The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

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1: November Issue: Let's Get Real About Food

Lucy Deedes, the daughter of WF Deedes, Private Eye’s Dear Bill, remembers a childhood spent eating roadkill and deer...

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1: November Issue: I Once Kissed Roger Moore

Former Bond Girl Madeline Smith talks to Annabel Sampson about Roger Moore undressing her with a magnetic watch in...

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2: Filming if...

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of if… The Oldie screened Lindsay Anderson’s anti-establishment satire set in...

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October Issue: Kenneth Cranham on Harold Pinter

Episode 22 of the Oldie Podcast. Ten years after the death of Harold Pinter, a series of his one-act plays is making...

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October Issue: Sara Wheeler on Anton Chekov's Gardens

Our Digital Editor, Annabel Sampson, talks to Sara Wheeler about Anton Chekhov’s Russian garden, that has been copied...

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1: September Issue: Ask Virginia

The Oldie’s Agony Aunt, the stand-up, novelist and columnist Virginia Ironside, opens up about solving reader...

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1: Dame Jenni Murray on A History of Britain in 21 Women at the Oldie Literary Lunch

They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. They all pushed back...

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1: Andrew Gimson on Gimson's Prime Ministers at an Oldie Literary Lunch

Who is your favourite prime minister? Gimson has written a vivid account of the lives of PMs from Walpole to May. The...

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1: Ferdinand Mount on Prime Movers at the Oldie Literary Lunch

The former head of Margaret Thatcher’s policy unit and former editor of the TLS will talk about his latest book,...

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1: September Issue: Soho's Golden Age

Christopher Howse recalls the heyday of London’s boozy artistic bohemia – from the Forties to the Eighties. In...

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1: Miles Goslett on An Inconvenient Death: How the Establishment Covered up the David Kelly Affair at an Oldie Litera...

From the man who exposed the Jimmy Savile scandal – in The Oldie – comes a book on the mysterious death of Dr David...

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1: Leanda de Lisle on The White King: The Untold Story of Charles I at an Oldie Literary Lunch

Drawing on lost royal letters from a closed archive, The White King introduces us to Charles I as the monarch at the...

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1: D. J. Taylor on Rock and Roll is Life: A Novel at an Oldie Literary Lunch

'Rock and Roll is Life' is a vastly entertaining, picaresque and touching novel inspired by the excess and...

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Sam Leith at the Oldie Journalism Course

An extract from Sam Leith's talk at the Oldie journalism course, on 'How to write a book review'. Sam...

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Mary Kenny at the Oldie Journalism Course

An extract from Mary Kenny's talk at the Oldie journalism course, on 'How to write a column'. Mary Kenny...

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August Issue: Rules Britannia

Sophia Money-Coutts on Modern Manners. Drinks at 6.30, dinner at 8.30 – and get married by thirty. The former...

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Stanley Johnson on Kompromat

The father of our ‘Golden Oldies’ columnist, Rachel Johnson, has written a political thriller – an account of the...

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