Reginald D Hunter

Book Shambles

The second episode recorded live from The Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Robin and Josie are joined by comedian Reginald D Hunter. They chat about what’s changed in Reginald’s comedy in the twenty years he’s been in the UK, the books his sisters made him read, the power of Charlie Brown, Richard Wright, Neil Postman and much more. Also this week, play the fun guessing game of who it was Josie was talking about that we had to bleep out…

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Reading List

Reginald recommends:

The work of Judy Blume

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Peanuts comics

The work of Dr Seuss

Black Boy by Richard Wright

Native Son by Richard Wright

The novels of Anne Rice

Amusing Ourselves To Death by Neil Postman

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Buffalo Soliders by Tanya Landman

Robin recommends:

The Calvin and Hobbes comics

Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges

Heroic Failure by Fintan O’Toole

War by Janne Teller

Nothing by Janne Teller

Josie recommends:

Forever by Judy Blume

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