Alexei Sayle

Season 4 Episode 7


The day before the US election, Robin and Josie sat down with writer, comedian and activist Alexei Sayle. There’s talk of Alexei’s new paperback and his entire back catalogue of work, plus that of Sinclair Lewis, Graham Greene, Saki and what the hell is going on with the world these days. And don’t forget, we’re on tour across Aus and NZ soon, with a whole heap of special guests.  Details at






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Reading List

Alexei recommends:

Thatcher Stole my Trousers by Alexei Sayle

Stalin Ate My Homework by Alexei Sayle

The work of Evelyn Waugh

The short stories of Saki

The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power by Alex Nunns

Broken Vows: Tony Blair, The Tragedy of Power by Tom Bower

Stalingrad by Antony Beevor

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Josie recommends:

Barcelona Plates (Sceptre 21’s) by Alexei Sayle

Dogcatcher by Alexei Sayle

The work of Graham Greene

The work of Raymond Carver

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

Robin recommends:

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt

Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt

Train to Hell by Alexei Sayle

A Small Killing by Alan Moore & Oscar Zarate

Geoffrey the Tube Train and the Fat Comedian by Alexei Sayle & Oscar Zarate

Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus by Oscar Zarate

Oil! by Upton Sinclair

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