Noel Fielding

Season 4 Episode 2

As Noel’s stint as the new host of Bake Off starts this week, what better time than to revisit one of our most popular episodes.

This week Josie and Robin are joined by writer, performer and comedian Noel Fielding. There’s talk of Richard Braughtigan, Flann O’Brien and everyone’s favourite pop-up books. Also lots of stuff we had to bleep out so we didn’t get sued…





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Reading List

Noel recommends:

Haunted House Pop-Up Book by Jan Pienkowski

In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Braughtigan

Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

The work of Voltaire

The work of Hunter S Thompson

The work of James Joyce

Trout Fishing in America by Richard Braughtigan

Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery by Richard Braughtigan

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement

Robin recommends:

The Pop Up Book of Phobias by Gary Greenburg

M.C. Escher: Pop Up Book by M.C. Escher

Large Hadron Collider Pop Up Book by Anton Radevsky and Emma Sanders

First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan

The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

The work of Robert Aickman

The Outsider by Colin Wilson

The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester

Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective by Arthur C Danto

Josie recommends:

The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by Richard Braughtigan

The work of Kurt Vonnegut

Lanark: A Life in Four Book s by Alisdair Gray

The work of George Saunders

Josie really does not recommend:

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

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