The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

Victoria Hislop on Those who are loved

Victoria Hislop presented her book, Those who are loved, at the Oldie's Christmas lunch. The plot centres on...

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Philip Mansel on King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

Philip Mansel talks about his new book, King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV, at the Oldie's Christmas lunch....

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Not the Nine O'Clock News recalled 40 years on

Welcome to the Oldie podcast with Harry Mount, editor of The Oldie. John Lloyd explains the disastrous beginnings of...

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Venus & Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

Ferdie Rous, The Oldie's editorial assistant, speaks to celebrated historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes about the...

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Scott of the Antarctic: hero or bungler?

The Oldie's editorial assistant, Ferdie Rous, talks to acclaimed author and travel-writer Sara Wheeler about 200...

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Lloyd George nearly lost us the war

Simon Heffer speaks at an Oldie literary lunch about the Staring at God: Britain during the Great War. He tells of...

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A Sparrow's Life as Sweet as Ours

John McEwen and Carry Akroyd talk about the bird-infested history of the Douglas Home family, the sex life of the...

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What were the three traumas of London's history?

Simon Jenkins speaks at the Oldie Literary Lunch about the three traumas of London's history, how London was shaped...

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Troy – the cradle of a thousand heroes and heroines

The Oldie's Editor Harry Mount talks to Times and Telegraph regular Hannah Betts about Troy, Homer and the mixed...

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34: Gamesmanship and other Potterisms

Welcome to the Oldie podcast with Harry Mount, the editor of The Oldie. This month we have a fantastic piece by...

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Wiliam Dalrymple – The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

Historian, travel-writer and bestselling author William Dalrymple, talks to the Oldie's Editorial Assistant Ferdie...

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Was Maggie Thatcher a prude? asks Charles Moore

Charles Moore talks about the third and last part of his biography of Margaret Thatcher at the Oldie's October lunch....

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A N Wilson on the man who saved the Monarchy

A N Wilson talks about Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved The Monarchy at the Oldie's October lunch. We don't...

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Andrew Lownie on the complex marriage of the Mountbattens

Andrew Lownie speaks about The Mountbattens at the Oldie's October lunch. He explains how the Mountbattens'...

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33: Peter Hitchens: we won the war, or did we?

Welcome to this edition of the Oldie podcast.   Ferdie Rous, The Oldie's Editorial Assistant, speaks to author,...

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32: October Issue: Abbey Road – The Beatles's Best Studio Album?

Welcome to the Oldie’s October podcast. 50 years ago, on the 26th September, The Beatles’s Abbey Road album was first...

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31: October Issue: Dominic Green's Downton Abbey Suit

Oldie Editor, Harry Mount, speaks to Dominic Green – Life & Arts Editor at the Spectator USA and regular...

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September Issue: Toffs vs Servants in Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey

Welcome to the Oldie's September with Harry Mount the editor of The Oldie and the actor, Simon Williams, who played...

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30: David Kynaston and Francis Green on Britain's educational apartheid

What is the funding gap between private and state schools? Is there equal educational opportunity? How can we end...

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29: Douglas Carswell's manifesto for optimism

The world is getting better. Amid the doom and gloom of the news, things are actually pretty good, says Douglas...

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