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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest book and autobiography, A Better Me, is lauded British singer, songwriter and record producer Gary Barlow. Best known as the lead singer of British boy band Take That and head judge of The X Factor UK from 2011-2013, Gary Barlow is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters, with 14 number one singles, 24 top 10 hits and three number one singles as a solo artist. Gary Barlow’s official autobiography, A Better Me, was published in October 2018.
Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about playing the role of Drumknott in Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals is British writer, illustrator and dramatist Stephen Briggs. The writer and illustrator behind many of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld subsidiary works and merchandise, Stephen Briggs, who also classes himself as a ‘civil servant who dabbles in amateur dramatics’, has provided the voices and narration of Discworld and its characters in more than 20 audiobook recordings both in the UK and in the US.
Joining us at Audible Studios is British-Irish television and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary. Recently, O'Leary has published the third in his children's books series Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstar Catastrophe as well as beginning a podcast for Audible Originals, called People Just People, in which he interviews guests he admires to find out how they got to where they are in life.
In this interview, geneticist Dr Giles Yeo discusses how genes influence our eating habits and tells us about his key areas of research. He visited Audible Studios to talk about his audiobook, Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity, and the truth about diets, and we talked about what role scientists should play in our ‘post-truth’ world, how much we know about the gut microbiome and why we should avoid extreme diets.
Gray has written for many major publications, such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Grazia, BBC Earth and Marie Claire. During her 20s, Gray worked for Glamour and Cosmopolitan. As you might have read in her debut book, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Gray battled addiction to alcohol during her 20s and early 30s but managed to keep holding down her job. We spoke to Catherine Gray about what counts as ‘fun gratitude’, what the significance is of the Hedonic Treadmill and why ordinary things are so great.
Tricky was a part of the original line up of the Wild Bunch, who became Massive Attack in 1987. Tricky performed with them until 1995, when he went solo with his first album, titled after his mother, Maxinquaye. He gained national and international fame, which he is famously uncomfortable with. His solo career has seen many albums released, as well as Tricky co-producing music throughout this time. We spoke to Tricky about violence in Knowle-West growing up, the first music he made and what he hopes people will take away from the book....
Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest book, Life 3.0, is renowned physicist and cosmologist Max Tegmark. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute, Tegmark cofounded the Future of Life institute and has been instrumental in advising on AI research. His latest book, Life 3.0, looks at the new age of artificial intelligence and the consequences of it.
Neurologist Ash Ranpura and Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten have recently collaborated with Ruby Wax - comedian, mental health advocate and best-selling author of Frazzled - to produce a new book called How to Be Human: The Manual. In this interview they reveal what they learnt from each other, where they found common ground and where, perhaps, they might disagree. We hear about mindfulness and what science can really tell us about who we are.
Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his children’s books Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked and Tilly and the Time Machine is British comedian, actor and writer Adrian Edmondson. Best known for his comedic roles in television series such as The Young Ones and Bottom, which he wrote together with his best friend and collaborative partner, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson has seen huge success since the early '80s, having been an integral part of The Comic Strip Presents.
Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest book, The Four Tendencies, is New York Times best-selling author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin. Author of international best sellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin has made waves with her insights into habits, happiness and human nature. With more than 600,000 people having taken her online quiz and a hugely successful podcast and blog, Gretchen delves further into personality traits with her latest title, The Four Tendencies.
Most noted for her work on erotic intelligence and her expertise on issues of infidelity, Esther Perel covers all in her frank and refreshing Audible Audio Shows series, which began in 2017 and listens in on couples talking through their problems in Esther’s therapy room. Esther Perel talks to us about the making of her podcast series with Audible, what she hopes listeners can gain from the intimate discussions and what she learns from her clients.
Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk to us about his latest series, Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets, is the man himself, Stephen Fry. A comedian, actor, writer and more, Stephen has narrated the full collection of Sherlock Holmes for audiobook, was one-half of comic duo Fry and Laurie and is well known for his many years presenting QI. His list of accomplishments beyond this would far exceed the word count here! Now he lends his smarts and his voice to delving into the mysterious world of the Victorians in new series Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets.
Jason Isaacs joins us in the Audible Studios to discuss narrating The Island of Dr Moreau by H. G. Wells. Playing the iconic role of Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films as well as Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy in The OA and being part of the Star Trek franchise, he is a prolific and renowned actor. In this interview, Jason tells us about narrating The Island of Dr Moreau, what his kids think of this work, and the casting director who thought his hands were more interesting than his acting talent.
Best-selling author, scriptwriter and former journalist James Swallow joins us to discuss his explosive new action thriller, Ghost. The highly anticipated third instalment in the Marc Dane Trilogy, Ghost sees Dane take on his most terrifying case yet as a terrible threat emerges from the depths of the dark net and a devastating betrayal is uncovered at the heart of a covert strike force. In this interview, we talk to James about writing the beloved MI6 field agent Marc Dane, how audio differs from words on a page, and his award-winning career writing video games, tie-ins, audio dramas and more.
Page has always had a passion for writing and began at an early age. She studied fashion journalism and began work at The Guardian. As her career focused on writing, Page found little time to pursue her own writing and so made a career switch to marketing in order to make space for her own books. Page's second novel, The 24-Hour Cafe, has just published, and we chatted to her about the human tales she tells, her determination to write and why she loves having a pen pal.
Ant and Dec met on CBBC's Byker Grove and an instant friendship was formed, on and off screen. They moved from acting to music, releasing three albums as PJ & Duncan, including their still popular hit, 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble'. From there, presenting children's TV with shows such as SMTV and Gimme 5 was the next step in their journey towards international renown. Next came primetime slots, with the duo presenting shows such as Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain's Got Talent and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Joining us at Audible Studios is Ayisha Malik, a British author who’s debut novel, Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged, released in 2015 and in 2019 was picked as the novel for Cityread London. Her newest book, This Green and Pleasant Land, published in June 2019. The story of This Green and Pleasant Land focuses on Bilil and Mariam Hasham, who have lived in the sleepy, contented village of Babbel's End for years. But things change rapidly when Bilal's mother whispers her dying wish from her deathbed....
Following the success of his debut thriller, Lies, TM Logan has hit the top 10 Kindle Best Seller Charts, sold over 250,000 copies and become a household name in crime fiction. In this exclusive interview, he brings us his new audiobook, 29 Seconds, a compelling, tense and gripping story. We talk to Logan about the writing process behind it, the source of his ideas and future series in the works alongside his stand-alone novels.
Audible Studios welcomes back Dr Julia Shaw to discuss her latest non-fiction book on psychology and the mind - Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side. Julia talks about why humans are fascinated with evil, what research she’s done on the topic, how this links with her study of memory, and her personal feelings on the term evil. In Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side, Dr Julia Shaw uses psychology, science and philosophy to look at why humans do the evil things they do.
Max Brooks, the New York Times best-selling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, talks to Audible about his latest release, Minecraft: The Island. As a true fan of the world of Minecraft, Brooks discusses his creative journey and the highlights of writing this highly inventive take on a classic and hugely celebrated game.