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The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

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The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

The Oldie Podcast

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The Oldie magazine’s podcast featuring discussion and debate around the lead features in the latest magazine, plus live recordings from our famous Literary Lunches. Presented by Harry Mount.

Latest Episodes

William Wordsworth at 250

The Oldie's Ferdie Rous talks to author and journalist, Frances Wilson, about Wordsworth's idyllic home in the Lake District, his remarkably intense relationship with his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, and why he was known as the pedestrian poet

25 MINMAR 18
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William Wordsworth at 250

Ed West: 'All conservatives are pessimists'

The Oldie's Ferdie Rous talks to Ed West, the Deputy editor of UnHerd and son of Oldie columnist Mary Kenny, about why all conservatives are pessimists and why men are guided by women in politics

30 MINMAR 13
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Ed West: 'All conservatives are pessimists'

Does Homer really matter?

Oxford University recently announced that Homer’s Iliad would be dropped from its Classics syllabus. Ferdie Rous speaks to Harry Mount, Oldie editor and author of Amo, Amas, Amat… And All That, who studied classics at Oxford, and James Pembroke, The Oldie’s publisher, and a fellow classics enthusiast.

20 MINMAR 5
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Does Homer really matter?

50 years on Fleet Street – Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny, one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, talks to The Oldie’s Ferdie Rous about her fifty years on Fleet Street, gender and Ireland's Brexit moment.

36 MINFEB 28
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50 years on Fleet Street – Mary Kenny

Sinclair McKay describes the horror of the Dresden firebombing

At the Oldie's February lunch, Sinclair McKay spoke about his new book, Dresden: the Fire and the Darkness.

15 MINFEB 27
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Sinclair McKay describes the horror of the Dresden firebombing

Dan Cruickshank –a Londoner through and through

Dan Cruickshank spoke about his new book, Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks, at the Oldie's February lunch.

18 MINFEB 27
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Dan Cruickshank –a Londoner through and through

Lord Tugendhat explains the English origins of Nazism

At the Oldie's February lunch, Lord Tugendhat spoke about his new book, A History of Britain Through Books: 1900 ‑ 1964.

15 MINFEB 27
Comments
Lord Tugendhat explains the English origins of Nazism

Rupert Bear – Gyles Brandreth's hero

Gyles Brandreth talks to The Oldie's Ferdie Rous about Rupert Bear, his love of words and why Shakespeare matters

48 MINFEB 14
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Rupert Bear – Gyles Brandreth's hero

Why Trump will win

James Fletcher, who's making a film, The Accidental President, talks to Harry Mount about the US election Image: A souvenir-seller at the Trump rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. Credit: James Fletcher

12 MINFEB 13
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Why Trump will win

Who will be the Democratic candidate for President?

Oldie Editor Harry Mount talks to Philip Delves Broughton, former New York Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and Ivo Dawnay, the former Washington bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph, about the Democratic Presidential primary in Iowa.

12 MINFEB 7
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Who will be the Democratic candidate for President?

Latest Episodes

William Wordsworth at 250

The Oldie's Ferdie Rous talks to author and journalist, Frances Wilson, about Wordsworth's idyllic home in the Lake District, his remarkably intense relationship with his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, and why he was known as the pedestrian poet

25 MINMAR 18
Comments
William Wordsworth at 250

Ed West: 'All conservatives are pessimists'

The Oldie's Ferdie Rous talks to Ed West, the Deputy editor of UnHerd and son of Oldie columnist Mary Kenny, about why all conservatives are pessimists and why men are guided by women in politics

30 MINMAR 13
Comments
Ed West: 'All conservatives are pessimists'

Does Homer really matter?

Oxford University recently announced that Homer’s Iliad would be dropped from its Classics syllabus. Ferdie Rous speaks to Harry Mount, Oldie editor and author of Amo, Amas, Amat… And All That, who studied classics at Oxford, and James Pembroke, The Oldie’s publisher, and a fellow classics enthusiast.

20 MINMAR 5
Comments
Does Homer really matter?

50 years on Fleet Street – Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny, one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, talks to The Oldie’s Ferdie Rous about her fifty years on Fleet Street, gender and Ireland's Brexit moment.

36 MINFEB 28
Comments
50 years on Fleet Street – Mary Kenny

Sinclair McKay describes the horror of the Dresden firebombing

At the Oldie's February lunch, Sinclair McKay spoke about his new book, Dresden: the Fire and the Darkness.

15 MINFEB 27
Comments
Sinclair McKay describes the horror of the Dresden firebombing

Dan Cruickshank –a Londoner through and through

Dan Cruickshank spoke about his new book, Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks, at the Oldie's February lunch.

18 MINFEB 27
Comments
Dan Cruickshank –a Londoner through and through

Lord Tugendhat explains the English origins of Nazism

At the Oldie's February lunch, Lord Tugendhat spoke about his new book, A History of Britain Through Books: 1900 ‑ 1964.

15 MINFEB 27
Comments
Lord Tugendhat explains the English origins of Nazism

Rupert Bear – Gyles Brandreth's hero

Gyles Brandreth talks to The Oldie's Ferdie Rous about Rupert Bear, his love of words and why Shakespeare matters

48 MINFEB 14
Comments
Rupert Bear – Gyles Brandreth's hero

Why Trump will win

James Fletcher, who's making a film, The Accidental President, talks to Harry Mount about the US election Image: A souvenir-seller at the Trump rally in Manchester, New Hampshire. Credit: James Fletcher

12 MINFEB 13
Comments
Why Trump will win

Who will be the Democratic candidate for President?

Oldie Editor Harry Mount talks to Philip Delves Broughton, former New York Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and Ivo Dawnay, the former Washington bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph, about the Democratic Presidential primary in Iowa.

12 MINFEB 7
Comments
Who will be the Democratic candidate for President?
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