Backstage at the Apollo Part I

2017 End of Year Special Part II

It’s Part II of our end of year specials, but Part I of those we recorded backstage at the Hammersmith Apollo as part of the Compendium of Reason gigs. Guests on this episode include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ben Goldacre, Helen Czerski, Jon Butterworth, Steve Mould, Hannah Fry, Laura Kid and Steve Best with book recommendations from photography collections to graphic novels to expansive novels.

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Reading List

Robin recommends:

The House of the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Ways of Seeing by John Berger

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The love stories of HP Lovecraft

Democracy by Alecos Papadatos

Joker Face by Steve Best

Freewheeling John Dowie by John Dowie

In England by Don McCullin

Finding Vivian Maier by Vivian Maier and John Maloof

Unreasonable Behaviour by Don McCullin

Sophie Ellis-Bextor recommends:

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

The Nix by Nathan Hill

Jennie by Paul Gallico

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Girls by Emma Cline

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

The work of Maggie O’Farrell

How Music Works by David Byrne

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr Seuss

Ben Goldacre recommends:

Two Cheers for Anarchism by James C Scott

KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money by JMR Higgs

Helen Czerski recommends:

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe

Steve Mould recommends:

How to Be A Scientist by Steve Mould

Hannah Fry recommends:

Unfair by Adam Benforado

How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb

Jon Butterworth recommends:

Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis

The work of Iain Banks

Laura Kidd recommends:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Steve Best recommends:

Comedy Snapshot by Steve Best

Galen Rowell: A Retrospective by Galen Rowel and Tom Brokaw

Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Lost Angels by Lee Jeffries

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