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
Smorgasbords of Reading: our favourite anthologies
We do love our lists at Mr B’s. In this episode, the books we chat about are themselves made up of lists. Nic, Sam and Jess discuss the why’s and why not’s of anthologies of all kinds, and we also hear about a true labour of love, the creation of an anthology of contemporary Venezuelan writing. As always, listen out for Bath's unavoidable background-gulls... Hosted by Jessica Johannesson Music by The Bookshop Band Books mentioned in this episode: A Convergence of Birds, Ed. by Jonathan Safran Foer (Penguin Books) Invisible Planets: 13 Visions of the Future, Ed. by Ken Liu (Head of Zeus) The Moth: all these Wonders (Profile Books) True Tales of American Life, Ed. by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber) Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science, Ed. by Ra Page (Comma Press) The New Granta Book of Travel, Ed. by Liz Jobey (Granta books) Best American Sports Writing of the Century, Ed. by David Halberstam (Houghton Mifflin) Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare, Ed. by Daniel Hahn, Margarita Valencia (And Other Stories) Dime-store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic (New York Review of Books) In Sunlight or in Shadow: stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, Ed. by Lawrence Block (Pegasus Books)