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Join comedians and authors Sara Pascoe and Cariad Lloyd in their Weirdos Book Club - a space for the lonely outsider to feel accepted and appreciated. Assisted by their comedian and writer friends, each week they’ll discuss a book that is special, stimulating and y’know – weird. Welcome to your new book club! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Sara’s debut novel Weirdo is published by Faber & Faber and is available to pre-order here. Cariad’s book You Are Not Alone is p ...
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You might have SEEN Lucy Beaumont and Sam Campbell on Taskmaster but would you be interested in LISTENING to them? Can comedy’s biggest fruitcakes conquer the podcast movement? Imagine if they did! Basically, it is a sort of catch-up more than anything, full to the brim with sprawling anecdotes and highly important theorems. Hosted by Lucy Beaumont (Hull) and Sam Campbell (Australia). If you have any ideas for segments please email lucyandsamsperfectbrains@gmail.com. They will do anything! A ...
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This week's book guest is Julia by Sandra Newman. Sara and Cariad are joined by BAFTA winning actor and writer Daniel Rigby to discuss moustaches, artificial insemination, institutions, rats, fear and Big Brother's real name. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss we discuss violence and…
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This week's book guest is Fight Night by Miriam Toews. In this episode Sara and Cariad discuss air travel, mental health, embarrassing parents and farts. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we mention suicide. Fight Night by Miriam Toews is available to buy here or on Apple Books here. Tickets f…
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In this week's episode Sara and Cariad trawl through their reading piles and shopping baskets to discuss books they're excited to read this year. Some new, some old, some that might feature on the Weirdos book Club, some that might not! We look forward to reading with you this year! Tickets for the rescheduled live show on Tue 9 April at Foyles, To…
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This week's book guest is English Passengers by Matthew Kneale. Sara and Cariad are joined by journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera to discuss the Garden of Eden, rum, tea, charities, imperial decisions and straight lines. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss we discuss racism, racial…
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This week's book guest is Big Swiss by Jen Beagin. Sara and Cariad are joined by brilliant comedian Suzi Ruffell to discuss debonair dogs, sex chats, coconut oil, therapy and journeys. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss assault and suicide. Big Swiss by Jen Beagin is available to buy…
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This week's book guest is Bluets by Maggie Nelson. Sara and Cariad are joined by the brilliant actor and writer Katy Wix to discuss poetry, lapis lazuli, Joni Mitchell, Goethe, pain, love letters and Ricky Gervais. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss we discuss heartbreak and suicide.…
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This week's book guest is Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma by Claire Dederer. Sara and Cariad are joined by acclaimed author and activist Winnie M Li, who's debut novel Dark Chapter won the Guardian’s book of the year, to discuss art, nuance, Red Dwarf, power, zero tolerance and feeling 'urpy'. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trig…
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This week's book guest is High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. Sara and Cariad are joined by author, screenwriter and editor Dr Nikesh Shukla to discuss obsession, music, lads mags, red flags and toxic masculinity. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss sexual assault and racism. High Fidelity …
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Dan and Jamie discuss all sorts of fun updates, life news, and reminisce! Here's the video of TMBG playing a very fast Birdhouse In Your Soul. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check out…
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This week's book guest is Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel. Sara and Cariad are joined by critically lauded comedian and actor Mike Wozniak to discuss touring, mediums, the occult, and Princess Diana. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss murder, child abuse, eating disorders and abortion.…
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In this week's episode Sara and Cariad discuss highlights from their year of books in 2023 - from their top picks, to books they didn't get round to reading and some old favourites that are so good they got a re-read! Thank you to everyone for reading with us this year. We like reading with you! Tickets for the live show on Thu 25 Jan at Foyles, To…
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In this week's episode Sara and Cariad are out and about at the brilliant Morocco Bound Bookshop to bring you a Christmas gift guide for all those last minute Christmas presents (and some generally excellent book recommendations for all year round)! Buying books as Christmas presents is a great idea, but it can be tricky to get the right one! We as…
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This week's book guest is Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. Sara and Cariad are joined by the brilliant comedy double act Anna Leong Brophy & Emily Lloyd-Saini aka Egg to discuss cultural appropriation, casting, ambition, panel shows and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss racism and bi…
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This week's book guest is Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy. Sara and Cariad are joined by New York Times bestselling author Katherine May to discuss sentences, South Africa, greasy spoons, sheds, divorce and fridges. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy is available to buy h…
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This week's book guest is Mrs Caliban by Rachel Ingalls. In this episode Sara and Cariad discuss grief, trauma, love, friendship, infidelity and avocados. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode we discuss pregnancy loss, child loss, car accidents and domestic violence. Mrs Caliban by Rachel Ingalls…
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This week's book guest is The Rise by Ian Rankin. Sara and Cariad are joined by the best-selling Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin to discuss London, Edinburgh, digital books, genre writing and inappropriate tattoos. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! The Rise by Ian Rankin is available to buy here. You Can follow Ian on Inst…
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This week's book guest is Still Born by Guadalupe Nettel. Sara and Cariad are joined by Sunday Times bestselling non-fiction author, award-winning novelist, podcaster and journalist Emma Gannon to discuss fertility, age, choice, pigeons, loud neighbours and clichés. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this e…
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Show notes: -Nightgown of the Sullen Moon is a B-side on the “They’ll Need a Crane” single. -The rap on “Radio Song” is by KRS-One and it should have been mentioned because holy shit KRS-One. -When Matt Cameron (the drummer that James couldn’t think of the name of) joined Pearl Jam in 1998, Pearl Jam had the exact same lineup as Temple of the Dog e…
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This week's book guest is Y/N by Esther Yi. In this episode Sara and Cariad discuss Robbie Williams, Chandler, the penis, Sophocles and boiled eggs. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Y/N by Esther Yi is available to buy here or on Apple Books here. Sara’s debut novel Weirdo is published by Faber & Faber and is available to pr…
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This week's book guest is Persuasion by Jane Austen. Sara and Cariad are joined by incredible writer, podcaster and comedian Andrew Hunter Murray to discuss Lyme Regis, Prince George, morality and sailors. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Persuasion by Jane Austen is available to buy here or on Apple Books here. You can buy …
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This week's book guest is Living My Best Life, Hun by London Hughes. Sara and Cariad are joined by the comedian London Hughes to discuss her career, from growing up in Thornton Heath to getting a Netflix special produced by Kevin Hart, plus Babestation, bullying, Tony Blair, L.A. library gangs and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like readin…
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This week's book guest is Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe with Rachel Parris. Sara and Cariad are joined by comedian, writer, improvisor and fellow Austentatious member Rachel Parris to discuss Camden, the London Review of Books, Alan Bennett and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe is available to buy …
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This week's book guest is In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan. Sara and Cariad are joined by comedian, Taskmaster star and double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns to discuss hippies, Harry Styles (again), Beat poets and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: This book contains reference to suic…
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In today's episode, James and Dan discuss character characteristics and what's pretentious but good. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check out her store for earrings, t-shirts, and mor…
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This week's book guest is Under the Net by Iris Murdoch. In this episode Sara and Cariad discuss London landmarks, swimming in the Thames, philosophy students, the Irish and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Under the Net by Iris Murdoch is available to buy here or on Apple Books here. Sara’s debut novel Weirdo is publi…
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This week's book guest is Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater. Sara and Cariad are joined by incredible author Eliza Clark to discuss true crime, bra fittings, male masturbation and tote bags. Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: This episode contains discussion of death, murder and Columbiners. Death of a Boo…
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This week's book guest is Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. Sara and Cariad are joined by comedian, writer and high priestess of a sexy cult - Sophie Duker - to discuss spirits, Jesus, death of the author, Dua Lipa and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: This book contains reference to suicide, self harm, sexu…
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In this special bonus episode, we share all the extra book chat from the Weirdos Book Club live show at 21Soho! Hear a Q&A with Sara on writing her debut novel, readings from the book by friend of the podcast Vanessa Hammick, and a quiz to find out which character from Weirdo you are! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Sara’s …
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Podboss Colin Parker joins Dan and James to discuss 1993! TS Eliot is Colin's Korean War. Loooootta friars in the jungle! Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check out her store for earrin…
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This week's book guest is Weirdo by Sara Pascoe. In a special live recording of the podcast, Sara and Cariad are joined by comedian and author Shaparak Khorsandi and screenwriter and author Emma-Jane Unsworth to discuss haemorrhoids, mums, dating, accents, being a grown up and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger w…
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This week's book guest is The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer. In this episode Sara and Cariad discuss marriage, Just Seventeen, having a breakdown in Harrods and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: In this episode there are references to abortion, infertility, rape and paedophilia. The Pumpkin Eater b…
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This week's book guest is Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey. Sara and Cariad are joined by Monica herself to discuss heartbreak, karaoke, Harry Styles and more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! Trigger warning: This episode includes references to disordered eating. Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey is available to …
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Welcome to the very first episode of the Weirdos Book Club! This week's book guest is I'm a Fan by Sheena Patel. Sara and Cariad are joined by all-round-good-guy-of-comedy Nish Kumar to discuss the internet, vegetables, wet boyfriends and so much more! Thank you for reading with us. We like reading with you! I'm a Fan by Sheena Patel is available t…
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In today's episode, we open ourselves up to lawsuits from so many people, discuss Mrs. Robertses, and...well frankly we get off to a weird start. N-joy! Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo!…
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Coming Thursday 24th August… Join comedians and authors Sara Pascoe and Cariad Lloyd in their Weirdos Book Club - a space for the lonely outsider to feel accepted and appreciated. Assisted by their comedian and writer friends, each week they’ll discuss a book that is special, stimulating and y’know – weird. Welcome to your new book club! Thank you …
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In today's episode, Mississippi gets put on blast, James does horribly on a quiz, and we reiterate our policy on crimes of opportunity…allegedly. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check …
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James, Dan, and guest Jordan Reed talk about their 1996 picks! Also, which one is real: Ryan Samples or Danny Snare Drum? Some top quotes from the episode: You're smarter than that, right? Nice call, 11 year old. Mary Shelley, were you not into math rock? Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromise…
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James, Dan, and guest Jake learn to love pop music, the 90s, and discuss Jake and Dan's friendship! Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check out her store for earrings, t-shirts, and more…
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James and Dan discuss all sorts of normal things like diss tracks, zoombinis, and reverse soda homes. NOTE: Dan was wrong about the grade they were in in 1998, it would have been 4th grade going into 5th. What a nincompoop. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done o…
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What song does James credit with leading him on the path to pop-punk fandom? What two honorable monsters has one of our hosts written parodies for? How many o’s is tooooooooooo many o’s? And what was the name of that one Black-Eyed Peas song? Find out the answers to all these questions plus some possibly more relevant ones in this month’s episode o…
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In today's episode James and Dan go over their 2022 picks and talk about meataphors, invite Carly Rae Jepsen onto the show, and accidentally predict one of the aspects. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabb…
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In today's episode James and Dan talk about Napster, Blue Man Group, and try to fix the music industry of the late 90s. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check out her store for earrings…
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James, Dan, and Colin take about Putt Putt, forgotten rings, and mix cds! TW: We do spend a good bit of the early part of this episode talking about our experiences on September 11th, 2001. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to ama…
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James and Dan write journals in the rain, discuss downer news of 2002, and delve into Edgar Allan Poe in today's episode! Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge thanks to amazing artist Kelp Rabbit for our logo! Check out her store for earrin…
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In today's episode, James and Dan welcome guest Tracy to talk about how James was in an indie movie at a Plan 9 Records once. A short and succinct ReJu Loud and Clear! And we come up with an idea for a whole new show (theme sone included! Check out more from Tracy on her Twitch Channel! Learn more about the SNIP Showcase! Check out our Frankenstein…
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This year, James and Dan discuss their 2004 picks and build out a new song, while figuring out: Is Dan pretentious? Does James describe bands in terms of other bands in mildly upsetting ways? Did we write our own Milli Vanilli jokes? Find out the answers to these and more within! Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! …
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In this episode, James and Dan get lost in the huffle over getting mail (e or snail), old apartments, and pivot the show in a new steakhouse-inspired direction. Don't cap it! It's gonna be a weird one. Check out our Frankenstein's Jukebox Host Picks Playlist on Spotify! Listen to our songpromises and other stuff Dan has done on Soundcloud! A huge t…
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CONTENT WARNING: This songpromise focuses on the epidemic of school shootings and gun violence plaguing America. The lyrics are graphic and intense. Listener precaution is advised. If you'd like to find out how you can help the fight against gun violence in America, please check out http://protectourschools.com/ for more information. Urge your lawm…
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