Alt Book Club
5. Language learning and Cecilia

5. Language learning and Cecilia

January 24, 2021

This week we're joined for the second time by Byzantium expert Howard Butcher. Howard reviews some of the things he's learnt while learning new languages, while podcast host, Shirley Halse, talks about the 941 page, late 18th century novel Cecilia by Frances Burney.

You can't follow Howard online because "like the Romans" he eschews social media but luckily you CAN find Alt Book Club on fb (@altbookclub) for news about comedy nights and writing workshops.

4. Books that are Films and Louvre Guide de Visite

4. Books that are Films and Louvre Guide de Visite

January 10, 2021

This week we're joined by comedian and author Mr James Crawley. James reviews his year of reading books that are also films, while podcast host, Shirley Halse, gives some key insight into the history of art.

You can follow James on Twitter @JamesCrawley and follow his podcast Conversations with a Vicar.

And you can also join Alt Book Club on fb @altbookclub for news about comedy nights and writing workshops.

3. Jane Austen’s Critics and 2020

3. Jane Austen’s Critics and 2020

December 27, 2020

This week we're joined by comedian, PhD student and part of the 2020 Talent Factory cohort, Zoë McGee. Zoë talks us through the different and baffling critical takes on Jane Austen. Meanwhile podcast host, Shirley Halse, explains five memorable reads from this weird year.

You can follow Zoë on Twitter @theZHM and keep an eye out for her podcast: Live, Laugh, Lovecraft.

Join us on fb @altbookclub for news about comedy nights and writing groups.

2. Harry Potter and Far From the Madding Crowd

2. Harry Potter and Far From the Madding Crowd

December 13, 2020

This episode we are joined by comedian and improviser Dan Squire who joins us to talk about how he feels when people say Harry Potter is their favourite book. Host, Shirley Halse, also gives us a quick run-through of Far From the Madding Crowd.

Check out Dan on Twitter @DanSquire007 & search 'Oxford Imps' in your podcasts app to find him doing improv.

You can find Alt Book Club on fb @altbookclub

1. Vanished Kingdoms and Mythos

1. Vanished Kingdoms and Mythos

November 29, 2020

Welcome to the first episode where we are joined by Howard Butcher. He's here to discuss Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies & host, Shirley Halse, gives us her take on Stephen Fry's Mythos.

 

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Alt Book Club Trailer

Alt Book Club Trailer

November 21, 2020

Welcome to the Alt Book Club podcast, hosted by Shirley Halse. Each episode features talks from friends and comedians about an eclectic range of books. We'll also get the chance to interrogate our guests about what they love and hate to read.

 

Episode 1 arriving Sunday 29 November.

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