Guardian announces new podcast series, Book It In

Guardian Australia has launched a new summer podcast series, Book It In, hosted by a rotating roster of hosts including Lucy Clarke, Paul Daley and Zoya Patel.

The announcement:

New series asks: what do books tell us about the world we live in?

Top Australian authors will reflect on the ideas that shape their work in Guardian Australia’s new summer podcast series, Book It In.

Launched today, the weekly series will run across the summer months, taking listeners deep into authors’ worlds, as they reflect on the rich and complex interplay\ between books, ideas and culture.

Each episode will feature an in-depth conversation with such literary luminaries as Tara June Winch, Thomas Mayor, Tony Birch, Kathryn Heyman, Debi Marshall, Marion Frith, Paul Cleary, Emily Bitto, Rawah Arja and Alice Pung.

They will speak with one of three rotating hosts, all established authors themselves: Guardian Australia features editor Lucy Clark; author and journalist Paul Daley; and writer and editor Zoya Patel.

“This is more than a chat about a book,” said Clark. “Three experienced interviewers, all from very different backgrounds, dig deep to try to untangle the problems, issues, joys and quirks that make us human, make us want to read and stop to think about what books teach us.

“Listeners can expect thoughtful conversations that challenge our assumptions and perspectives. They’ll be invited into a space where they can really think and enjoy what literature gives us.”

With its focus on culture and ideas, Book It In brings a new dimension to Guardian Australia’s growing podcast network, building on the success of the mainstay newsfocused podcasts Full Story and Australian Politics, the long-reads podcast Guardian.

Australia Reads, and the youth-focused Saved For Later.

Listeners can subscribe today on all podcast platforms. Episode one, featuring Tara June Winch and Thomas Mayor, is ready to listen to now.

Source: The Guardian media release


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