The Alternative Book Club
Episode 3 - Children’s Sci-fi, Nora Ephron’s Love Life and Edgar Allan Poe

Episode 3 - Children’s Sci-fi, Nora Ephron’s Love Life and Edgar Allan Poe

August 13, 2019

Welcome to another episode of the Alternative Book Club podcast!

The unconventional book club that has absolutely no required reading. 

In this episode, Shirley is joined by writer Sam Kay who tells us everything that's wrong with children's sci-fi, comedian Lisa Whittard who may or may not have read Heartburn by Nora Ephron & theatre practitioner Andrew Bate who is discussing whether Edgar Allan Poe is guilty of fridging. 

Episode 2 - Chick Lit, Constantinople & Psychopaths

Episode 2 - Chick Lit, Constantinople & Psychopaths

July 31, 2019

Welcome to another episode of the Alternative Book Club podcast!

The unconventional book club that has absolutely no required reading. 

In this episode, Shirley is joined by Abi Sheridan who defends Chick Lit, Howard Butcher who takes us back in time to the battle of Constantinople, and stand-up comedian James Crawley who takes us through The Psychopath Test. 

Episode 1 - Books You Should Have Read, Evil Stepmothers & Self Help

Episode 1 - Books You Should Have Read, Evil Stepmothers & Self Help

July 16, 2019

Welcome to the first ever episode of the Alternative Book Club Podcast!

The unconventional book club that has absolutely no required reading. 

On this episode, award-winning comedian Nick Page talks us through 8 books you probably should have read, producer Chloe dives into the trope of the Evil Stepmother, and host Shirley Halse explains why the self help genre is far from helpful.

 

The Alternative Book Club Podcast - Coming July 2019

The Alternative Book Club Podcast - Coming July 2019

July 12, 2019

Welcome to the Alternative Book Club Podcast.

The unconventional book club that has absolutely no required reading!

Your host, comedian Shirley Halse, will guide you through a plethora of topics, all at least tangentially related to books, with the help of various special guests including actors, writers & historians.

So sit back, subscribe, and let us take you through the weird and wonderful world of literature, without you having to read a page.