @cole__east! Check us out on Instagram @wherearewenowpod! If you're in the Los Angeles area, please c…
 
A set-in-London booklist, four reading anthologies based on London and four walking tours focussed on the capital's best-known authors. Plus, a whole selection of snippets of poetry and prose. In short, a comprehensive introduction to literary London and a host of follow-up ideas. This episode brings you everything from Dickens to J K Rowling, from…
 
This week’s episode is a delight for anyone who loves to learn about historical events through the lens of fiction. Author Defne Suman brilliantly evokes the sprawling multicultural city of Smyrna through the lives of four families during the early 20th century as the Ottoman Empire is on the brink of collapse. In the first English edition of The S…
 
We are BAAAACK with a special episode about all things Inner Child. Rivkah dives deep into the many forms the archetypal Child takes, shares a tender message with Little Riv, and gives a little update on their life. This episode also features special guests Emily Motti, Amanda Neal, Tristan J. Miller, Em Modaff, and Lydia Grijalva! Thank you so muc…
 
A selection of readings from diarists who have written about London across the centuries and from travel writers who came to visit. Everything from eye witness accounts of the Fire of London and an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria, to those who hated the London fog and pickpockets and those who admired it as a city full of 'all that life has…
 
We can’t wait for you to discover Harriet Evans’ gripping novel The Beloved Girls! Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a London train station on the eve of her anniversary. But how and why? The answer lies buried in the past, in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989. At Vanes - a mysterious West Country manor house - a young gi…
 
We cover every kind of London shopping experience, popping into some globally recognised department stores, including Selfridges on its opening day in 1909, dropping by foodie havens, the best areas for a little vintage shopping and the cream of London's bookshops. We also call into London's oldest shopping arcade, first opened in the 14th century,…
 
This is the last episode of the first season of Doughty. In Mariana Feijó's intro, you can hear someone slowly losing it after a whole pandemic with no holiday and almost through and through work since January 2020. Despite all her best attempts, choosing and editing episode highlights together was a gargantuan task that was mostly a failure, but s…
 
Welcome back to the podcast! We scour the literary world for the best books to share with you and this episode's reading comes all the way from Accra, Ghana, as Lesley Lokko (supported by a beautiful dawn chorus of birds!) shares her new book, Soul Sisters, with us. It’s a rich, intergenerational tale of love, race, power and secrets that centres o…
 
Join Gareth, Ming and the throuple from Big Fab Productions Aaron, Michael and Tim on this very special bonus travel themed edition of Snowballing. Discussing all things Cancun Pride, Big Fab Productions, what kind of traveller are you, vacation romances and travel essentials. Follow Aaron at @aarongoldyboy Follow Michael at @mjudsonberry Follow Ti…
 
Windsor: a thousand years of English history. We discuss everything from Edward III's Order of the Garter to Edward VII's new bathrooms, via the purchase of 40 Canalettos by George III and Christmas at Windsor for Victoria, Albert and their children. We visit the royal tombs in the chapel, take an idyllic boat trip up the Thames and pop over the br…
 
A trip a little way down the Thames for a wander round two of London's classiest areas. Firstly, Kew, with its world-famous botanic gardens and, tucked inside, London's smallest royal palace, namely Kew Palace. Then to Richmond, one-time site of the Palace of Richmond and home today to the capital's largest royal park. History, boating, croquet, it…
 
We’re back! This month, we have a bumper episode set in absolutely everyone’s favourite place, The Airport. When we decided upon this topic we were probably feeling more optimistic about the possibility of travel than reality has allowed, so please enjoy these weird and wonderful characters jetting off on holiday so you don’t have to.Why not come s…
 
If you read one book this summer (although why would you read just one?!), you wouldn't be going wrong by making it The Stranding by Kate Sawyer. In the words of Marian Keyes, it’s 'GORGEOUS and original and captivating', and we love the extract Kate generously shares with us in this podcast episode! Ruth lives in the heart of London. Working, drin…
 
Five travel bloggers, four continents, three blogs with intriguing names, this episode offers a goodie-bag of city break ideas, plus the chance to meet an eclectic mix of people including Einstein and Ho Chi Minh. All three blogs take a seize-the-day attitude to travel, summed up by one in Latin - 'Carpe diem' - and translated into English by anoth…
 
In this week's episode, host Mariana Feijó looks back at all the 49 episodes of the first season. While she gathers her thoughts and prepares for a better, improved second season, coming up on 4th August, she'll take a moment to hang out with previous guests' thoughts and invite us to reflect on them again. If you're a regular listen, just a heads …
 
Hear about the great Tudor feasts held at Hampton Court Palace, plus tales of Henry VIII, his various wives, his courtiers and his great friend - and rival - Thomas Wolsey. There are also stories from later eras at the palace, when William and Mary and the feuding Georgian monarchs lived there, plus ideas on what to look out for if you go to visit.…
 
Georgia Pritchett knows a little something about living with anxiety. From worrying about the monsters under her bed as a child (Were they comfy enough?), to embracing womanhood, (One way of knowing you have crossed from girlhood to womanhood is that men stop furtively masturbating at you from bushes and start shouting things at you from cars. It's…
 
To celebrate Pride Month we wanted to gift you an exclusive release of this special private Salon, with the one and only Garth Greenwell! Garth and Damian talked writing, queerness and 'Cleanness', in this online Salon last year. Garth originally charmed us all at a Salon at The Savoy in 2016 with his debut novel 'What Belongs to You'. He reads his…
 
Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman best known as Leizer and Chaimie from the cult hit web series Yidlife Crisis. Follow them on social media, follow US on social media and don't forget to l…
 
Chiswick’s first new cinema since 1934, opens this today! The cinema has four screen for the public, and there is a cafe with bar snacks, cocktails and craft beers. No ordinary cinema this is high end glamour and much needed culture for the area. chiswickcinema.co.uk #Cinema #RadioGorgeousBy The UK's Longest Running all Female Podcasters
 
A review of moments of history which have taken place on the River Thames - think Henry VIII and his river pageants or the cranes dipping their heads for Winston Churchill's funeral - plus ideas for places to visit today if you want to enjoy, or learn more about, the great river which has been the lifeblood of the city of London for two millennia. …
 
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