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Urzila Carlson – Book Shambles

This week we’re diving back into some of the episodes recorded on our Australia and New Zealand tour. This week we speak to comedian Urzila Carlson about writing her memoir, growing up in libraries, dark fairy tales and more. This August Urzila, Robin and Josie all have shows on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Eddie Izzard, Airing Cupboards and the Nature of Writing

Eddie Izzard, Airing Cupboards and the Nature of Writing by Robin Ince Eddie Izzard once advised me that I should not have an airing cupboard. He had come round to my flat to play Escape from Colditz. He won. He told me an airing cupboard was a level of luxury too great and no creativity could come from warm or even dry towels. It was damp towels and uncomfortable knee hinges that led to him creating the “cats drilling for oil” routine. He didn’t tell me to open a blog post with a name drop, but he might have...

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