The Mr B's Podcast
About This Show
We invite you to turn your laptop on, plug in your earphones, and spend (up to) 20 wondrous minutes in the company of books and the Mr B’s Team.
Our monthly podcast comes to you in two forms: in our Mr B’s at Home episodes our Jess meets up with two members of the team who will tell you all about their favourite books of the moment, and treat you to a short excerpt from a few of them to tease your reading taste buds.
‘Mr B’s Guests’ is our series of recordings with guest authors - perfect if you’re far away from Bath and missing that Mr B’s event feel!
Whether on a train, on your morning run or - why not - in the bath (as long as you keep your electronic devises dry!) our short podcast is the perfect companion for a busy book-loving life.
Most Recent Episode
The weekend after the Brexit vote we decided to create a podcast celebrating European fiction. We felt that the best way to move forward in uncertain times, was to embrace the cross-cultural creativity which underpins so much of the writing we love and champion in the shop. We also asked our listeners to contribute with their own favourite reading memories. We hope you're inspired to read the whole list. Spot the background seagulls! Books mentioned in this episode: All the Names by Jose Saramago, Transl. by Margaret Jull Costa The Burnt-out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen, Transl. by Don Bartlett The Howling Miller by Aarto Paasilinna, Transl. by Will Hobson Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada, Transl. Michael Hoffman Thinner than a Hair by Adnam Mahmutovic Her Father’s Daughter by Marie Sizun, Transl. by Adriana Hunter Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, Transl. by Sam Gordon Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, Transl. by Anthea Bell Read about more of the extended Mr B family’s favourite European reads here.