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The Booktopia Podcast

The Booktopia Podcast

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The Booktopia Podcast

The Booktopia Podcast

The Booktopia Podcast

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The Podcast of Booktopia, Australia's Local Bookstore.Booktopia has been voted Australia's Favourite Bookshop and Australia's Best Online Bookshop. Join us for author interviews, book reviews and recommendations and bookish banter. We love books, especially Australian ones.

Latest Episodes

David Mitchell - 'If You're Writing About Human Beings, It's Always Relevant.'

David Mitchell is an internationally renowned author and screenwriter, best known for his books 'number9dream', 'Ghostwritten', 'The Bone Clocks' and 'Cloud Atlas.' A recipient of John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, two of his books have also been shortlisted for The Booker Prize, with 'Cloud Atlas' being adapted to film in 2012. He is also the screenwriter for the upcoming fourth Matrix sequel, set for release in 2022. Ahead of the release of his ninth book, Utopia Avenue, Mark and Ben sat down for an exclusive chat with David to discuss his love of the music of the sixties, how music helped him craft the story, how the band of Utopia Avenue came about and more. Utopia Avenue music playlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32dnJom Utopia Avenue II music playlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/38NIDeX Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Utopia Avenue' by David Mitchell: http://bit.ly/338uZ3d Hosts: Mark Harding & Ben Hunter Guest: David Mitchell Producer: Nick Wasiliev

43 MIN1 d ago
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David Mitchell - 'If You're Writing About Human Beings, It's Always Relevant.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 10th July 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our third episode, we cover new book announcements from Philip Pullman and Ernest Cline, discuss the new Real Pigeons live adaptation, announcements around the Richell Prize and ABA Awards, and the cancel culture letter signed by J.K. Rowling. We then give you our latest book recommendations, before another intense edition of 'Book Fight!' Disclaimer: Apologies for the lower sound quality, we will be looking to improve it in subsequent podcasts. Books Mentioned in this podcast: David Mitchell - Utopia Avenue: http://bit.ly/338uZ3d Frank Herbert - Dune: https://bit.ly/3iLEUmI Stephanie Kelton - The Deficit Myth: https://bit.ly/38F9CsP Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples - Saga: https://bit.ly/3fdUrt9 Michael Robotham - When She Was Good: https://bit.ly/34ljtSs Anna Downes - The S...

57 MIN5 d ago
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The Weekend Booktopian - 10th July 2020

Booktopia On... Crime Books

With Crime Month upon us, Booktopia's Olivia, Sarah and Ben sat down and (over Skype) discussed the brand new (and old) crime books you should be checking out. Books mentioned in this podcast: Anna Downes - The Safe Place: https://bit.ly/3bjLbBa Michael Robotham - When She Was Good: https://bit.ly/34ljtSs Michael Connelly - Fair Warning: https://bit.ly/3iI4Rn2 Candice Fox - Gathering Dark: https://bit.ly/2UmzcNS Dervla McTiernan - The Good Turn: http://bit.ly/2RXnUx7 Ann Cleeves - The Darkest Evening: https://bit.ly/3fpBFiR Ian Rankin - A Song Before The Dark Times: https://bit.ly/2ZObls4 Greg Woodland - The Night Whistler: https://bit.ly/2Z8WlFQ Rose Carlyle - The Girl In The Mirror: https://bit.ly/3ffz0bd Oyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister The Serial Killer: https://bit.ly/3iLOhTt Val McDermid - How The Dead Speak: https://bit.ly/2O74Bjr Chris Hammer - Trust: https://bit.ly/3gDjUfY Ellie Marney - None Shall Sleep: https://bit.ly/2CiLhx7 Agatha Christie - Selection: https://bit.ly/2ZV...

37 MIN5 d ago
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Booktopia On... Crime Books

Anna Downes - 'A Good Thriller Makes You Feel Like You Are In That Situation.'

Anna Downes grew up in Sheffield, UK, and studied drama at Manchester before winning a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and moving to London to pursue an acting career. Her acting credits include EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, and Dalziel and Pascoe, as well as a long-running stage production of The Dresser in London’s West End. The Safe Place is her debut novel Ahead of the release of The Safe Place, Ben and Shanu sat down with Anna as part of Crime Month to discuss the book, her transition to writing from acting, the power of using writing as an escape, her favourite crime authors and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'The Safe Place' by Anna Downes: https://bit.ly/3bjLbBa Hosts: Ben Hunter & Shanu Prasad Guest: Anna Downes Producer: Nick Wasiliev

32 MIN1 w ago
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Anna Downes - 'A Good Thriller Makes You Feel Like You Are In That Situation.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 3rd July 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our second episode, we cover new book announcements from Lenny Kravitz, Patrick Stewart and Jerry Seinfield, as well as the new upcoming Sally Rooney adaptation. We then give you our latest book recommendations, before another intense edition of 'Book Fight!' Disclaimer: Apologies for the lower sound quality, we will be looking to improve it in subsequent podcasts. Books Mentioned in this podcast: Bill Carter - The Late Shift: https://bit.ly/2BYZFKE Raymond E Feist - Queen of Storms: https://bit.ly/31JptFp Raymond E Feist - King of Ashes: https://bit.ly/38oEoGl Hank Green - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: https://bit.ly/2VIeqbN Yuval Noah Harari - Homo Deus: https://bit.ly/2ZMs6Uz Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens: https://bit.ly/38qC0ic Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Sex at D...

39 MIN1 w ago
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The Weekend Booktopian - 3rd July 2020

Rone - 'It May Not Be There Tomorrow So You Have To Document It.'

RONE is an internationally renowned street artist known for his work that explores the friction and connection between beauty and decay, youth and ruin. After many years painting art around the world, his work has been recognised in a beautiful new self-titled volume. Ahead of the release of his debut volume, RONE, Shanu sat down with RONE to the new volume, the incredible places street art has taken him been to, the value of street art and his new upcoming exhibition. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'RONE: Street Art and Beyond' by RONE: https://bit.ly/3hnn7RS Hosts: Shanu Prasad Guest: RONE Producer: Nick Wasiliev

40 MIN1 w ago
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Rone - 'It May Not Be There Tomorrow So You Have To Document It.'

Plugged & Unplanned 17 - Janine Garner

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Janine Garner, the Founder and CEO of LBDGroup (Little Black Dress Group), keynote speaker, educator and best selling author. They discuss her brand new book, Be Brilliant, how to own who you really are and unleash your inner brilliance. Books mentioned in this podcast: Janine Garner - Be Brilliant: How to lead a life of influence--> https://bit.ly/3dCv56I Host: Tony Nash Guest: Janine Garner

62 MIN1 w ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 17 - Janine Garner

Amie Kaufman - 'The More Vulnerable You Make Yourself, The More Your Audience Connects With It.'

Amie Kaufman is an internationally bestselling Australian author of science fiction and fantasy for young adults. She is known for the Starbound Trilogy and Unearthed, which she co-authored with Meagan Spooner, for her series, The Illuminae Files, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, and for her solo series, Elementals. Her books have been published in over 35 countries. Ahead of the release of her final book in the Elementals series, 'Battle Born', Sarah and Olivia sat down with Amie to discuss her new book, her upcoming releases, the importance of showing yourself in your work and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Battle Born' by Amie Kaufman: https://bit.ly/3eIFijr Hosts: Sarah McDuling & Olivia Fricot Guest: Amie Kaufman Producer: Nick Wasiliev

40 MIN2 w ago
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Amie Kaufman - 'The More Vulnerable You Make Yourself, The More Your Audience Connects With It.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 26th June 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our spiritual successor to The Daily Booktopian. In this podcast, our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our first episode, we cover new book announcements from Sarah Perry, Sarah J. Maas, Craig Silvey, Jimmy Barnes and more, give you our latest book recommendations, and debut our first edition of 'Book Fight!' Disclaimer: Apologies for the lower sound quality, we will be looking to improve it in subsequent podcasts. Books Mentioned in this podcast: Meg Mason - Sorrow & Bliss: https://bit.ly/2VhdqLl Tamsyn Muir - Gideon The Ninth: https://bit.ly/2BbuVGf Meg Rosoff - The Great Godden: https://bit.ly/2BG2Wyi Amie Kauffman, Meagan Spooner- The Other Side of the Sky: https://bit.ly/3eyUqQc David Mitchell - Utopia Avenue: bit.ly/338uZ3d Anna Downes - The Safe Place: bit.ly/3bjLbBa Sarah J. Maas - A Court of Silver Flames: https://bit.ly/3fXWsd2 Ottessa Moshfegh...

45 MIN2 w ago
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The Weekend Booktopian - 26th June 2020

Plugged & Unplanned 16 - Luigi Fontana

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Luigi Fontana, highly skilled physician scientist who is recognised as the leading world expert on longevity. They chat about the tricks of leading a healthy lifestyle, his book, current health trends (including COVID-19)and much much more! Books mentioned in this podcast: Luigi Fontana - The Path to Longevity: How to reach 100 with the health and stamina of a 40-year-old --> https://bit.ly/2Z47V3R Host: Tony Nash Guest: Luigi Fontana

57 MIN2 w ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 16 - Luigi Fontana

Latest Episodes

David Mitchell - 'If You're Writing About Human Beings, It's Always Relevant.'

David Mitchell is an internationally renowned author and screenwriter, best known for his books 'number9dream', 'Ghostwritten', 'The Bone Clocks' and 'Cloud Atlas.' A recipient of John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, two of his books have also been shortlisted for The Booker Prize, with 'Cloud Atlas' being adapted to film in 2012. He is also the screenwriter for the upcoming fourth Matrix sequel, set for release in 2022. Ahead of the release of his ninth book, Utopia Avenue, Mark and Ben sat down for an exclusive chat with David to discuss his love of the music of the sixties, how music helped him craft the story, how the band of Utopia Avenue came about and more. Utopia Avenue music playlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/32dnJom Utopia Avenue II music playlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/38NIDeX Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Utopia Avenue' by David Mitchell: http://bit.ly/338uZ3d Hosts: Mark Harding & Ben Hunter Guest: David Mitchell Producer: Nick Wasiliev

43 MIN1 d ago
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David Mitchell - 'If You're Writing About Human Beings, It's Always Relevant.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 10th July 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our third episode, we cover new book announcements from Philip Pullman and Ernest Cline, discuss the new Real Pigeons live adaptation, announcements around the Richell Prize and ABA Awards, and the cancel culture letter signed by J.K. Rowling. We then give you our latest book recommendations, before another intense edition of 'Book Fight!' Disclaimer: Apologies for the lower sound quality, we will be looking to improve it in subsequent podcasts. Books Mentioned in this podcast: David Mitchell - Utopia Avenue: http://bit.ly/338uZ3d Frank Herbert - Dune: https://bit.ly/3iLEUmI Stephanie Kelton - The Deficit Myth: https://bit.ly/38F9CsP Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples - Saga: https://bit.ly/3fdUrt9 Michael Robotham - When She Was Good: https://bit.ly/34ljtSs Anna Downes - The S...

57 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Weekend Booktopian - 10th July 2020

Booktopia On... Crime Books

With Crime Month upon us, Booktopia's Olivia, Sarah and Ben sat down and (over Skype) discussed the brand new (and old) crime books you should be checking out. Books mentioned in this podcast: Anna Downes - The Safe Place: https://bit.ly/3bjLbBa Michael Robotham - When She Was Good: https://bit.ly/34ljtSs Michael Connelly - Fair Warning: https://bit.ly/3iI4Rn2 Candice Fox - Gathering Dark: https://bit.ly/2UmzcNS Dervla McTiernan - The Good Turn: http://bit.ly/2RXnUx7 Ann Cleeves - The Darkest Evening: https://bit.ly/3fpBFiR Ian Rankin - A Song Before The Dark Times: https://bit.ly/2ZObls4 Greg Woodland - The Night Whistler: https://bit.ly/2Z8WlFQ Rose Carlyle - The Girl In The Mirror: https://bit.ly/3ffz0bd Oyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister The Serial Killer: https://bit.ly/3iLOhTt Val McDermid - How The Dead Speak: https://bit.ly/2O74Bjr Chris Hammer - Trust: https://bit.ly/3gDjUfY Ellie Marney - None Shall Sleep: https://bit.ly/2CiLhx7 Agatha Christie - Selection: https://bit.ly/2ZV...

37 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Booktopia On... Crime Books

Anna Downes - 'A Good Thriller Makes You Feel Like You Are In That Situation.'

Anna Downes grew up in Sheffield, UK, and studied drama at Manchester before winning a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and moving to London to pursue an acting career. Her acting credits include EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, and Dalziel and Pascoe, as well as a long-running stage production of The Dresser in London’s West End. The Safe Place is her debut novel Ahead of the release of The Safe Place, Ben and Shanu sat down with Anna as part of Crime Month to discuss the book, her transition to writing from acting, the power of using writing as an escape, her favourite crime authors and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'The Safe Place' by Anna Downes: https://bit.ly/3bjLbBa Hosts: Ben Hunter & Shanu Prasad Guest: Anna Downes Producer: Nick Wasiliev

32 MIN1 w ago
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Anna Downes - 'A Good Thriller Makes You Feel Like You Are In That Situation.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 3rd July 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our weekly podcast to kick off your weekend! Our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our second episode, we cover new book announcements from Lenny Kravitz, Patrick Stewart and Jerry Seinfield, as well as the new upcoming Sally Rooney adaptation. We then give you our latest book recommendations, before another intense edition of 'Book Fight!' Disclaimer: Apologies for the lower sound quality, we will be looking to improve it in subsequent podcasts. Books Mentioned in this podcast: Bill Carter - The Late Shift: https://bit.ly/2BYZFKE Raymond E Feist - Queen of Storms: https://bit.ly/31JptFp Raymond E Feist - King of Ashes: https://bit.ly/38oEoGl Hank Green - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: https://bit.ly/2VIeqbN Yuval Noah Harari - Homo Deus: https://bit.ly/2ZMs6Uz Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens: https://bit.ly/38qC0ic Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Sex at D...

39 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Weekend Booktopian - 3rd July 2020

Rone - 'It May Not Be There Tomorrow So You Have To Document It.'

RONE is an internationally renowned street artist known for his work that explores the friction and connection between beauty and decay, youth and ruin. After many years painting art around the world, his work has been recognised in a beautiful new self-titled volume. Ahead of the release of his debut volume, RONE, Shanu sat down with RONE to the new volume, the incredible places street art has taken him been to, the value of street art and his new upcoming exhibition. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'RONE: Street Art and Beyond' by RONE: https://bit.ly/3hnn7RS Hosts: Shanu Prasad Guest: RONE Producer: Nick Wasiliev

40 MIN1 w ago
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Rone - 'It May Not Be There Tomorrow So You Have To Document It.'

Plugged & Unplanned 17 - Janine Garner

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Janine Garner, the Founder and CEO of LBDGroup (Little Black Dress Group), keynote speaker, educator and best selling author. They discuss her brand new book, Be Brilliant, how to own who you really are and unleash your inner brilliance. Books mentioned in this podcast: Janine Garner - Be Brilliant: How to lead a life of influence--> https://bit.ly/3dCv56I Host: Tony Nash Guest: Janine Garner

62 MIN1 w ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 17 - Janine Garner

Amie Kaufman - 'The More Vulnerable You Make Yourself, The More Your Audience Connects With It.'

Amie Kaufman is an internationally bestselling Australian author of science fiction and fantasy for young adults. She is known for the Starbound Trilogy and Unearthed, which she co-authored with Meagan Spooner, for her series, The Illuminae Files, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, and for her solo series, Elementals. Her books have been published in over 35 countries. Ahead of the release of her final book in the Elementals series, 'Battle Born', Sarah and Olivia sat down with Amie to discuss her new book, her upcoming releases, the importance of showing yourself in your work and more. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'Battle Born' by Amie Kaufman: https://bit.ly/3eIFijr Hosts: Sarah McDuling & Olivia Fricot Guest: Amie Kaufman Producer: Nick Wasiliev

40 MIN2 w ago
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Amie Kaufman - 'The More Vulnerable You Make Yourself, The More Your Audience Connects With It.'

The Weekend Booktopian - 26th June 2020

Welcome to The Weekend Booktopian, our spiritual successor to The Daily Booktopian. In this podcast, our team will give you the low down on all things book news related, and turn you on to the books that we are reading right now! For our first episode, we cover new book announcements from Sarah Perry, Sarah J. Maas, Craig Silvey, Jimmy Barnes and more, give you our latest book recommendations, and debut our first edition of 'Book Fight!' Disclaimer: Apologies for the lower sound quality, we will be looking to improve it in subsequent podcasts. Books Mentioned in this podcast: Meg Mason - Sorrow & Bliss: https://bit.ly/2VhdqLl Tamsyn Muir - Gideon The Ninth: https://bit.ly/2BbuVGf Meg Rosoff - The Great Godden: https://bit.ly/2BG2Wyi Amie Kauffman, Meagan Spooner- The Other Side of the Sky: https://bit.ly/3eyUqQc David Mitchell - Utopia Avenue: bit.ly/338uZ3d Anna Downes - The Safe Place: bit.ly/3bjLbBa Sarah J. Maas - A Court of Silver Flames: https://bit.ly/3fXWsd2 Ottessa Moshfegh...

45 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Weekend Booktopian - 26th June 2020

Plugged & Unplanned 16 - Luigi Fontana

Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Luigi Fontana, highly skilled physician scientist who is recognised as the leading world expert on longevity. They chat about the tricks of leading a healthy lifestyle, his book, current health trends (including COVID-19)and much much more! Books mentioned in this podcast: Luigi Fontana - The Path to Longevity: How to reach 100 with the health and stamina of a 40-year-old --> https://bit.ly/2Z47V3R Host: Tony Nash Guest: Luigi Fontana

57 MIN2 w ago
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Plugged & Unplanned 16 - Luigi Fontana
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