We’re delighted to share news that the Slightly Foxed Podcast is one of The New European’s best literary podcasts of 2020.
‘Slightly Foxed is a long-running quarterly journal in which authors write a short piece about a book or writer that means something to them. As the name (an antiquarian bookselling term describing the condition of an old volume) implies this isn’t about keeping a finger on the literary zeitgeist (their stated aim is to introduce readers “to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal”) and the associated podcast launched a year or so ago reflects the erudition, intelligence and wide-ranging enthusiasm of the magazine and its contributors.
Each episode is given a broad theme and guests are then selected on the strength of it. Recent episodes have dealt with the vital spark that prompts a lifelong love of reading, the growth and development of literary festivals and a visit to Orkney in search of George Mackay Brown, a range of subjects that are explored in a depth you might not find on more traditional broadcast formats.’ Charlie Connelly, The New European