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The New European Best Literary Podcasts 2020

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

Catch up with all episodes of the Slightly Foxed podcast

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