Iain Lee

Season 6, Episode 5

We may well call all our guests broadcasters, but Iain Lee is a proper one. The comedian and TalkRadio host joins Robin and Josie to talk about great books on mental health, the work of Will Storr, Matt Haig, Anna Minton and many more all ending in a massive Vonnegut love in.

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Reading List

Iain recommends:

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

More Fool Me by Stephen Fry

The Vonnegut Encyclopedia by Marc Leeds

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters by Kurt Vonnegut

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J Shields

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us by Will Storr

The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr

What’s Going On? by Ben Edmonds

The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton

Slaugherhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut


Robin recommends:

Psychiatric Tales by Daryl Cunningham

Supercrash by Daryl Cunningham

The Shock of The Fall by Nathan Filler

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Permanent Present Tense: The man with no memory. and what he taught the world by Suzanne Corkin

Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut

Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels by Gregory D. Sumner

If This Isn’t Nice What Is? by Kurt Vonnegut

The work of Howard Zinn

On Reading and Books by Arthur Schopenhauer

Moondust: In Search of Men Who Fell To Earth by Andrew Smith

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

The Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon

The poems of John Cooper Clarke

Patient H.M.: A Story of Memories, Madness and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut


Josie recommends:

No Logo by Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

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

Ground Control by Anna Minton

Big Capital: Who is London For? by Anna Minton

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

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