Mark Miodownik and Kevin Fong

Live from the London Podcast Festival

Robin and Josie took to the stage at the London Podcast Festival in September for an episode of Book Shambles. Their guests were scientists and authors Professor Mark Miodownik and Dr Kevin Fong. They chat about their own upcoming books, books of bad science, unfortunate barbecuing incidences, Josie’s return from her daughter’s birth and debate whether peanut butter is a liquid or not.

Live at the Festival we recorded for around 90 minutes, and if you’d like to hear the uncut version of the live show, you can do just that by becoming a Patreon supporter at

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Reading List

Robin recommends:

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

Extremes by Kevin Fong

Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell

Gardens of Glass by Lando

Josie recommends:

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

Your Baby Week by Week by Caroline Fertleman and Simone Cave

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Moneyland by Oliver Bullough

Mark recommends:

Liquid by Mark Miodownik

East West Street by Philippe Sands

Kevin recommends:

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by R Coram

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