The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

Christopher Somerville on The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain

A year of walks, inspired by a song – Dave Goulder’s The January Man. Month by month, season by season and region by...

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Anna Pasternak on Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

Anna is the great-niece of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Boris Pasternak – author of Doctor Zhivago. She tells the...

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5: July issue: Roger Lewis looks back on his journalism and books

Roger Lewis looks back on his journalism and books, and discusses his unique, sardonic, comic style. He also unlocks...

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4: Charles Duff on Charley's Woods at the Oldie Literary Lunch

Charles Duff stands in to replace his cousin John Julius Norwich, who was forced to stand down due to ill health, at...

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3: Angela Levin on Harry: Conversations with the Prince at the Oldie Literary Lunch

Fresh from reporting on the Royal Wedding for CNN from 4.30am until 9pm, Angela Levin reveals extracts from her royal...

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2: Lady Antonia Fraser in conversation with Harry Mount at the Oldie Literary Lunch

Lady Antonia Fraser in conversation with her cousin, Harry Mount, on her book The King and the Catholics: The Fight...

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1: July Issue: Hancock's Last Hours

Barry Cryer on Tony Hancock. Barry recalls the comic genius of his friend, and how Hancock discarded his brilliant...

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Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum, Hugo Vickers and John Tusa at the April 2018 Literary Lunch

Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum discuss their new book, which celebrates 40 years of the Antiques Roadshow. They reveal...

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Extract from the Oldie Computer course with Matthew Webster

In early April we had our ‘rebooted’ computer course at the Royal Geographical Society with Matthew Webster, who has...

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May issue: Tom Hodgkinson on being idle

Harry Mount interviews Tom Hodgkinson, our Town Mouse columnist and cofounder of the Idler empire, about eminent...

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May issue: Back to the Falklands

Robert Fox discusses his sombre return to the Falklands to advise on a new feature film about the Battle of Goose...

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Spring issue: Those magnificent men of the RAF

It is 100 years since the Royal Air Force took flight. Joshua Levine, author of Fighter Heroes of WWI, commemorates...

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Spring 2018 issue: Fat pride is fat-headed

Ferdie Rous, our editorial assistant, talks about ‘fat shaming’. No Thinifer himself, he admits he should be...

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Nicholas Shakespeare, Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan and Simon Jenkins at the March 2018 Literary Lunch

Nicholas Shakespeare, the distinguished novelist, on Six Minutes in May. A talk on Chamberlain's downfall,...

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April 2018 issue: Paddy the Great, king of Greece

On the eve of a retrospective exhibition at the British Museum, John Julius Norwich recalls the remarkable life and...

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April 2018 issue: I wrote a Ladybird book

Michael Wooldridge is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the...

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The Oldie of the Year Awards 2018

In our annual event at Simpson’s in the Strand, awards were presented by Gyles Brandreth, and given to Basil Brush,...

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The Making of the British Landscape by Nicholas Crane at The Oldie Literary Lunch

At The Oldie Literary lunch presents, geographer Nicholas Crane who explains that over millennia  Britain has evolved...

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Splash! by Stephen Glover at The Oldie Literary Lunch

Stephen Glover talks journalism, Fleet Street, drink and his book Splash the story of a reporter who uncovers the...

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Matthew Fort on Summer in the Islands, The Oldie Literary Lunch

Foodie Matthew Fort tells us about his gourmet trip on a Vespa to little known Italian islands, brought to you by The...

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