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As Robin Ince embarks on the world tour of Horizons - A 21st Century Space Odyssey with Professor Brian Cox, he has decided to keep a diary of their adventures, secondhand bookshop finds, local discoveries, artist manifestos, show reports and much more. The diaries are available in written form on the Cosmic Shambles website but this podcast features extended versions of the entries, clips and extra chat. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network, the network for people with curious minds. Support ...
 
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Celia Jesson, a repressed housewife from Upper Lowing, has been encouraged to do a book-based podcast to promote the local library in nearby Lower Upping, because no one else wants to do it. It’s too much of a time commitment. Created and performed by Joanna Neary. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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Today is the day that Robin Ince's new book, Bibliomaniac, hits shelves around the UK so today's episode is a recording of the book's launch event which took place in East London on October 4th. Robin talks about the book and, well, a million other things because he was quite tired. This is an abridged version. A full filmed edition will be availab…
 
In this episode, Robin diaries his time in both Minneapolis and Denver. He boxes by a generator, visits a haunting art exhibition, has a revelation about Kilgore and wonders why anyone would replace the binding on a book. Support the show and the network at patreon.com/cosmicshambles
 
On today’s episode Professor Jim Al-Khalili returns to the show to talk to Robin and Helen about his new book, The Joy of Science. They chat about how the age of Trump was the impetuous for writing the book, how it became even more timely in the age of COVID, the joy of being wrong and echo chambers on social media. Plus Robin’s plan to build an ac…
 
The multi award winning writer Jocelyn Nicole Johnson joins Robin to talk about her debut novella, My Monticello this week. They chat about the book, how important it was to capture the feeling of a real place, and the long shadow of the events of Charlottesville on her life, and the book. Extended edition for Patreons, of course, at patreon.com/bo…
 
Robin starts out in Chicago where he catches up with Deathline director Gary Sherman who informs him about the greatest harmonica player in the world. As the tour rolls on Robin discovers new artists at some galleries in Chicago, discovers the tour bus driver doesn't know what wine gums are and discovers Brian is appalled that he hasn't seen Top Gu…
 
In this episode Robin is in Indianapolis and that means a day at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum. Elsewhere there's time in Chicago that features book shopping (naturally), boxing by the pier, questioning 'Is this art' and reflections on Amy Winehouse. Support the Shambles Network at patreon.com/cosmicshambles…
 
In this episode Robin and Brian travel back into the USA, into Pittsburgh where Robin is disappointed to discover there is no longer a George A Romero inspired Zombie Museum. There is, however, one dedicated to Andy Warhol. There are tales of weight lifting, car parks, art galleries, omelettes, Dick Van Dyke and battles with egotism to enjoy in thi…
 
In episode four Robin and Brian cross over into Canada. There is, of course art and secondhand bookshops to explore but there's also an increase in physical activity as Steph, personal trainer, arrives. Brian spills chardonnay on his good trousers, Robin finds visions of David Cronenberg films from the tour bus window and a certain former Internati…
 
Robin is currently on a world tour with Brian Cox and that means there's a whole world of secondhand bookshops to explore. Those adventures form a big part of his brand new podcast, Taking the Universe Around the World. So on Book Shambles this week we're sharing the first episode of that new series. Three episodes out already and a new episode eac…
 
In episode three Robin and Brian continue their travels that include meeting up with Helen Crimmins, which of course leads to Robin musing further on the late, great Barry Crimmins. There's more art galleries to discover, books to buy (including irresistible copies of Don't Look Now), park boxing and romantic French breakfasts... Support the podcas…
 
In episode two of Robin Ince's Horizons Tour Diary podcast, he walks the streets of Philadelphia, the parks of Manhattan and the bookshops of New Haven. Thoughts drift to George Carlin at the Beacon Theatre and Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. Also there's two weird toilets. Support this podcast, and all the work the Cosmic Shambles Network cr…
 
As Robin Ince embarks on the world tour of Horizons - A 21st Century Space Odyssey with Professor Brian Cox, he has decided to keep a diary of their adventures, secondhand bookshop finds, local discoveries, artist manifestos, show reports and much more. The diaries are available in written form on the Cosmic Shambles website but this podcast featur…
 
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