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32 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
110: The Lads Chat to Sara Gran
If you've been listening to WPAYO for a little while you'll know that a true Book of the Pod is Come Closer by Sara Gran. We are so hyped that she has a NEW book out, called The Book of the Most Precious Substance, and that we got to talk to her about it for this episode! The Book of the Most Precious Substance is out NOW from Faber!
42 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
109: The Lads Chat to Chelsea G Summers
Alice and Bethany have the great pleasure of interviewing Chelsea G Summers, author of the bloody and brilliant A Certain Hunger!
43 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
108: The Lads Chat to Erin Kelly
Alice and Bethany have the extreme joy of interviewing friend of the pod, thee Erin Kelly, author of Alice's fave, The Poison Tree and Bethany's fave, The Burning Air, as well as huge bestseller He Said She Said! Her new novel, The Skeleton Key, is out on September 1.
32 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
107: The Lads Had To Remove This Post
Alice and Bethany discuss the dark and delicious novella We Had To Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets, translated by Emma Rault. We Had To Remove This Post deals with the corrosive nature of repeated exposure to violence on a content moderator for a tech giant, and we loved it.
52 minutes | May 19, 2022
106: The Lads Chat to Torrey Peters
It's no secret that WPAYO loved Detransition, Baby - we dedicated a whole episode to it! So we're beyond delighted to speak to Torrey Peters ahead of the British Book Awards, where she's nominated in the Discover category. Detransition, Baby is out now in paperback!
43 minutes | May 12, 2022
105: Blockbusters: Red Dragon
Alice and Bethany go deep on Red Dragon by Thomas Harris as part of their Blockbusters series, since they both love Silence of the Lambs.
42 minutes | May 5, 2022
104: The Lads Interview Joanne Harris
This week we had the huge pleasure of talking to literary legend Joanne Harris about her latest book, A Narrow Door, which is absolutely brilliant, thrilling and haunting. We also chatted about the great work done by the Society of Authors, and Joanne's generosity with informal creative writing education via Twitter! A delight.
30 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
103: The Lads Talk Through Their TBR Piles
Alice and Bethany go through the five books they're each planning to read in the near future. If you want to see a list of the books, head to the podcast Instagram or Twitter!
44 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
102: The Lads Predict the British Book Awards
Alice and Bethany take a look at a few categories from the British Book Awards and chat through their thoughts and feelings, as well as trying to predict what will win. Lots of chat, speculation and conjecture!
30 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
101: The Lads Read New Animal
Alice and Bethany take messy gal fic into a darker direction with New Animal by Ella Baxter, which is out now from Picador.
43 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
100: The Lads Interview Coco Mellors
Alice and Bethany absolutely loved Coco Mellors' glittering debut Cleopatra & Frankenstein, a portrait of a marriage in early noughties NYC, and in this episode they get to ask the author all about it! The book is available now from 4th Estate.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
99: The Lads Discuss Welcome To Your Life!
Bethany's adult debut novel is out NOW and she and Alice have a lil chat about the book and its creation! You can buy it from Waterstones here - https://www.waterstones.com/book/welcome-to-your-life/bethany-rutter/9780008469948
52 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
98: The Lads Interview Catherine Ryan Howard
Bethany attempts to keep calm as she and Alice meet Catherine Ryan Howard, author of several of the best 21st century thrillers, including her latest novel 56 Days. Catherine talks about her frankly fascinating writing process, her relationship with true crime, writing a 'lockdown novel' and loads and loads more.
33 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
97: The Lads Read Notes On An Execution
Alice and Bethany do a deep dive on the brilliant Notes On An Execution by Danya Kukafka, exploring the life and death of a murderer on death row and the women whose lives he affected.
32 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
96: The Lads Chat to Lucy Foley
Alice and Bethany get to sit down with the 21st century's answer to Agatha Christie, the excellent Lucy Foley! They chat all things murder mystery as they celebrate the launch of Lucy's latest thriller, The Paris Apartment, which is out now.
31 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
95: The Lads Read Attica Locke
Over the past two months, Bethany has become obsessed with the crime author Attica Locke, so this episode is a little introduction to her major themes and her most famous novel Bluebird, Bluebird.
36 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
94: The Lads Do BookTok
Alice educates Bethany on the wonderful world of BookTok, a place that Alice is spending a lot of time these days. They talk virality, what makes a BookTok hit, and what publishers can do to hop on the TikTok train.
43 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
93: The Lads chat to Daphne Palasi Andreades
If you don't know about Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades, where have you been?! It's one of the most anticipated books of the year, and in the words of Raven Leilani, 'an ode to girlhood'. We've been so lucky to talk to Daphne on today's episode, and we hope you enjoy the chat and the book, which is out now from 4th Estate.
69 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
92: The Lads' Books of 2021
Alice and Bethany wrap up the year in style and let you know their respective top 10s of 2021! For a full list, please see our Instagram account for WPAYO!
44 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
91: Blockbusters: The Lads Read Agatha Christie
She's sold over 2 BILLION COPIES and is the most-translated author in history. Alice has never read any Agatha Christie, so the WPAYO gals read And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express.
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