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 West of Where? Musings on Frontier Fiction
4 days ago
Ed, Emma and Jess tackle one of the toughest questions in literature since 'what comes after post-modernism' and 'are dog-eared pages ok': what makes a good Western? Prepare to be introduced to some cracking classics in full cowboy-regalia, as well as a range of genre-bending contemporary frontier tales. We also talk to novelist and short-story writer Donald Ray Pollock about his most recent novel The Heavenly Table. Hosted by Jessica Johannesson Music by The Bookshop Band Books discussed in this episode (including those we talked about which didn’t make the final cut due to time constrains) Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock The Devil all the Time by Donald Ray Pollock Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage The Orenda by Joseph Boyden St Agnes’ Stand by Thomas Eidson Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Far as the Eye can See by Robert Baush