February 7, 2021
In this episode, award winning comedians Nick Page and Laura Lexx discuss their love of The Wayfarer Series by Becky Chambers, and Laura reviews the Gentleman Bastard Series by Scott Lynch.
Nick and Laura are on Twitter @nickpagecomedy and @lauralexx. Plus, find Laura's virtual tour dates on her website: lauralexx.co.uk
Join Alt Book Club on fb @altbookclub for news about comedy nights and writing workshops. If you'd like to support us, you can send us a coffee: ko-fi.com/altbookclub
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Find us on Facebook @altbookclub - PLUS if you love the podcast and want to help us make more, you can get us a coffee on ko-fi! ko-fi.com/altbookclub
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.