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The Words 2018 Highlights

THE WORDS celebrates its first year. In January 2018 Simon & Schuster UK launched its monthly literary podcast, dedicated to the world of books, authors, culture and society. In our first year we have covered... Read More
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The Words on War Heroes

In our latest episode of The Words Podcast we celebrate the lives of the often unsung individuals who displayed remarkable courage in adversity and whose experiences on the battle field, in the air, on the... Read More
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The Words on Sally Field

This week’s episode of The Words Podcast is dedicated to the Hollywood legend, Sally Field. For over five decades Sally has captivated television and film audiences. Her shelves are laden with awards, among them two... Read More
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The Words on Epic Journeys

Chris Bonington, Robin Knox-Johnston, Alice Morrison and Jonathan Gornall join us to discuss their tales of adventure, courage and death-defying endurance. We’re devoting this programme to Epic Journeys. And we don’t use the word ‘epic’... Read More
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The Words on Art and Literature

Melvyn Bragg, Elizabeth Day, Stephen Fry, Simon Oldfield and Eliza Bonham Carter feature in an episode dedicated to art and literature. In this programme, we explore how the interaction between art and literature both enhances and... Read More

This month's guests

Duncan Barrett

Author of: Hitler’s British Isles Duncan Barrett is a writer and editor, specialising in biography and memoir. In 2010 he edited the First World War memoirs of pacifist saboteur Ronald Skirth, published as The Reluctant Tommy….

Rick Stroud

Author of: Lonely Courage, The True Story of the SOE Heroines who Fought to Free Nazi-occupied France Rick Stroud is a writer and television director who has directed such actors as Pierce Brosnan, John Hurt, Ian…

John Nichol

Author of: Spitfire John Nichol served in the Royal Air Force for fifteen years.  On active duty during the first Gulf War in 1991, his Tornado bomber was shot down during a mission over Iraq.  Captured,…