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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
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The Words on Audiobooks

Downton Abbey star Catherine Steadman joins us for a special episode on the power of Audiobooks as the nation celebrates Love Audio Week. The actor and author talks us through the process of writing and... Read More
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The Words on Family

Santa Montefiore, Stephen McGann, Catherine Isaac and Juliet Ashton join The Words podcast to discuss the secrets, lies, chaos and comforts of family life. The Temptation of Gracie is Santa Montefiore’s thrilling new book, which spans... Read More
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The Words on Mental Health

England cricketer Graeme Fowler joins Poorna Bell, Will Williams and Susan Elliot Wright for a frank and illuminating discussion about stress, depression, suicide and stigma ahead of Mental Health Awareness week. Approximately 1 in 4... Read More

This month's guests

Chris Bonington

Author of: Ascent Chris, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951. It has been his passion ever since. He made the first British ascent of the North…

Alice Morrison

Author of: My 1001 Nights Alice is a journalist, adventurer and presenter of BBC2 Series, Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure. For many years she worked for the BBC, TV News and also freelanced for…

Robin Knox Johnston

Author of: Running Free Robin Knox-Johnston was born in 1939 and came to fame when he became the first person to complete a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe during the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden…