The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

29: Anne de Courcy on Chanel's saucy secrets

What is the difference between Old Masters and old mistresses? Where did Chanel put her No. 5? Whose yacht was called...

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28: August Issue: Granny, I hardly knew you

Welcome to August Issue of the Oldie podcast. George Courtauld, a former Queen's messenger and bestselling writer...

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27: Tim Waterstone on how he built his brand

Introduced by Barry Cryer, Sir Tim Waterstone spoke at the Oldie's July lunch about what inspired him to create...

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Antony Beevor on the British obsession with Operation Market Garden

Introduced by Barry Cryer, Sir Antony Beevor spoke at the Oldie's July lunch about the British fascination with...

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26: Anna Pasternak speaks about the kindhearted Wallis Simpson

Introduced by Barry Cryer, Anna Pasternak speaks at the Oldie's July lunch. Looking past the steely scheming...

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25: July Issue: Barry Cryer – the peopleholic

Welcome to the July issue of the Oldie podcast. Harry Mount editor of The Oldie speaks to the comic genius Barry...

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25: Why did Carrington hate Boris Johnson?

Christopher Lee speaks at the Oldie Literary Lunch about Lord Carrington: his peculiarly-named dogs, how he came to...

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24: Rachel Kelly on the three things that beat depression

Introduced by Barry Cryer, Rachel Kelly spoke about her experiences with depression, anxiety and how to beat them....

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23: Chris Mullin on the prescience of A Very British Coup

Introduced by Barry Cryer, former MP Chris Mullin speaks about an encounter with George W Bush, the story behind his...

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22: Sara Lodge on singing Edward Lear

Sara Lodge, former speechwriter to Kofi Annan and author of Inventing Edward Lear, speaks at the Oldie Literary Lunch...

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21: Adrian Tinniswood on the Queen Mother's steady drinking

Adrian Tinniswood, author of Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household, speaks about the...

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20: Getting through D-Day – Giles Milton talks Eisenhower, Pegasus Bridge and Rommel

Welcome to the Oldie's June Podcast. D-Day took place 75 years ago on the 6th June. It was the largest...

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19: Giles Milton on a commando's unexpected encounter with Erwin Rommel

With commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day just around the corner, we were delighted to welcome Giles...

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19: Robert Hutton on MI5's most secret agent: Jack King

During the Second World War, MI5 ran a secret operation to root out Nazi-sympathisers. At the Oldie's May...

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18: Christopher Howse on the angriest landlord in London

Christopher Howse speaks about the highs and lows of the golden days of Soho. Soho in the Eighties, his new book,...

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Prince Albert's Coburg – 'the stud farm of Europe'

Welcome to The Oldie's May podcast. William Cook, a regular contributor to The Oldie, the Spectator and the...

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Prue Leith on Bake Off, Bomb scares and Explosive Marmalade

At the April lunch, Prue Leith spoke about her life in cooking, one of Paul Hollywood's meaner moments on Bake...

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Hugo Vickers on the unusual girth of the Queen's great-grandmother

Hugo Vickers on The Quest for Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy, which he edited. He spoke about the book's...

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17: Matthew Sturgis on the wit and charms of Oscar Wilde

At the April Literary Lunch, Matthew Sturgis spoke about his new book, Oscar: A Life.

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Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais remember Ronnie Barker, Porridge and The Likely Lads

Welcome to the Spring podcast of The Oldie magazine. Harry Mount speaks to the great Dick Clement and Ian La...

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